Special Groups Terrorists
Coalition Forces detained eight suspected Special Groups terrorists during pre-dawn operations Monday in Sadr City.
The individuals detained during the raid are believed to be members of the Special Groups terrorist network known for facilitating the transport of weapons and explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, from Iran to Iraq, as well as bringing militants from Iraq into Iran for terrorist training.
No shots were fired as Coalition Forces conducted a precision raid during pre-dawn hours, detaining eight individuals for their association with the Special Groups terrorist network and the targeted individual. Coalition forces confiscated a number of documents, photographs and possible improvised explosive device components.
Intelligence reports indicate that the targeted individual is a Special Groups senior level facilitator with possible Iranian connections.
“The Special Groups network constitutes a significant threat to security and stability in Sadr City and other areas around Baghdad. We will continue to dismantle and degrade the Special Groups terrorist network, eliminating their ability to attack innocent Iraqis as well as Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson.