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Posted: 2/23/2007 4:41:40 AM EST

Suspected insurgent leader held in Iraq


By KIM GAMEL, Associated Press Writer 1 minute ago

A suspected al-Qaida-linked insurgent leader accused of financing attacks and recruiting fighters was captured in southern Iraq, police said Friday. The U.S. military, meanwhile, said it was investigating reports of civilian casualties in fighting in Ramadi, the volatile capital of Anbar province. It said three U.S. soldiers were killed Thursday in combat in the province, but did not give specific locations or circumstances for the deaths.


Issa Abdul-Razzaq Ahmed, who was detained during a raid Thursday on a house in central Basra, has been traveling to neighboring countries to collect funds for militant operations in Iraq, provincial police commander Gen. Mohammed al-Moussawi said.


He also said the suspect, a 22-year-old Sunni, was on the Interior Ministry's most-wanted list and was accused of being a major figure in recruiting fighters. Police also found lists with the names of other wanted militants, maps and propaganda CDs.


"Working under the guise of a businessman, he has been shuttling between Syria and the United Arab Emirates to collect funds for the terrorists in Iraq," al-Moussawi said.


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Link Posted: 2/23/2007 4:48:58 AM EST
Outstanding! The more they can capture alive, the better. The intel they capture in documents and on computers is great, but nothing beats being able to have a nice heart-warming chat with these guys.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 10:16:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2007 10:17:47 AM EST by NME]
I'm not sure if this is the same guy or not.

NME

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Iraqi police arrest Al-Qaeda suspect in Basra


Fri Feb 23, 10:50 AM ET

Iraqi police have arrested a suspected Al-Qaeda insurgent in the southern city of Basra and seized a rocket launcher capable of being used against aircraft, police said Friday


The man was arrested from his house in Al-Assmai neighbourhood on Wednesday, Basra police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Karim al-Zaidi said.


"Police found several arms, including a SAM-7 rocket launcher which can be used against aircraft," Zaidi said, adding the suspect is allegedly linked to the Sunni Al-Qaeda network.


Basra is a predominantly Shiite city, from which British forces are to withdraw in the coming months, amid fears that the city could become the object of a struggle between rival factions.


On Thursday, Lieutenant General Raymond Odierno, the second-ranking US commander in Iraq, said cells affiliated with Al-Qaeda in Iraq are believed be stalking US helicopters.


Two or three of the eight helicopters that have been downed since January 20 appeared to have been ambushed, Odierno told reporters in Washington via video link from Iraq.


It was not immediately clear if the man arrested in Basra is being linked to any of the helicopter incidents.


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Link Posted: 2/23/2007 10:45:40 AM EST
Bring out the Gimp.
But the Gimp is sleeping
Well, you better wake him up, now, don't you?
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 10:49:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By Javak:
Bring out the Gimp.
But the Gimp is sleeping
Well, you better wake him up, now, don't you?


Link Posted: 2/23/2007 10:57:27 AM EST
we will probably let him go and then charge all the soldiers with kidnapping
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:02:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
we will probably let him go and then charge all the soldiers with kidnapping


Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:03:55 AM EST
Great job, boys!

Now...get the Iraqi's to 'assist' him in telling them everything he knows, and then mutilate him and feed him to pigs.

HH
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:05:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
Great job, boys!

Now...get the Iraqi's to 'assist' him in telling them everything he knows, and then mutilate him and feed him to pigs.

HH


Like in that "Hannibal" movie?

Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:10:01 AM EST


This sounds like he may be at least the third one caught involved in taking down helicopters lately.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:18:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
The demacraps will probably let him go and then charge all the soldiers with kidnapping


Fixed
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:41:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
Great job, boys!

Now...get the Iraqi's to 'assist' him in telling them everything he knows, and then mutilate him and feed him to pigs.

HH


Like in that "Hannibal" movie?



...and wouldn't THAT be RICH!



HH
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 12:56:38 PM EST
How do they know he was a terrorist ? Was he carrying an AR-15 ?
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 1:03:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
we will probably let him go and then charge all the soldiers with kidnapping




I believe he's referring to this: ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=550269...
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 1:05:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By weptek911:
How do they know he was a terrorist ? Was he carrying an AR-15 ? HOBIC!
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