Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Al Qaeda in Iraq "Emir" Captured

Exploiting multiple intelligence sources, including tips from Iraqi citizens, Multi-National Forces were able to raid a terrorist safehouse on November 7 and capture Sadiq Ayadah Husayn Matar (aka Abu Ahmed), who confessed to being the al Qaeda in Iraq "emir" for Sadah, in the al Qaim area.

From an MNF-I press release:
Abu Ahmed, as one of the five senior al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist leaders in the al Qaim region, which includes Husaybah, Karabilah, Sadah, Ubaydi, and al Qaim, was connected to numerous al Qaeda in Iraq senior terrorist leaders. He admitted associations, as well as conducting coordinated terrorist operations, with other senior terrorists and foreign fighters in the region. These senior terrorists were responsible for all terrorist and foreign fighter activities in the region to include the smuggling of foreign fighters into the al Qaim region from Syria.