May 29 2006
Al Qaeda’s leader in Iraq Zarqawi must be getting really nervous. Another of his aides (I think that makes three in the last month or so) has been captured, this time in Baghdad:
Iraqi security forces have captured a senior aide of al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Baghdad, a Defence Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
Defence Ministry spokesman Kassim al-Mosawi said that Kassim al-Ani, one of the most wanted people in Iraq, was arrested on Sunday evening.
“The Iraqi army forces arrested three terrorists who belong to al Qaeda, one of them is a senior aide of Zarqawi in Baghdad,” Mosawi said.
“He was one of the most wanted ones,” he told Reuters, adding that Ani was suspected of being behind many attacks in the Iraqi capital.
Another Zarqawi aide who was hiding out as a member of the Iraqi border control efforts on the Jordanian border was also just recently arrested and was apparently singing like a song bird. This recent news is just one month after news of a major roll up of Zarqawi aides in Iraq and where we just missed Zarqawi himself.Â Seems there are a lot of senior Al Qaeda being captured all of a sudden in Iraq.
I suspect there will be more to come.Â Iraqis are tired of their foreign visitors and their rampant bloodshed.