July 29, 2005
Al Qaida terror cell leader captured
MOSUL, Iraq - Iraqi and Coalition forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained Al Qaida terror cell leader Ammar Abu Bara, a.k.a. Amar Hussein Hasan, in Mosul on July 27.
Iraqi Army Soldiers and Stryker Brigade Soldiers detained Bara during a cordon and search operation in a neighborhood in northern Mosul. Bara replaced Abu Talha, former terror cell leader for the Mosul area, following his capture in early June. No Coalition or Iraqi injuries were reported during the operation.
A number of Al Qaida terrorist leaders have been captured in recent months in northern Iraq leading to a more secure environment in the region. These captures have led to the systematic dismantling of the Al Qaida network in Mosul.
TEXT PROVIDED BY THE TASK FORCE FREEDOM, MULTINATIONAL FORCE-NORTHWEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT LT. COL. ANDRE HANCE AT ANDRE.HANCE@MNBNW.IRAQ.ARMY.MIL.
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