Security forces arrested six Iraqi gunmen linked to Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN) during a security operation in al-Qaim district on the Syrian border, the Anbar provincial police said Friday (April 19th).
"A security force carried out a large-scale support and search operation in al-Rummana village in al-Qaim district along the Syrian border Friday morning," Anbar police chief Maj. Gen. Hadi Erzaij told Al-Shorfa.
Police arrested six gunmen linked to JAN, all "previous members of al-Qaeda in Iraq who left the country last year to fight in Syria", he said.
"Investigations conducted with the gunmen have showed they are linked to Jabhat al-Nusra and have been involved in terrorist operations and the transfer of weapons and explosive materials to and from Iraq on six different occasions this year," Erzaij said.
"The police seized weapons and explosives in their possession, as well as important information stored on a laptop found in their possession," he said.