Two suspected terrorists killed, two
TIKRIT, Iraq - Two suspected terrorists were killed and two were
detained in separate incidents in Salah Ad Din Province March 20.
In both incidents, Task Force Liberty Soldiers attempted to stop and
question Iraqis digging holes along the side of the road. The men
attempted to flee the scene and ignored orders to stop. One of the
detainees was wounded.
Coalition Soldiers conduct patrols to search for anyone digging
holes along roadsides, which is the first step in the emplacement of
improvised-explosive devices. Those caught digging will be detained
and questioned for links to IED makers or financiers.
"Those who seek violence must understand they will only find violent
ends," said Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto, 42nd Infantry Division and
Task Force Liberty commander. "These individuals who emplace IEDs
have an opportunity to choose between being a part of the solution
or a part of the problem for the new Iraq.
"There is no gain for themselves or the good people of Iraq in their
actions. The sooner these individuals turn away from the insurgency
as a lost cause and rejoin their communities, the sooner all Iraqis
can move forward together toward peace and prosperity."
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