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Release A051018d

Bombers, weapons dealer caught by Iraqi, U.S. forces

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi Army and Coalition Forces captured 15 suspected terrorists in a series of pre-dawn combat operations conducted in and around Baghdad Oct. 18.

Three of the suspects taken into custody are thought to be bomb emplacers and another is believed to be a weapons dealer and terrorist cell financier.

The largest operation was carried out by Iraqi Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division. Shortly after midnight, the Iraqi Army Soldiers captured five suspected anti-Iraqi Forces during a raid against a terrorist safe-house in the Adhamiyah district of central Baghdad.

At about the same time, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers from the 70th Engineer Brigade, acting on a local citizen’s tip, seized three terror suspects during a cordon-and-search operation in north Baghdad. The men are suspected of placing roadside bombs targeting Iraqi security forces, Coalition Forces and civilians in the area.

Another citizen’s tip helped Task Force Baghdad Soldiers capture a suspected weapons dealer and terrorist organization financier during a cordon and search of two houses in north Baghdad.

In other combat operations, Coalition Forces detained six more terror suspects during raids and searches carried out in central and south Baghdad.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS PLANS AND OPERATIONS NCO, SGT. FIRST CLASS DAVID ABRAMS AT: DAVID.ABRAMS@ID3.ARMY.MIL.



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