February 24, 2005
Al-Zarqawi Continues To Be Elusive: Noose getting tighterTopics: Middle East News and Perspectives
and U.S. forces have come close to capturing Islamic militant Abu Musab
al-Zarqawi at least twice since mid-January, according to Kurdish
In each case, Iraq's most wanted man escaped shortly before raids on his hideouts, the two officials said in phone interviews from Iraq. Even though al-Zarqawi fled, Iraqi and U.S. officials were pleased by the accuracy of the intelligence that led to the raids.
... The recent arrests followed the capture of one of al-Zarqawi's top lieutenants, Abu Omar al-Kurdi, in a Jan. 15 raid in Baghdad. Al-Kurdi has provided detailed information about his boss' movements, hiding places and communication methods, according to the intelligence officials.
Look to see the arrests of members of al-Zarqawi's group continue, and al-Zarqawi himself increasingly isolated. In the end, with any luck at all, we'll see him found hiding in a hole like Sadaam Hussein.
Posted by Hyscience at February 24, 2005 2:34 PM
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