WASHINGTON, June 28, 2010 — Iraqi security forces arrested four terrorism suspects in recent operations with U.S. advisors, military officials reported.
West of Baghdad, Iraqi forces arrested an alleged al-Qaida in Iraq member and a suspected criminal associate during a combined operation yesterday.
Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched two buildings for the suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member, who is believed to be involved in the construction and distribution of roadside bombs and in attacks against Iraqi civilians and Iraqi and U.S. forces. Information and evidence gathered at the scene led Iraqi forces to identify and arrest the wanted man and a suspected criminal associate.
On June 26, Iraqi forces arrested two suspected criminal associates of the Jaysh al-Mahdi terrorist group during a combined operation north of Baghdad.
Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched two buildings for a suspected Jaysh al-Mahdi member who allegedly is involved in roadside-bomb and indirect-fire attacks against Iraqi and coalition forces. Information and evidence gathered at the scene led Iraqi forces to identify and arrest two suspected criminal associates of the wanted man.
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