Police detain 9 wanted men southwest of Kirkuk.KIRKUK Kirkuk (kĭrkk`), city (1987 pop. 418,624), NE Iraq. It is the center of Iraq's oil industry and is connected by pipelines to ports on the Mediterranean Sea. / Aswat al-Iraq: Nine wanted men were arrested on Wednesday during a raid in southwest of Kirkuk, chief of the Kirkuk Districts Police Department said. "Acting on intelligence information on armed elements suspected of perpetrating crimes against policemen and civilians, a joint force from the KDPD and army forces raided a house in southwest of Kirkuk , where they arrested nine wanted men," Brigadier Sarhad Qader told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. "Four motorcycles were seized seized (seised) n. 1) having ownership, commonly used in wills as "I give all the property of which I die seized as follows:...." 2) having taken possession of evidence for use in a criminal prosecution. 3) having taken property or a person by force. (See: seisin, seizure) during the operation," he added. "A clash flared flare
v. flared, flar·ing, flares
1. To flame up with a bright, wavering light.
2. To burst into intense, sudden flame.
a. up during the operation but without casualties," he noted. Kirkuk is 280 km northeast of Baghdad. SH (TP)
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