BAGHDAD – The U.S. military says it has detained four suspected insurgents in raids targeting Al Qaeda in Iraq's leadership in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
The military says one of two men detained in raids Wednesday is believed to have been linked with a terrorist killed in Mosul on Oct. 5.
That was the day the military says it killed five insurgents including Abu Qaswarah, the No. 2 leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq.
The military says two more suspects were detained Thursday in Mosul. The city remains restive despite recent security gains.
Military officials say Abu Qaswarah was a key figure in the Al Qaeda network with ties to the movement's global leadership in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he trained.