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Iraqi Forces Arrest 2 Al-Qaida Suspects

Compiled from U.S. Forces Iraq News Releases

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2010 – Iraqi security forces today arrested two suspected al-Qaida in Iraq criminal associates during joint security operations conducted in east Mosul, Iraq.

Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched several buildings for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader allegedly responsible for extorting money from oil-related contractors and oil transportation workers in order to fund terrorist operations against Iraq’s security forces and the Iraqi public.

Information and evidence at the scene led Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors to identify and arrest two suspected criminal associates. All such joint operations are pursuant to a warrant issued by an Iraqi judge.

Iraqi and U.S. advisors conduct joint operations in accordance with the security agreement and in coordination with the Iraqi government to target terrorists seeking to disrupt the security and stability of Iraq.

In other Iraq news:

-- Iraqi security forces killed a suspected Jaysh al Mahdi member and arrested a criminal associate during an Aug. 29 joint security operation in southwest Baghdad. In Baghdad’s Rashid district, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched a building for a suspected JAM member, who allegedly has close ties to the terror organization’s senior leadership and is responsible for acquiring funds for the terrorist organization. During the operation, the suspected JAM member fired a pistol at the Iraqi forces, who returned fire, killing him. Information and evidence gathered at the scene led Iraqi forces to identify and arrest a criminal associate of the warranted individual. All joint operations are pursuant to a warrant issued by an Iraqi judge. Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors conduct joint operations in accordance with the security agreement and in coordination with the Iraqi government to target terrorists seeking to disrupt the security and stability of Iraq.

In Aug. 28 operations:

-- Iraqi security forces arrested two suspected al-Qaida in Iraq criminal associates during a joint security operation conducted south of Baghdad. Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched a building for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member who allegedly belongs to a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device terrorist cell. Information and evidence gathered at the scene led Iraqi forces to identify and arrest two suspected AQI criminal associates.

-- Iraqi security forces arrested two suspected al-Qaida in Iraq criminal associates during a joint security operation conducted near Kirkuk. Information and evidence gathered at the scene led Iraqi forces to identify and arrest two suspected al-Qaida in Iraq criminal associates.

 

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