Iraqi, Multinational Forces Conduct Joint Operation
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2004 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the Multinational Division CentralSouth, the 403rd Iraqi National Guard Battalion and Iraqi police in Kut, Iraq, conducted a joint operation Dec. 27, searching for illegal weapons and ammunition northeast of Badrah in the Wasit province.
Officials said the operation was designed to prevent terrorist attacks in the division's area of responsibility and to secure stability for Iraqi people in the province.
Seven suspects were detained, and weapons and ammunition were confiscated, including rocket-propelled grenade launchers with PG-7g rockets, 122 mm artillery shells, AK-47 assault rifles with a large amount of ammunition, and a few dozen kilos of explosive material, officials said. The suspects were handed over to the Iraqi police.
Task Force Danger soldiers detained three people in a Dec. 27 raid of three houses near Duluiyah. The soldiers conducted the raid to kill or capture insurgents with AK-47s seen fleeing the scene of a small-arms attack, officials said. The suspects were taken to Multinational Force Iraq detention facilities.
Near Sindiyah on Dec. 27, Task Force Danger soldiers captured two people and seized bomb-making materials in a raid. The two individuals were captured along with bomb-making material. The suspects were taken to a Multinational Force Iraq detention facility. No multinational forces were injured.
(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)