Soldiers take weapons, terrorists off streets in northern Iraq
November 1, 2005
MOSUL, Iraq (Army News Service, Nov. 1, 2005) – Multi-National Forces from Task Force Freedom killed two terrorists, wounded three, detained 11 suspected terrorists, and seized weapons caches in northern Iraq Oct. 28-31.
Soldiers from Task Force Freedom were engaged with rocket-propelled-grenade and small-arms fire before returning fire and killing two terrorists. The Soldiers searched a vehicle, discovering AK-47s, a machine gun, hand grenades, and ammunition.
Soldiers seize three caches
Soldiers from the 503rd Military Police seized a cache consisting of rolls of detonation cord, numerous rounds of rocket-propelled grenade and mortar rounds, a mortar tube, an improvised rocket launching tube, and 3,000 rounds of small arms ammunition in eastern Mosul today.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment seized weapons, scopes, and loaded magazines during a search in western Mosul Oct. 28. Weapons caches were confiscated for future destruction. Suspected terrorists are in custody with no MNF injuries reported.
Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment seized a cache consisting of weapons with multiple magazines, 200 linked rounds of 7.62 ammunition, and 300 rounds of 9mm ammunition in Tuaim Oct. 31.Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment detained four individuals suspected of terrorist activity during a raid in eastern Mosul Oct. 30.
Troops detain terrorists
On Oct. 29, Soldiers from Task Force Freedom engaged and wounded two terrorists attempting to flee during a vehicle pursuit in central Mosul.
Soldiers from 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment detained an individual identified as wanted in connection with the death of an Iraqi Policeman Oct. 30.
Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment detained three more individuals identified for involvement in improvised explosive device activity and detained another individual suspected of terrorist activity during separate cordons and searches in Tal Afar and Tal Hajar Oct.30.
Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment detained two individuals suspected of terrorist activity during a cordon and search in Tal Afar Oct. 30. Weapons caches were confiscated for future destruction. Suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported.
(Editor’s note: Information provided by the Task Force Freedom, Multination Force-Northwest Public Affairs Office.)
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