Iraq — Iraqis Arrest 20 With Suspected Terrorism Ties

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2010 — Iraqi secu­ri­ty forces arrest­ed 20 peo­ple with sus­pect­ed ter­ror­ism ties dur­ing sev­er­al oper­a­tions in Iraq yes­ter­day, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.

In Kirkuk, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed three peo­ple believed to be crim­i­nal asso­ciates of a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq mem­ber who alleged­ly is involved in finan­cial and oper­a­tional coor­di­na­tion for the ter­ror­ist organization. 

In east­ern Mosul, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq mem­ber and a sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal asso­ciate. The sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq mem­ber alleged­ly is a couri­er for the ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tion and has ties to senior-lev­el ter­ror­ist extor­tion lead­ers in north­ern Iraq. 

In anoth­er oper­a­tion in east­ern Mosul, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed four peo­ple believed to be crim­i­nal asso­ciates of a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq leader who alleged­ly has ties to extor­tion and weapons-pro­cure­ment ter­ror­ist cells. 

North­east of Fal­lu­jah, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed four peo­ple believed to be crim­i­nal asso­ciates of a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq leader who alleged­ly has ties to the organization’s senior leaders. 

In Abu Ghraib, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed sev­en peo­ple believed to be crim­i­nal asso­ciates of a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq leader who alleged­ly is involved in road­side-bomb pro­duc­tion and has ties with the organization’s senior leaders. 

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

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