Friday, December 09, 2005

AQ in Iraq Terrorist "the Butcher" Turned in by Ramadi Citizens

From a CENTCOM press release:
CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Iraq —The number three terrorist on the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (28th Infantry Division) High Value Individual list was detained Dec. 9 in the provincial capital of ar Ramadi.

Amir Khalaf Fanus, an al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorist in the Ramadi area, was wanted for criminal activities including murder and kidnapping. Today, local Iraqi citizens brought him to an Iraqi and U.S. Forces military base in Ramadi.

Fanus, also known in Ramadi by his Iraqi moniker, “the Butcher,” was well-known for his crimes against the local populace. He is the highest ranking al Qaeda in Iraq member to be turned into Iraqi and U.S. officials by local citizens.
Great news for Iraq, and an excellent POS to have in custody before the December 15 elections.

Also noting the Butcher's capture, Dr. Rusty Shackleford at The Jawa Report.