Friday, August 21, 2009

OIF Update, Aug. 21, 2009: Iraqis Arrest 10 on Terrorism Charges

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2009 -- Iraqi forces, working with U.S. advisors, have arrested 10 people in Iraq on terrorism charges related to bombings, murder and kidnappings against Iraqi and U.S. forces and Iraqi civilians, military officials reported.

The arrests were made Aug. 19, and seven were with court-issued warrants.

In Kirkuk province, two men were arrested at their homes and charged with attacking Iraqi and U.S. forces with grenades and sniper rifles, as well conducting kidnappings, murders and intimidation against Iraqi civilians. Three other men believed to be associates of the suspects were found and detained in another home.

In Diyala province, Iraqi commandos with U.S. advisors arrested four suspects wanted for attacks against Iraqi and U.S. forces and for kidnapping and murdering local civilians there. All were arrested in their homes without incident.

In Ninevah province, Iraqi commandos with U.S. advisors arrested a man on a warrant charging him with attacking Iraqi security forces with roadside bombs and car bombs.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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