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A man has been accused of killing two police officers and has been believed to be the leader of an Al-Qaeda terrorist group in Iraq. The Federal authorities in Phoenix have arrested the man for his alleged role in the murder of two police officers of Iraq.
Ali Yousif Ahmed Al- Nouri, 42, has been arrested on Thursday after an Iraqi court has issued an arrest warrant against him on the charges of premeditated murder of the police officers of Iraq in 2006, as stated by the U.S. Attorney’[s Office District of Arizona.
After the arrest of Ali Yousif Al- Nouri, he had appeared before the federal magistrate judge in Phoenix which has been connected with proceedings in order to extradite him to the Republic of Iraq.
The statement made by the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Arizona has said that the government in Iraq has issued an extradition request to the U.S. Justice Department.
According to the government of Iraq, Al- Nouri is said to be the leader of a terrorist group named Al- Qaeda in Fallujah which had planned the operations targeting the police of Iraq. On 1st of June in 2006, Ali Yousif Al- Nouri and the other members of the terrorist group Al- Qaeda had allegedly shot and killed a first lieutenant and a police officer has also been killed on 3rd of October in the 2006 as they had shot in the Fallujah Police Directorate.
In accordance with the extradition request, an arrest warrant against Ali Yousif Ahmed Al- Nouri has been issued by a U.S. magistrate judge on Wednesday.
Al- Nouri has been arrested on the next day by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Marshals Service.
According to the statement given by the U.S. Department of Justice, the extradition of Al- Nouri would have to be certified by the U.S. Court and the decision of whether to surrender him to Iraq will be decided by the U.S. Secretary of State.
The information regarding when did Ali Yousif Ahmed Al- Nouri entered the United States or for how long has he been living in Phoenix has not been provided in the statement that has been made by the U.S. Department of Justice.
By Shrithika Kushangi