One terrorist was killed and eight suspected terrorists linked to al-Qaeda foreign fighters and improvised explosive device networks were detained Wednesday in two separate Coalition Forces raids.(2) Here:
One armed terrorist was killed and Coalition Forces detained five suspected terrorists west of Taji. The suspected terrorists are believed to be tied to al-Qaeda in Iraq and a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device network known to use chlorine in its attacks. They are also allegedly involved in facilitating foreign terrorist movements.
Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers seized a large cache consisting of 600 five-gallon containers of nitric acid during an operation in eastern Baghdad April 12.
Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, uncovered the nitric acid cache inside a warehouse during cordon and search operations in the Baghdad’s Rusafa district.
“Operation Dixon” was aimed at disrupting local vehicle-borne improvised explosive device networks operating in the area and gaining additional information and intelligence on the VBIED networks.
Nitric acid is commonly used as a primary ingredient in explosives.