Iraqi forces arrested 11 suspects in security operations launched Tuesday (November 8th) in Maysan and Diyala provinces, security officials said.
In Maysan province, Amarah deputy police chief Lt. Col. Hatef Ali told Al-Shorfa that intelligence indicated that suspects might be at a building south of the city, and a police force launched an operation based on this information.
"Six terrorists belonging to Jund al-Samaa terrorist militias were arrested," Ali said. "They were wanted by the Iraqi judiciary for their involvement in a number of terrorist attacks."
The raiding force found light and medium weapons, as well as sticky bombs, in the building.
A local police force in Diyala province arrested five suspected al-Qaeda members.
Diyala police spokesperson Lt. Col. Ghaleb al-Karkhi said, "Confessions from people detained by Iraqi forces led to a terrorist hideout at an agricultural village in Khanaqin. When the hideout was raided, five al-Qaeda members were arrested."
Al-Karkhi said the detainees are involved in killing citizens and rigging vehicles with explosives to carry out terrorist attacks.