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Iraqis Arrest 4 Terrorism Suspects

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2009 – Iraqi soldiers and police arrested four terrorism suspects in two operations yesterday, military officials reported.

Iraqi soldiers arrested a suspect yesterday during an operation in northeastern Baghdad targeting the Promised Day Brigade terrorist network.

The soldiers and U.S. advisors searched a home for a suspected leader of the group believed to be responsible for attacking security forces in the Baghdad region. Preliminary questioning and evidence collected at the scene led the soldiers to arrest a suspected criminal associate of the leader.

In a separate operation, Iraqi constables, with U.S. advisors, arrested three alleged terrorist cell members under the authority of warrants issued Dec. 12.

The three are suspected of operating within a terrorist group, with two of them suspected of playing roles in the media cell responsible for propaganda, distribution of terrorist procedures, and tactics and subversion of the Iraq government.

One suspect allegedly produced and gathered media designed to showcase various attacks. Another allegedly is a high-ranking member within the terrorist media cell responsible for coordinating media efforts. The third allegedly is a former media manager responsible for distributing the cell’s propaganda.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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