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Iraqi security forces arrest to Al-Qaeda sponsor, female suicide bombers

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 explosive device.
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. (end) ahh.sd KUNA 291822 Aug 08NNNN