U.S., Iraqi Soldiers Seize Criminals, Weapons
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 2008 Iraqi and U.S. soldiers apprehended suspected criminals and seized weapons caches in operations in Iraq yesterday, military officials reported.
The soldiers nabbed five suspected criminals with outstanding warrants during a combined operation in Baghdad’s Rashid district. They also seized 153 AK-47 assault rifles, two submachine guns, two rifles and two pistols in the Saydiyah community.
In other operations:
-- Iraqi and U.S. soldiers seized and destroyed a weapons cache north of Baghdad that included 99 37 mm high-explosive projectiles, 400 empty rocket tubes and two 155 mm illumination rounds.
-- A local resident’s tip led U.S. soldiers to a cache west of Baghdad consisting of five 82 mm mortars, a mortar tube and a tripod.
-- Iraqi soldiers seized two rocket-propelled grenades in northwestern Baghdad’s Ameriyah district. They gave the weapons to U.S. soldiers for disposal.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)