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Iraqi, U.S. Forces Find Weapons, Detain Suspects

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2009 – Iraqi and U.S. forces seized two stockpiles of enemy weapons and detained four bombing suspects yesterday, military officials reported.

Iraqi and U.S. soldiers conducting combined operations found a weapons cache in Baghdad's Mansour district. The cache included a 130 mm projectile, two 85 mm rockets, an 82 mm mortar, two mortar fuses, six 14.5 mm small-arms projectiles and a rocket-propelled grenade expelling charge.

In Baghdad’s Rashid district, Iraqi police and U.S. soldiers arrested four people found with bombing materials. In another operation in the area, U.S. soldiers found 30 anti-tank mines, an AK-47 assault rifle and three AK-47 magazines.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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