March 11th, 2007 08:30 EST
Coalition Forces captured 15 suspected terrorists on Sunday
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces captured 15 suspected terrorists during operations Sunday morning targeting al-Qaida in Iraq and foreign fighter facilitators.
Early morning operations conducted by Coalition Forces west of Abu Ghurayb led to the capture of a suspected foreign terrorist facilitation network leader and one of his associates.
Four suspects were detained northwest of Karmah and three suspects were detained in Fallujah, all with alleged ties to al-Qaeda in Iraq and foreign fighter facilitation.
Northeast of Al Asad, three suspects who allegedly operate an al-Qaeda associated foreign fighter training camp were detained.
Coalition Forces also captured three suspected al-Qaeda members operating west of Taji.
“Coalition Forces are working diligently to eliminate al-Qaeda and foreign facilitation networks in Iraq," said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson. “These networks are a hindrance to the peace and stability the Iraqi people deserve.”
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