The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Friday, April 27, 2007

HUGE: Al Qaeda "Big Fish" Captured; UPDATED--And Possibly Another Killed?

The US has captured easily the biggest Al Qaeda "fish" since the capture of Khalid Shikh Mohammed; the netting of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi is likely to yield benefits which are too far-reaching to quantify at present. Let us hope those benefits include resisting the likelihood of a catastrophic attack on the West.

Bill Roggio has much more detail about this key player in Al Qaeda; here is the lede:

The United States has scored a major victory against al Qaeda's global network. Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, one of Osama bin Laden's senior deputies who was "personally chosen by bin Laden to monitor al Qaeda operations in Iraq," has been captured and transfered to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. government put a $1 million bounty out for Al-Hadi's capture.
There is a lot more interesting detail where that came from...

UPDATE: AJ Strata has a link to what (cautiously) may be more AQ big shots who got what was coming to them (hint: read the comments too...)

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