Iraqi, U.S. Raids Net More Than 50 Terrorist Suspects
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi security forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers detained more than 50 terror suspects on the evening of Sept. 4 and in the early-morning hours of Sept. 5 in Baghdad.
During more than a dozen operations, Iraqi and U.S. forces combined efforts to defeat terrorist activities and promote security and safety to allow for the continued progress toward a free and democratic Iraq.
At 7:30 p.m., a Task Force Baghdad patrol stopped a suspicious vehicle in northwest Baghdad and discovered several incriminating pieces of evidence, including the last will and testament of a suicide driver. The U.S. Soldiers detained five suspects for further questioning.
At 11:40 p.m., another Task Force Baghdad unit conducted a cordon-and-search operation in north Baghdad after receiving information about terrorists known for emplacing improvised explosive devices. During that operation, the U.S. Soldiers detained 27 suspects and seized automatic rifles and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher sight.
Shortly after midnight, Iraqi security forces launched 10 simultaneous raids in an area south of Abu Ghraib, netting 25 suspected terrorists.
Source: Multi-National Force-Iraq
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