Iraqi Special Operations Forces detained a suspected terrorist leader believed to be linked to the Al-Qaeda in Iraq criminal network during a raid October 23rd in the Abu Ghuraib area.
The suspected terrorist leader is believed to command 100 terrorists who have been active in the Abu Ghuraib, Fallujah and Ramadi areas. He and his terror network are allegedly responsible for the murder, kidnapping and rape of innocent Iraqi civilians. They are also accused of evicting Iraqi civilian families from their homes and then burning the houses down, as well as conducting numerous IED attacks against Iraqi Forces.
In another operation October 22nd, ISOF detained a suspected terrorist company commander in a raid in New Baghdad. The suspected terrorist company commander and his associates are believed to be responsible for kidnapping local Sunni Iraqis and conducting mortar attacks against Coalition and Iraqi Forces in the al-Kamaliyah area.
U.S. Special Forces were advisors on these operations. No Iraqi or U.S. Forces were injured during these operations.