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Top Al-Qaeda terrorist captured in Baghdad

US forces captures a leading Al-Qaeda terrorists whom they hold responsible for a wave of deadly car bombings in the capital.

world Updated: Apr 09, 2007 08:36 IST

US forces captured a leading Al-Qaeda terrorists on Sunday whom they hold responsible for a wave of deadly car bombings in the capital, the military said in a statement.

It did not name the suspect but said he was a close aide of Al-Qaeda's Baghdad commander.

A US military spokesman told the agency the captured terrorists acted as a point man for the Al-Qaeda commander.

He was a "gatekeeper, somebody through whom you needed to go to meet the leader," he said.

The military statement said the captured terrorists had ties to several senior Al-Qaeda figures and was suspected of involvement in a series of deadly vehicle bombings in the capital.

It said he was detained along with two other known Al-Qaeda terrorists.