Lebanese Terrorist captured in Basra

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  1. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    This from CNN:

    "BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A top special operations officer from Lebanon's Iranian-backed militia Hezbollah has been captured in Iraq, where U.S. officials say he played a key role in a January attack that killed five Americans.

    Ali Mussa Daqduq, an explosives expert, was captured in March in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, where he was helping train and lead Shiite militias fighting coalition troops, U.S. intelligence officials told CNN.

    Daqduq pretended to be deaf and mute when captured, and his identity was not known for weeks, the officials said.

    Once uncovered, however, they said he began to talk, and they now believe he played a crucial role in the January 20 attack in Karbala."

    Full story:

    Another story showing the murky network, all inspired, financed, and led by the Persians, that is causing the deaths of UK and Allied Soldiers, but mainly Iraiqs, in Iraq. Odd that this has not appeared in any of the British media yet - it's something of a success story for us, surely.

    Or are we embarrassed by it for some reason?
  2. When I clicked on it, I thought the thread title was LESBIAN Terrorist captured in Basra.

    Somewhat dissapointed...
  3. Maybe they(British Media)are just a little bit wary after the "WMD's in 45 minutes" debacle.

    Having been made to look like cnuts before, they will be in no rush to follow the Party Line again - especially if they think it may be used as an excuse to attack Iran...
  4. Given that anonymous "US officials" first ascribed the Karbala attack to IRG al-Qods themselves in a daring cross-border attack. When that was thrown out they started to blame Moqtada's militia and then senior Iraqi police officers with militia links.

    Said "US officials" a probably making it up as they go along. Good story for CNN to crank up the rhetoric though - blaming it on the Brits for not 'torturing' the info out of him sooner!!!

    BTW. Didn't a Lebanese terrorist get picked up on the M6 at the weekend? Seems a bit more relevant.