American Forces Press Service
Sept. 29, 2008 - Five wanted men and two additional suspects were detained during coalition operations targeting al-Qaida in Iraq bomb networks and foreign terrorist cells in and around the Iraqi capital today, military officials reported. Coalition forces operating near Mahmudiyah, about 17 miles south of Baghdad, captured one wanted man believed to be a member of the area's al-Qaida in Iraq foreign terrorist cell. The man, who identified himself to coalition forces, also is believed to have links to other cells in the region and may have connections to terrorists outside of Iraq, officials said.
In Baghdad, forces captured a wanted man believed to be a leader in a roadside-bomb cell and detained two additional men believed to be his associates.
In another operation in Baghdad, coalition troops captured a wanted man believed to facilitate roadside bombs and suicide bombers, officials said. The man is believed to have links to foreign terrorist groups and may be associated with terrorists known to conduct operations against coalition forces, officials said.
During the operation, the suspect identified himself to forces and led them to another location. where two more wanted men were detained.
(From a Multinational Force Iraq news release).