Saturday, June 24, 2006

Another Senior al Qaeda Leader Captured

From a CENTCOM press release:
BAGHDAD – Coalition forces detained a senior al-Qaida in Iraq network member and three suspected terrorists during coordinated raids southwest of Baqubah the morning of June 19.

The terrorist is reportedly a senior al-Qaida cell leader throughout central Iraq, north of Baghdad. He is known to be involved in facilitating foreign terrorists throughout central Iraq, and is suspected of having ties to previous attacks on Coalition and Iraqi forces.

Coalition forces secured multiple buildings and detained the known terrorist plus the three suspected terrorists without incident. Troops found an AK-47 with several magazines of ammunition and destroyed them all on site.