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March 28, 2005

Zarqawi Surrounded? (Updated)

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

Jawa Report posts that the Iraqi Interior Minister Falah al-Nakib announced today that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al Qaeda in Mesopotamia (Iraq), has been surrounded.

The Sofia News Agency reports the Interior Minister as saying, "He is surrounded in a certain area, and we hope for the best. This operation is ongoing. We hope that the situation will be completely different in Iraq at the end of this year."

Al-Nakib said al-Zarqawi was moving in "more than one area," but declined to provide more details, reports BNN.

The link to the Sofia article is here.

This hasn't been confirmed by other reputable sources and although I certainly wish it to be true, I'll doubt the veracity of the story until Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is eye-balled by US forces - behind bars, where he belongs.

Other coverage - InTheBullPen

Update: Chad at InTheBullPen emails that there appears to be a misquote on the part of the media sources. NewsFromRussia writes "Al-Nakib said al-Zarqawi was moving in "more than one area," but he refused to give details."  Chad asks, "So who misquoted al-Naqib?  The AP or Sofia News?" More than one area doesn't sound very encouraging.

Posted by Hyscience at March 28, 2005 11:01 AM



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