Saturday, September 26, 2009

OIF Summary, Sept. 26, 2009: Forces in Iraq Nab 6 Suspects in Search for al-Qaeda Emirs

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

BAGHDAD, Sept. 26, 2009 -- Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) arrested six suspected terrorists today during separate security operations in northern Iraq provinces.

The 3rd Brigade Federal Police with U.S. forces advisors apprehended four individuals during a search for an al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) extortion and finance emir in Mosul. After further questioning, the four were identified as suspected AQI associates and arrested.

Near Abassi, located approximately 76 km southwest of Kirkuk, the 3rd Emergency Services Unit with U.S. forces advisors searched for and arrested the AQI military emir of Abassi. The warranted individual was arrested for coordinating and participating in multiple vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attacks targeting the ISF.

The security team also arrested a second suspect during the operation near Abassi. The ISF identified the individual as an associate of AQI operating in the Hawijah area.

These security operations demonstrate the ISF’s capability to weaken AQI’s ability to operate and threaten the security of Iraq.

(From a Multinational Corps Iraq news release.)

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