'Emir of al-Qaeda' in Fallujah arrested

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The "emir of al-Qaeda" in Fallujah was arrested in a security operation carried out by a joint Iraqi police and army force in the al-Jolan area, north of Fallujah, Iraqi police in Anbar said Thursday (March 1st).

Anbar police spokesperson Maj. Hamid Zaban told Al-Shorfa that the operation was carried out after police received information from citizens on the whereabouts of Abed al-Dulaimi, the emir of al-Qaeda in Fallujah, and three of his companions.

"Citizen cooperation helped us arrest the terrorist and one of his companions after a months-long chase," Zaban said.

He said two of the emir's companions escaped and a search is now underway to arrest them.

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