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Iraqi Forces Arrest 10 Terrorism Suspects

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2009 – Iraqi forces, with U.S. forces advisors, arrested 10 terrorism suspects in recent days, military officials reported.

The operations took place in northern Iraq, Baghdad and in Iraq’s Babil province.

In northern Iraq, Iraqi forces arrested four suspected terrorists under the authority of various warrants Aug. 29. A Beiji special weapons and tactics team arrested a suspected terrorist in Salahuddin province with a warrant issued by the Beiji Investigative Court for suspicion of trafficking illegal weapons throughout the country.

In Diyala province, Iraqi commandos arrested three suspected terrorists with warrants issued by a court in Khark. The three men were suspected of attacks on Iraqi and U.S. forces and of kidnapping and killing citizens of Diyala.

In Baghdad, Iraqi special operations forces arrested a suspected terrorist under authority of a warrant issued by the Central Investigative Court of Khark. The detained individual allegedly is affiliated with insurgent groups, including al-Qaida in Iraq, and was wanted for conducting attacks against Iraqi government officials and security forces.

The same day in Tikrit, an element of the Emergency Response Brigade arrested a suspected terrorist on a warrant issued by a court in Tal Afar. The alleged insurgent was wanted for connections with terrorist cells responsible for attacks on Iraqi and U.S. forces and for murdering citizens in the Mosul area.

On Aug. 27 in Baghdad, Iraqi special operations forces arrested a suspected terrorist under authority of a warrant issued by the Central Investigative Court of Khark. The detained individual allegedly is affiliated with insurgent groups and was wanted for conducting attacks against Iraqi government officials and security forces.

In Babil province Aug. 27, Emergency Response Brigade elements arrested three suspected terrorists under authority of a warrant issued by the Investigative Court of Hillah. The suspects allegedly are affiliated with insurgent groups operating in the province and were wanted for assassinations and bomb attacks against Iraqi government officials, security forces and civilians.

The day before, also in Babil province, the Emergency Response Brigade arrested a suspected terrorist under authority of a warrant issued by the Investigative Court of Hillah. The suspect allegedly served as a ranking officer for numerous terrorist groups operating in the area, and also was wanted for mass murder and bomb attacks against civilians and Iraqi security forces.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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