Friday, March 09, 2007

A-Q leader caught at Abu Ghraib

HT from LGF here:
The shadowy leader of the Islamic State of
Iraq, an al-Qaida-inspired group that challenged the authority of Iraq's government, was captured Friday in a raid on the western outskirts of Baghdad, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

Abu Omar al-Baghdadi was arrested along with several other insurgents in a raid in the town of
Abu Ghraib, said Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, spokesman for the Baghdad security operation. U.S. officials had no confirmation of the capture and said they were looking into the report.

Al-Moussawi said al-Baghdadi admitted his identity, as did another "of the terrorists" who confirmed "that the one in our hands is al-Baghdadi."

The arrest of al-Baghdadi would be a major victory for U.S. and Iraqi forces in their fight against Sunni insurgents, especially the hardcore religious extremists who have shown no interest in negotiating an end to their struggle.

Time to do the Snoopy Dance again! The Surge is working. The cut and run Democrats are the losers! Victory is ours and we will win this war. God Bless our Troops!

UPDATE: False report. They caputured an A-Q operative, but not the head hancho in Iraq.

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