IRBIL, May 16 (KUNA) -- Iraqi and Multi-National Force (MNF) troops
arrested 14 suspected terrorists during operations in Mosul, said a military
The source told KUNA that operations also included areas near the city of
Mosul, adding that the government's operation against Al-Qaeda operatives in
the city, which began last Saturday and lasted to Thursday, succeeded in the
arrest of 833 suspects.
About 51 suspects were released and interrogation of the rest is ongoing,
affirmed the source.
Meanwhile, Major General Mohammad Al-Askari said the curfew imposed on
Mosul in the hours of the day was lifted, adding that Prime Minister Nouri
Al-Maliki ordered that those who surrendered to authoritues would not be
Maliki said that the pardon would last for ten days, indicated Al-Askari.
A delegation from Nineveh met Thursday with Maliki, who affirmed that
operations were aimed at bringing peace to Mosul and all areas of Iraq.
Maliki, as well as ministers of interior and defense, arrived to Nineveh
Wednesday to supervise operations against the Al-Qaeda terrorist network
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