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Twenty-eight suspected insurgents were captured by U.S. and coalition forces during a series of raids of safehouses throughout Iraq on Wednesday, a Multi-National Force-Iraq news release said.

No American or coalition servicemembers were killed or injured during the raids, officials said.

Among those detained on Wednesday were an alleged senior al-Qaida weapons dealer and roadside bomb maker in Mosul; 10 suspects with foreign affiliation in Ramadi; nine more were captured in Youssifiyah, where a weapons cache, which included anti-tank mines, mortar switches, pressure plates, small arms and ammunition, also was destroyed.

The raids came two days after MNF-I reported that U.S. soldiers in Baghdad captured six other suspected insurgents and another large weapons cache, which included cell phones and thousands of dollars in U.S., Iraqi and Iranian currency.


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