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.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.
First Published: Apr 08, 2007 16:23 IST