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BAGHDAD (AP) – The U.S. military says it has captured 18 suspects in raids against al-Qaeda in Iraq.

The military says it detained the suspects Thursday and Friday.

A military statement says those captured include four suspects in the northern city of Kirkuk. The suspects are allegedly associated with a regional al-Qaeda in Iraq leader.

Another suspected al-Qaeda operator was detained in Sulaiman Bek, 100 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

The suspect is believed to have had a role in roadside bomb attacks.