Iraqi Security Forces, advised by U.S. Special Forces, detained two improvised explosive device makers and facilitators Oct. 18 in al Anbar and New Baghdad.
Iraqi Special Forces detained a known IED maker and facilitator in the al Furat area who is allegedly an extremist company commander directly responsible for a July 7 explosive-formed penetrator attack on Coalition Forces.
He is also thought to be involved in a Jan. 11 kidnapping and torture of more than 15 Iraqi Sunni citizens in New Baghdad. This facilitator is further alleged to be a leader of an extra-judicial killing cell that participates in weapons trafficking and poses as Iraqi Police officers at false checkpoints.
In Hit, Iraqi Security Forces detained another IED maker and facilitator allegedly responsible for a vehicle-born IED attack on an Iraqi Police officer and set-up several IEDs during Ramadan on a route routinely used by Coalition Forces. Two other suspected insurgents, one identified as the facilitator’s brother, were detained during the raid.
No Iraqi or U.S. Forces were injured during these operations.