Skip to comments.Iraqi Police capture Kirkuk assassination ring member, Taza mosque bombing conspirator
Posted on 10/03/2009 2:22:30 PM PDT by SandRat
BAGHDAD Iraqi Security Forces captured six suspects involved in terrorist acts conducted in and around Kirkuk, Mosul and Baghdad in four different security operations today.
Near Tuz Khurmatu, located approximately 69 km southwest of Kirkuk, the 3rd Emergency Services Unit, with U.S. forces advisors, arrested a suspect involved in an assassination and kidnapping ring that operates in and around the city of Kirkuk. In addition, the suspect played an active role in helping build the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device that destroyed a mosque and killed several Iraqi citizens in Taza on June 20.
The security team searched several buildings for the warranted individual and ultimately arrested him without incident. One additional suspect was arrested during the search when, based on his answers to their questions, police determined that he may pose a threat to the local community.
In another security operation, the 3rd General Directorate Salah ad Din Police Unit, with U.S. forces advisors arrested two suspects during a search in Qara Tapa for an al-Qaeda in Iraq mortar cell leader who operates throughout Diyala Province. The suspects were questioned and determined to have connections to al-Qaeda operations in Qara Tapa, which is located approximately 124 km southeast of Kirkuk.
In a third security operation in northern Mosul, the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division Iraqi Army, with U.S. forces advisors, arrested one suspect during a search of two buildings for an AQI member who is responsible for multiple VBIED attacks throughout the northern-Iraq city.
In a fourth, security operation taking place in northern Baghdad, Iraqi Army soldiers and U.S. advisors searched a building known to be used by the terrorist group Khataib Hizballah. During this operation, the security team encountered a suspicious individual, who was subsequently arrested without incident.
Iraqi Security Forces have significantly weakened terrorist networks that operate throughout Iraq by conducting routine security operations in search of those facilitating or participating in criminal activity.
Are the Iraqui’s going to send them to Gitmo?