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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Safe House, Bombmaker Blown up Near Syrian Border

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September 8, 2005
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition air forces conducted an air strike against an al Qaida terrorist safe house in the vicinity of Husaybah,Iraq near the Syrian border at approximately 1:11 a.m. Sept. 8.

A known bomb-making cell leader, Abu Mohammad, was targeted in the safe-house strike.

Mohammad has been linked extensively to other al Qaida terrorists and foreign fighters in Husaybah and throughout the Western Euphrates Valley. Additionally, he is known to have worked directly for Abu Islam, the al Qaida Emir of Husaybah, who was killed by a Coalition air strike last week.

Intelligence sources confirm that Abu Muhammad is known to have been involved in numerous vehicle-borne explosive device and improvised explosive device attacks on Coalition forces. He is also responsible for numerous direct attacks on Iraqi security and Coalition forces.

Intelligence sources place Abu Mohammed in the tribal fighting that has occurred in Husaybah, where al Qaida terrorists murdered local Iraqis who opposed Iraqi al Qaida.

The type of munitions used and the time the air strike was conducted mitigated risks to civilians in the local area.

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