Monday, June 11, 2007

One secret cell terrorist killed, three detained

Jun 10, 2007 - 6:23:16 PM
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Blackanthem Military News, BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed one terrorist and detained three suspected terrorists during operations targeting secret cell network operations in Baghdad.

The individuals detained during the raid are believed to be members of the secret cell terrorist network known for facilitating the transport of weapons and explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, from Iran to Iraq, as well as bringing militants from Iraq to Iran for terrorist training.

As Coalition Forces moved to the targeted building, two terrorists on the roof drew their weapons to engage the ground force. Coalition Forces, responding in self-defense, engaged the armed terrorists, wounding them. One terrorist died while the ground force was administering medical aid, and the other was taken to a military medical facility for treatment.

Coalition Forces detained two more suspected terrorists at the scene. Both detainees and the wounded terrorist tested positive for explosives residue, and the ground force found 12 million Iraqi dinar on the individuals.

Intelligence reports indicate the terrorist killed was a mid-level facilitator for the secret cell terrorist network.

“We will kill or capture terrorists where they hide,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson. “Denying terrorists safe haven in Iraq is a key step towards providing Iraq and its people the opportunity for a secure and stable future.”

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