Breaking: Al Qaida In Iraq Leader Captured

July 18th, 2007 Posted By Pat Dollard.


According to Fox News’ David MacDougall in Baghdad, the military has told him “He is singing like a bird, and his intel has already led to the killing of an Al Qaeda leader in Baghdad.”

Jul 18 07:43 AM US/Eastern

The highest-ranking Iraqi in the leadership of al Qaida in Iraq has been arrested, the US command said.

Officials said information from him indicated the group’s foreign-based leadership wielded considerable influence over the Iraqi chapter.

Khaled Abdul-Fattah Dawoud Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, also known as Abu Shahid, was captured in Mosul on July 4, said Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner, a military spokesman.

“Al-Mashhadani is believed to be the most senior Iraqi in the al Qaida in Iraq network,” Bergner said. He said al-Mashhadani was a close associate of Abu Ayub al-Masri, the Egyptian-born head of al Qaida in Iraq.

Bergner said al-Mashhadani served as an intermediary between al-Masri and Osama bin Laden and al Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri.

“In fact, communication between the senior al Qaida leadership and al-Masri frequently went through al-Mashhadani,” Bergner said.

“Along with al-Masri, al-Mashhadani co-founded a virtual organisation in cyberspace called the Islamic State of Iraq in 2006,” Bergner said. “The Islamic State of Iraq is the latest efforts by al Qaida to market itself and its goal of imposing a Taliban-like state on the Iraqi people.”

In internet postings, the Islamic State of Iraq has identified its leader as Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, with al-Masri as minister of war. There are no known photos of al-Baghdadi.

Bergner said al-Mashhadani had told interrogators that al-Baghdadi was a “fictional role” created by al-Masri and that an actor was used for audio recordings of speeches posted on the internet.

“In his words, the Islamic State of Iraq is a front organisation that masks the foreign influence and leadership within al Qaida in Iraq in an attempt to put an Iraqi face on the leadership of al Qaida in Iraq,” Bergner said.

23 Responses

  1. Buerg

    The Arab version of THE WIZARD of Oz. The dummacrat viewpoint is getting weaker each day. More good news for the White House plan of action. I’ll be counting the airtime MSM gives this story. It’ll be downplayed I’m sure.

  2. drillanwr

    I think it would be a nice gesture if Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, or ANY one of the very vocal dhimmicRATS offered to hold him at their home, so he doesn’t have to go to that gawd aweful Gitmo …

  3. Dan

    Aw c’mon Drillanwr the dhims are too busy making smores. They don’t have time for things like the GWOT. At least not until they turn in their little blanky’s for the night?

  4. Sandy K.

    Our guys are doing exceptional things all along and they never get the credit they deserve. Excellent report to wake up to today Pat! Way to go to all our MEN! It would be really nice to see the mainstream media choke and report the truth for a change. I agree with drillanwr that they should hold these captured terrorists at their homes to make sure they are not mistreated. After all they are mostly worried about them - the ones who target women, children, and innocent civilians. :lol:

  5. Sandy K.

    I was a bit surprised he was not dressed as a woman and trying to flee like so many others when they captured him!

  6. Steady

    Let’s all hope that one of our CIA guys plants a lead slug in his head AFTER he goes through some “rough” interrogation. Heck if I want my tax $$ going to feed this piece of camel crap.

  7. Dutch Dude

    You mean to tell me al Qaida would lie to it’s own Muslim homies? Wow. Imagine that!

  8. drillanwr

    SandyK -

    Burka Burka … or as Dan would say, durka durka! :beer:

  9. Dr D Semper FI

    HMMM, didn’t see that on ABC

  10. JammieWearingFool

    Top al-Qaida in Iraq Figure Captured…

    Of course, it will be downplayed or dismissed, and the timing questioned by those currently employing the fullcourt press to cut and run. Still, a sliver of good news in a ocean of negativity….

  11. A. S. Wise- VA

    Fuck yeah! Poor AQ bastards, they are Allah’s misguided children. Never knew what they were going to face up against; the best best fighting force man has ever put together.

  12. Steve in NC

    I hope we were able to have some tea and discuss our differences in the non existent, bumper sticker slogan war on terror.

    or if it was to me, get “medieval on his ass”

    then just shoot him in the head like a rabid dog in the street


    if i am not mistake, this is exactly the very thing pat, said would happen

  14. TJ

    off to club gitmo to fatten him up and :arrow: give him a much needed vacation before the democrats have him released :lol:

  15. Squire

    Don’t let up America. Attack and concquer THROUGH the objective. Great job to the fighting soldiers!

  16. Dan

    And this from CNN:

    “The arrest of al-Mashadani was announced amid controversy over President Bush’s contention that al Qaeda and al Qaeda in Iraq are one and the same. The evidence has been not been significant about the extent of the relationship.”

    What fucking controversy? Who says so? Oh yeah that’s the MSM’s view of the issue. Shit like this capture gives the MSM headaches at night. But already they’re tying to put a spin on it.

    Can’t hide the truth MSM. Keep trying though. Maybe they can join the rest of the children in Congress for their next slumber party?

  17. Jennie Taliaferro

    Isn’t this like the 3rd AQ leader in Iraq that we’ve gotten?
    Great work, guys!
    (Don’t bother taking him to Gitmo, if you know what I mean and I think that you do!)

  18. JAF

    Since the defeaticrats wanted to be out of Iraq a year ago-

    should would take all the Al Qaeda terrorists we have captured since then and put them into witness protection in Harry Reid’s neighborhood?

  19. Bill

    The fact that he’s singing like a bird confirms my belief that these guys are pansys. But not near the candyasses that dumocrats are.

    Anyone who reads this and is still a registered democrat really needs to think about why in name of sanity they belong to an organization like the democrat party.

  20. Dwarn

    All you neoconned assholes need to enlist in the military or shut the fuck up right the fuck now. Don’t you stupid excuses for Ummarikins realize this entire war is being waged on a LIE??!??!

  21. Dan


    For your information, most of the people in here are either in the military or have spend many years in the military when it was their turn to serve.

    And what exactly is your pedigree there asshole?

  22. Dan


    One more thing. You shouldn’t be using words that you can’t define. Neocon? Bet you don’t even know what it means.

  23. Clyde Conneer

    Now now gentlemen. Dwam has got a big pwoblem. You see, he is one of those dumb assed dimis lurkin around men’s rooms to get a sniff and there you go rejecting him just like his own daddy did. Poor little puke.

Respond now.

alert Be respectful of others and their opinions. Inflammatory remarks and inane leftist drivel will be deleted. It ain’t about free speech, remember you’re in a private domain. My website, my prerogative.

alert If you can't handle using your real email address, don't bother posting a comment.

:mrgreen: :neutral: :twisted: :arrow: :shock: :smile: :???: :cool: :evil: :grin: :idea: :oops: :razz: :roll: :wink: :cry: :eek: :lol: :mad: :sad: :!: :?: :beer: