Al Masri Wounded and May Be in Allied Custody

#1
Breaking news.There are press reports stating that he has been captured by allied forces.Hope its true.If we did get al Masri this would give us tremendous momentum rolling into this surge.

CNN is reporting this breaking news:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq has been wounded and his top aide killed in a clash with police, an Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman told CNN Thursday.

The spokesman said Iraqi police encountered an insurgent group on the road between Falluja and Samarra and, in a firefight, wounded Abu Ayyub al-Masri.

Abu Abdullah al-Majamiai, al-Masri's top aide, was killed, he said.

The spokesman said Iraqi police have the body of al-Majamiai and would not comment on the whereabouts of al-Masri.

The U.S. military had no comment on the report.

Al-Masri, also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajer, is an Egyptian who took over the leadership of al Qaeda in Iraq in June after the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
 
#3
TF 145 has been very aggressive in running AQ's leadership to ground killing or capturing a number of the top leadership in the last 30 days. Most recently was the capture of a al Masri's top aide. He evidently was pretty cooperative.

You are right it wont end the war but it will sure help make it possible.
 
#5
What's more promising is not the fact that we have al-Masri, but the fact that it was apparently down to the Iraqi police. It's not much, I grant you, but any evidence of the Iraqi civil authorities standing on their own two feet is good news to me.
 
#7
Gen. tomahawk6 US Army retd. said:
TF 145 has been very aggressive in running AQ's leadership to ground killing or capturing a number of the top leadership in the last 30 days. Most recently was the capture of a al Masri's top aide. He evidently was pretty cooperative.

You are right it wont end the war but it will sure help make it possible.
General,

You have spent the last 3 years intermittantly announcing wonderful news such as the wounding, death or capture of various al-Qaida or Taleban leaders with the comment that things will get better.

When will you, and your glorious regime leadership, understand that we are sick of your propaganda nonsense? This will not make a blind bit of difference to the security situation in Iraq.

Have you not realised that each time you spring forth with such news, you are indirectly confirming the failure of coalition forces to bring peace and security to either Iraq or Afghanistan and the abject failure of policy makers in the first place.
 
#8
Another way to look at this is that the current Iraqi regime - for which read Shia, for which read close friends of Tehran - now feel they can dispense with AQ. Sure, AQ were useful idiots to shoot at the infidels to keep things going and provide a smokescreen to ethnically cleanse the Sunnis but now they're not needed. And, best of all, you can use one bunch of foreigners to get rid of the other.

I'm not convinced that having a strongly pro-Iranian Iraqi regime deciding that the end game is starting and that they are so sure of victory they can dispense with the imported jihadis is a good thing.
 
#10
tomahawk6 said:
TF 145 has been very aggressive in running AQ's leadership to ground killing or capturing a number of the top leadership in the last 30 days. Most recently was the capture of a al Masri's top aide. He evidently was pretty cooperative.

You are right it wont end the war but it will sure help make it possible.
And after all that's been said above, it looks like another of your 'good news' stories has turned out to be untrue!!!

No matter. I'm sure there will still be masses of the GOP faithful still believing it to be true long into their retirement. :x

US rejects Masri wounding claim

Senior US military sources in Iraq have told the BBC they do not believe reports that the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq has been injured in fighting.

Arab TV stations said early on Friday that Abu Ayyub al-Masri, also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, had been hurt during clashes north of Baghdad.

The reports said that the incident had occurred in Balad.

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