Air Strikes Disrupt IED Process

Officials with the Multinational Force-Iraq say a coalition air strike on Monday killed three terrorists in Yusifiyyah, near Baghdad, that were linked to a network engaged in producing vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices. An official statement declared, “ The result of this operation will significantly disrupt the VBIED production in the Baghdad region. There was no indication which coalition aircraft conducted the strike, however a daily US Central Command Air Forces release of air component data indicates that USAF F-15E fighters provided close air support to troops in contact with enemy forces near Baghdad. Coalition ground forces, according to MNF-Iraq, tracked the three terrorists to guide the air strike.