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Published:May 30th, 2007 05:44 EST
Iraqi Special Operations Forces Detain Terrorist Leader

Iraqi Special Operations Forces Detain Terrorist Leader

By SOP newswire


BAGHDAD " Acting on a tip from local citizens, Iraqi Special Operations Forces detained a suspected terrorist cell leader during an early morning raid May 29.

The alleged leader is accused of commanding a kidnapping and assassination cell that has been conducting extra judicial killings in the Baghdad area.  The individual is also suspected of kidnapping a nuclear power scientist and murdering both the Director and Deputy of Citizenship and Naturalization.

One other individual present during the operation was also detained.

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

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