Zarqawi Aide Nabbed in Iraq

A top aide to al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi has been captured by the Iraqi Army. Kassim al-Ani is described as a senior al Qaeda leader and was among the most wanted in Iraq. Reuters:

Defence Ministry spokesman Kassim al-Mosawi said that Kassim al-Ani, one of the most wanted people in Iraq, was arrested on Sunday evening.

"The Iraqi army forces arrested three terrorists who belong to al Qaeda, one of them is a senior aide of Zarqawi in Baghdad," Mosawi said.

"He was one of the most wanted ones," he told Reuters, adding that Ani was suspected of being behind many attacks in the Iraqi capital....

Mosawi said the army had received intelligence information that Ani and the two other suspects were in a house in Baghdad's northern Adhamiya district, a predominantly Sunni area.

"We prepared a plan and raided the house and arrested them without resistance," he said.

Mike Pechar (hat tip) notes that this is only one in a string of recent al Qaeda captures. Keep up the good work troops!

Posted by: Rusty at 09:16 AM


1 ...and arrested them without resistance,"

Why didn't they blow themselves up or go down fighting? Chicken?

Posted by: Oyster at May 30, 2006 10:44 AM

2 Time to blow up a mosque in celebration.

At the rate we capture and/or kill "top aides," "subcommanders," etc there won't be a standing mosque left in Arabia in no time flat.

(Kidding, Rusty.)

Posted by: MiB at May 30, 2006 12:31 PM

3 MSM missed this while wringing their hands over the the journo's who were killed and injured in Iraq. Once again the people and the troops in Iraq take a back seat when one of their own takes a hit.

Posted by: Cmunk at May 30, 2006 01:06 PM

4 More good news from Iraq. It shows the Iraqi people are getting tired of terrorists blowing up their friends and family. They would rather turn the dirt bags in to be arrested than to put with their crud. Yes, there have been other reports of Al-Queda terrorists being turned in lately. Now, h'm...doesn't this sound positive? Like maybe we're winning the war?

However, the Lying Liberal Media keeps right on telling their Lies. When will the rest of the American people catch on and quit listing to the Lying Liberals?

It is nice knowing they are signing their own death penalty. (Drive By Media).

Posted by: ColfromColorado at May 30, 2006 03:52 PM

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