PHOENIX, Ariz. – A Phoenix-area resident, who’s alleged to have been the chief of a gaggle of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Fallujah, Iraq, appeared Friday afternoon earlier than a federal Justice of the Peace choose in Phoenix in reference to proceedings to extradite him to the Republic of Iraq. The arrest was executed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI) Phoenix Area Workplace, the FBI Phoenix Area Workplace and the U.S. Marshals Service. He’s needed to face trial in Iraq for 2 costs of premeditated homicide dedicated in 2006 in Al-Fallujah.
An Iraqi choose issued a warrant for the arrest of Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, 42, on homicide costs. The Authorities of Iraq subsequently requested Ahmed’s extradition from america. In accordance with its treaty obligations to Iraq, america filed a criticism in Phoenix searching for a warrant for Ahmed’s arrest based mostly on the extradition request. U.S. Justice of the Peace Choose John Z. Boyle issued the warrant January 29, 2020, and Ahmed was arrested the next day.
In line with the data offered by the Authorities of Iraq in help of its extradition request, Ahmed served because the chief of a gaggle of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Fallujah, Iraq, which deliberate operations focusing on Iraqi police. Ahmed and different members of the Al-Qaeda group allegedly shot and killed a primary lieutenant within the Fallujah Police Directorate and a police officer within the Fallujah Police Directorate, on or about June 1, 2006, and October 3, 2006, respectively.
The main points contained within the criticism are allegations and haven’t but been confirmed in courtroom. If Ahmed’s extradition is licensed by the courtroom, the choice of whether or not to give up him to Iraq will probably be made by the U.S. Secretary of State.
The extradition case will probably be dealt with by the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the District of Arizona and the Felony Division’s Workplace of Worldwide Affairs.
The arrest was introduced by Assistant Lawyer Normal Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Division’s Felony Division and U.S. Lawyer Michael Bailey for the District of Arizona.