‘Al Qaeda terrorist who shot 2 cops dead’ in Iraq in 2006 arrested in Arizona

AN alleged Al Qaeda terrorist accused of shooting two cops to death in Iraq in 2006 has been arrested in Arizona, federal officials say.

Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, 42, now faces being extradited to Iraq after being caught in Phoenix last night.

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It is not long how long he’d been living in Arizona or what he was doing there.

Al-Nouri is wanted in Iraq on charges of the premeditated murder of two Iraqi police officers in 2006, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Arizona.

The Iraqi government believes Al-Nouri, a Phoenix resident, served as the leader of the terrorist group in Fallujah in 2006 — specifically targeting Iraqi police officers.

WARRANT

Ahmed and other members of the al-Qaida group are accused of shooting and killing two members of the Fallujah Police Directorate, including a first lieutenant on about June 1, 2006, and a police officer on about October 3, 2006, according to a statement by Michael Bailey, the U.S. Attorney for Arizona, and Brian A. Benczkowski, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

The statement added that U.S. Magistrate Judge John Z. Boyle issued a warrant on January 29.

Ahmed was then arrested on Thursday by the Phoenix field offices of the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Marshals Service.

He appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Phoenix on Friday in connection with proceedings to extradite him to Iraq, the statement said.

It noted the details in the Iraqi complaint were allegations that had yet to been proven in court.

No further information was released.

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