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Breaking: The Leader of al-Qaida in Iraq Arrested in Mosul


According to MSNBC, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, was just arrested. They say:

Defense Ministry Spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said the arrest of al-Masri, also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, was confirmed to him by the Iraqi commander of the province. There was no immediate confirmation or comment from US forces on the arrest. An Interior Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf, said that Mosul police "arrested one of al-Qaida's leaders at midnight and during the primary investigations he admitted that he is Abu Hamza Al-Muhajir.

The US government had posted a $5-million reward for his capture.

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