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Release A050824b

Coalition forces capture terrorist, destroy hide-out

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq – Coalition forces captured a known Al Qaeda-in-Iraq member, two suspected terrorists and destroyed a terrorist sanctuary, weapons and equipment near Al Asad Aug. 23.
Acting on tips from local Iraqis, Coalition forces raided the hide-out and confirmed that the location was being used by the terrorist to facilitate weapons and vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) operations.

After he was captured, the Al Qaeda-in-Iraq member provided information about related terrorist activity in the area. Based upon this information, Coalition forces captured two suspected terrorists. Coalition forces also captured and destroyed a VBIED and two weapons caches consisting of mortars, rockets and rocket propelled grenades.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MULTI-NATIONAL CORPS-IRAQ, BY E-MAIL AT
MNCI-PAO-VICTORYMAINJOC@IRAQ.CENTCOM.MIL.



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