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American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2010 - Iraqi security forces arrested eight alleged members of al-Qaida in Iraq in recent combined operations with American military advisors throughout central and northern Iraq, military officials reported.
In western Baghdad today, Iraqi forces with their U.S. advisors arrested an alleged associate member of al-Qaida in Iraq. The suspect is believed to be "intimately involved" in planning and executing "high-profile attacks" in the area, officials said. He was not the operation's planned target, but information found during the searches linked him to the al-Qaida in Iraq leader, officials said.
In operations yesterday, seven alleged al-Qaida in Iraq operatives were arrested:
Each operation was conducted pursuant to a court warrant, officials said.
(Compiled from U.S. Forces Iraq news releases.)