Report: Zarqawi Captured
Jeff Quinton passes on a Russian report that Iraq’s head terrorist has been captured:
Sofia Morning News – Al-Zarqawi Captured – Report
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, head of the group suspected of beheading two Bulgarian hostages, has reportedly been arrested in Western Iraq. Al-Zarqawi has been arrested by Iraqi police and US military close to the border with Syria, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing information posted on the Internet.
A group linked to Zarqawi is suspected of carrying out a wave of attacks in late June that killed more than 100 people and injured hundreds more in attacks in five Iraqi cities. >
I agree with Jeff that the report is sketchy enough that we might ought hold off on our celebrations and that, “If it turns out to be true – bank on the timing being questioned by Democrats.”
Update (1305): The same site is now issuing denials. It’s apparently getting heavy traffic; neither link is loading at present.