A new security operation began in Baghdad and other cities to track down al-Qaeda members who were responsible for Thursday's attacks that killed 67 people and injured 417 others, the Iraqi Interior Ministry announced Saturday (February 25th).
Maj. Gen. Adil Daham, the Interior Ministry spokesperson, told Al-Shorfa that police started the security operation named "Operation Justice" with assistance from the army to hunt down the suspects. An estimated 10,000 security and army personnel are involved in the operation. Security personnel are relying upon intelligence and co-operation from citizens to locate the offenders.
Daham said the police had obtained important leads about the perpetrators of these terrorist attacks that they hope will lead to their arrests.