Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Al-Qaida operatives arrested in Mosul
© 2009 The Associated Press Aug. 4, 2009, 5:36AM BAGHDAD — The American military says the deputy commander of an insurgent group linked to al-Qaida was arrested in Mosul during a joint U.S.-Iraqi operation. The military said in a statement released Tuesday that Fakri Hadi Gari, also known as Abu Abbas, was captured July 24 in a raid in Mosul. Nine other suspected members of the Ansar al-Islam group were also detained. The military says Gari is responsible for recruiting and financing attacks as well as moving insurgents across the borders of Iraq. Spanish authorities say a group called Ansar al-Islam was responsible for the Madrid bomb attacks.