US captures 112 'subversive elements' in Iraq raid
US forces have captured 112 Iraqis, including a general reported to have links to ousted president Saddam Hussein and financial backers of anti-coalition attacks. "The general officer they captured, Abed Hamed Mowhush al-Mahalowi was a Republican Guard air defence commander," a statement said. "He is reported to have links with Saddam Hussein and financiers of anti-coalition activities." The statement says the raid in Al-Qaim, near the Syrian border, "yielded 112 detainees, including a major general in the former Iraqi army air defence branch". Troops from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3ACR), responsible for the western Al-Anbar province, "cordoned off sections of the city and searched more than 29 houses to find subversive elements including 12 out of 13 they targeted for capture." Coalition forces raided a terror camp in Al-Qaim in June, leaving dozens of foreign fighters killed in the ensuing battle.
Nice job! I had the feeling today was gonna be a good day.

Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2003-10-08