BAGHDAD – The Iraqi military says a senior insurgent commander accused of several bombings and assassinations has been captured in Baghdad.
Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi says Thair Khadim Abid Salman al-Samarraie has confessed to being the military commander of the Sunni insurgent group Ansar al-Sunnah.
The spokesman said Sunday the suspect was arrested on Dec. 18.
The suspect is accused of supervising a triple car bombing this summer in Baghdad's Shiite neighborhood of Hurriyah that killed dozens.
The spokesman told reporters that al-Samarraie has been linked to Iraqi political figures and to neighboring countries. He declined to elaborate further.