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Coalition forces detain 17 in Babil Province

BABIL PROVINCE, Iraq -- Multi-National Division Central-South troops detained 17 terror suspects during cordon and search operations May 7 in Babil Province.

Iraqi, Polish, Salvadoran, and U.S. troops conducted the combined operation in an area of Al Mashru to find and capture anti-Iraqi and anti-coalition forces, illegal weapons and ammunition.

The goal of the operation was to prevent attacks in the area and to secure stability for the Babil Province.

For additional information concerning this release, contact the Multinational-Division Central – South Public Information Office at

Release #050508b

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