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Iraq's al-Qaeda number two captured
Sunday Herald Sun ^ | 3 September 2006

Posted on 09/03/2006 3:36:19 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher

AL-QAEDA'S number two in Iraq, Hamed Jumaa al-Saedi, has been arrested, Iraq's national security adviser said today.

"We have arrested the number two al-Qaeda leader after Abu Ayyub al-Masri,” Muwaffaq al-Rubaie said.

Saedi, an Iraqi, was detained in June and is accused of ordering a February bomb attack which demolished a revered Shiite shrine in Samarra.

The bombing of the shrine triggered a nationwide wave of sectarian violence between Sunni and Shiite factions that has left thousands dead.

Mr Rubaie said intelligence received after the slaying of the former al-Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, led “security forces to Saedi.”

He said Saedi was arrested in a joint Iraq-US raid north of Baquba and 11 high-level al-Qaeda operatives and nine lesser suspects were detained.

“During the raid Saedi took shelter in a residental building, but he was arrested without any harm to civilians,” Mr Rubaie said.

In June, Mr Rubaie had announced the capture of a Tunisian Al-Qaeda militant allegedly responsible for the Samarra shrine bombing.

Abu Qudama al-Tunisi is accused of taking an active part in blowing up the mosque's golden dome.

Mr Rubaie said that Saedi had given orders to an Iraqi militant, Haitham al-Badri, to carry out the Samarra shrine attack.

Badri, who was linked to the former regime before joining Ansar al-Sunna and ultimately Al-Qaeda, still remains at large.

Badri is also accused of killing of a female Iraqi journalist and two members of a crew working for Dubai's Al-Arabiya television who had gone to Samarra to cover the bombing of the shrine on February 22.

On June 7, Zarqawi was killed in a US air strike, after which al-Qaeda appointed Masri to lead the terror group's operations in Iraq.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedainiraq; alsaedi; captured; iraq; terrorists
A good start to the week.

Murtha must be devastated!!!

1 posted on 09/03/2006 3:36:21 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

"Hey, who messing with the quagmire? Put that quag back where you found it..."

2 posted on 09/03/2006 3:44:06 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Aussie Dasher

Today I am going to take a huge bucket of clams, boil them in salt water, and then drench them in melted butter before eating. Then I will take the broth that the clams made and drink it.

3 posted on 09/03/2006 3:47:30 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (This Program is Morally Good)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Four months later and we are just now hearing about it?
Security must be improving.

4 posted on 09/03/2006 3:50:21 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Here's hoping the Iraqi forces extracted all pertinent information from him before they announced his arrest.

5 posted on 09/03/2006 4:19:34 AM PDT by jch10
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To: jch10

Sounds like they got some good info out of the guy.

6 posted on 09/03/2006 4:29:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: SamAdams76
Try a dab of horseradish on those buttered clams.

Dang! Now I will have to go shopping. I think I'll buy those big shrimp and a bag of clams. I didn't intend to do anything today, but food happens. I need beer too. I will end up with 6 bags of food. I am so fast that women park their shopping carts or run away:):)

7 posted on 09/03/2006 4:32:46 AM PDT by BobS
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I will end up with 6 bags of food.

....and 6 more pounds to incinerate at the "holy temple" of BALLY'S Fitness. [silly ranting off]

In all seriousness, I'm so glad that we can still take out the big guns of al-Qaeida like we're doing now. Osama is probably gonna start putting up penny stocks for his "financing" now.

8 posted on 09/03/2006 6:14:47 AM PDT by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: SamAdams76
You be careful now with those killer clams:

9 posted on 09/03/2006 6:16:46 AM PDT by Jeff F
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To: Aussie Dasher

The MSM has not put much effort to push that story all day. Instead, it is hurricane time. The MSM will never put a face of victory on the war against Islamofascism in any geographic area. Blowing up the NY Times building by the Islamos would probably end up being a story how Bush planned it!!!!

10 posted on 09/03/2006 8:33:40 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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