Saturday, March 10, 2007

Islamic State of Iraq Leader Captured

Another one bites the dust. The Associated Press is now reporting that Zarqawi's replacemnt has been captured by Coalition forces:
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The leader of the al-Qaida-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq has been captured in a raid west of Baghdad, an Iraqi military spokesman said Friday.
Abu Omar al-Baghdadi was captured Friday in a raid in Abu Ghraib on the western outskirts of Baghdad, said Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, spokesman of the Baghdad security operation. U.S. officials had no confirmation of the capture.

"One of the terrorists who was arrested with him confessed that the one in our hands is al-Baghdadi," al-Moussawi said.
It's an even bet as to which organization is harder hit by the news, al Qaeda in Iraq or the Democrat party.

No videos up about al-Baghdadi yet, so here's a little video that celebrated Zarq's sudden departure from the planet.