SALAH AL-DIN / Aswat al-Iraq: A Joint Iraqi-U.S.
force has arrested an former high-ranking Iraqi Army officer in Dhiloyiya township of Salah al-Din Province, in an air-landing operation on Wednesday, a police source reported.
"An Joint Iraqi-American force has carried out an air-landing operation in al-Mashro'a village, 5 km to the east of Dhiloyiya township of Salah al-Din Province, arresting Staff Colonel in the former Iraqi Army, Sami al-Jibouri, together with his son and drove them to an unknown destination," the police source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency, adding that the operation took place "without coordination with the security forces in the area."
Meanwhile, the detained officer's brother, Abdul-Latif Kamel, said that "At 2 am this morning 4 U.S.
planes, carrying Iraqi soldiers have landed the soldirs on my brother's house, began to beat him and force him and his son to put-off their clothes, chained them and drove them to an unknown destination," adding that his brother had been retired from the former Army early 1990s.
"I shall raise a court cae against the force that attacked and detained my brother, because it did not carry a judicial warrant to arrest him and his son," Kamel added.
Tikrit, the center of Salah al-Din Province, is 175 km to the north of Bahdad.