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Release A051119c

Nine terrorists detained in joint missions

Multi-National Force-Iraq

TIKRIT, Iraq – Two joint missions between Iraqi and U.S. forces resulted in the detainment of nine suspected terrorists in north-central Iraq Friday.

A patrol between Iraqi police officers and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team discovered a small cache of weapons and detained two men in Kirkuk Friday.

The Iraqi police officers noticed one of the men acting suspiciously and questioned him. The patrol escorted the man to his home where they discovered and confiscated the cache of two AK-47 assault rifles, two bolt-action rifles, and hundreds of rounds of sniper-rifle ammunition. The search also turned up a supply of batteries often used in the detonators of IEDs.

Another joint mission between the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division and Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team resulted in seven terrorists taken into custody near Baqubah.

Five of the seven were known terrorists who were the target of the raid. The other two men tested positive for explosives residue and were detained for questioning.

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For more information, please contact the 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION Public Affairs Office at EDWARD.LOOMIS@US.ARMY.MIL



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