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Insurgents Killed, Detained in Iraq; Iraqi Police Gain Recruits

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2007 – Coalition forces killed three insurgents and detained a dozen more over the past three days in Iraq, and Iraqi police forces netted 301 new recruits.

-- Soldiers of Troop C, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, detained three suspected insurgents today and discovered a large cache containing various small-arms munitions, a bullet proof vest, a spool of wire and other improvised explosive device-making material while patrolling a town south of Baghdad.

-- Coalition forces detained six suspected insurgents yesterday during security operations in Irbil. One detainee was released and five remain in custody.

-- Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, attached to 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, killed three insurgents Jan. 10 in western Baghdad with the aid of attack helicopters.

-- Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment "Golden Dragons," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, with coalition forces, detained three suspected terrorists and seized six weapons caches during a two-day combat operation Jan. 10-11 near Yusufiyah.

-- During recruiting drives Jan. 10 in Fallujah and Habbaniyah, the Fallujah Police District enlisted 102 Iraqi men and the Habbaniyah Police District enlisted 199. The Iraqi recruits will be shipped to the Jordanian International Police Training College, joining 550 recruits from other parts of the province, to learn law enforcement fundamentals during a six-week course. The recruits will undergo supplemental training sessions when they return to their home districts.

-- An Iraqi soldier was killed Jan. 10 in Anbar province when a 13-year-old Iraqi boy detonated the improvised explosive device he was carrying. It is not known if the boy knew he was carrying an IED. This is the second incident where a 13 year old was used to carry out an IED attack on security forces in Anbar province, U.S. officials said.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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