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Published:May 29th, 2007 09:34 EST
Terrorist Cell in Samarra broke up by Iraqi Security Forces

Terrorist Cell in Samarra broke up by Iraqi Security Forces

By SOP newswire

BAGHDAD – Iraqi police, acting upon a tip from an anonymous informant, on May 27 captured nine suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq operatives and seized materials believed to be used for small arms attacks, murder, kidnapping and ransom.

The raid netted a small cache of weapons including two AK-47 assault rifles, two grenades, more than 600 rounds of ammunition, three ski masks, military equipment, large sums of money, and a video camera with evidence of a recent car bomb attack in Samarra. The VBIED attack destroyed the home of the Samarra City Council President.

This raid was conducted in order to disrupt an entire insurgent cell operating in the Samarra area.

No Iraqi or Coalition Forces were injured during this operation. Coalition Forces served as advisors during this operation

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