Federal police apprehend 2 suspects in Iraq’s Samarra

Federal police apprehend 2 suspects in Iraq’s Samarra
Federal police carry their weapons during a battle against Islamic State militants, at the entrance to the city of Dawasa in Mosul, Iraq, March 5, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani – RTS11ISC

Salahuddin (IraqiNews) Iraqi Federal Police Command announced, on Wednesday, apprehending two persons on charges of terrorism and drug charges, in the city of Samarra, in Salahuddin Province.

In a statement the Command said that troops from the 13th brigade apprehended the suspect (M. A.) who is wanted on charges of terrorism, during a search operation in al-Haweesh area, in Samarra.

It also added that the Federal Police forces apprehended a suspect who was driving a motorcycle, and after searching him the security forces found three small bags containing drugs. The suspect was handed over to the competent authorities.

Iraqi Federal Police is a paramilitary organization designed to bridge the gap between the police and the army. It responds to domestic incidents beyond the capabilities of the Iraqi Police Service, but not severe enough for the Iraqi Army.

The Federal Police originated as the Special Police on August 2004 to provide national rapid-response capability to counter armed insurgency, large-scale civil disobedience and riots.

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