Iran Focus: London, Jun. 05 – Coalition forces in Iraq detained one suspected terrorist and killed another Monday morning during raids in Baghdad, the U.S. military said in a statement. Iran Focus
London, Jun. 05 – Coalition forces in Iraq detained one suspected terrorist and killed another Monday morning during raids in Baghdad, the U.S. military said in a statement.
The individual detained during the raid is believed to be a member of the secret cell terrorist network known for facilitating the transport of weapons and explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, from Iran to Iraq, as well as bringing militants from Iraq to Iran for terrorist training, it said.
Intelligence reports indicate the suspected terrorist detained during the morning raids is an integral member of the improvised explosive devises and EFP facilitation network.
He is also believed to be responsible for numerous attacks against Coalition Forces, including heavy involvement in mortar attacks, personally observing and adjusting fire in the past two days, the statement added.
Eliminating the EFP threat from the battlefield is a top priority for MNF-I, said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, the spokesperson of the Multi-National Force Iraq (MNF-I). Captures like this one represent steady, deliberate progress against the network that brings them in to Iraq and uses them against Coalition and Iraqi security forces.