Mar 26 2007

Another AQ Leader Captured In Baghdad

Published by at 9:10 am under All General Discussions,Iraq

It seems we have arrested another key lieutenant to Iraq al Qaeda leader al-Baghdadi, who like his earlier comrades seems to be singing to authorities:

Baghdad – Iraqi security forces on Monday confirmed the arrest of an al-Qaeda leader and two of his aides in western Baghdad, according to a report by the Voices of Iraq news agency.

Atta played video footage showing Farhan, an emir (leader) of the international terrorist network, confessing to his ties with a wanted man called Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.

‘I receive support from Syria and Jordan and have got four groups with an emir and 25 members for each,’ Farhan said in the videotaped confession.

Atta said Farhan acknowledged his direct responsibility for 300 killings and 200 kidnappings, adding 17 hostages were freed and four kidnappers were arrested in Abu Ghraib.

Notice how these al Qaeda types like to try and emulate the Butcher of Baghdad Saddam Hussein? Seems everyone is obsessed with their body counts. Well, let’s hope the little songbird keeps singing. Al-Baghdadi is running out of aides and should be arrested soon.

Update: The US is claiming they have shutdown a major car-bomb production group in Iraq as well (or this could be the same story with a different perspective).

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2 Responses to “Another AQ Leader Captured In Baghdad”

  1. lurker9876 says:

    Looks like Bush had a serious talk with Al-Maliki last fall. Delegating Gen. Petreaus appears to be the right decision after all.

    Great news!

  2. crosspatch says:

    American Forces Press Service

    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2007 – Iraqi security and coalition forces began a major operation to clear al Qaeda from western Ramadi in Iraq’s Anbar province, military officials reported today.

    Task Force 1-9 Infantry and Iraqi army soldiers and police began offensive operations this morning to establish and maintain security in downtown Ramadi.