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WAR: Al Qaeda "barber" arrested in Iraq

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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 Azzam.

"'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]

posted on Oct, 15 2005 @ 04:07 PM
so how many #2 men of al-queda have we caught? And why are we celebrating the capture of another Al-queda operative when no attempt is being made to capture the Leader of Al-queda?


posted on Oct, 15 2005 @ 04:16 PM
it cant be really considered a success since the traditional barbers talk too much, I mean "too much" when you get a haircut you get the details of his family tree, what do each do for living or what did he do last week, who did he see yesterday etc. etc. so

and above qts stands valid:

posted by Jehosephat
...when no attempt is being made to capture the Leader of Al-queda?


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