The US officials announced: a leader of Iraqi Al-Qaeda arrested in the US Arizona.
MojNews-A man accused of killing two police officers while acting as the leader of an Al-qaeda group in the Iraq i city of Fallujah was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, federal officials said on Friday.
Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, 42, is wanted in Iraq on charges of premeditated murder of the Iraqi police officers in 2006, according to a statement by the US Attorney’s Office District of Arizona.
An Iraqi judge issued a warrant for Al-Nouri’s arrest and the government there issued an extradition request to The US Justice Department , the statement said.
The Justice Department sought an arrest warrant for Al-Nouri and he was taken into custody on Thursday in Phoenix.
He appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Phoenix on Friday in connection with proceedings to extradite him to Iraq, the statement said.
According to the Iraqi government, Al-Nouri was the leader of an Al-Qaeda group in Fallujah which planned operations targeting Iraqi police.