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Published:June 8th, 2007 06:03 EST
12 Detained and 1 Killed in raid on al-Qaeda Network

12 Detained and 1 Killed in raid on al-Qaeda Network

By SOP newswire

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed one terrorist and detained 12 suspected terrorists during operations targeting the al-Qaeda in Iraq network Friday in Anbar province.

Based on information gained from an operation May 27, Coalition Forces raided several buildings northeast of Fallujah.  After they announced their presence through an interpreter, one terrorist outside the building threw a hand grenade at the ground forces.  Coalition Forces took appropriate self-defense measures and engaged the armed terrorist with small arms fire, killing him.

Coalition Forces searched the buildings and detained 12 suspected terrorists on scene for their alleged involvement in the al-Qaeda in Iraq network.  Information gained from earlier operations indicates the suspects are involved in indoctrination for al-Qaeda in Iraq.  In one ceremony conducted by the network, those who declined to join the terrorist group were killed.

“Terrorists have no place in the future of Iraq, and their elimination will help allow the people of Iraq to choose a secure future,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson.

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