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American Forces Press Service

Troops Capture Seven Suspects, Find Weapons

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2007 – Coalition and Iraqi forces captured seven terrorism suspects and destroyed illegal weapons today, military officials reported.

In Mosul, coalition forces captured two suspected terrorists with alleged ties to al Qaeda in Iraq. The suspects were accessing a weapons cache consisting of mortar tubes, rocket-propelled grenades, anti-aircraft rounds and several thousand rounds of small-arms ammunition. The cache was destroyed to prevent future use by terrorists.

A suspect reportedly involved with al Qaeda was detained in Tarmiyah, and another was captured in Fallujah with alleged involvement in a foreign fighter facilitation network.

Iraqi and coalition forces captured three suspected terrorists in Najaf. Intelligence reports indicated individuals in the targeted area were involved with the facilitation of weapons into Iraq.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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