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Iraqis Arrest Suspected Vehicle Bomber, Extortionists

Compiled from U.S. Forces Iraq News Releases

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2010 – Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested a suspected vehicle bomber and four accused extortionists in Iraq in recent days, military officials reported.

Iraqi forces arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member during a combined May 7 operation about 70 miles northeast of Baghdad. The suspect is believed to have ties to vehicle-bomb attacks and high-level al-Qaida in Iraq leaders in Diyala province.

On May 6, Iraqi forces in search of a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq extortion leader arrested four suspected al-Qaida in Iraq members during a combined operation in eastern Mosul.

Information and evidence gathered at the scene led Iraqi forces to identify and arrest four associates of the wanted man.


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