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Iraqi Security Forces arrested six individuals during two joint security operations today targeting members of al-Qaeda in Iraq-sponsored vehicle borne improvised explosive device networks.
In Bayji, located approximately 102 km southwest of Kirkuk, Iraqi Police and U.S. advisors searched several buildings during a warranted joint security operation in pursuit of VBIED network members operating across Salah ad Din Province.
During the search, individuals on the premises were questioned by Iraqi Police. Based on information gathered at the scene, three individuals were arrested for allegedly aiding and abetting criminal activity. The warranted individual was not apprehended during the security operation.
During a joint security operation in Tall Zalat, located approximately 30 km southwest of Mosul, Iraqi Security Forces, acting on a warrant, searched several buildings for an alleged Mosul IED facilitator.
Based on incriminating evidence found at the scene, three suspects were arrested. The warranted individual was not apprehended during the security operation.