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Iraqis Arrest 5 al-Qaida in Iraq Associates

Compiled from U.S. Forces Iraq News Releases

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested five suspected associates of al-Qaida in Iraq members in recent operations in northern and central Iraq, military officials reported.

Northeast of Baghdad today, Iraqi forces searching with U.S. advisors for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader believed to be responsible for attacks on Iraqi and coalition forces arrested two suspected associates of the wanted man.

Southwest of Mosul today, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched a building for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader allegedly responsible for the terrorist organization's operations. Information and evidence gathered at the scene led Iraqi forces to identify and arrest two suspected criminal associates of the wanted man.

West of Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched several buildings in separate locations for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader who allegedly is involved in bombing attacks against Iraqi and coalition forces. Information and evidence gathered at the scene led Iraqi forces to identify and arrest a suspected criminal associate of the wanted man.

 

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