- The Washington Times - Monday, February 27, 2006

Yesterday, Iraqi counterinsurgency forces reportedly captured Abu al-Farouq, second in command to al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. A Syrian national, he was seized in a raid in Ramadi, an insurgent hotspot 70 miles west of the capital, according to the Associated Press.

The raid was one of several around the country. Thirty-five insurgents were killed and 487 were arrested, according to Iraq’s Interior Ministry.


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