03 September, 2006

iWon News - No. 2 al-Qaida Leader in Iraq Arrested

iWon News - No. 2 al-Qaida Leader in Iraq Arrested:
"Iraqi and coalition forces have arrested the second most senior figure in al-Qaida in Iraq, Iraq's national security adviser announced on Sunday, saying the group now suffered from a 'serious leadership crisis.'

Hamed Jumaa Farid al-Saeedi, known as Abu Humam or Abu Rana, was captured north of Baghdad a few days ago 'along with another group of his aides and followers,' Mouwafak al-Rubaie said.

He was the second most important al-Qaida in Iraq leader after Abu Ayyub al-Masri, who took over the group after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed by a U.S. air strike north of Baghdad on June 7, al-Rubaie said."

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