WASHINGTON, July 29, 2010 — Iraqi security forces arrested six people affiliated with the al-Qaida in Iraq terrorism organization in combined operations with U.S. advisors yesterday, military officials reported.
In southwestern Baghdad, Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors searched several buildings for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member who allegedly has close ties to the organization’s senior leadership. Information and evidence gathered at the scene led Iraqi forces to identify and arrest three suspected criminal associates of the wanted man.
In Hawijah, Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors captured a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader who allegedly is involved in coordinating and planting roadside bombs.
During a separate operation in Baghdad, Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors captured a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member who allegedly facilitates bringing foreign fighters into Iraq.
In western Mosul, Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested a suspected associate of a wanted al-Qaida in Iraq leader who allegedly plans attacks on Iraqi and coalition forces.
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