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Release A051203a

Iraqi and U.S. forces detain 18 suspected terrorists

Multi-National Force-Iraq

TIKRIT, Iraq – Eighteen terrorists were taken off the streets Dec. 1 as Iraqi and U.S. forces continue to hunt down and detain terrorists hiding in the north-central region of Iraq.

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team apprehended two terrorists near Daquq after watching them attempt to emplace an IED. The IED detonated as the men were placing it, injuring both men. The terrorists were taken to a local hospital, where one later died of his wounds form the IED.

The Soldiers searched the terrorists’ vehicle and found a second IED the terrorists had planned to emplace. An explosive ordnance disposal team was called in and detonated the IED safely, destroying it and the vehicle.

Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division conducted a search of the Dali Abbas market neat Al Muqdadiyah to eliminate an IED cell operating in the area. Ten suspected terrorists were detained.

Another 2-5 IA unit detained two men in a raid near Baqubah Dec. 1. The suspected terrorists were taken for questioning.

Task Force 5-7 Cavalry troopers detained four terrorists near Balad after catching them with IED-detonating devices early Dec. 1.


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


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