US troops say seize 61 al Qaeda in Iraq members

Thursday, March 02, 2006
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. military operations in the province of Anbar, west of Baghdad, have resulted in the capture of 61 members of al Qaeda in
Iraq, Major General Rick Lynch, a U.S. military spokesman, said on Thursday.
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Bomb making equipment, weapons and munitions were seized in the raids on the training and bomb making facility in an area 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Falluja, Lynch said.

Some of al Qaeda in Iraq's "critical facilitators" were included in the 61 people captured, he said.


Sixty one captured. Seems like quite a score.

I wonder how the military happened to find out about them?

6 comments:

Morgan said...

Probably the:

Kill the infidel!
Al Qaeda in Iraq
Recruitment 7:00 Tonite


banner hanging over the door.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

How can Yale accomodate 61 additional slots in next year's class on such short notice?

chuck said...

How can Yale accomodate 61 additional slots in next year's class on such short notice?

More to the point, how are the new students going to deal with the mixed sex dorms and showers that are central to the Yale experience.

Fresh Air said...

Chuck--

Haven't you ever seen a girl shower with a burqa on before?

Peter UK said...

"More to the point, how are the new students going to deal with the mixed sex dorms and showers that are central to the Yale experience."

Same way they do everywhere else,the al Yale Madrassa has a ring to it.

Knucklehead said...

I just did an admittedly quick, but good faith, search for news reports of this. The only one I found, and I did a couple different searches, was the Reuters piece. The Presse Ancienne will painstakingly count the bombs and corpses but have little interest in news of this type.