Iraqi forces detained two people yesterday near Tikrit. The suspects are believed to be members of al-Qaida in Iraq, and responsible for car bombings against civilians and security forces in northern Iraq. One of the suspects is believed to be linked to a Nov. 4 bombing east of Tikrit that killed a U.S. servicemember, Multinational Force Iraq officials said.
Also in Tikrit, Iraqi forces arrested a suspected terrorist leader with a criminal warrant Nov. 21. The man is believed to be involved several bombing attacks against Iraqi forces, military officials said.
In a Nov. 19 operation, U.S. troops and Iraqi forces detained nine suspected terrorists in southern Baghdad. The suspects are reportedly part of an organization believed to be involved in murders and weapons trafficking, officials said.