Iraqis Arrest 10 With Suspected Terrorism Ties

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2010 — Iraqi forces arrest­ed 10 peo­ple believed to have ties to ter­ror­ists in three oper­a­tions today, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.

In Bagh­dad, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed a sus­pect­ed Promised Day Brigade leader and two sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal associates. 

The Promised Day Brigade leader alleged­ly is direct­ly respon­si­ble for oper­a­tions, finances and weapons pro­cure­ment for mem­bers of the group oper­at­ing in Diyala. The Promised Day Brigade is the suc­ces­sor orga­ni­za­tion to Shi­ite cler­ic Moq­ta­da al-Sadr’s mili­tia, and is believed to have Iran­ian backing. 

Mean­while, Iraqi forces arrest­ed sev­en sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq crim­i­nal asso­ciates dur­ing two sep­a­rate oper­a­tions near Taji. 

In one oper­a­tion, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed six sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal asso­ciates while search­ing for a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq financier believed to be respon­si­ble for plant­i­ng road­side bombs tar­get­ing Iraqi and coali­tion forces. 

In the oth­er oper­a­tion, Iraqi forces work­ing with U.S. advi­sors arrest­ed a sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal asso­ciate while search­ing for a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq leader alleged­ly involved in build­ing vehi­cle-borne bombs for ter­ror­ist operatives. 

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

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