Al-Qaeda's wali in Hit was arrested, Iraqi police in Anbar province said Saturday (July 14th).
Maj. Gen. Hadi Razij, the Anbar police chief, told Al-Shorfa a joint army and police force arrested Mushtaq al-Hiti, al-Qaeda's wali in Hit, located 50 kilometres west of Ramadi.
Razij said security forces found al-Hiti in the village of Zawya. They also found three other gunmen, an explosives vest, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and maps of a military base, he said.
Al-Hiti confessed that al-Qaeda planned to strike the base using medium-range missiles, Razij said.