Security forces take more weapons and terrorists off the streets in northern Iraq
MOSUL, Iraq –Task Force Freedom operations in northern Iraq netted 11 terror suspects and confiscated weapons and ammunition Oct. 28-31.
Soldiers from Task Force Freedom killed two terrorists and wounded another after being engaged with rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire hospital in northern Iraq Oct. 31. Soldiers evacuated the bodies to a local hospital. The unit searched the vehicle, discovering AK-47’s, a machine gun, hand grenades, and ammunition. Soldiers from 503rd Military Police seized a cache consisting of rolls of detonation cord, rocket propelled grenades and mortar rounds, a mortar tube, an improvised rocket launching tube, and 3,000 rounds of small-arms ammunition in eastern Mosul. Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment seized a cache consisting of weapons and magazines, 200-7.62 linked rounds of ammunition, and 300 rounds of 9-millimeter ammunition in Tuaim.
In eastern Mosul Oct. 30, Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment detained four terror suspects during a raid. Soldiers from 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment detained an individual identified as wanted in connection with the death of an Iraqi Policeman. 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. Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment detained two individuals suspected of terrorist activity during a cordon and search in Tal Afar.
Task Force Freedom Soldiers engaged and wounded two terrorists attempting to flee during a vehicle pursuit in central Mosul Oct. 29.
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.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE TASK FORCE FREEDOM, MULTINATIONAL FORCE-NORTHWEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER, LT. COL. ANDRE HANCE AT ANDRE.HANCE@MNBNW.IRAQ.ARMY.MIL
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