Joint security forces have arrested five suspects in connection with recent bombings that targeted the city of Fallujah in Anbar province, Anbar police chief Maj. Gen. Hadi Kassar Erzaij said Wednesday (December 28th).
"The five terrorists are members of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL), and were involved in the blasts that took place last week in Fallujah in which several innocent people were killed and wounded," Erzaij said.
The Tuesday night operation near Fallujah also led to the dismantling of three car bombs that the suspects were planning on blowing up in future attacks, he added.
Meanwhile, the Anbar Operations Command said it has been receiving an increasing number of calls from citizens providing tips on ISIL elements, command spokesman Col. Mohammed al-Dulaimi told Diyaruna.
"There have been increasing calls from Anbar residents to hotline number 140 about the movements of ISIL elements, their terrorist plans, whereabouts and their weapons, especially in Fallujah, Heet and Ramadi," al-Dulaimi said.
"These tips are extremely important, and help spare the lives of innocent people," he added.