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Dragon Talon II: MND-B troops find two caches, detain

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20071024-08
October 24, 2007

Dragon Talon II: MND-B troops find two caches, detain four

4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div. PAO
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers found two caches and detained four individuals during ongoing clearing operations in the Rashid District Oct. 22.

An Iraqi citizen’s tip aided troops from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment “Warriors,” attached to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div, in finding a cache and arresting three military-age males for possession of two hand grenades, an AK-47 assault rifle and four magazines.

Under Iraqi law, citizens are allowed to own an assault rifle and one full magazine for their protection.

That evening, Soldiers from Company C, 2-12th Inf. arrested a man suspected of preparing an improvised explosive device emplacement site. A few hours later, the Soldiers from Co. C were searching a house when they found 26 full AK-47 magazines, four full sniper rifle magazines, a drum of 7.62 mm rounds, a bag of shotgun shells, a spool of wire, a bag of flares, 40 mortar primers, a rifle scope, binoculars, four assault rifles and a rocket-propelled grenade. An explosive ordnance disposal team collected the cache for detonation.

On Oct. 16, while conducting a targeted raid in support of Operation Dragon Talon II, troops from the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment “Wolf Pack,” captured an alleged al-Qaeda weapons trafficker and weapons maker during a raid in the Hadar neighborhood of East Rashid. The suspect isbeing held for further questioning.

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