Prominent al-Qaeda commander arrested in western Iraq

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A joint police-army force on Thursday (November 15th) arrested a prominent al-Qaeda military commander east of Fallujah.

"The force arrested Hisham Hamdi, al-Qaeda's military commander for al-Karma area, east of Fallujah, without any resistance, at a house where he was hiding," Anbar police commander Maj. Gen. Hadi Erzaij told Al-Shorfa.

"Hamdi was responsible for carrying out dozens of terrorist attacks in the area between Fallujah and Baghdad in the last two years," he added.

According to Erzaij, the force also found a weapons and explosives cache at the house.

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