Basra Police Arrest Suspected Terrorist Commander
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2009 Iraqi police from the Basra special weapons and tactics team, along with U.S. advisors, arrested a suspected terrorist commander yesterday in an Iraqi-led operation in southern Iraq, military officials reported.
The SWAT team was operating under the authority of a warrant issued by a Basra-based court.
The suspected terrorist commander of a Basra-based insurgent group is believed to be responsible for explosions and indirect-fire attacks in the area.
The man’s detainment may reduce the insurgent group’s ability to conduct attacks, Iraqi officials said.
(From a Multinational Corps Iraq news release.)