Tuesday, July 25, 2006

News from CENTCOM: Raid in Balad

CENTCOM sent me this press release a few minute ago.

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces killed one terrorist, wounded another and detained one associate during a raid north of Balad on the morning of June 24.

Reliable intelligence indicates that the targeted terrorists were associated with numerous senior al-Qaida in Iraq members including two local Emirs. The group is also reported to be tied to another recently captured individual who had previously led the overall network and has since admitted to countless attacks on Iraqi civilians.

While the troops were moving to the target area they encountered two armed terrorists who attempted to engage the ground force. The ground force immediately engaged the terrorists killing one and wounding the other. The wounded terrorist was provided immediate first aid on site.

Multiple men fled the immediate target area upon arrival of the assault force. The ground force then quickly contained and secured the target area.

The troops pursued and ultimately detained another suspect.

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