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Coalition Captures 15 Terror Suspects in Baghdad, Mosul

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2008 – Coalition forces detained 15 suspected terrorists, including two wanted men, during operations targeting al-Qaida in Iraq in two of the country's largest cities today.

Coalition forces captured a wanted man with alleged longstanding terrorism ties during an operation in Baghdad and detained two additional suspects.

In the northern city of Mosul, coalition forces detained a dozen suspected terrorists, including a wanted man believed to distribute extremist propaganda and act as a liaison between senior leaders of multiple terrorist networks, while targeting al-Qaida in Iraq propaganda cells.

Also today, coalition and Iraqi troops seized several weapons during operations to increase security in southern Baghdad’s West Rashid district. After receiving a tip from a local sheik, U.S. soldiers with the 153rd Infantry Battalion, along with Iraqi soldiers and police, seized six 125 mm rounds and 12 82 mm mortars.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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