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Coalition Forces Kill Seven Terrorists in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2008 – Multinational Division North soldiers killed seven terrorists during a firefight east of Khan Bani Saad, Iraq, early yesterday morning, military officials reported.

Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division’s 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, were ambushed while conducting an operation to capture a known al Qaeda operative. Three of the soldiers were injured by small-arms fire in the initial attack, but were taken to coalition hospitals, where they were reported to be in stable condition. Seven terrorists were killed and two were detained during the operation, officials said.

In other news from Iraq, paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, captured a suspected Iranian-supported “special groups” commander in Baghdad's Shaab neighborhood. The suspect is accused of being involved in multiple roadside-bomb attacks. Several other suspected criminal members, some with explosives in their possession, were captured with him, officials said.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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