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Iraqi, U.S. Forces Seize Weapons Stockpiles

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2009 – Iraqi and U.S. soldiers, Iraqi police and “Sons of Iraq” civilian security group members seized several weapons caches in Baghdad this week, military officials reported.

In operations yesterday:

-- Iraqi and U.S. soldiers, working on a tip, seized four 60 mm rockets and three warheads in Baghdad.

-- U.S. soldiers seized a 107 mm rocket, bomb-making materials and an assortment of small arms near Taji, north of Baghdad.

-- Iraqi security forces working with U.S. soldiers discovered a mortar round and roadside bomb in Baghdad's Rashid district.

-- Police in Baghdad’s Risalah community, working with U.S. soldiers, found a 60 mm mortar round while on patrol.

-- On a combined patrol with U.S. soldiers, police found a roadside bomb in Baghdad’s Saha neighborhood.

In earlier operations:

-- North of Baghdad on Jan. 7, Iraqi and U.S. soldiers found a cache that contained two 155 mm projectiles, a 107 mm rocket, 17 57 mm rockets, 12 60 mm mortars, two 60 mm mortar tubes, 12 rocket-propelled grenades, 8,000 rounds of small-arms ammunition, 12 blasting caps, a radio and 200 feet of detonation cord.

-- Sons of Iraq members seized 19 57 mm projectiles in Baghdad's Tarmiyah area Jan. 6 and transferred them to local police.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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