Friday, May 8, 2009

OIF Summary, May 8, 2009: Commandos Root Out Killers in Tigris River Valley

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

TIKRIT, Iraq, May 8, 2009 -- Iraqi Army Commandos, with Coalition forces advisors, arrested two suspected terrorist cell members in the Tigris River Valley April 30 pursuant to a warrant issued by the Al Shargat Investigative Court.

According to Iraqi intelligence sources, the detained individuals are allegedly responsible for conducting roadside bomb attacks against the Sons of Iraq leadership.

“The detention of these individuals may lead to the acquisition of key information that could further disrupt terrorist operations in the Tigris River Valley and Mosul,” said the ground forces commander.

With a show of force and armed with warrants, the commandos infiltrated the suspects’ residences, arrested the men and confiscated weapons and equipment.

“The successful operations conducted by the commandos will not only build their own confidence in their [increasing] ability to secure the area, but will also be seen by area residents as a competent and capable force,” said the commander.

(From a Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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