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Cell Leader Killed in Iraq, Weapons Cache Found

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2006 – Coalition and Iraqi forces killed an insurgent cell leader today and discovered a weapons cache yesterday in Iraq:

In operations in Abu Sukhayr, near Najaf, 8th Iraqi Army Division forces, with coalition advisors, killed a terrorist cell leader who was implicated in an October roadside bomb attack on a police chief in Najaf, military officials said.

Soldiers from the scout platoon, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, discovered a weapons cache yesterday near the Euphrates River village of Abu Farris.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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