Troops Detain 8 Suspects, Find Weapons in Iraq
Iraqi and coalition forces detained eight suspects, including an alleged extremist leader, and uncovered a weapons cache
days, military officials said.
Iraqi soldiers with 9th Iraqi Army Division and U.S. Special Forces advisors captured an alleged extremist leader
yesterday during operations in Taji. The suspect, responsible for murdering at least 10 Iraqi civilians, is reported to
control several extremist cells, military officials said. He allegedly emplaced multiple improvised explosive devices
along a major U.S. military supply route and carried out an IED attack Oct. 4 against a coalition convoy near Baghdad.
In Taji on Nov. 12, Iraqi special operations forces and U.S. Special Forces soldiers detained two alleged al Qaeda in
Iraq leaders. The extremist leaders and their networks are responsible for numerous IED, mortar, small-arms and car-bomb
attacks that have killed several U.S. soldiers, military officials said.
Iraqi security forces and U.S. Special Forces soldiers detained four suspected members of a criminal gang during a Nov.
12 raid in the Sadiyah area of southern Baghdad. The alleged gang members are believed to be responsible for a wide
range of criminal activities, including kidnapping and murder. Troops detained one additional person for questioning.
Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers found a weapons cache Nov. 12 during operations in Baghdad's Doura area. Troops
with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, operating in southern Baghdad and attached
to 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, found the cache hidden in an abandoned building.
The cache contained more than 100 rounds of rifle ammunition, an old rocket-propelled-grenade launcher, an assault rifle
bolt and bolt carrier, and an 82 mm mortar round. Personnel from an explosive ordnance disposal team recovered the
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)