Sunday, September 03, 2006

No. 2 al-Qaeda in Iraq Arrested

It has been reported that Hamed Jumaa Farid al-Saeedi, known as Abu Humam or Abu Rana, has been arrested about three days ago, reports Mouwaffak al-Rubaie of the Iraqi Authority.
He was the No. 2 in al-Qaida in Iraq after slain leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Rubaie said. He was also responsible for the person who carried out the bombing of a Shiite shrine in Samarra in February, he said.

"He's the second man in the organization," al-Rubaie said. [Continue reading]
While the AP claims that this bombing of the Mosque caused tensions between Sunnies and Shiites, this is not the case.

This brought everyone together against the terrorists, and now the terrorists have little sactuary. Well they are still lethal, they are no longer welcomed in many of the places they used to hide.

Update: Mohammed has written quite an informative article concerning this topic. I recommend you read it, because he lives in the middle of where this havoc is happening. He should know best.

Category: Iraq and Terrorism.
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