WASHINGTON, May 20, 2010 – Iraqi forces arrested 11 terrorism suspects in recent operations conducted with U.S. advisors, military officials reported.
South of Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi forces arrested four suspected al-Qaida in Iraq criminal associates during a combined operation in search of a man who allegedly is involved in bomb attacks against Iraqi civilians and Iraqi and coalition forces.
In Mosul on May 17, Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader and three suspected criminal associates. The suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader is believed to have played a key role in acquiring vehicles and weapons used to carry out assassinations.
Three other suspected criminal associates of the al-Qaida in Iraq leader were captured in Mosul the next day.
Compiled from U.S. Forces Iraq News Releases