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Release A050619e

Iraqi, Coalition Forces capture terrorists, foil bombings

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq – Iraqi Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers conducted a series of combat operations June 18 to capture targeted terrorists and seize weapons and contraband.

The Iraqi and Coalition Forces searched four locations in central and south Baghdad and apprehended five suspects, including a specifically-identified terror cell financier.

Task Force Baghdad Soldiers also arrested an Iraqi national in west Baghdad at 1:30 a.m. Soldiers searched the suspect and found a rocket-propelled grenade sighting device.

Coalition Forces detained another man who entered a home suspected of being a bomb-making. The Soldiers surrounded the house and searched it.

Inside they found a variety of devices used to make car bombs and roadside bombs, including vehicle foot pedal switches, mechanical timers, switches and relays.

Later, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers in southwest Baghdad found a roadside bomb alongside a major highway. The Soldiers blocked traffic to keep people away from the bomb.

A team of explosives experts discovered two 130-millimeter rounds with a remote-controlled detonator, and safely disabled the bomb.

Another Task Force Baghdad patrol traveling in west Baghdad spotted a burlap bag with unknown items inside lying on the side of a major highway.

Again, the Soldiers cordoned off the area to prevent anyone from getting hurt and called in an explosives team to safely detonate the bomb.

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