July 19th, 2007 04:42 EST
Three Suspected Special Groups Terrorists Detained by Coalition Forces
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces detained three suspected Special Groups terrorists during a raid before dawn on Thursday in al-Aamel.
No shots were fired when Coalition Forces conducted a precision raid to capture or kill Jaysh al Mahdi rogues known as “Special Groups” suspected of facilitating the flow of Explosively Formed Projectiles (EFPs) and other lethal aide into Iraq from Iran. These Special Groups terrorists are also suspected of killing Sunni Muslims, directing EFP attacks against Coalition Forces, conducting sniper attacks and promoting sectarian violence. It is believed that these terrorists received weapons, explosives and training from Iran.
During the raid, Coalition Forces confiscated pistols, military equipment, fake forms of identification and other questionable documents.
“Coalition troops continue to target the terrorists who bring EFPs and other lethal aid into Iraq,” said Maj. Marc Young, MNF-I spokesperson. “We remain committed to dismantling terror networks that seek to kill innocent Iraqis and Coalition Forces.”