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Published:April 29th, 2007 06:17 EST
Coalition Forces Captured 72 Suspected Terrorists

Coalition Forces Captured 72 Suspected Terrorists

By SOP newswire

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces captured 72 suspected terrorists and discovered bomb-making materials Sunday during a constellation of overnight raids targeting the al-Qaeda in Iraq network.

In a massive synchronized effort, Coalition Forces descended on targets in Anbar and Salah ad Din provinces to disrupt the al-Qaeda network.  Operations in Samarra alone uncovered 36 individuals with alleged ties to al-Qaeda terrorists.

Near Karmah, intelligence reports led Coalition Forces to 20 five-gallon drums of nitric acid and other bomb-making materials.

“Coalition operations like these continue to chip away at the al-Qaeda in Iraq network, and we will continue to target them as long as they continue to injure and kill the innocent people of Iraq,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson.

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