Iraq — Iraqis Arrest 4 Terrorism Suspects

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2010 — Iraqi secu­ri­ty forces arrest­ed four ter­ror­ism sus­pects in recent com­bined oper­a­tions in Iraq, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.

In west­ern Mosul yes­ter­day, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq leader who alleged­ly is respon­si­ble for the con­sol­i­da­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of funds that sup­port the ter­ror orga­ni­za­tion through­out the north­ern Iraq city, along with three of his asso­ciates. The sus­pect also alleged­ly is con­nect­ed with acquir­ing com­po­nents used for the con­struc­tion of road­side bombs.

In Kirkuk on July 7, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq crim­i­nal asso­ciate while search­ing for a sus­pect­ed mem­ber of the ter­ror­ist

orga­ni­za­tion who alleged­ly has links to numer­ous attacks involv­ing vehi­cle-borne bombs, sui­cide vests and road­side bombs. He also is believed to be respon­si­ble for facil­i­tat­ing the move­ment of for­eign fight­ers into Iraq.

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