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2005-01-04, 09:53 AM
URGENT: 'TARGET #1': al-Zarqawi reportedly arrested in Iraq
Tue Jan 04 2005 09:49:47 ET
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.
WOOT!!! Let's hope this is 100% legit.
2005-01-04, 10:45 AM
Damn Straight Woot
Now all we need to do is get that pesky Bin Laden and we'll have our full set of Collectable asshats!
and in further news
U.S. military and intelligence sources are denying print and broadcast reports that terrorist Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi has been arrested in Iraq, MSNBC reported Tuesday.
MSNBC said senior U.S. military and intelligence sources told it the reports are not true. A newspaper in the United Arab Emirates, al-Bayane, reported in its Tuesday edition that the Jordanian-born terrorist had been arrested in Baqouba, Iraq. Iraqi Kurdistan radio also reported the arrest of al-Zarqawi.
The U.S. military in December said al-Zarqawi likely is in the Baghdad area.
Oh well we will get him eventualy
2005-01-04, 11:39 AM
Well.. ya know.
I hope they do catch him, and then behead him, slowly and painfully in front of his captured comrades.
2005-01-04, 04:59 PM
Why kill him slowly? It will only infuriate even more others like him. Just kill him and be done with it...
While this is a good news, I don't think it will mean that violences in Iraq will decrease.
There are more rebels and sympathisers in Iraq than US forces to fight them, Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's intelligence chief said yesterday.
It is the bleakest assessment to date of the armed revolt waged by some sections of the Sunni population.
"I think the resistance is bigger than the US military in Iraq. I think the resistance is more than 200,000 people," General Mohamed Abdullah Shahwani said.
There are 150,000 US troops in Iraq. More than 1300 have been killed.
Mr Shahwani said his estimate includes at least 40,000 hard-core fighters.
But the figure rises to more than 200,000 members when counting part-time fighters and volunteers who give rebels everything from intelligence and logistics to shelter.
As for Al-Qaida, I seem to remember that it had around 18000 members before 09/11, and now we're looking at a 70000 minimum figure, and Irak is the main thing responsible for it (that was between 70k and 120k half a year ago, now it's surely even more).
The administration kept the report quiet for six months and the commission said the White House withheld documents required for the investigation.
Last week, Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., former chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, said the report claims that al-Qaida has trained between 70,000 and 120,000 terrorists. Many of those trained were sent to countries around the world, including the United States.
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