Coalition Dismantles Bomb Networks in Iraq, Captures 11
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2008 Coalition forces in Iraq today captured 11 suspects in operations aimed at dismantling Baghdad’s car-bomb networks, military officials reported.
Troops captured a man early this morning in Baghdad’s Karkh neighborhood who was wanted as a suspect in an Oct. 12 car-bomb attack that killed five civilians and wounded 12 others in the Rasheed area of the city, officials said. They detained seven additional suspects during a search of the home where the man was found.
During a separate operation in Baghdad's Mansour neighborhood, coalition forces captured another man wanted in connection with the city's al-Qaida in Iraq car-bomb network. Reports suggest the man has connections to an alleged car-bomb leader who was captured Nov. 8, officials said. Two additional suspects were detained during the operation.
In other news from Iraq:
-- Troops captured a wanted man today in Mahmudiyah, about 15 miles south of Baghdad, who is a suspect in terrorist operations there.
-- Coalition forces captured a wanted man in the Mosul area yesterday who is believed to be an al-Qaida in Iraq leader and weapons smuggler.
-- In Tuz Khurmatu, about 45 miles southeast of Kirkuk, an operation targeting al-Qaida in Iraq regional leadership netted one suspect.
-- Iraqi and coalition forces disposed of a weapons cache yesterday in Baghdad’s Mansour area that included an homemade bomb consisting of a black can with 10 pounds of explosives, two AK-47 assault rifles, a rocket-propelled grenade, a rifle, seven 82 mm high-explosive mortars and an 82 mm white-phosphorous mortar.
(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)