Friday, February 25, 2005

Iraq - Another Top Zarqawi Aide Captured

Reuters reports "Talib Mikhlif Arsan Walman al-Dulaymi, also known as Abu Qutaybah, was captured on Feb. 20 in Anah, a town northwest of Baghdad, about 35 miles from the Syrian border."

They're having a lot of success rounding these guys up. Let's hope they get Zarqawi soon.

U.S. and Iraqi forces are currently engaged in a security sweep along Anbar's Euphrates river valley leading toward Syria in an effort to hunt down insurgents holed up there. Anah, where Abu Qutaybah was caught, is one of those valley towns.

"Abu Qutaybah was a known associate of other detained Zarqawi lieutenants including Abu Abdul Rahman, Abu Ahmed and Abu Ali, who were captured by coalition forces," the Iraqi government said.

Another militant, Ahmad Khalid Marad Isma'il al-Rawi, also known as Abu Uthman, was captured during the same raid. Abu Uthman arranged meetings for Zarqawi and occasionally acted as his driver, the government's statement said.


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