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Operation Dixon: Nitric acid cache seized, three detained

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Tuesday, 17 April 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070417-06
April 17, 2007

Operation Dixon: Nitric acid cache seized, three detained
2nd IBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq — Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers seized a large cache consisting of 600 five-gallon containers of nitric acid during an operation in eastern Baghdad April 12.

Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, uncovered the nitric acid cache inside a warehouse during cordon and search operations in the Baghdad’s Rusafa district.

“Operation Dixon” was aimed at disrupting local vehicle-borne improvised explosive device networks operating in the area and gaining additional information and intelligence on the VBIED networks.

Nitric acid is commonly used as a primary ingredient in explosives.

Numerous locations were searched in the Rusafa district. Besides the nitric acid cache uncovered, three Iraqi suspects were detained and various items were confiscated, to include mobile phones, vehicle license plates, various identification cards, batteries, ammunitions and electrical components.

The suspects are being held for further questioning.

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FOR QUERIES, CONTACT MULT-NATIONAL DIVISION - BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS, MAJOR STEVEN LAMB BY E-MAIL AT STEVEN.LAMB@MNDB.ARMY.MIL; OR BY PHONE AT COMMERCIAL (914) 822-8174 OR IRAQNA 011-964-890-192-4674.



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