Iraqi forces arrest six suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists in Baghdad

February 10th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News  

BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) — Iraqi authorities arrested six suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists in Baghdad on Tuesday, officials said on Wednesday.

An element of the Iraqi Federal Police, with U.S. forces advisors, arrested the suspects in Baghdad under the authority of a warrant issued by the Central Investigative Court of Baghdad.

“The Iraqi Federal Police commitment to providing safety and security to the country was demonstrated in this operation,” said Army Maj. Catina Barnes, a Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula spokesperson. “It disrupts a security threat to the GOI and assists in securing the environment for the national elections.”

The suspects are alleged to being affiliated with an Al-Qaeda in Iraq cell in the Arab Jabour area. The cell is believed to be responsible for improvised explosive device (IED) and small arms attacks against Iraqi Security Forces in the area.

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