Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Coalition Forces Conduct Raid North of Balad

This is a wonderful press release I have received, and I would like to share it with you. Even in the hellish region of Iraq, there are still some good things happening. Thank you, and have a great day.

Release Date: 7/25/2006
Release Number: 06-07-02P

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces killed one terrorist, wounded another and detained one associate during a raid north of Balad on the morning of June 24.

Reliable intelligence indicates that the targeted terrorists were associated with numerous senior al-Qaida in Iraq members including two local Emirs. The group is also reported to be tied to another recently captured individual who had previously led the overall network and has since admitted to countless attacks on Iraqi civilians.

While the troops were moving to the target area, they encountered two armed terrorists who attempted to engage the ground force. The ground force immediately engaged the terrorists killing one and wounding the other. The wounded terrorist was provided immediate first aid on site.

Multiple men fled the immediate target area upon arrival of the assault force. The ground force then quickly contained and secured the target area.

The troops pursued and ultimately detained another suspect.

For More Information, Please Contact The Combined Press Information Center at: cpicpressdesk@iraq.centcom.mil.

U.S. Central Command.
Public Affairs
Spc. Patrick Ziegler
Spc. Chris Erickson
1Lt. Anthony Deiss

Category: Press Release, Iraq and Terrorism.
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