War on Terrorism

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Kill Two Terrorists

Coalition Raids in Iraq Kill Two Terrorists, Detain Six

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2006 – Two terrorists were killed and six were detained during two separate coalition operations conducted in Tikrit and Yusifiyan yesterday, military officials announced. Coalition troops killed two terrorists and detained another during a raid north of Yusifiyan June 24. The terrorists were at a foreign-fighter safe house where recent intelligence indicated that they were holding meetings to plan terrorist acts, officials said.

One woman was injured in the action. She received medical care and was taken to a nearby military facility for further treatment. The same house had been targeted in early May to disrupt a terrorist cell that was building vehicle-borne- and regular improvised explosive devices. The June 24 raid in Tikrit yielded five detainees. Information provided as a result of the death of al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi was used to plan and conduct the coalition operation, officials said.

Early during the Tikrit raid, coalition forces came under small-arms fire by two insurgents, who they quickly overpowered and captured. An enemy weapons cache was discovered that yielded five AK-47 rifles, 13 loaded magazines, and two pistols. The captured enemy ordnance was destroyed on site. A senior Sheik who was present in the area during the raid was detained and then released.

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