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106 Suspected Iraqi Insurgents Arrested

U.S. and Iraqi forces captured more than 100 suspected insurgents in raids across the country, arresting a former Iraqi general and another Iraqi believed involved in a suicide bombing last month, the U.S. command said Thursday. Those arrested included former Brig. Gen. Abu Aymad al-Tikriti, former head of military intelligence in northern Iraq, Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said. Al-Tikriti was arrested early Thursday along with three others near Tikrit, Saddam Hussein’s hometown, he said. Al-Tikriti is suspected of having led a cell of anti-coalition insurgents. Kimmitt, deputy chief of staff for operations, also said U.S. forces captured Majid Ali Abbas al-Dazi, believed to have been involved in a suicide truck bombing Jan. 24 in the central town of Samarra. Al-Dazi was apprehended Wednesday, officials said. Full Story

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