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Published:October 8th, 2006 13:50 EST
Seven detained, two large caches confiscated during combined ISF, CF operation

Seven detained, two large caches confiscated during combined ISF, CF operation

By SOP newswire

BALAD RUZ, Iraq " Iraqi Security and Coalition forces concluded a successful combined operation Tuesday, Oct. 3, which resulted in seven suspected insurgents being detained and discovery of two large caches of ordinance.

Iraqi Police of the Dali Abbas Police Station and Soldiers with the 1st Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division and 5-73 Cavalry, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Lightning, set out to locate and detain explosives smugglers and confiscate their cargo in an effort to interdict the flow of arms to terrorist groups in the Diyala province.

The confiscated caches consisted of more than 159 individual pieces of ordinance to include, anti-tank mines, small arms munitions and other IED making material.

The detainees were taken for questioning and the two caches were destroyed.

The mission was one of several successful ISF-led combined operations during the past week in Diyala, with ISF demonstrating their ability to plan and lead counter-insurgency operations.

Source:DoD