in Iraq Detain Seven, Unearth Weapons Caches
and Iraqi forces captured seven suspects and seized weapons in Iraq over the
past three days, military officials
said. Coalition forces captured two suspected members of Iranian-backed “special
groups” during operations in the Adhamiyah district of Baghdad.
One of the
suspects, an alleged weapons smuggler and militant trainer,
is linked to high-profile attacks on coalition and Iraqi security
forces, military officials said. Troops discovered numerous
weapons and ammunition on site after detaining the primary
suspect and an associate.
In a two-day
raid that culminated today, Multinational Division Baghdad
soldiers seized weapons in the Rashid district of southern
Baghdad. Soldiers from 64th Armor Regiment, attached to the
4th Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, found
a homemade bomb, assault rifles, a pistol and ammunition.
1st Brigade continues to be steadfast and loyal as we assist
the [Iraqi security forces] and Iraqi security volunteers in
providing a safe and secure environment where the people live
and work,” said Army Maj. Dave Olson, brigade spokesman.
operations yesterday, coalition and Iraqi forces unearthed
four weapons caches in Iraq. The stockpiles included assault
rifles, ammunition, grenades, military equipment and roadside
Division Baghdad soldiers detained three suspects in the Rashid
district of southern Baghdad. Troops detained one suspect in
the Doura Market area, and nabbed the two others as they attempted
to transport weapons through the Saha neighborhood of the Zubaida
also detained two wanted individuals and discovered a munitions
cache in the Rashid district of southern
Baghdad. One of the suspects allegedly is a special groups
member, military officials said.
security forces and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers
uncovered weapons in Baghdad. The combined caches contained
homemade bombs, mortar and grenade rounds and launchers, military
equipment and bomb-making materials.