Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

Elements from 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, “Gimlets” detained a suspected criminal in the Abu Ghraib area west of Baghdad April 22.

This suspected criminal is believed to be involved with the making of improvised explosive devices, and attacks on Iraqi Army and Coalition forces.

“The streets are safer with these criminals in custody, and contributes to improving security in Abu Ghraib,” said Maj. John Pendell, spokesman for 2nd SCR.

“Due to its proximity to major highways and to northeastern Baghdad, security and stability in Abu Ghraib allows the economy and quality of life for local residents to improve,” Pendell said. “The detention accelerates the improving security situation in the Iraqi capital.”

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