Iraqi forces arrested several suspects in operations carried out in Anbar and Baghdad provinces Monday (November 14th), security officials said.
According to Col. Nehad al-Abbasi, commander of the Iraqi army's Sixth Division, Fourth Brigade, Security forces arrested the "military commander of al-Qaeda in the northern Baghdad sector", along with two of his aides in an operation conducted by a team of special forces near Shatie al-Taji, 30 kilometres north of Baghdad.
"The force attacked a commercial building in the area based on intelligence, found the suspect named Abu Fahd and two of his aides, and arrested them," al-Abbasi told Al-Shorfa. "Abu Fahd is al-Qaeda's official in the northern sector of the capital. His arrest is a major blow to the terrorists."
Anbar police chief Maj. Gen. Hadi Rizayig Kassar told Al-Shorfa that the police arrested three suspects who he described as a suicide bomber and two gunmen during a house raid near al-Khalidiya, east of Ramadi.
"The Iraqi forces engaged the terrorists before they surrendered," Kassar said. "They included a suicide bomber who is of Arab nationality. Two explosive vests and light weapons were found with them."