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BREAKING: AQI Leader Captured
FALSE ALARM!! Unfortunately, it looks like the man that was captured was NOT Abu Ayyub al-Masri. There’s still a lot of speculation on both sides, so I’ll keep following it.
The leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, has been arrested and captured. You’ll recall that some groups tried to claim that they had killed the leader, most likely as a way to turn off the heat. This is good news for Code Pink who will now have another martyr for which they can obtain legal representation to get him acquitted. They were concerned earlier reports a year ago were correct and that they wouldn’t be able to throw a welcome home party for the leader when he arrived at Gitmo.
More to follow as details come out.