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Posted: 8/13/2007 10:35:09 AM EDT
Aug. 13, 2007
Release A070813b

Coalition Forces Capture Key Financier of Special Groups Terrorists

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces captured a key financier of Special Groups terrorists during a pre-dawn raid Monday in Western Baghdad. The detained individual is believed to be a Special Groups leader for the Bayaa province in Western Baghdad.

No shots were fired when Coalition Forces conducted a ground assault to capture or kill a suspected key financier of the “Special Groups” that are believed to have direct ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps – Quds Force (IRGC-QF). These Special Groups terrorists are suspected of killing Iraqi citizens, directing attacks against Coalition Forces, and promoting sectarian violence.

Coalition Forces confiscated a vehicle, two computers, photographs and various documents that may lead to future operations targeting Special Groups.

“Coalition Forces and their Iraqi interagency partners continue to build on a series of successful, integrated operations,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson. “Breaking the financial support chain of the Special Groups is an integral part of dismantling terror networks that seek to kill innocent Iraqis and Coalition Forces. We will continue to pursue these Special Groups in order to promote peace and stability in Iraq.”

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