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Release A051027c

Insurgents killed, weapons seized in Ramadi

Multi-National Force-Iraq

CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, AR RAMADI, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed terrorists in Ramadi Oct. 27 while conducting a cordon and search operation at the Malaab Soccer Stadium in the eastern part of the city.

At approximately 11:00 a.m. a sniper team that was conducting security for the operation observed a military age male surveying the stadium with binoculars shortly after Coalition Forces were attacked with a rocket propelled grenade. The sniper team determined hostile intent and engaged the terrorist with one round, resulting in the death of the insurgent.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., Coalition Forces were attacked with small arms fire from multiple positions on rooftops surrounding the stadium. Coalition Forces returned fire, but were not able to confirm damage to the enemy. At 11:45 a.m., a sniper team at the stadium observed two insurgents armed with AK-47s southwest of their location moving into position on the roof of a building. The sniper team engaged the terrorists and were able to confirm both enemy killed in action.

No Coalition Forces were injured in today’s attacks.

The cordon and search resulted in the seizure of 30 lbs. of plastic explosives, typically found to be used in Improvised Explosive Devices and vehicle car bombs. The contents of the cache will be destroyed.

A few weeks ago, Coalition Forces uncovered a significant weapons cache on the Soccer Stadium premises.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-WEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT CEPAOWO@CEMNF-WIRAQ.USMC.MIL.



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