Kill Terrorist, Detain 31 Others in Iraq
and Iraqi forces detained 31 suspected terrorists, killed another and seized
caches in Iraq over the past
four days, military officials reported. In the
operations, coalition forces captured a suspected terrorist in
to be associated with a senior level al Qaeda in Iraq foreign
terrorist facilitator. Reports indicate the suspect is tied
to a terrorist network responsible for the flow of foreign
terrorists, as well as the facilitation of money and weapons
into Iraq, military officials said.
captured a suspected terrorist tied to foreign terrorist-facilitation
networks during an operation in Tikrit. The suspect reportedly
is involved in the facilitation network operating between Tirkit
and Samarra and is believed to be a direct associate of an
individual who uses his residence as an al Qaeda in Iraq safe
house for foreign terrorists.
another operation targeting foreign terrorist facilitators,
coalition forces detained two suspected terrorists south of
Biaj in northwestern Iraq. During the course of operations,
a civilian was wounded, treated on site, and transported to
a military medical facility for further care, military officials
forces detained a suspected terrorist while targeting a suspected
al Qaeda in Iraq member believed to be involved in attacks
against Iraqi citizens for not following Sharia law. The targeted
individual is allegedly a close associate of the al Qaeda in
Iraq senior leader for the network north of Baghdad, which
is responsible for improvised-explosive-device attacks, extortion,
intimidation, weapons trafficking and facilitating foreign
coalition forces conducted an operation targeting a suspected
terrorist who is reportedly in charge of an IED
cell operating in the Risalah neighborhood. The ground force
detained two suspected terrorists.
terrorists who come here with the help of al Qaeda to commit
murderous acts against the Iraqi people have no place in the
future of this country,” said Navy Capt. Vic Beck, a
Multinational Force Iraq spokesman.
in Iraq, coalition forces killed an armed man during
operations aimed at further disrupting criminal element networks
in the Baghdad area.
forces conducted operations at locations in the Baghdad area
associated with weapons facilitation, transportation and storage
of explosively formed penetrators and rocket-propelled grenades.
During the assault of the initial target building, an armed
man maneuvered against coalition forces and displayed hostile
intent. After he ignored verbal warnings and continued advancing
toward the ground forces, they engaged the armed man, killing
him in self-defense. Coalition forces conducted the remainder
of the operation without incident, military officials said.
forces continue to dismantle terrorist networks that are seeking
to kill innocent Iraqis and coalition forces,” said Army
Maj. Winfield Danielson, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman.
coalition forces detained 12 suspected terrorists Jan. 11 and
12 during coordinated operations targeting associates of al
Qaeda in Iraq media cells and senior leaders.
In another operation
north of Taji, coalition forces captured a suspected terrorist
believed to be associated with a senior level al
Qaeda in Iraq foreign terrorist facilitator, and nabbed seven
others. During a separate operation nearby, troops detained
a suspected terrorist while targeting an additional associate
of the network.
forces nabbed two suspected terrorists in Baghdad during an
operation targeting an alleged al Qaeda in Iraq senior member
of the terrorist media and propaganda network in the city.
special weapons and tactics team advised by U.S. Special Forces
soldiers uncovered a weapons cache during an operation in Mosul.
Troops found 22 magazines for an AK-47 assault rifle, 15 explosive
sticks, two bags of explosive propellant, nine electric blasting
caps, nine 60 mm mortars, a mortar bipod, seven rocket-propelled-grenade
boosters, four RPG-7 rockets, two hand grenades, a bag of propellant
pellets, and an AK-47 assault vest.
forces captured a suspected terrorist reportedly associated
with facilitating explosive materials, vehicles and suicide
bombers for use in terrorist operations in Baghdad. The suspect
is believed to be linked to foreign-terrorist facilitators,
and al Qaeda in Iraq and Ansar al Sunna leadership. Troops
nabbed two other suspects on site.
Iraqi man alerted troops to the location of an explosively
formed penetrator near a combat outpost at a main highway intersection.
With the help of local Iraqis, troops found the 14-inch diameter
EFP just south of the combat outpost.