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Mosul terrorists captured

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq -- Acting on intelligence sources and tips from concerned citizens, Multi-National Forces recently raided suspected terrorist safe houses in the Mosul area, resulting in the capture of three Al-Qaida in Iraq terrorist leaders.

Abdallah Najim Muhammad Husayn (aka Abu Nijim or Abu Muhammad) was captured Aug 26. Muhammad was a terrorist battalion commander for Al-Qaida in Iraq in Mosul . He planned, coordinated and financed terrorist attacks against Iraqi Security and Coalition Forces in the Mosul area. The methods of these attacks and ambushes included the use of vehicle borne improvised explosive devices, improvised explosive devices and mortars.

Also captured Aug. 26 was Bassam Muhammad Ahmad Sultan (aka Abu Shayma, Shayma), who was a cell leader under Abu Muhammad. As a cell leader, Abu Shayma led his cell in executing terror attacks against Iraqi Security and Coalition Forces.

On Sept. 3, Iraqi Police assisted Coalition Forces in capturing Nawfal Muwafaq Ahmad ‘Abdullah (aka Abu Abd al Karim). Abu Abd al Karim was the driver for Abu Zayd, the Al-Qaida in Iraq Military Emir of Mosul . He was responsible for driving Abu Zayd as well as other terrorists to various meetings between the Mosul terrorist leadership. Abu Abd al Karim participated in more than 30 attacks against Iraqi Security and Coalition forces. He was elevated to cell leader under Abu Zayd, who was recently killed by Coalition Forces.

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