March 29th, 2007 04:26 EST
U.S. forces capture 19 suspected terrorists in Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces captured 19 suspected terrorists during operations Wednesday morning targeting al-Qaida in Iraq and foreign fighter facilitators.
During operations east of Karmah, Coalition Forces captured five suspected terrorists with alleged involvement in al-Qaida terrorist operations.
Five suspected terrorists, reportedly tied to foreign fighter facilitation, were detained during a raid northwest of Haditha.
In southwest Baghdad, Coalition Forces detained five suspects who are reportedly involved in vehicle-borne improvised explosive device operations. Three more suspects were detained in Baghdad with alleged ties to al-Qaida.
One suspect, detained south of Fallujah, is reportedly involved in the movement of weapons and forgery of passports.
“Coalition Forces will continue deliberate and methodical operations in order to hunt down and capture or kill terrorists trying to prevent a peaceful and stable Iraq," said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson.
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