posted on Oct, 15 2005 @ 07:31 AM
The man known as "The Barber" has been arrested by US forces in Iraq. Walid Muhammad Farhan Juwar al-Zubaydi is thought to be the man that alters
the appearances of senior al Qaeda militants to help them avoid capture. He also believed to be the banker for senior militant Abu Azzam whom the US
has reported to have killed.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. forces in Iraq said on Saturday that they were holding a man suspected of acting as a barber to senior al Qaeda militants
and helping them change their appearance to evade capture.
The man, named as Walid Muhammad Farhan Juwar al-Zubaydi -- "aka 'The Barber'", the U.S. military statement said -- was arrested in Baghdad on
September 24, the day before U.S. troops caught up with and killed a militant they described as the most senior al Qaeda leader in the capital, Abu
"'The Barber's' duties included altering senior al Qaeda in Iraq members' appearances by dying hair color, altering hairstyles and changing
facial hair in their efforts to evade capture," the military said in the statement.
Also detained on September 24 was Ibrahim Muhammad Subhi Khayri al-Rihawi, the military said, naming him also as Abu Khalil and calling him a "close
associate" of Abu Azzam.
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I'm sure that the citizens of Iraq will sleep safer now that the grooming needs of the senior al Qaeda militants are not being met. Its kind of like
a mini UN embargo. If things follow form, we will start seeing illegal importation of hair care products into the country. Then Kofi will be
implicated in the Revlon for Oil scandal and be ousted.
[edit on 10/15/05 by FredT]