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Release A051021d

Task Force Liberty Soldiers find cache, detain suspects in Bayji

Multi-National Force-Iraq

TIKRIT, Iraq - Task Force Liberty Soldiers followed a civilian’s tip and found a cache of explosives and weapons buried in several locations at a house in Bayji.

The cache included more than 100 pounds of bulk explosives, several bags of TNT, one 155mm artillery round encased in concrete, weapons and rocket-propelled grenade rounds. One suspect was detained and taken to a Coalition Forces base for questioning.

Task Force Liberty Soldiers also detained two terrorists planning an ambush with improvised explosive devices and automatic weapons south of Bayji at about 9:50 p.m. Oct. 20. Soldiers on a combat patrol observed the two suspects running from behind a berm along Highway 1, and after detaining them found a loaded RPK machine gun behind the berm.

Another Task Force Liberty patrol discovered two IEDs along the highway directly on the other side of the berm. One suspect was wearing body armor and the other had cellular telephones and wire cutters. Both tested positive for explosives.


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