Iraq Operations Net 62 Terrorism Suspects
Coalition and Iraqi forces operations in Iraq northeast
of Fallujah and
in Anbar province recently resulted in the detention of 62
1, Iraqi soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division,
and U.S. soldiers from 1st Battalion, 66th
Armored Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team,
4th Infantry Division, detained a suspected terrorist northwest of Baghdad
based on a tip. The detainee is suspected of being a member of a bomb-making
cell responsible for a roadside bomb attack that killed a U.S. soldier in
February. The incident is under investigation.
Northeast of Fallujah, coalition forces conducted multiple raids
February 27 to capture al Qaeda facilitators involved in the
logistical support of suicide bombers, foreign fighters and the
funding of terrorist activities. Based on intelligence and reporting,
coalition forces targeted numerous safe houses. The raids resulted
in the detention of 61 individuals who will be questioned regarding
their knowledge of, or involvement in, terrorist activities.
A large number of weapons and ammunition found during the raids
were destroyed in place.