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Published:October 21st, 2006 04:57 EST
One terrorist killed and seven detained in Ramadi

One terrorist killed and seven detained in Ramadi

By SOP newswire

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed one suspected terrorist and detained seven other suspected terrorists, to include a close associate of the targeted terrorist, during a raid in Ramadi Saturday morning.

The targeted terrorist is a senior al-Qaeda in Iraq leader in Ramadi known for facilitating the movement of explosives and participating in multiple operations against Iraqi and Coalition Forces.  Credible intelligence indicates he is responsible for coordinating access to weapons and finances for foreign fighters and for media production and propaganda distribution for al-Qaeda in Iraq.  On Oct. 18, the targeted terrorist facilitated a suicide VBIED attack on the Khaldiyah Bridge in Habbaniyah that killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded two Iraqi soldiers along with four civilians.

During the assault on the objective buildings, Coalition Forces  were engaged by and  killed the terrorist.   Due to the primary target’s background, and the discovery of a booby trap in the building during clearing operations, Coalition Forces suspected the presence of explosives and destroyed the building as a measure to ensure the safety of the civilian populace.   

Coalition Forces are making progress dismantling the al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorist network.  The capture of this suspected terrorist reduces the ability of the al-Qaeda in Iraq network to operate, and increases the safety of all Iraqi citizens, Iraqi forces, and Iraq’s Multi-National partners.