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Drudge Reporting al-Zarqawi Capture (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 09:09 AM
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Drudge is reporting that al-Zarqawi may have been captured. A link to the Itar-Tass news organization can be found on Drudge's Web site.
 



www.itar-tass.com
DUBAI, January 4 (Itar-Tass) - Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, whom the US occupation authorities declared to be the "target number one" in Iraq, has been arrested in the city of Baakuba, the Emirate newspaper al-Bayane reported on Tuesday referring to Kurdish sources. Al-Zarqawi, leader of the terrorist group Al-Tawhid Wa'al-Jihad, was recently appointed the director of the Al-Qaeda organisation in Iraq.

The newspaper's correspondent in Baghdad points out that a report on the seizure of the terrorist, on whom the US put a bounty of 10 million dollars, was also reported by Iraqi Kurdistan radio, which at one time had been the first to announce the arrest of Saddam Hussein.

There have been no official reports about the arrest of the terrorist. Al-Zarqawi, 38, a Jordanian, whose real name is Ahmad al-Khalayleh, aims to turn Iraq into a "new Afghanistan". According to Arab press data, Al-Tawhid Wa'al-Jihad group has divided Iraq into several emirates. The group's independent subdivisions at a strength of 50 to 500 militants operate in the cities of Al-Falluja, Al-Qaim, Diala, and Samarra.




Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


This stroy may be a hoax, but it is being reported by Iraqi Kurdistan radio. This radio network was one of the first to report the capture of Saddam Hussein so some validity should be added to this report.

Related News Links:
www.drudgereport.com




posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 11:17 AM
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*typing slow, broken keyboard, new one on the way*

We need a reliable news source before we run with this.
Capture has been reported so many times in the past, need solid news report first.




posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 12:51 PM
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Oy!
I agree. This story has been around a bit, drudged up repeatedly.

I'll be real happy if this one comes true. Going to keep my eye open for a reliable source.



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 01:14 PM
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ITAR-TASS isn't reliable?

EDIT: Even though it's unconfirmed there's a lot of outlets running the story: Google News

[edit on (1/4/0505 by PistolPete]



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 02:02 PM
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Touche.

When I first posted, no one else was really carrying it, and we've gotten burned a half-dozen times before by running "ZARQAWI CAPTURED!!!" kind of alerts.


We'll run it as a rumor. We have a terrible, terrible submission right now. Would anyone like to create a properly formatted story, emphasizing the rumor part and that the US has denied thus far, using a source like this?
washingtontimes.com...

Please use TOP STORY instead of alert. No alert until we know.



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by Banshee
Touche.

When I first posted, no one else was really carrying it, and we've gotten burned a half-dozen times before by running "ZARQAWI CAPTURED!!!" kind of alerts.


We'll run it as a rumor. We have a terrible, terrible submission right now. Would anyone like to create a properly formatted story, emphasizing the rumor part and that the US has denied thus far, using a source like this?
washingtontimes.com...

Please use TOP STORY instead of alert. No alert until we know.

I'll take it. Why not the "Boy Who Cries Wolf"?



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 02:15 PM
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Im on it...



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 02:18 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Im on it...


OKey Doke Fred.



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 02:33 PM
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Excellent wording, Fred.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by phreak_of_nature

Originally posted by FredT
Im on it...


OKey Doke Fred.


Sorry Phreak, I did see you had posted just before me. Sorry about that.



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Sorry Phreak, I did see you had posted just before me. Sorry about that.

No problem Fred. I wasn't sure if you were already working it, and I jumped in or not.
Good reporting!



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