Monday, March 28, 2005

Zarqawi Reportedly "Surrounded"

The Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reports that the Iraqi Interior Minister says that Jordanian-born terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is "surrounded".
"We have not arrested al Zarqawi," Interior Minister Falah al-Nakib said. "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 he refused to give details.
A Zarqawi capture was reported as imminent in early January of this year, however, Zarqawi managed to elude Iraqi and Coalition forces.

Via: The Jawa Report

Update: Bulgaria's Sofia News Agency has also reported that Zarqawi is surrounded, but their report seems to be based on the same source as the KUNA story, using much of the same phrasing.