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American Forces Press Service

Iraqi Army, Coalition Forces Detain 10 Suspects

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2008 – Iraqi soldiers and coalition forces detained 10 suspects in separate operations throughout Iraq today.

-- A platoon from 2nd Iraqi Army Division, advised by U.S.
Special Forces, detained two suspected insurgents in Qayyarah. Both men allegedly are responsible for supporting insurgent activities in northern Iraq by providing al Qaeda with money and supplies, as well as facilitating the movement of foreign fighters toward Mosul.

-- Coalition forces captured two alleged terrorists, including an individual suspected of coordinating and conducting improvised explosive device attacks in the Tigris River Valley, during an operation in Sharqat.

-- In Mosul, coalition forces detained three suspected terrorists, including an individual allegedly tied to al Qaeda senior leaders.

-- In the northwest Iraq town of Biaj, coalition forces detained three suspects during an operation targeting operatives in the area's al Qaeda in Iraq network.

(From Multinational Corps Iraq and Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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