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September 7, 2003
Release Number: 03-09-07


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


4TH ID CAPTURES FORMER REGIME LOYALIST

BA'QUBAH, Iraq -The 4th Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, also known as "Warhorse Brigade", captured a former regime loyalist suspected of carrying out attacks against Coalition forces at a children's hospital.

Acting on information provided by a local source, the 1-67 Armor Battalion conducted a raid in Ba'qubah to capture the individual, suspected of conducting a grenade attack at the Ba'qubah Children's hospital in August that killed three soldiers Sep 6. The raid resulted in ten detainees in all.

The "Warhorse" soldiers also confiscated one rocket-propelled grenade launcher, hand grenades, blasting caps and a detonation cord used to make improvised explosive devices.

The detainees are being held for questioning at the Warhorse holding facility in Ba'qubah.

The division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team is responsible for the Diyala Province, which begins in the Ba'qubah area and extends northeast to the Iranian border.

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