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Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain one in Bayji

Multi-National Force-Iraq

TIKRIT, Iraq – Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained the driver of a suspicious vehicle encountered during a combat patrol in Bayji Oct. 17.

Soldiers encountered the vehicle around 6:50 p.m. near a Coalition forces base.

Soldiers asked the driver to open his trunk and unlock his cell phone keypad. The individual, who had a Syrian visa on his passport, refused.

Task Force Liberty Soldiers called an explosives ordnance disposal team to blow open the trunk, which caused several secondary explosions. The ordnance team investigated the burned vehicle and discovered remnants of an anti-personnel mine in the trunk.

The detained individual is being questioned at a Coalition forces base.


For more information, please contact the 42ND Infantry Division Public Affairs Office 42 ID PAO at fortysecond.id.pao@us.army.MIL

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