Thursday, November 5, 2009

OIF Summary, Nov. 5, 2009: Forces in Iraq Nab 6 Bomb Network Suspects

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

BAGHDAD, Nov. 5, 2009 -- Iraqi security forces arrested six suspects during two security operations today targeting members of al-Qaida in Iraq-sponsored bombing networks.

In Bayji, Iraqi police and U.S. advisors with court-issued warrants searched several buildings in pursuit of vehicle-bomb network members operating across Iraq’s Salahuddin province.

Based on information gathered at the scene, police arrested three people for allegedly aiding and abetting criminal activity. The suspect wanted on the warrant was not apprehended.

In Tall Zalat, southwest of Mosul, Iraqi forces acting on a warrant searched several buildings for an alleged roadside-bomb suspect. Based on incriminating evidence found at the scene, three suspects were arrested, though the warranted person was not among them.

(From a Multinational Force Iraq news release.)

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