Apr 28 2006
Apparently we came very close to capturing Al Qaeda leader Zarqawi the other week. From the Marine Corp Times:
Just nine days before al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi released his latest video, a special operations raid killed five of his men, captured five others and apparently came within a couple of city blocks of nabbing Zarqawi himself.
Then, the day Zarqawiâ€™s video debuted, special ops forces killed 12 more of his troops in a second raid in the same town.
The raids in Yusufiyah, 20 miles southwest of Baghdad in the heart of the Sunni Triangle, were the latest battles in a small, vicious war being waged largely in the shadows of the wider counterinsurgency effort.
Man, it looks like the US hs a bead on this guy and it is only a matter of time. I’ll wager before the end of the school year, at the rate he is losing his protection.Â And with the posse he has on his tail and the mood of the Iraqi people, the man will get caught:
It is a war fought by a secretive organization called Task Force 145, made up of some of the most elite U.S. troops, including Delta Force and SEAL Team 6. They have one goal: hunting down Zarqawi, Iraqâ€™s most wanted man, and destroying his al-Qaida in Iraq organization.
Read the whole article – some cool stuff.