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Monday, August 07, 2006

Coalition Forces wound 1 suspected terrorist, capture 8

Release Date: 8/4/2006
Release Number: 06-08-04P
Created: 8/4/2006 8:11 AM by Sharbe L. Clark.
Last Modified: 8/4/2006 8:11 AM by Sharbe L. Clark.

Description: BAGHDAD – Coalition forces wounded one suspected terrorist and captured eight other suspects during simultaneous raids near Baqubah early July 4.

The targeted terrorists are associated with a senior leader within the al-Qaida in Iraq terrorist organization who was captured southwest of Baqubah in June. This individual had several terrorist cells reporting directly to him and has admitted to several attacks on innocent Iraqis, including women and children. Intelligence has also linked these individuals to plans for a new assassination cell.

Several men fled the target area upon arrival of the assault force. The ground force proceeded to rapidly secure the initial target area. One was wounded as he attempted to escape capture; the assault force engaged and then detained him. Two other suspects were later apprehended without incident following a short pursuit. The wounded terrorist received first aid on site for a gun shot wound.

An additional four suspects were captured as another assault element simultaneously secured an adjacent target location; the remaining two were detained at a third target.

For more information, please contact the Combined Press Information Cecter.

U.S. Central Command
Public Affairs
Spc. Patrick Ziegler
Spc. Chris Erickson
1Lt. Anthony Deiss

To view the original press release, please click on the "Description." Thank you, and have a great day.

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