Iraqi man arrested in Romania

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Posted: Dec 30, 2011 9:44 AM
Iraqi man arrested in Romania

Prosecutors have arrested an Iraqi man on the suspicion he helped five of his countrymen who were members of al-Qaida 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.