Peace Like A River

It was a wide river, mistakable for a lake or even an ocean unless you'd been wading and knew its current. Somehow I'd crossed it... Now I saw the stream regrouped below, flowing on through what might've been vineyards, pastures, orhards... It flowed between and alongside the rivers of people; from here it was no more than a silver wire winding toward the city. - Leif Enger, Peace Like A River

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Success one terrorist at a time

Al Qaida in Iraq Emir killed in Haditha

Coalition forces raided a terrorist safe house in the city of Haditha Sept. 18, resulting in the death of Shehab Hamed (aka Abu Ali), a known al Qaida in Iraq senior military Emir, and the capture of another terrorist.

Abu Ali has been identified as the senior al Qaida in Iraq military Emir of al Qaim and was responsible for all terrorist operations in the al Qaim area, to include directing, planning and executing VBIED, IED and mortar attacks against Iraqi security and Coalition forces.

Coalition forces believe that Abu Ali recently assumed the role of regional al Qaida in Iraq military Emir responsible for all regional terrorist operations for the group in the al Qaim and Haditha areas along the Euphrates River Valley. Abu Ali recently moved from al Qaim to Haditha where he was killed.

Coalition forces capture driver of key al Qaida leader

Coalition forces captured Abdul Ghafur Yahiyah Abdullah al Abdullah (aka Abu Nur), a known terrorist who served as a driver for two key al Qaida in Iraq leaders, in Mosul Sept. 6.

Abu Nur originally worked for the Abu Musab al Zarqawi-led terrorist organization while in Tall Afar for about 10 months. He was later sent to assist with terrorist activities in Mosul by a leader within the Tall Afar-based terrorist network in early 2005. Abu Nur admitted to joining the al Qaida in Iraq terrorist network approximately 18 months ago.

For the past eight months until his recent capture, Abu Nur drove Sa’eed Ismael Mustafa (aka Abu Shahed), the Emir of West Mosul who was captured Sept. 5 -- one day prior to Abu Nur’s detention. Abu Nur also drove for another key terrorist leader who is still at large and his name is being withheld for operational reasons.

Abu Shahed was captured along with Taha Ibrahim Yasin Becher (aka Abu Fatima) during a Sept. 5 raid. Abu Fatima was the Emir of Mosul and al Qaida’s top leader in the city’s network at the time.


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