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Dragon Talon II: Cache, 13 suspected terrorists seized (Doura)

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Sunday, 28 October 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20071028-01
October 28, 2007

Dragon Talon II: Cache, 13 suspected terrorists seized
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers, acting on tips from residents, found a large weapons cache and detained 13 insurgent suspects during ongoing operations in the Doura area of the Iraqi capital Oct. 25.

Following a tip from Iraqi Security Volunteers, “Warriors” from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, attached to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, found four 82mm mortars, 17 sticks of PE4 explosives, seven blocks of C4 plastic explosives, 300 feet of detonation cord, 29 blasting caps, 28 grenade fuses, 725 assorted 7.62mm rounds, eight rocket-propelled grenade ejection motors, two rocket fuses, six mortar fuses and 78 electric fuses. Explosive ordnance disposal personnel were called in to remove the cache.

Early that morning, volunteer tips led the Warriors of Co. A to a Doura home, where they conducted a raid and detained eight terrorist suspects. The volunteers are part of a plan to help provide neighborhood security by empowering local citizens to protect their towns, and one day become members of the Iraqi Police.

The morning of Oct. 25, “Raiders” from Troop C, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, raided a home and captured three military-aged men allegedly involved with terrorist cells. That evening, Warriors of Co. D, 2-12 Inf., captured a suspected murderer and an alleged terrorist cell leader in two other raids.

All detainees are being held for further questioning.

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