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Published:June 4th, 2007 05:14 EST
EFP facilitator detained

EFP facilitator detained

By SOP newswire

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi and Coalition Forces detained one suspected terrorist and killed another terrorist Monday morning during raids in Baghdad.

The individual detained during the raid is believed to be a member of the 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.

During the course of the morning’s operations, Coalition Forces entered the roof of a targeted building.

While on the roof, one armed terrorist attempted to engage Coalition Forces with an AK-47. 

Responding to the perceived threat, Coalition Forces engaged the armed terrorist, killing him.

Intelligence reports indicate the suspected terrorist detained during the morning raids is an integral member of the improvised explosive devises and EFP facilitation network. 

He is also believed to be responsible for numerous attacks against Coalition Forces, including heavy involvement in mortar attacks, personally observing and adjusting fire in the past two days.

“Eliminating the EFP threat from the battlefield is a top priority for MNF-I,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson.  “Captures like this one represent steady, deliberate progress against the network that brings them in to Iraq and uses them against Coalition and Iraqi security forces.”

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