Irak — Crackdown Continues on al-Qaida in Iraq

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2010 — Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors killed one senior al-Qai­da in Iraq leader and cap­tured two oth­ers in recent oper­a­tions in Mosul, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.
In east­ern Mosul yes­ter­day, Iraqi forces and U.S. advi­sors cor­nered Ahmad Ali Abbas Dahir al-Ubayd, also known as Abu Suhaib, the sus­pect­ed mil­i­tary leader for the ter­ror orga­ni­za­tion in north­ern Iraq. He alleged­ly is respon­si­ble for over­sight of both bomb­ing attacks against the Iraqi gov­ern­ment and the peo­ple of Mosul.

Ubayd refused to leave the build­ing where he was hid­ing. Instead, he fired at Iraqi forces, who returned fire and killed him.

In a sep­a­rate com­bined oper­a­tion in Mosul yes­ter­day, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed a sus­pect­ed senior al-Qai­da in Iraq leader who alleged­ly is respon­si­ble for the con­sol­i­da­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of the ter­ror organization’s funds in north­ern Iraq.

Also in Mosul, Iraqi forces and U.S. advi­sors cap­tured a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq leader who alleged­ly is respon­si­ble for coor­di­nat­ing couri­ers to con­nect all aspects of the ter­ror orga­ni­za­tion from Mosul to Bagh­dad in an April 19 oper­a­tion. A sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal asso­ciate was cap­tured with him.

Source:
U.S. Depart­ment of Defense
Office of the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense (Pub­lic Affairs)