IA captures rogue JAM cell members during raid
Multi-National Corps – Iraq PAO
BAGHDAD – Special Iraqi Army Forces captured two suspected members of a rogue Jaysh Al-Mahdi militia cell during operations with Coalition advisors Feb. 18 in southern Baghdad.
The Iraqi led operation was targeting a cell believed responsible for attacks against Iraqi civilians in the area. The cell is also suspected of participating in the kidnapping, torture and murder of an Iraqi Army officer in December 2006.
Iraqi forces carried out operations with minimal damage to the objective. There were no Iraqi civilians, Iraqi forces or Coalition Forces casualties.