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Posted: 6/3/2008 12:01:50 PM EST
June 3, 2008

Coalition forces capture Special Groups leader and five associates

BAGHDAD – Coalition forces captured a suspected Special Groups leader and five associates Tuesday in al-Kut, about 150 km southeast of Baghdad.

Acting on intelligence tips, Coalition forces closed in on the presumed residence of an individual suspected of being one of the top criminal leaders in al-Kut. The man has been identified as involved in the murdering of Iraqis and attacking of Coalition forces.

The wanted man and his associates surrendered without incident.

“Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces have caused Special Groups leaders to flee their normal areas of operation,” said U.S. Army Capt. Charles Calio, MNF-I spokesperson. “We will continue to deny these criminals refuge in any part of Iraq.”

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Link Posted: 6/3/2008 12:03:04 PM EST
This wouldn't be the famous Al-Kut where the Ottoman Empire laid siege to British forces in WWI would it?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 12:04:38 PM EST
Outstanding.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 12:06:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By WarWeapon762:
This wouldn't be the famous Al-Kut where the Ottoman Empire laid siege to British forces in WWI would it?


I believe it is.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 12:09:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:

Originally Posted By WarWeapon762:
This wouldn't be the famous Al-Kut where the Ottoman Empire laid siege to British forces in WWI would it?


I believe it is.


Small world But interesting nonetheless
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 5:32:02 PM EST
There's a British War Memorial in Safwan, Pretty historical stuff.
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