Iraq Says It Captured Senior Al Qaida Figure

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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The Iraqi army captured a senior al Qaeda militant in a clash south of Baghdad on Thursday, a government security spokesman said.
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Baghdad security spokesman Qassim al-Moussawi said the militant, Ahmed Turki Abbas, claimed the rank of defense minister of the al Qaeda-linked group Islamic State of Iraq.

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