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Iraqi Forces Arrest 21 Terrorism Suspects

American Forces Press Service

BAGHDAD, Nov. 4, 2009 – Iraqi security forces arrested 21 suspects today during operations targeting vehicle-borne bomb network members in Baghdad and Bayji, Iraq, military officials reported.

Iraqi security forces in western Baghdad arrested 17 suspects while serving a warrant for a man charged with being involved in vehicle-borne bomb attacks.

The security team searched several buildings and sequestered several people for questioning. Based on information gathered, 17 were determined to be suspected associates of the warranted man, who was not apprehended in the operation.

In Bayji, southwest of Kirkuk, Iraqi police and U.S. advisors searched with a warrant for a vehicle-borne bomb network leader. The suspect allegedly plans attacks in coordination with vehicle-borne bomb network leaders throughout Salahuddin province.

Iraqi forces questioned those at the scene and arrested four suspects based on incriminating information and evidence found on the premises. The warranted suspect was not apprehended during the operation.

(From a Multinational Force Iraq news release.)

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