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Iraqi Security Forces arrested five suspected terrorists during two joint security operations conducted today to degrade the al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) network in northern Iraq.
In Haditha, located approximately 150 km southwest of Mosul, ISF and U.S. advisors searched two buildings for a suspected AQI member believed to facilitate the movement of finances and explosives into the Abu Ghraib area in order to carry out vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attacks.
After conducting preliminary questioning and collecting evidence at the scene, ISF identified and arrested the wanted individual and two suspected criminal accomplices.
During a separate operation located in Khanaqin, located approximately 145 km northeast of Baghdad, the 3rd Emergency Response Unit and U.S. advisors searched two buildings for a suspected AQI member who facilitates attacks for the terrorist group in the Baghdad and Baqubah areas.
Evidence collected at the scene led Iraqi Police to arrest two suspected criminal associates of the warranted individual.