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Release A050920b

Coalition forces apprehend terror doctors, prevent terror clinic

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq – Coalition forces recently captured two key terrorist medical doctors, dealing a serious blow to al-Qaeda in Iraq attempts to establish treatment facilities for terrorists.

On August 29 and 30, Coalition forces, acting on multiple intelligence sources and tips from concerned citizens, raided two suspected terrorist locations in the Baghdad and Baqubah regions to capture known terrorists operating in the areas. Captured during those raids was Anis ‘Abd-al-Razaq ‘Ali Muhammad, also known as Dr. Anis or Dr. Sa’ad. Dr. Sa’ad is an admitted terrorist and senior member of al Qaeda in Iraq in Baghdad.

Coalition forces also captured Mazen Mahdi Salih Mahdi Khudayr, also known as Abu Abdullah, Dr. Mazen or Dr. Layth. He is an admitted senior terrorist, weapons dealer and medical doctor who worked for Wamid, the military Emir of al Qaeda in Iraq in Baghdad.

In addition to treating wounded terrorists, Dr. Layth sold weapons and explosives to Wamid and his subordinates to kill Iraqi Security and Coalition forces. He has admitted to visiting neighboring countries to buy weapons and explosives and then smuggling them back into Iraq, where he would sell them to his terrorist connections in Baghdad. One such purchase was to provide arms to a terrorist assassination platoon, according to documents recovered by Coalition forces.

Dr. Sa’ad, a senior member of the al Qaeda in Iraq network in Baghdad, was one of the organizations key physicians. He received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the Pharmaceutical College in Baghdad, but he was also acting as an unaccredited medical doctor, treating wounded terrorists in and around the Baghdad area. He prescribed and provided drugs and medication and was actively involved in the treatment of terrorists’ wounds.

Additionally, Wamid and other senior members of the al Qaeda terrorist network in Baghdad commissioned Dr. Sa’ad and Dr. Layth to open a clinic to treat wounded terrorists in the area. They met on numerous occasions to discuss the endeavor and were in the process of selecting a suitable location and obtaining additional assistance when they were captured.

This is the second know instance of terrorists attempting to open such a facility in the Baghdad area. Dr. Mushin, who was captured in June, was also commissioned by senior al Qaeda in Iraq leaders to set up a clinic to treat wounded terrorists.

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