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August 03, 2005
Release A050803d

Safehouse destroyed; 10 suspects detained

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq – Coalition forces conducted a raid in western Ramadi early Aug. 3 resulting in the capture of 10 suspected terrorists.

Upon arrival at the intended target, a local Iraqi citizen confirmed the building was being used as a terrorist safehouse.

When forces approached the building several suspected terrorists fled throughout the surrounding area. Six suspected terrorists were immediately detained and four were captured after they hid inside a nearby Mosque.

Iraqi citizens assisted the Coalition forces by pointing out the hiding place of the four suspects.

Prior to the raid, a male who lived in the safehouse came outside and told Coalition forces that terrorists were storing explosives inside where his two small children remained.

Coalition forces immediately rescued the children and escorted them away from the building.

The children were safely reunited to their family.

The building was then destroyed by attack helicopters. Secondary explosions were seen. Additionally, improvised explosive device materials and weapons were found in the safehouse during the post-strike search.

The 10 suspected terrorists are currently detained for further questioning.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER AT: CPICPRESSDESK@IRAQ.CENTCOM.MIL



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