A senior al-Qaeda leader was arrested on Tuesday in the eastern province of Wasit, the commander of the Quick Response Department of Wasit told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The militant commander in the region, who is known by his nickname, 'Sheikh al-Mujahideen,' was detained between al-Suweira and al-Madaen in northern Wasit following a tip-off
Security forces booked 10 wanted men in separate areas across Mosul, the capital of the northern province of Nineveh. They also uncovered a weapons cache in the western part of Iraq's second largest city, PressTv website reported
In a separate incident, Iraqi army forces detained two gunmen and seized a number of rockets in Mosul's western district of Talafar.
Twenty-four other suspected militants were nabbed in the southern sector of Amara, which is located in the country's southeastern Maysan province.
Policemen arrested 17 people in the al-Kahla district on charges of involvement in killing and kidnapping operations, while seven others were captured in the al-Maymouna district, according to police sources.
Forces from the Baghdad Operations Command seized 40 improvised explosive devices and 10 hand-grenades in al-Mechanic in the capital's southern al-Dora neighborhood.
In the southern governorate of Dhi Qar, police forces raided a wanted man's house west of Nassiriya, where they discovered eight different rockets.
The reports come amid bombings and shootings, which continue to claim more lives on a daily basis.