Iraqi Security Forces arrest suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader

April 27th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by BNO News  

BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) — Iraqi Security Forces arrested a suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader west of Baghdad on Tuesday, the U.S. Military said. A second suspect was also taken into custody.

The arrests were made during joint security operations approximately 40 kilometers west of Baghdad. Iraqi Security Forces and U.S. advisors searched a building for a suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader, who is believed to be responsible for assassinations and bank robberies in the Mansour area.

“Information and evidence gathered at the scene led Iraqi forces to identify and arrest the wanted [Al-Qaeda in Iraq] leader and one criminal associate,” the U.S. Military said.

Iraqi and U.S. forces conduct joint operations in accordance with a Security Agreement and in coordination with the Iraqi government to target terrorists seeking to disrupt the security and stability of Iraq.

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