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False Alarm: Not Al-Masri

I wrote yesterday that it wasn’t confirmed, and today the military announced that it was indeed a false alarm: US says Qaeda chief in Iraq not captured. BAGHDAD (AFP) - The US military denied on Friday that Al-Qaeda in Iraq chief...
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Got a Big Al Qaeda Fish in Iraq

Politics / US Politics : Little Green Footballs (7 years ago)

Not completely confirmed but looking good: Leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq Arrested in Mosul. BAGHDAD —  The leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, was arrested in the northern city of Mosul, the Iraqi Defense Ministry spokes... Read Post

Next wave of U.S. troops set to head into Iraq

News : The Rundown News Blog (3 days ago)

The next wave of U.S. military will start to move into Iraq in a couple of weeks. Photo by Marwan Ibrahim/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The next wave of American troops will begin moving into Iraq in a couple of weeks to train local... Read Post

Al Qaeda in Iraq leader killed

Politics / US Politics : First Read (5 years ago)

From NBC's Courtney Kube The U.S. military in Iraq is now confirming that Iraqi Security Forces, supported by U.S. Forces, killed the two most senior al Qaeda leaders in Iraq early Sunday morning. Abu Ayyub al Masri (also known as A... Read Post

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