Iraq's deputy interior minister said Friday that Iraqi security forces arrested local al-Qaida leader Abu Mussab a-Zarqawi in 2004, but released him because they didn't recognize who he was.
The deputy minister refused to disclose further details.
A-Zarqawi's group is suspected of killing dozens of people in terror attacks in Iraq and Jordan, and the United States has put out a bounty of $25 million on Zarqawi's head., Israel Radio reported.
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