BAGHDAD, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- Iraqi security forces on Friday stated that they
have put a stop to what they described as "the direct sponsors of Al-Qaeda in
the Diyali province," as well as female suicide-bombers in the Iraqi area.
"Ibrahim Al-Towaijri, the direct sponsor of Al-Qaeda in Diyali has been
arrested by the Iraqi authorities," said Director of the National Command
Centre in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior Major General Abdulkarim Khalaf in a
statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
The senior army officer indicated that Al-Towaijri was an Iraqi national
and was arrested during a raid carried out by security forces in the city of
Baquba, the largest of cities in the Diyali province.
Khalaf added that a separate raid was carried out on an Al-Qaeda stronghold
in the city of Miqdadiyah north of Baquba, where armed clashes occurred with
armed militia from the movement, as well an explosion of an improvised
Positive investigations with a captured woman, in-charge of recruiting
female suicide bombers, resulted in the discovery of a network of female
suicide bombers as well as the arrest of three suspected women and one man.
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