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Iraqi Soldiers Detain Suspects, Seize Enemy Weapons

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2005 – Iraqi Army soldiers detained several suspected insurgents and seized weapons during operations on Aug. 13.

First, Iraqi soldiers conducted a successful cordon-and-knock operation in search of anti-Iraq forces in Abayachi.

Soldiers with the 4th Iraqi Army Division detained four suspected insurgents during the search. The Iraqis searched a Toyota Supra and found shells from a light machine gun and bloodstains in the trunk. The vehicle was confiscated and the suspects were taken for questioning.

And Iraqi Army soldiers and coalition forces conducted a joint cordon and search operation in northwest Fallujah.

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Intervention Force, and the 1st Battalion, 6th U.S. Marine Regiment, searched 579 houses in Fallujah and detained two suspects. The suspects were identified as insurgents by a neighbor. No weapons or contraband were discovered. The Marines transported the detainees to a detention center for questioning.

No injuries or damages were reported in either operation.

(From Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq news releases.)

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