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.
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