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Al-Qaeda top militant, terrorist financier arrested N. Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Feb 2 (KUNA) -- A leading Al-Qaeda militant and a terrorist-financier were arrested in northern Baghdad Saturday, Iraqi and American security sources said.
A source at the Iraqi police told KUNA Iraqi and US forces captured Abdulrahman Al-Mashhadani, the military official of so-called Iraq Islamic State, in Tarmiya town in Salahuddin governorate northern Baghdad.
He is also accused of carrying out suicide operations and sectarian deportation in Al-Adl neighborhood in western Baghdad.
The US army said in a statement the American forces have captured a person financing gangs.
The arrestee is accused of paying wages for terrorist groups in the governorate of Waset in southern Baghdad, it said. (end) ahh.bs KUNA 021944 Feb 08NNNN