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Published:December 27th, 2006 04:29 EST
IA Conducts Operations To Capture IED Facilitator

IA Conducts Operations To Capture IED Facilitator

By SOP newswire

BAGHDAD – 8th Iraqi Army Division Forces, with coalition advisors, killed a suspected improvised explosive device facilitator and cell leader during operations Dec. 27 in Abu Sukhayr, near An Najaf. The person was implicated in an October 2006 IED attack on a police chief in An Najaf. The suspect allegedly provided recently several IEDs to his cell for an attack that he allegedly directed be carried out against Iraqi and Coalition Forces in the An Najaf area.

During operations, Iraqi forces and coalition advisors entered the individual's house to search for and detain him. Upon entrance, a man was observed moving up a set of stairs leading to the roof of the house. He ignored repeated verbal warnings to stop. Iraqi Soldiers and coalition advisors followed the man up the stairs and onto the roof.

First on the roof was an Iraqi Soldier, followed by a Coalition Forces Soldier. The Coalition Soldier observed the male, now armed with an assault rifle, turning his weapon toward the Iraqi Soldier.  The Coalition Soldier observed the man's hostile intent against the Iraqi Soldier and shot the man, neutralizing the threat and resulting in his death.

The man was identified as the suspected IED facilitator.

There was minimal damage done to the objective. There were no Iraqi forces or Coalition Forces casualties. 

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