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Dragon Talon II: Troops detain five suspected extremists (Baghdad)

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Saturday, 03 November 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20071103-07
November 3, 2007

Dragon Talon II: Troops detain five suspected extremists

4th IBCT, 1st ID PAO
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers detained five suspected extremists during ongoing operations in the Rashid District of the Iraqi capital Nov. 2.

Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment, part of Task Force Vanguard, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, raided two homes after receiving tips of the possible location of two individuals believed to be involved in weapons trafficking, attacks against Coalition Forces and murdering translators. The troops captured both suspects.

Later that morning, “Warriors” from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 4th IBCT, captured a man positively identified by two sources as a planter of improvised explosive devices.

During a patrol a few hours later, the “Warriors” detained a man suspected of attacking MND-B troops with small arms and IEDs. Fifteen minutes later, another man, who allegedly led IED attacks, was detained by the Soldiers of Co. C. during a raid of a house in the Doura region.

All five suspects were taken into custody and are being held for further questioning.

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FOR QUERIES, CONTACT MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION - BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT: MNDB_PAO_CIC@MND-B.ARMY.MILT OR BY PHONE AT: COMMERCIAL (914) 822-8174 OR IRAQNA 011-964-890-192-4674.



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