Irak — Iraqi Forces Arrest Terrorism Suspects

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.

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