Monday, February 27, 2006

Top Aide Number 2 Important Guy Coffee Dude to al-Zarqawi Caught

From the AP:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Interior Ministry forces captured a top aide to al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi during a raid in western Iraq, state television reported Monday.

Iraqiya TV identified the captive as Abu al-Farouq, a Syrian. It said he was captured with five other alleged al-Qaida operatives in the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad. The raid was carried out by the ministry’s counterinsurgency Wolf Brigade.

I think this makes the seventh or eighth time we’ve captured al-Zarqawi’s top aide. Either he has a really top-heavy administration, or it’s the same guy over and over.