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Troops Detain 6 Suspected in Baghdad Governor Slaying

Baghdad, Iraq
-- An early morning raid on Jan. 11 netted Task Force Baghdad Soldiers six possible insurgents suspected of involvement in the assassination of the governor of Baghdad province.

A military spokesman said the raid culminated from tips from local sources.

"The information was pretty good," said Maj. Web Wright, public affairs officer for the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team. "We were able to act on this intelligence and detain these guys without firing a shot."

Members of Company B, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, detained four suspects during the initial raid in the Hurriyah district of western Baghdad.

Forty minutes later, the unit reported the house cleared, and two other suspects were found and detained.

Wright said tips from local residents are becoming more commonplace in Baghdad.

"The citizens of Baghdad are really starting to turn over good information that we can put to use," Wright said. "They are obviously fed up with the violence that the terrorists are causing."

The suspects remain in custody for questioning.

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