Iraqi forces arrest seven Saudi terrorists in Ramadi

Iraqi forces arrest seven Saudi terrorists in Ramadi
Thu Jan 2, 2014 09:13:51

The Iraqi security forces have arrested seven Saudi terrorists in Ramadi region, west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, media reports said.

The arrested Saudi terrorists were in charge of organizing armed militants in Ramadi region to carry out terrorist operations there, the Arabic-language Al-Mayadeen news website reported.

Clashes broke out Monday in the Ramadi area, West of Baghdad, as security forces dismantled a protest camp where demonstrators had gathered for more than a year.

Ten militants died in the fighting, which also spread to the nearby city of Fallujah.

Protests broke out in the area in December 2012 after the arrest of guards of then-finance minister Rafa al-Essawi, on terrorism charges.

The Iraqi premier had described the protest site as “a headquarters for the leadership of Al-Qaeda,” and urged the protesters to leave the camps.

Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant General Mohammed al-Askari told state television the decision to remove the camp came after tribal leaders and local government and defense ministry officials reached a deal.


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