Two Separate Raids Net 17 Suspected Secret Cell Terrorists; Approximately 26 Killed
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces conducted two separate raids targeting suspected secret cell terrorists during pre-dawn hours Saturday in Sadr City. It is believed that the suspected terrorists have close ties to Iranian terror networks and are responsible for facilitating the flow of lethal aid into Iraq.
Coalition Forces encountered significant small arms fire and multiple improvised explosive device (IED) attacks during the operations. Coalition Forces armored vehicles used proper escalation of force rules to engage four civilian vehicles. Coalition Forces also received multiple attacks with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs). Coalition Forces killed an estimated 26 terrorists and detained seventeen suspected secret cell terrorists during the two operations.
There were no Coalition Forces casualties during the operations.
“We remain committed to dismantling terror networks that seek to kill Coalition Forces, Iraqi Security Forces, and innocent Iraqis,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson. “We will go after these terrorists wherever they are.”
More details from The Fourth Rail:
Multinational Forces Iraq is pressing on with operations against the Iranian backed “Secret Cells” of the Qazali Network. Coalition forces conducted two major raids inside Sadr City against the Qazali Network early Saturday morning. After encountering heavy resistance during both operations, which included “significant small arms fire and multiple improvised explosive device (IED) attacks” and “attacks with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs),” Coalition forces counterattacked with armored vehicles. Twenty-six Secret Cell members were killed and 17 captured.
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