Possible torture room found
Coalition forces killed eight suspect insurgents and detained 13 others while discovering a possible execution site and torture room as well as weapons caches in the Diyala River Valley in Iraq, officials said.
The discoveries were made during an operation from Nov. 6 to 10 in the area north of Baghdad, according to a news release issued Monday by Multi-National Force-Iraq.
Coalition forces discovered what appeared to be an execution site on Nov. 9. As they cleared the area they found the remains of about five people and several 9 mm casings believed to be used in their executions.
Coalition forces found and destroyed 16 weapons caches including anti-aircraft weapons, missiles, mines, mortars, fuses, rounds, rifles, grenades, ammunition and other items.
Troops found several buildings thought to be used by insurgents, including a possible torture facility outfitted with chains, shackles, locks similar to those found in detention cell bunkers, windows cemented shut, propaganda materials and kerosene heaters.
A building believed to be an al-Qaida in Iraq safe house contained propaganda and a medical clinic with supplies, weapons and a hidden compartment in the floor.
Nearby, they discovered what appeared to be a building with materials used to make false IDs.
Coalition forces also found a facility with bomb-making materials including numerous cylinders, tanks, tubes and car parts.
An airstrike was ordered destroy the building and prevent insurgents from using it.