Monday, November 10, 2008

OIF Summary; Nov. 10, 2008: Troops in Iraq Dismantle Bomb Networks in Iraq, Capture 11

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2008 -- Coalition forces in Iraq today captured 11 suspects in operations aimed at dismantling Baghdad’s car-bomb networks, military officials reported.

Troops captured a man early this morning in Baghdad’s Karkh neighborhood who was wanted as a suspect in an Oct. 12 car-bomb attack that killed five civilians and wounded 12 others in the Rasheed area of the city, officials said. They detained seven additional suspects during a search of the home where the man was found.

During a separate operation in Baghdad's Mansour neighborhood, coalition forces captured another man wanted in connection with the city's al-Qaida in Iraq car-bomb network. Reports suggest the man has connections to an alleged car-bomb leader who was captured Nov. 8, officials said. Two additional suspects were detained during the operation.

In other news from Iraq:
  • Troops captured a wanted man today in Mahmudiyah, about 15 miles south of Baghdad, who is a suspect in terrorist operations there.

  • Coalition forces captured a wanted man in the Mosul area yesterday who is believed to be an al-Qaida in Iraq leader and weapons smuggler.

  • In Tuz Khurmatu, about 45 miles southeast of Kirkuk, an operation targeting al-Qaida in Iraq regional leadership netted one suspect.

  • Iraqi and coalition forces disposed of a weapons cache yesterday in Baghdad’s Mansour area that included an homemade bomb consisting of a black can with 10 pounds of explosives, two AK-47 assault rifles, a rocket-propelled grenade, a rifle, seven 82 mm high-explosive mortars and an 82 mm white-phosphorous mortar.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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