November 30, 2004

Al Qaeda Update

So what's al Qaeda up to these days? I've been speculating that Zarqawi, who is the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, is in Mosul. Thanks to the Reliapundit for this Novinite link which claims Zarqawi may be in Basra. Very unusual if true because Basra is a Shia area. However, considering that Novinite picked the story up from a Russian news source which conducted interviews with Basra locals, I'm less than convinced of it's veracity:

Iraqi and UK troops from the coalition forces, are conducting a massive search raid for Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

Al-Zarqawi is believed to have taken refuge in the city after fleeing Fallujah.

Locals say agents from the Iraqi forces are collecting information about Al-Zarqawi location, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

In other news, operation Plymouth Rock is also focusing on areas south of Baghdad. No indication whether Zarqawi is a target of the operation.

Al Qaeda's #2 man has also released a tape. Chad Evans speculates that the message is an indication of fragmentation among the top al Qaeda leadership. Me? I've no idea but it doesn't surprise me to learn that Dr. Zawahri thinks the J-O-Os are behind the recent US elections.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:30 AM | Comments |