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IRAQI SECURITY FORCES CAPTURE A FORMER REGIME OFFICER SUSPECTED OF CORRUPTION IN TIKRIT
Release Date: 5/4/2007
Release Number: 07-01-03P
TIKRIT - Iraqi Security Forces detained a former military officer under Saddam Hussein and an associate who are suspected of being involved in corrupt activities and illegal activity in Tikrit on May 3. Two suspected insurgents were also captured with them.
The former regime officer and his associate were wanted for utilizing government facilities in Tikrit in order to store munitions, safeguard insurgents, and plan and stage attacks against Coalition Forces and Iraqi Security Forces in the Tikrit area.
This successful mission is part of the continuing campaign of Iraq Security Forces and the Government of Iraq to target criminal and violent elements causing harm to innocent Iraqis.
No Iraqi or Coalition Forces were injured during this operation.