Iraqi army arrest 19 wanted men

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Security forces on Thursday (December 27th) arrested 19 men wanted for terrorist activities following a security operation in southern Baghdad, the Iraqi Ministry of Defence said Saturday.

Speaking in the capital on Saturday, Maj. Gen. Nasser Ghannam, commander of the Iraqi army's 17th Division, said in a joint press conference with ministry spokesperson Col. Dhia al-Wakeel that a military force carried out a raid and search operation Thursday night in different areas of southern Baghdad.

Ghannam said security personnel also discovered a weapons cache containing 61 shells.

He said the operation was based on accurate intelligence.

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