WAR: Iraqi Forces Capture Amar al-Zubaydi

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posted on May, 8 2005 @ 11:44 AM
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Iraqi security forces have captured Amar al-Zubaydi, a key aide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and also known as Abu Abbas, according to Iraqi government sources. The capture occurred about three days ago. Over 20 close associates of Zarqawi have been taken into custody by either U.S. or Iraqi forces recently.
 



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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq said on Sunday that security forces had captured Amar al-Zubaydi, a key aide to the al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

A government statement said Zubaydi, also known as Abu Abbas, was captured three days ago in Baghdad. It said he helped plan attacks on Abu Ghraib prison in April that wounded U.S. troops and several inmates as well as a string of car bomb attacks in Baghdad.


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This is great news. It looks the noose is tightening around Zarqawi, and I think it's only a matter of time before he's captured by the U.S. or the Iraqi security forces.

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[edit on 5/8/2005 by djohnsto77]

[edit on 5/8/2005 by djohnsto77]






 
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