The DeMSMoqratiq Party will start ignoring this victory in 5... 4... 3....
- An Interior Ministry spokesman said an associate of [AQI leader Abu Ayyab al-]Masri detained in an earlier operation took security forces late on Wednesday to where the al Qaeda leader was hiding.
After being detained, Masri confessed to being the al Qaeda in Iraq leader, he said, adding that his identity still had to be confirmed. Other Iraqi security officials said the suspect was in American custody for identification.
Al Qaeda in Iraq was headed by the Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi until he was killed in a U.S. air strike in June 2006. His successor, Masri, was Zarqawi's close associate, and has a U.S. bounty of $5 million (2.6 million pounds) on his head.
Duraid Kashmula, the governor of Nineveh province, of which Mosul is the capital, also said the detained man had confessed to being Masri.
ike Hillosery “Bill's ‘Wife’” al-Qlinterminated's
presidential campaign lying, cheating, stealing effort to seize absolute power for "her"self and "her" same old sociocommunist comrades, al-Qaeda in Iraq is for all intents and purposes dead.
Update: Rattling the enemy
Friday, May 09, 2008, 10:01 PM
- U.S. denies Iraqi reports of al-Masri's capture
By Joseph Giordono, Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Saturday, May 10, 2008
U.S. military officials denied reports Friday that Iraqi forces had captured the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq in the northern city of Mosul on Thursday.
Iraqi officials claimed late Thursday they had arrested Abu Ayyub al-Masri — also known as Abu Hamza al-Mujahir — during a raid in Mosul, which has been described as the last urban stronghold in the country for al-Qaida in Iraq and other Sunni insurgent groups.
But the top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, said Friday that "Neither (U.S. nor Iraqi forces) detained or killed AAM yesterday."
"AAM" refers to al-Masri.
Several other U.S. officials in Iraq said on background that the Iraqis had arrested a man with "a similar or the same name" as the al-Qaida in Iraq leader, leading to the announcement by the Iraqi army late Thursday.
How many of AAM's fellow terrorist leaders put in a phone call to him after hearing about his capture to find out whether it was true? How many of those calls were we able to intercept or trace?
How relieved were those leaders there and the Dhimm'al-qratiq Party's ones here after finding out AAM wasn't captured?
Labels: al-Qaeda in Iraq, al-Qaedaqratic Party, Good News, Troop Victories, World War IV
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