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Iraqis 'capture leading militant' - BBC News
« on: January 17, 2009, 21:17:13 »
Iraqis 'capture leading militant'

Iraqi security forces say they have captured leading Sunni militant Tha'ir Kadhim Sraiwi.
Mr Sraiwi is thought to be the leader of militant group Ansar al Sunna, believed to be
behind a Baghdad market bombing in 2008 which killed 40 people. Mr Sraiwi is also
wanted for the killing of 17 off-duty policemen in 2006, authorities said.

There has been no independent verification of his arrest, says the BBC's Jonny Dymond,
in Baghdad.

'Shake stability'

Mr Sraiwi had received support from some Iraqi politicians, though they have not been
named, our correspondent said. "We have the names of those helping this terrorist,"
security forces spokesman Qassim Moussawi was quoted by Reuters as saying. "They
work inside Iraq and unfortunately some of them are part of the political process. Their
aim is to shake stability."

Violent attacks still take place regularly in the Iraqi capital, but the number and severity
of the attacks has fallen recently. But last week at least 35 people were killed and more
than 70 were injured when a female suicide bomber attacked Shia pilgrims at a religious
festival in Baghdad's Kadhamiya district.
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Re: Iraqis 'capture leading militant' - BBC News
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 11:32:17 »
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