Troops Capture Alleged Terrorist Leader in Mosul
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Apr. 15, 2008 Coalition forces captured an alleged al-Qaida in Iraq leader thought to be in charge of an illegal terrorist court system in the area yesterday in Mosul, military officials reported.
Officials said he also is suspected of involvement in a local bombing cell. Three other suspects also were detained.
Also in Mosul yesterday, forces caught a terrorist wanted for kidnappings, assassinations and the movement of suicide bombers. Three others also were detained.
Elsewhere, the Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement discovered a cache of anti-tank mines yesterday near the Iranian border. More than 160 anti-tank mines were recovered.
In other operations this week:
-- Coalition forces captured 18 suspected terrorists April 13 and yesterday during operations in the Tigris River Valley and northern part of the country.
-- Iraqi policemen seized a large weapons cache southeast of Baghdad on April 13. The cache held 541 anti-tank mines, 100 rocket fuses, 29 120 mm mortars, seven 107 mm rockets, and five rocket-propelled grenades.
--Coalition forces recovered a weapons cache April 12 during a patrol in Rashid district in southern Baghdad.
(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)