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Four Insurgents Killed, 26 Detained in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2007 – Coalition forces killed four insurgents and detained 26 others during operations across Iraq in the past two days, military officials said.

Coalition forces raided four buildings today in Karabilah, where a foreign fighter cell reportedly was operating. During the raid, three armed insurgents attempted to engage ground forces.

Coalition forces responded, killing the three insurgents and detaining 13 suspects with alleged ties to the cell.

Elsewhere in Iraq today, coalition forces in Mosul captured four suspected terrorists, including the leader of an al Qaeda in Iraq cell responsible for roadside-bomb attacks against coalition forces, military officials said.

Four suspected insurgents were captured today in Arab Jabour, south of Baghdad, with suspected ties to vehicle-bomb manufacturing.

In Karmah today, four suspects with reported ties to al Qaeda in Iraq foreign fighter facilitation were detained. Additionally, a terrorist with ties to al Qaeda was captured in Baqubah this morning.

During operations in Baqubah yesterday, 5th Iraqi army forces, with coalition advisors, killed a reported leader of an illegal militia responsible for violence and criminal activity in Diyala province.

The suspect is believed to have facilitated and directed numerous kidnappings, assassinations and other attacks against coalition and Iraqi forces and Iraqi civilians, military officials said.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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