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Published:April 26th, 2008 05:03 EST

Fallujah Special Weapons and Tactics unit

By SOP newswire2

BAGHDAD – The Fallujah Special Weapons and Tactics unit, advised by U.S. Special Operations Forces, detained one insurgent cell leader and eight others in an operation northeast of Karma April 25.

Fallujah SWAT conducted the operation to capture the leader of an insurgent cell who has evaded Coalition forces for the last three years and to disrupt the activities of his network. The cell leader is suspected of planning and launching improvised explosive device attacks against Coalition forces in the area and recruiting others to join his terrorist network.  Eight other suspects were detained for further questioning.

The detention of these individuals will likely affect the ability of insurgents to conduct IED attacks against Coalition forces in the Fallujah area and will possibly lead to the detention of additional members of this cell.

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