Al-Shorfa (Iraq), Oct 25 2013
Iraqi security forces in Anbar have arrested a prominent AQI leader accused of involvement in violent attacks in the past four years, police in the province said Friday Oct 25. Anbar police chief Maj-Gen Hadi Kassar Erzaij told al-Shorfa:
A counter-terrorism agency force managed to arrest Abd’al-Issawi, a prominent AQI leader, as he tried to cross a checkpoint south of Fallujah. Issawi was carrying a false ID and was posing as a humanitarian worker, but he is far from humanitarianism because of the crimes he has committed.Al-Issawi is accused of using car bombs and IEDs to carry out attacks, of strapping explosives to a mentally ill person and of recruiting three children to carry explosives on a motorbike from the southern suburbs of Fallujah to the town centre, he said. Security forces took al-Issawi to a security detention facility pending his referral to court in accordance with article 4 of the anti-terrorism law, Erzaij said.