Iraq — Iraqi Forces Arrest Several Terrorism Suspects

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2010 — Iraqi secu­ri­ty forces arrest­ed sev­er­al ter­ror­ism sus­pects dur­ing recent com­bined oper­a­tions with U.S. advi­sors in Iraq, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.

In Jalu­lah today, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed a sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal while search­ing for a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq leader who alleged­ly par­tic­i­pat­ed in numer­ous check­point attacks and kid­nap­pings.

Also today, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors in west­ern Bagh­dad arrest­ed a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq leader believed to be involved in the con­struc­tion and facil­i­ta­tion of vehi­cle-borne bombs, along with a sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal asso­ciate.

In Sadiyah yes­ter­day, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed three sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal­swhile look­ing for a sus­pect who alleged­ly coor­di­nates meet­ings for high-lev­el al-Qai­da in Iraq lead­ers.

Also yes­ter­day, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors in Haw­i­jah arrest­ed a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq leader alleged­ly involved in mor­tar, rock­et and bomb­ing attacks against Iraqi and coali­tion forces, along with two sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal asso­ciates.

In north­ern Bagh­dad yes­ter­day, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed a sus­pect­ed Khataib Hizbal­lah ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tion crim­i­nal asso­ciate while search­ing for a sus­pect­ed mem­ber of the group who alleged­ly is respon­si­ble for plant­i­ng road­side bombs.

In a July 10 oper­a­tion in north­ern Bagh­dad, Iraqi forces arrest­ed two sus­pect­ed Khataib Hizbal­lah crim­i­nal asso­ciates while search­ing for a sus­pect­ed mem­ber of the group who alleged­ly is respon­si­ble for the facil­i­ta­tion of weapons trans­porta­tion to cen­tral Iraq.

In Taji on July 10, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed a sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal while search­ing for a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq leader who alleged­ly is respon­si­ble for high-pro­file attacks in cen­tral Iraq.

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