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Release A051118h

Successful raid nets terrorist and IED making materials

Multi-National Force-Iraq

TIKRIT, Iraq – A raid near Ad Dawr Nov. 17 by 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, resulted in the capture of one terrorist, the death of another and the confiscation of improvised explosive device making materials.

The Soldiers worked off tips provided by previously captured detainees to conduct the raid.

When cornered, one suspect surrendered and the other attempted to flee by driving out of the cordoned area. The Soldiers fired warning shots to deter the suspect, but when that failed the Soldiers fired into the passenger compartment, wounding the driver and stopping the vehicle.

The driver later died from his wounds while being evacuated to a nearby medical facility. His remains were turned over to the local Iraqi police.

A search of the area turned up several devices used for the manufacture of IEDs, as well as anti-Iraqi videos and compact disks.


For more information, please contact the 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION Public Affairs Office at EDWARD.LOOMIS@US.ARMY.MIL

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