Mosul SWAT Thwarts Large-Scale Attack on Coalition Forces
Dispatches from the Front:
TIKRIT, Iraq, April 29, 2009 -- On April 22, Mosul Special Weapons and Tactics, with Coalition forces advisors, detained a suspected terrorist planning an attack against two large CF bases, during an operation in Qayarrah.
According to intelligence sources, the suspected terrorist had already constructed two capable improvised rocket launcher platforms and planned to build more. The plan was to fire five rockets simultaneously on Forward Operating Bases around Mosul, from hidden locations in the surrounding city.
"The detention of this individual will prevent this pending attack, disrupt [terrorist] operations and provide further [information for future missions]," said the ground forces commander.
(From a Multinational Corps Iraq news release.)
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