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Iraq Police, Troops Seize Weapons Cache

Police and U.S. troops seized weapons during raids in Baghdad and in northern Iraq, and detained a former high-ranking regime loyalist, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Sunday. The raids took place after a small but symbolic rocket attack on a U.S. compound in the Iraqi capital. A cache found Saturday near Tikrit included 23 Russian-made surface-to-air missiles, 1,000 pounds of plastic explosives, grenades, grenade launchers, rockets, a mortar and mortar rounds. It was among the largest caches found there since American troops arrived in April, according to Maj. Mike Rauhut of the 4th Infantry Division. U.S. officials said a “former high-ranking regime loyalist” was detained but gave no further details. Full Story

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