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Aswat Al Iraq /  Thi-Qar ,  Security
U.S. Forces detain 7 in Thi Qar air landing
7/23/2011 2:54 PM

THI-QAR / Aswat al-Iraq: A U.S.
Army force has detained 7 persons in an air-landing in southern Iraq’s Thi-Qar Province on Saturday, according to a security source.
 
“The U.S.
Air Force had carried out a landing early Saturday in Fudeiliya village, 15 km to the east of Nassirya, the center of Thi-Qar Province.
The force detained 7 persons, charged with having carried out attacks against American forces in the area,” the security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
 
The security source said that the detainees were “a municipality employee in Fudeiliya village and three of his sons, along with a member of the Province’s Emergency Battalion, who were all moved outside the Province.”
 
The city of Nassiriya has been witnessing broad U.S.
air force flights over the city since the early hours of the day.
 
The American forces have implemented three similar operations since the beginning of the current month, detaining 4 persons, among them a leader in the Shiite Sadrist Trend, an officer in southern Iraq’s Basra Airport and two civilians, belonging to Aal-Jubair Tribe.
 
Nassiriya, the center of Thi-Qar Province, is 380 km to the south of Baghdad.
 
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