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BAGHDAD, (AP) – U.S. and Iraqi forces detained 20 suspected insurgents in four days of raids across Iraq, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

Working off a tip from a local resident, U.S. troops captured 10 suspects Monday in the Sayifiyah area south of Baghdad, the military said in a statement. A day later, they arrested two more men in western Baghdad, another statement said.

Meanwhile, Iraqi troops backed by U.S. special forces detained three suspected weapons dealers and three suspected insurgent cell members in separate raids Sunday in Ramadi and Mosul, the U.S. military said. Blocks of TNT, electric blasting caps, assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades were found in the Ramadi suspects’ home, it said.

On Saturday, U.S. forces captured two suspects in connection with a roadside bomb attack in eastern Baghdad, the military said.

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