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Al-Qaeda-linked ex-general arrested in Iraq
AFP ^

Posted on 06/15/2005 12:45:27 PM PDT by jmc1969

BAGHDAD (AFP) - A former Iraqi general believed to be Jordanian extremist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's "military adviser" was arrested west of Baghdad.

Abed Dawood Suleiman and his son, former army captain Raed Abed Dawood, were picked up in a morning raid on their house in Khalidiya, west of Baghdad, a defense ministry source said Wednesday.

Zarqawi, the Al-Qaeda frontman in Iraq, is believed to have masterminded much of the country's violence, including car and suicide bombings that killed almost 700 people in May alone. He has a 25-million-dollar price on his head.

"Abed Dawood Suleiman is considered to be Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's military aide in charge of Mohammed's Army," one of the armed groups linked with Iraq's deadly insurgency, the source said.


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1 posted on 06/15/2005 12:45:27 PM PDT by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969
Great another adviser/associate/deputy.
2 posted on 06/15/2005 12:52:22 PM PDT by Sthitch
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To: jmc1969

Sounds like a semi-big fish. Of course, they all sound like big-fish. Anyone good FReepers out there know something about this guy?


3 posted on 06/15/2005 12:52:46 PM PDT by Owl558 (Please excuse my spelling)
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To: ducks1944; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; TrueBeliever9; anniegetyourgun; maestro; TEXOKIE; ...
A former Iraqi general believed to be Jordanian extremist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's "military adviser" was arrested west of Baghdad.

Abed Dawood Suleiman and his son, former army captain Raed Abed Dawood, were picked up in a morning raid on their house in Khalidiya, west of Baghdad, a defense ministry source said Wednesday.

4 posted on 06/15/2005 12:56:05 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: jmc1969; Straight Vermonter; Dog

AFP reports this one.


5 posted on 06/15/2005 1:07:34 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Calpernia; jmc1969
Buried in this report also:

AP: Australian Rescued by Iraqi, U.S. Forces ~~ An Update from the AP

6 posted on 06/15/2005 1:09:27 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Owl558; Straight Vermonter; Dog

I pinged Straight Vermonter and Dog , they may know!


7 posted on 06/15/2005 1:10:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: jmc1969

Plenty of room at Hotel Gitmo


8 posted on 06/15/2005 1:17:22 PM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: jmc1969

More good news - "A former Iraqi general believed to be Jordanian extremist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's "military adviser" was arrested west of Baghdad."

... can the MSM handle all this news of terrorists getting captured?


9 posted on 06/15/2005 1:19:17 PM PDT by WOSG (Liberating Iraq - http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com)
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To: jmc1969

so they finally decided to go to their house & arrest them - interesting tactic


10 posted on 06/15/2005 1:19:42 PM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: ghost of nixon

Did we get the number 3 guy again? We always seem to get the number 3 guy. Good catch regardless, God bless our troops.


11 posted on 06/15/2005 1:21:57 PM PDT by VA_Gentleman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I think this is Abu Jalal.

Found this post article and in it they talk to a Former General in Saddams Army who is in this Mohammeds Army.... his alias is Abu Jalal.

Here..

12 posted on 06/15/2005 1:56:52 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Owl558

He is a big fish...


13 posted on 06/15/2005 1:59:09 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Calpernia

Rounding up the bad guys ~ Bump!


14 posted on 06/15/2005 2:12:50 PM PDT by blackie
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To: jmc1969

Wait....I thought al Qaeda had no links to the former Iraqi regime.


15 posted on 06/15/2005 2:22:35 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: Dog

Now that the talk has died down about an injured or dead Zarqawi, what do you now think about his condition and role in the terror attacks? If he is incapacitated or dead, would this "big fish" be in line to run the show? Or is he merely a coalition member of the terror campaign, not in Zarq's inner circle?


16 posted on 06/15/2005 2:26:25 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: Dog

"He is a big fish..."

Outstanding catch, gentlemen! Bless the soldiers.


17 posted on 06/15/2005 2:34:08 PM PDT by Owl558 (Please excuse my spelling)
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To: txrangerette
It seems to have become very quiet on the Zarqawi hunt....something is not doubt going on under the radar. This guy would not be the one to replace Zarqawi. Think of Zarqawis network as a giant umbrella and this group Mohammads Army is one group under that umbrella. And this former general is a (section)leader.

I'll bet this raid took place a couple of days ago ....and they are only announcing it today so they had time to drill him for info..........they are probably right now rolling up this Mohammads Army as I type.

18 posted on 06/15/2005 2:35:36 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
He is not on Centcom's Most Wanted List or the Deck of Cards
19 posted on 06/15/2005 2:44:04 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (John 6: 51-58)
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To: Calpernia

WhoHoo!! Good job Troops!


20 posted on 06/15/2005 3:26:14 PM PDT by Pro-Bush (Can't afford Medical care? Thank an illegal alien.)
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To: Dog

Ok, but is he an advisor to Zarqawi himself, on military matters? This story suggests it. If so, would he not be more than a section leader? I am just asking, not disputing anything.


21 posted on 06/15/2005 3:28:12 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: txrangerette
but is he an advisor to Zarqawi himself

Sort of.

Zarqawi appointed several people to head different terror groups...this gentleman was one of those appointees. There are several people above this guy....consider him....middle management.

22 posted on 06/15/2005 3:33:49 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog

So there are military advisors CLOSER to Zarq than this guy...got
it. Thanks!


23 posted on 06/15/2005 3:48:37 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: jmc1969; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

Ping...


24 posted on 06/15/2005 4:51:49 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: ghost of nixon
so they finally decided to go to their house & arrest them - interesting tactic

It probably was not their house but a safe house.

Maybe somebody found that a trail of exploding cars came from there...

25 posted on 06/15/2005 6:48:38 PM PDT by topher (One Nation under God)
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To: jmc1969
"Abed Dawood Suleiman is considered to be Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's military aide in charge of Mohammed's Army," one of the armed groups linked with Iraq's deadly insurgency, the source said.

Mohammed's Army is also known as Jaish Mohammed. There are quite a few articles on FR about the group Jaish Mohammed.

26 posted on 06/15/2005 7:55:52 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


27 posted on 06/15/2005 8:57:31 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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