Press Release A081211a-411
BAGHDAD – Six suspected terrorists were detained by Coalition Forces Thursday and Friday, further weakening al-Qaeda in Iraq networks in and around Baghdad and Mosul. Forces continued to dismantle AQI Northern Belt networks Wednesday during two synchronized operations near Tarmiyah, about 45 km north of Baghdad. There, forces captured a wanted man reportedly connected to area AQI leadership. A second operation netted another suspect believed to be associated with the network.
AQI leadership was the target of a Thursday operation in Baghdad, which resulted in the capture of one wanted man. The suspected terrorist, who surrendered himself to Coalition Forces, is assessed to be associated with AQI leadership. During a concurrent operation near Ramadi, 41 km west of Baghdad, forces captured an alleged associate of the wanted man. He too identified himself to the assault force and was detained with another suspect. Also Thursday, one suspect was detained during an operation in Mosul targeting the city’s AQI improvised explosive device and car bomb networks.
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