Iraq — Iraqi Forces Arrest 17 Terrorism Suspects

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2010 — Iraqi secu­ri­ty forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed 17 ter­ror­ism sus­pects in oper­a­tions in Iraq yes­ter­day and today, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.

Near Abu Ghraib today, Iraqi forces arrest­ed a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq mem­ber believed to have close ties to the organization’s senior lead­er­ship, along with eight alleged crim­i­nal asso­ciates.

Near Mosul yes­ter­day, Iraqi forces and U.S. advi­sors stopped a vehi­cle in hopes of appre­hend­ing a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq mem­ber believed to be respon­si­ble for facil­i­tat­ing the trav­el of for­eign sui­cide bombers into the city and direct­ly financ­ing vehi­cle-borne bomb­ing attacks. Infor­ma­tion and evi­dence gath­ered at the scene led Iraqi forces to iden­ti­fy and arrest three sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal asso­ciates.

Today, Iraqi forces and U.S. advi­sors searched sev­er­al build­ings in an effort to appre­hend the same sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq mem­ber. Infor­ma­tion and evi­dence gath­ered at the scene led Iraqi forces to iden­ti­fy and arrest five sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal asso­ciates of the want­ed man.

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

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