WASHINGTON, June 25, 2006 – Coalition forces killed one terrorist and detained 16 others as the result of two separate raids conducted across Iraq today. One terrorist was killed and five were detained in a sweep in southern Baghdad. Intelligence uncovered by the death of al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi led coalition forces to the insurgents' lair, officials said.
The coalition troops searched several buildings during the raid. Several women and children were present but none were harmed during the operation. The other raid was conducted east of Ramadi and yielded 11 terrorist captives. Two enemy weapons caches bearing small arms, suicide-bomber vests, body armor, grenades and instructions on how to build an improvised explosive device were secured during the action. Several women and children were also present during the Ramadi raid, which included searches of several buildings. None of the women or children were harmed and all were returned to their homes