Major al-Qaeda Figure Captured in Iraq
Shadowy Leader Nabbed in Baghdad
Saturday, March 10, 2007
The shadowy leader of the Islamic State of Iraq, an al Qaeda-inspired group that challenged the authority of Iraq's government, was captured yesterday in a raid on the western outskirts of Baghdad, an Iraqi military spokesman said.
U.S. forces, meanwhile, killed a suspected militant and captured 16 others in raids across Iraq, the military said. Among those detained were a man accused of working in al Qaeda's press wing and another thought to be responsible for kidnappings, beheadings and suicide attacks.
The arrest of al-Baghdadi would be a major victory for U.S. and Iraqi forces in their fight against Sunni insurgents, especially the hard-core religious extremists who have shown no interest in negotiating an end to their struggle.
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