Iraqis: Al-Qaida captive is not al-Baghdadi

March 10, 2007 10:02

Iraqi officials said Saturday they were holding a top al-Qaida official, but not the terror mastermind Abu Omar al-Baghdadi who they believed was captured a day earlier. "After preliminary investigations, it was proven that the arrested al-Qaida person is not Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, but, in fact, another important al-Qaida official," said Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Mousawi, an Iraqi military spokesman. "Interrogations and investigations are still under way to get more information," he said. It was al-Mousawi who announced late Friday that al-Baghdadi had been captured.

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