Iraqi man arrested in Romania

2011-12-30 20:04

Bucharest - Prosecutors have arrested an Iraqi man on the suspicion he helped five of his countrymen who were members of al-Qaeda hide in Romania.

Prosecutors said Friday that Mohamad al-Dulaimi created phantom companies in Romania, starting in 2006, to allow the Iraqis to travel in and out of the country.

They said in a statement that the men were wanted for terrorist attacks in Iraq, but provided no further details. Prosecutors said al-Dulaimi will be indicted on charges that he helped terrorists.

Prosecutors say the five Iraqis are no longer in Romania.

In 2008, al-Dulaimi obtained a residence visa for Romania on the grounds that he did business here.

- AP

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