Thursday, January 18, 2007

Operation seizes two bomb-making suspects

2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) Public Affairs

MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq — Two suspected terrorists were detained and improvised explosive device-making materials were found and seized during a joint combat operation in southwest Mahmudiyah, Iraq Jan.7.
The operation, Operation Tarfa Blitz, was conducted by Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). The operation was intended to disrupt anti-Iraqi forces activity within the area.
One of the suspects may be linked to previous IED attacks in the area and was found with 34 doorbells, a common item used to fabricate roadside bombs.
Both suspects are being held for further questioning.

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