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Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq arrested -- Arabiya TV
Reuters ^ | May 08, 2008 | Reuters

Posted on 05/08/2008 1:37:22 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

DUBAI, March 9 (Reuters) - The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, has been arrested in Iraq, the Arabic television station al-Arabiya reported on Friday, quoting the Iraqi Defence Ministry.

Arabiya said Muhajir, successor to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, had been detained in a joint Iraqi-U.S. operation in Mosul in northern Iraq.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abuhamzaalmuhajir; alarabiya; almuhajir; alqaeda; alqaedainiraq; arabmedia; captured; democrats; iraq; mosul; terrorism; wot; zarqawi
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1 posted on 05/08/2008 1:37:22 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Again?


2 posted on 05/08/2008 1:37:52 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Again.


3 posted on 05/08/2008 1:38:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Vote for McCain but trust in the Lord)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Find the water board!


4 posted on 05/08/2008 1:39:45 PM PDT by Samson0254 (Nothing is impossible for those who don't have to do it or pay for it.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Will this be reported by the MSM?
probably not.

Instead, tonights news shall be, as always,
FLDS, Katrina, Hillary and Obamamania, and then the weather.


5 posted on 05/08/2008 1:40:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Gotta be getting close to the bottom of the barrel.


6 posted on 05/08/2008 1:40:16 PM PDT by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Let send the Iraqi’s some rope so they can do the same fine job they did stretching Saddam’s neck.


7 posted on 05/08/2008 1:40:23 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Samson0254

In use. Howard Dean is preparing to strap Hillary to it.


8 posted on 05/08/2008 1:41:01 PM PDT by rod1 (u)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Allegra; Bahbah; Dog

Hmmmm...


9 posted on 05/08/2008 1:41:14 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Next Leader, step forward!”


10 posted on 05/08/2008 1:41:58 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: SE Mom

You are quick :)


11 posted on 05/08/2008 1:42:24 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
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To: ladtx

>>Gotta be getting close to the bottom of the barrel.

The best thing about it is that it forces all of the rest of them to scatter like bugs, thus disrupting their organization.


12 posted on 05/08/2008 1:42:38 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Vote for McCain but trust in the Lord)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

In other news, John McCain demanded he be sent to Leavenworth and given constitutional rights.


13 posted on 05/08/2008 1:44:17 PM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: Crazieman
Leavenworth is probably worse than Club Gitmo.
14 posted on 05/08/2008 1:46:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Vote for McCain but trust in the Lord)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Osama bin Laden or Ayman al-Zawahiri are the ones that mean most to the public and they are, “in the rear with the gear” somewhere.


15 posted on 05/08/2008 1:47:03 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Berlin_Freeper

God Bless our troops and their families...

Way to go! ! ! !


16 posted on 05/08/2008 1:47:38 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: All
I hope McCain he does not hear about it or he will get a 'big headache!'

The abuses... the humanity! :)

17 posted on 05/08/2008 1:47:43 PM PDT by ElPatriota (Duncan Hunter 08 -- I am proud to support this man for my president and may be Huck?.. Naah :))
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To: Samson0254

I’d prefer the burning coal to insert into an orifice (any orifice)


18 posted on 05/08/2008 1:47:43 PM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: Dog

Yes!


19 posted on 05/08/2008 1:48:40 PM PDT by Jemian (Obama: in your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: SE Mom
Well, al Arabiya is where I first heard of Zarqawi's demise back in '06 and it turned out to be true.

But I'm going to wait for our military to confirm this...

20 posted on 05/08/2008 1:49:32 PM PDT by Allegra (Tehran delenda est)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Put panties on his head.


21 posted on 05/08/2008 1:52:01 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Berlin_Freeper
He should be permanently detained and confined in a six foot deep dirt bath.
22 posted on 05/08/2008 1:52:01 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

At least the facilities at Gitmo are new! Leavenworth would be in worse shape than the barracks highlighted on YouTube last week. :P


23 posted on 05/08/2008 1:53:51 PM PDT by SFC Chromey (We are at war with Islamofascists inside and outside our borders, now ACT LIKE IT!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Additional information has been posted in the article:

DUBAI, May 9 (Reuters) - In an hour-long audio tape issued last month, Muhajir called for renewed attacks on American troops.

He urged militants from the Sunni Islamist group to “celebrate” the recent announcement that the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq had passed 4,000.

“We must celebrate this event in our special way, and make the defeated Bush join us in this celebration,” he said.

He called on al Qaeda fighters to provide “a head of an American as a present to the trickster Bush” in a month-long campaign that he called the “Attack of Righteousness”.


24 posted on 05/08/2008 1:54:55 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Vote for McCain but trust in the Lord)
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To: MamaDearest; WestCoastGal; Cindy; Velveeta; Oorang; Godzilla

Great news, if true!


25 posted on 05/08/2008 1:55:00 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"Al Qaeda in Iraq shares a name and ideology if not organisational ties with Osama bin Laden's network...."

Oh, no "operational link"? We've heard that BS before, it obviously is meaningless.

26 posted on 05/08/2008 1:55:28 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Allegra

That was a happy day. Naturally, dead won the captioning contest.

27 posted on 05/08/2008 1:57:13 PM PDT by txhurl (Hillary is realizing that she's just another womyn who slept with Bill Clinton for nothing)
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To: Samson0254

I prefer a nail-studded board, myself. I don’t even really want any information, I just want to test how tough the board is.


28 posted on 05/08/2008 1:58:08 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: domenad

lol


29 posted on 05/08/2008 1:59:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Vote for McCain but trust in the Lord)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wait, wait, wait a minute!! This can’t be true. Are we sure this is legal???

