January 29, 2008

Coalition Forces Target al-Qaeda in Iraq Networks, 18 Suspects Detained

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces detained 18 suspected terrorists today during operations to disrupt al-Qaeda networks operating in central and northern Iraq.

North of Samarra, Coalition forces captured an alleged al-Qaeda in Iraq associate responsible for supplying improvised explosive devices and weapons to terrorists operating throughout the region. Reports indicate the suspected terrorist operates between ad-Dawr and Samarra and has ties to senior al-Qaeda leaders throughout those areas. In addition to the wanted individual, the ground force detained four suspected terrorists on site.

Coalition forces detained nine suspected terrorists during continued operations targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq networks in the central regions of the country. North of Baqubah, six suspects were detained while targeting associates of an alleged al-Qaeda in Iraq headquarters tied to the suicide attack cells and media networks in the region. In Tarmiyah, Coalition forces targeted the alleged leader of the al-Qaeda in Iraq network operating north of Baghdad and detained two suspects. Southwest of Baghdad, one suspected terrorist was detained during an operation targeting an alleged IED cell leader in Karkh.

Further north in Sharqat, Coalition forces detained an additional four suspected terrorists during an operation targeting the alleged leader of an al-Qaeda in Iraq affiliated insurgent group responsible for attacks on U.S. forces.

“Each capture is another step forward on the path to an Iraq free from al-Qaeda’s violence,” said Maj. Winfield Danielson, MNF-I spokesman. “While al-Qaeda is still capable of brutal and spectacular attacks, we are working to dismantle their networks and keep them off balance.”

Source: MNF-Iraq.

Read all MNF-Iraq's press releases here.

But according to the Grey Whore and CNN-Jazeera today, we're doommed! Doooommed! DOOOOMMED!

I guess they think the fact that some IEDs went off and some graves were found are the only newsworthy items. 18 al-Qaeda terrorist captured is not news?

Update: Ace and Gateway Pundit smell Decapigate three.

MNF-Iraq via Gateway Pundit:

Jim,

We have contacted the division with that area of responsibility. They do not have any reports to confirm the media reporting below. If we receive any information to the contrary, we will pass it to you immediately.

Very respectfully,

MNF-I Press Desk

No wonder the "economy" is bad. They keep saying so. I hope they keep it up. Why? Because to me, now is the time to buy and make moves. Not when all the idiots were blowing bubbles. Now I get both low interest rates and low prices. I bet all those over cautious conservatives are out there now bargain hunting.

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