BAGHDAD, May 24 (KUNA) -- Iraqi counter terrorism forces (ICTF) arrested on
Saturday a woman suspected of leading a suicide bomber network operating in
Baghdad, the US Army said Sunday.
Upon receiving a warrant issued by the Central Investigation Court, the
ICTF arrested the suspected leader of a cell responsible for recruiting and
preparing females for attacks as suicide bombers, a US Army press release
which circulated here today said.
The suspect confirmed her identity after being interrogated and was taken
For his part, head of the special operations task force, Major Seth
Krummrich said "the arrest of the suspect strikes a crippling blow to the
female suicide bomber network in Baghdad.
"The success of this Iraqi-led operation could definitely provide insight
and lead to future arrests of senior terrorist leadership," he added.
"This is a great representation of what a unified and well synchronized
ISOF (Iraqi Special Operations Forces) intelligence and operational
organization can accomplish," Krummrich said.(end)
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