About Photo: Multi-National Division – Center kicked off the main phase of its first major operation devoted primarily to capacity building – expanding governance, economics and infrastructure – April 15 in communities south of Baghdad in the Baghdad Province.
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Iraqi DBE discover 160 anti-tank mines after attack from dismounted Insurgents near Iranian Border
The Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement discovered a cache of anti-tank mines after taking small arms fire from an unknown number of terrorists, April 14.
The Department of Border Enforcement soldiers returned fire in self-defense, driving the terrorists toward the Iranian border. More than 160 anti-tank mines were found after the terrorists broke contact.
The Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement in northern Iraq includes more than 8,700 agents and covers nine points of entry. The Department of Border Enforcement is responsible for patrolling the border and conducting other assigned law enforcement duties.
The Department of Border Enforcement in northern Iraq is part of the overall 150,000-person Iraqi Security Force.
Troops Capture Alleged Terrorist Leader in Mosul
Coalition forces captured an alleged al-Qaida in Iraq leader thought to be in charge of an illegal terrorist court system in the area yesterday in Mosul, military officials reported.
Officials said he also is suspected of involvement in a local bombing cell. Three other suspects also were detained.
Also in Mosul yesterday, forces caught a terrorist wanted for kidnappings, assassinations and the movement of suicide bombers. Three others also were detained.
Elsewhere, the Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement discovered a cache of anti-tank mines yesterday near the Iranian border. More than 160 anti-tank mines were recovered.
In other operations this week:
-- Coalition forces captured 18 suspected terrorists April 13 and yesterday during operations in the Tigris River Valley and northern part of the country.
-- Iraqi policemen seized a large weapons cache southeast of Baghdad on April 13. The cache held 541 anti-tank mines, 100 rocket fuses, 29 120 mm mortars, seven 107 mm rockets, and five rocket-propelled grenades.
--Coalition forces recovered a weapons cache April 12 during a patrol in Rashid district in southern Baghdad.