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Release A050623c

Zarqawi terror group hideout destroyed

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq – Multi-National Forces raided and destroyed a hideout used by terrorists associated with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi June 23.

Terrorists occupying the hideout near the Hamadi Fayadah area of Baghdad attacked Multi-National Forces operating there to rid the neighborhood of Zarqawi associates.

During the raid, Multi-National Forces discovered weapons, ammunition and explosives. As the clash continued, the house caught fire.

Multi-National Forces withdrew from the structure and terrorists continued to engage as the building burned. The fire caused the explosives inside to detonate.

Multi-National Forces secured the area for Baghdad emergency services personnel to extinguish the fire.


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