Monday, January 24, 2005

Top Al-Queda Lt. Arrested In Iraq

A top Al-Queda Lt. was arrested nine days ago in Iraq:

A top lieutenant of al-Zarqawi's terror group, Sami Mohammed Ali Said al-Jaaf, also known as Abu Omar al-Kurdi, was arrested during a raid in Baghdad on Jan. 15, a government statement said Monday.

Al-Jaaf was responsible for 32 car bombings that killed hundreds of Iraqis and was linked to the August 2003 bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad that killed the top U.N. envoy in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and 21 others, the statement said.

The suspect "confessed to building approximately 75 percent of the car bombs used in attacks in Baghdad since March 2003," Allawi spokesman Thaer al-Naqib said in the statement.

Al-Jaaf was "the most lethal of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's lieutenants" and "claims responsibility for some of the most ruthless attacks on Iraqi police forces and police stations," the statement said.

This areest and the fact that it has just been announced has led some to believe that the earlier reports of Zarqawi's arrest may have some weight. Either way the more top terrorists arrested or killed befor ehte elecions scheduled for next week the better. Let's hope that this arrest leads to the arrest or death of his cohorts.

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