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Coalition Forces Kill Seven Terrorists, Detain Two

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2006 – Coalition forces killed seven terrorists and captured two others in Iraq yesterday, U.S. military officials said.

During a raid east of Lake Thar Thar, coalition forces killed four terrorists and detained two others. One of detainees is Sudanese. The other detainee, of unknown citizenship, was wounded in the initial raid, treated on site, and medically evacuated to the 10th Combat Support Hospital, military officials said.

Coalition forces found Yemeni, Saudi, Tunisian, Sudanese and Iraqi passports at the site of the raid.

In a separate incident yesterday, coalition forces located and killed three suspected al-Qaida terrorists near Yusifiyah while searching for a wanted al-Qaida terrorist.

The terrorists were driving a vehicle containing grenades and small arms. One of the terrorists was wearing a suicide vest, military officials said.

No coalition forces or civilians were injured in either incident.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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