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Posted: 4/16/2008 1:29:32 PM EST
April 16, 2008

13 al-Qaeda suspects detained

BAGHDAD – Coalition forces detained 13 suspected terrorists during operations Tuesday and Wednesday targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq networks in the Tigris River Valley and northwest Iraq.

Coalition forces captured two suspected terrorists Tuesday during an operation west of Samarra, including an alleged close associate of a regional AQI leader. Intelligence gathered Tuesday also led the ground force to another target Wednesday morning, where they detained two more suspected associates of the AQI leader.

Using information from recently detained suspects, Coalition forces conducted a precision operation southwest of Taji Wednesday and apprehended a suspected AQI agent believed to associate with several different terrorist cells.

Coalition forces detained six suspects Wednesday during an operation northwest of Tal Afar targeting terrorists who facilitate the movement of foreigners who enter Iraq to plan and conduct criminal attacks.

In Bayji Wednesday, Coalition forces detained two suspected terrorists while targeting an individual believed to conspire directly with the leader of a car bombing network and a weapons supplier.

“Coalition forces will use the information we gain from these captured suspects to target and capture additional al-Qaeda in Iraq leaders and other terrorist operatives,” said Cmdr. Scott Rye, MNF-I spokesman. “These efforts assist in allowing us to disrupt terrorists’ networks and degrade their ability to operate.”


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