May 30, 2006

Zarqawi Aide Nabbed in Iraq

A top aide to al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi has been captured by the Iraqi Army. Kassim al-Ani is described as a senior al Qaeda leader and was among the most wanted in Iraq. Reuters:

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....

Mosawi said the army had received intelligence information that Ani and the two other suspects were in a house in Baghdad's northern Adhamiya district, a predominantly Sunni area.

"We prepared a plan and raided the house and arrested them without resistance," he said.

Mike Pechar (hat tip) notes that this is only one in a string of recent al Qaeda captures. Keep up the good work troops!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:16 AM | Comments |