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Top Terror Leader Arrested in Northern Iraq | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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MOSUL, Iraq, AP-U.S. and Iraqi forces on Saturday arrested suspected top terror leader in this volatile northern city, police said. The Iraqi man, known as Mullah Mahdi, was detained with his brother, three other Iraqis and a non-Iraqi Arab national, following a brief clash in eastern Mosul, said Iraqi army Maj. Gen. Khalil Ahmed al-Obeidi.

Al-Obeidi said the terror suspect was affiliated with the Ansar al-Sunnah Army, one of Iraq”s most feared terror groups, and links to the Syrian intelligence service.

&#34He was wanted for almost all car bombs, assassinations of high official, beheadings of Iraqi policemen and soldiers and for launching attacks against Multi-National Forces,&#34 al-Obeidi said.