Six Insurgents Captured, Weapons Cache Discovered
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2007 Six terrorists, including two IED cell members, were captured in Iraq yesterday, and troops discovered a weapons cache.
-- Special Iraqi Police forces, with coalition advisors, detained three suspects during operations yesterday near Hit, Iraq. One detainee is allegedly a member of a bombing cell conducting attacks against Iraqi civilians and security forces.
-- Coalition forces captured a suspected insurgent during operations in Baghdad yesterday. The suspect is allegedly part of an insurgent network responsible for car bombing attacks in the Baghdad area. The suspect is also believed to have recently made arrangements to purchase explosives used for car bombing attacks, military officials said.
-- U.S. Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, and elements of 6th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi National Police Division, rescued two hostages and detained the two kidnappers yesterday during a raid in the al-Doura neighborhood.
-- Paratroopers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, found a large amount of 23 mortar rounds and 33 propellant sticks yesterday while on patrol near Bahbahani, Iraq. An explosive ordnance team arrived and conducted a controlled detonation, destroying the munitions.