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Release A051016b

Karabilah terrorist safe house raided

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces raided a terrorist safe house in Karabilah Oct. 16, killing several terrorists.

Acting on multiple intelligence sources, Coalition forces raided the suspected safe house during an early morning operation to capture or kill terrorists operating in the town of Karabilah in western Iraq. The safe house was believed to have been used to conduct attacks against local Iraqi citizens, Iraqi security forces and Coalition forces.

Upon arriving at the suspected safe house, Coalition forces were engaged by a number of armed terrorists exiting the house. The Coalition team pursued and engaged the terrorists, killing three. Upon searching the building, Coalition forces found a small cache of weapons, ammunition and grenades which were destroyed when the unit left the location.

During the initial firefight, two terrorists moved to adjacent houses where Coalition Soldiers engaged and killed them.

The assault force then discovered five armed terrorists setting up a mortar position and preparing to engage the Coalition forces. Coalition forces called in close-air support and destroyed the position. All five terrorists were killed.

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