War on Terrorism

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Five Detained in Iraq; Council Meeting Continues Despite Explosions

American Forces Press Service

Jan. 10, 2007 – Six suspected
terrorists were detained yesterday in Iraq, and this morning's city council meeting in Mahmudiyah continued despite nearby explosions.

-- Paratroopers from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Iraqi police arrested three suspects yesterday near Haswah. The suspects were taken to the Iskandariyah police station for questioning.

-- Paratroopers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Iraqi Police arrested two suspects yesterday near Hay al Askeri.

-- Insurgents detonated explosives inside two trucks near a gas station today in Mahmudiyah, wounding two local residents. Despite the explosion, Mahmudiyah's city council meeting to discuss security, reconciliation and essential service projects in the town continued as planned.

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