May 4th, 2007 05:01 EST
16 Suspected Secret Cell Terrorists Detained
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces detained 16 suspected terrorists Friday morning during raids in Sadr City.
The individuals targeted during the raid are suspected members of a secret cell terrorist network known for facilitating the transport of weapons and explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, from Iran to Iraq, as well as bringing militants from Iraq to Iran for terrorist training.
Intelligence reports also indicate the secret cell has ties to a kidnapping network that conducts attacks within Iraq as well as interactions with rogue elements throughout Iraq and into Iran.
“This morning’s success is yet another example of the dedication and determination of Coalition forces to rid Iraq of the terrorist organizations that threaten the safety and security of this country and its people,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson.
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