Captured Iraqi not al-Baghdadi

The man was seized during a raid at Abu Ghraib.

    The Islamic State of Iraq has claimed
    responsibility for many attacks in Iraq [AP]

    "Interrogations and investigations are still under way to get more information," he said.
     
    Al-Moussawi had previously said that al-Baghdadi had been captured in a raid in Abu Ghraib on the outskirts of Baghdad, a report later verified by a senior adviser to Nuri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister.
     
    "One of the terrorists who was arrested with him confessed that the one in our hands is al-Baghdadi," al-Moussawi said on Iraqiya state television on Friday.
     
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    Al-Baghdadi, also known as Abu Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi, has been identified in statements posted on websites as the self-styled head of the Islamic State of Iraq, proclaimed last year after the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
     
    The Islamic State of Iraq, said to be linked to al-Qaeda and armed Sunni groups, has claimed responsibility for a string of major attacks.
     
    US and Iraqi forces have increasingly focused on al-Baghdadi's group in their attempts to end sectarian vioence in Iraq.
     
    Al-Baghdadi is also said to have headed the Mujahidin Shura Council, an alliance of al-Qaeda and other hardline groups. Very little is known about al-Baghdadi and his capture would be hard for officials to verify.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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