Iraqi Forces Arrest 5 Suspected Terrorists
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Mar. 24, 2010 Iraqi forces with U.S. advisors arrested five men suspected of carrying out attacks for two terrorist groups operating in Iraq, military officials said.
Iraqi security forces arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq attack-cell member today in Taji, about 15 miles north of Baghdad.
Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched a building for a suspect believed to have provided safe haven for other terrorists and to have planned bomb attacks against security forces. After a preliminary investigation, Iraqi forces identified and arrested the wanted man and two suspected criminal associates.
Yesterday, Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested two suspected Jaysh al-Mahdi terrorist group members in southeastern Baghdad.
The combined force was searching for a suspected Jaysh al-Mahdi commander believed to be involved in assassinations, kidnappings and bombing attacks targeting security forces. Iraqi forces arrested two suspected criminal associates of the wanted man following a preliminary investigation.
(Compiled from U.S. Forces Iraq news releases.)