The democrats already surrendered. I don’t think the democrats are going to find this to have been a legal arrest. No doubt, there will be a congressional investigation and this poor man will be released right away.

God bless our Troops......

and damn the democrats to hell.


30 posted on 05/08/2008 1:59:36 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obama is a member of the Far Wright Conspiracy.......)
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To: txflake
That was a happy day. Naturally, dead won the captioning contest.

Dead rocks, as usual. LOL

Yes, that was a happy day. It was late morning in Baghdad and an eruption of cheers came from a group of Iraqis around the TV in the lobby of the building where I was working at the time.

I went out of my office to investigate and they were all hugging and dancing and the crowd around the TV kept geting bigger.

When they told me what all the celebration was about, I was ecstatic. Soon, the lobby was packed with Iraqis and Americans hugging, high-fiving and cheering.

People kept smiles on their faces for a few days after that. :)

31 posted on 05/08/2008 2:02:43 PM PDT by Allegra (Tehran delenda est)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

They picked him up while he was playing cards with Izzat Al-Douri. /s


32 posted on 05/08/2008 2:04:33 PM PDT by james500
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Not dead? Not shot? What the h*ll is this arrest sh*t??


33 posted on 05/08/2008 2:06:12 PM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Nice work, GI’s!


34 posted on 05/08/2008 2:06:29 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Hang him quick,now.


35 posted on 05/08/2008 2:08:45 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: AdmSmith; Cap Huff; Coop; Dog; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ganeshpuri89; Boot Hill; Snapple; ...

Abu Ayyub al-Masri reportedly arrested.


36 posted on 05/08/2008 2:10:04 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: ladtx

He was in Mosul, way to the north of Bahgdad, means he was not feeling to secure these days. Weren’t UDay and Qusay done in in Mosul?


37 posted on 05/08/2008 2:10:16 PM PDT by milwguy (........)
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To: Allegra

I remember. We had a week-long street party here...


38 posted on 05/08/2008 2:12:17 PM PDT by txhurl (Hillary is realizing that she's just another womyn who slept with Bill Clinton for nothing)
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To: Straight Vermonter; DJ Elliott; NormsRevenge; elhombrelibre; SandRat; tobyhill; G8 Diplomat; ...
Someone thought Foxnews was reporting he was in US custody but I haven't found any explicit statement like that ....did find this :

Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq arrested

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Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, has been arrested in Iraq, according to the country's defence ministry.
 
The arrest occurred in the northern city of Mosul and was reported on al-Arabiya TV late on Thursday.
 
Al-Muhajir was detained in a joint Iraqi-US operation.
He is the successor to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed by a US air attack in 2006.

39 posted on 05/08/2008 2:20:53 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

… and may his heart be arrested soon.


40 posted on 05/08/2008 2:21:20 PM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
It can't be true.

Al Qaeda is NOT in Iraq.

The MSM told me so.

41 posted on 05/08/2008 2:23:22 PM PDT by MooseMan
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To: Straight Vermonter

Running and hiding has aged him quite a bit.

42 posted on 05/08/2008 2:25:34 PM PDT by txhurl (Hillary is realizing that she's just another womyn who slept with Bill Clinton for nothing)
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To: MooseMan

Bush’s fault.


43 posted on 05/08/2008 2:28:34 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Berlin_Freeper

FNC just reported the arrest.


44 posted on 05/08/2008 2:31:45 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Blogger
Nope, Global Warming.

May he burn in Hell after he is water boarded of all his intel.

45 posted on 05/08/2008 2:32:26 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Article snippet from your link: “The US military did not immediately confirm the arrest.”

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2009929/posts?page=283#283


46 posted on 05/08/2008 2:32:45 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Allegra; Dog; blam; dead; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp
He called on al Qaeda fighters to provide “a head of an American as a present to the trickster Bush” in a month-long campaign that he called the “Attack of Righteousness”.

Sigh...if this is true, I guess his boys will have to settle with HIS HEAD, when we give it back to 'em.

In the meantime, I imagine all the sub-dude commanders are scattering cause they know he'll give 'em up. The sub-dudes will now be subdued.

Glorious day in "This War that Cannot be Won Militarily" (Hillary's tough wisdom)

47 posted on 05/08/2008 2:33:52 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Thanks for the ping RR.
I appreciate it.


48 posted on 05/08/2008 2:34:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Straight Vermonter; DJ Elliott; Berlin_Freeper; Virginia Ridgerunner; Allegra
I wonder if this is not all suspect...yesterday we had this:

Report: Al Qaeda in Iraq Leader Identified With Photo

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CAIRO, Egypt —  Al-Arabiya television reports it has identified the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq and the network broadcast his photograph.

The Dubai-based network, citing an Iraqi police official, said the real name of Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, who allegedly heads the Islamic State of Iraq, is Hamid Dawoud al-Zawi.

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And on this thread:

BBC: Iran hardliners condemn Khatami - ( dispute over "exporting the revolution")

at post #9,..I posted the Photo news,...at post #14..DJ said this

“Report: Al Qaeda in Iraq Leader Identified With Photo”

Propaganda piece. Disinformation...

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And at post # 19...DJ responded to my question as who was behind the propaganda....he said:

AQ

They are still trying to put an Iraqi face on the leadership of AQI...


49 posted on 05/08/2008 2:35:41 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: rod1
In use. Howard Dean is preparing to strap Hillary to it.

LOL, I'd pay a dollar to see that. 

50 posted on 05/08/2008 2:36:57 PM PDT by 1035rep
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