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    Suspected cell leader, high-value terrorist detained

    Suspected Cell Leader, High-value Terrorist Detained

    Photo By Spc. Jessica Luhrs-Stabile | After detaining suspected terrorist, a non-commissioned officer with 1st Battalion,...... read more read more

    KIRKUK, Iraq - Iraqi security forces from the Abassi Iraqi Police Station, near Hawijah, Iraq, along with assistance from 1st Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas, detained a high-value target at a checkpoint outside of Abassi, Sunday.

    The alleged terrorist, a suspected leader of an improvised explosive device cell in Hawijah, is suspected of involvement with numerous murders and bombings against Iraqi citizens and Iraqi and U.S. forces.

    After the Abassi police received intelligence of the suspect being in the area they set-up a checkpoint outside the village and detained the suspect that morning.

    Iraqi and U.S. forces conduct joint operations in accordance with the Security Agreement and in coordination with the Iraqi government to target terrorists seeking to disrupt the security and stability of Iraq.



    Date Taken: 04.22.2010
    Date Posted: 04.22.2010 08:47
    Story ID: 48510
    Location: KIRKUK, IQ 

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