Written by United States Forces - Iraq PAO
Saturday, March 13, 2010 09:03.
Press Release 20100313-03
March 13, 2010
BAGHDAD – During two joint security operations conducted today in central Iraq, Iraqi Police arrested three suspected terrorists, two of whom [are] believed to be al-Qaeda in Iraq leaders.
In the city of Tarmiyah, located approximately 41 km north of Baghdad, ISF and U.S. advisors searched two buildings for a suspected AQI leader who allegedly provides financial support, explosives and weapons to numerous terrorist cells operating in the region.
The building in which the wanted individual was found also contained a hidden room where the security team discovered several AK-47 assault rifles and cases of ammunition.
After conducting preliminary questioning and examining the evidence collected at the scene, ISF identified and arrested the wanted AQI leader and a suspected criminal associate.
During a second security operation in southwest Baghdad, ISF and U.S. advisors searched a residential building for a suspected mid-level AQI leader who is believed to have helped plan past high-profile vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attacks in the capital.
Information and evidence gathered during the operation led ISF to identify and arrest the wanted AQI leader.
Both security operations were conducted in accordance with the Security Agreement and in coordination with the Iraqi government.
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