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Forces Continue Crackdown on Terrorists in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2010 - Iraqi forces, with U.S. advisors, continued their assault on al-Qaida in Iraq this week, arresting one terrorism suspect near Baghdad and two others in Mosul, military officials reported.

Iraqi security forces today arrested a man suspected in vehicle-borne bombings in the Baghdad area after a combined patrol searched a building just west of the capital city for another man believed to be his associate in the bombings.

In the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on April 7, Iraqi forces arrested two suspected associates of an al-Qaida in Iraq leader for eastern Mosul during a combined operation with U.S. forces.

The combined force searched multiple buildings with a court warrant for the suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader, who is believed to have played a key role in acquiring vehicles and weapons used to carry out assassinations in Mosul.

After a preliminary investigation at the scene, Iraqi forces identified and arrested two suspected criminal associates of the wanted man.

(Compiled from U.S. Forces Iraq news releases.)

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