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Release A050719b

Task Force Baghdad patrols detain 10 terrorists

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq - In combat operations July 15, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers detained six suspected terrorists after stopping a white Land Cruiser at 1:30 a.m. in the Thawra district of north Baghdad.

When the Soldiers asked the occupants for identification, four of them had fake I.D. cards and two had no identification. The Soldiers then searched the vehicle and found two AK-47 assault rifles, two pistols, one sub-machine gun and a hand grenade.

The six suspects were taken into custody for questioning.

Just over an hour earlier at 12:15 a.m., Task Force Baghdad Soldiers pulled over a vehicle driving in eastern Al Rashid that was violating curfew. The patrol confiscated three AK-47 assault rifles, three 9-millimeter pistols, ski masks and cell phones.

The Soldiers also received permission from one of the occupants to search his home. Upon searching the house, seven computers were seized, along with photographs and another AK-47. The four passengers of the vehicle were detained for further questioning.

In another incident, the 4th Iraqi Public Order Brigade conducted a raid in the Al Dora district of central Baghdad July 14. While searching one of the houses in the area, they found a deceased man along with a mortar tube and 12 60-millimeter mortar rounds.

The man had been trying to fire a round mortar and was killed when the mortar exploded. The terrorist was able to launch two rounds but one round exploded on top of a roof and the other round landed near an Iraqi Security Forces compound. A Coalition Forces explosive ordnance team completed a controlled detonation of the unexploded round.

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THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE PROVIDED TEXT FOR THIS RELEASE. contact david.abrams@id3.army.mil FOR MORE INFORMATION.



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