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Iraqi, Coalition Forces Capture Suspected Terrorists

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2009 – Iraqi forces, aided by U.S. soldiers and coalition forces, arrested several suspected terrorists in operations in Iraq over the past five days, military officials reported.

Iraqi soldiers, aided by U.S. soldiers, detained a wanted insurgent July 4 in Hawijah in Kirkuk province. Mahdi Saleh Khalil is believed to be associated with vehicle-bomb detonations June 30 and April 15, both in Kirkuk city, that killed 37 people and wounded 114 Iraqi civilians.

Elsewhere, the Beiji special weapons and tactics team, aided by coalition advisors, arrested a suspected terrorist July 3 in Salahuddin province. The man is suspected of murder and is believed to be a member of a terrorist cell that conducts roadside-bomb attacks in the province.

Northwest of Baghdad, the Emergency Response Brigade, assisted by coalition advisors, arrested a suspected terrorist July 2 during an intelligence-driven operation in Tikrit. The man is believed to be a key leader of an insurgent cell responsible for criminal activities.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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