Eight terrorist suspects arrested in Diwaniya

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The Iraqi police in Diwaniya province arrested eight terrorist suspects on Thursday (April 26th) in raid and search operations in various areas of the province, said Karim Zghayyir, chairman of security and defence committee in Diwaniya's provincial council.

"Police forces carried out operations this morning in central Diwaniya in Shamiya district, arresting eight individuals wanted for terrorist charges, including prominent al-Qaeda leader Eidan Abboud," Zghayyir told Al-Shorfa.

Zughair said the operations "were based on intelligence" and added that the forces transferred the detainees to security detention facilities for investigation.

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