Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Zarqawi surrounded according to Iraqi minister


Al-Zarqawi Surrounded - Iraqi Minister

Politics: 28 March 2005, Monday.

Iraqi security forces have surrounded Iraq"s most-wanted terrorist, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the country"s interior minister announced.

" We have not arrested al-Zarqawi, Interior Minister Falah al-Nakib said during a news conference. He is surrounded in a certain area, and we hope for the best. This operation is ongoing. We hope that the situation will be completely different in Iraq at the end of this year. Al-Nakib said al-Zarqawi was moving in " more than one area," but declined to provide more details.

A video of the apparent murder of a kidnapped senior official from the Iraqi Interior Ministry was posted Monday on the Internet, purportedly by the Al Qaeda wing in Iraq.

The group of Al-Zarqawi has claimed responsibility for some of the bloodiest attacks against U.S. troops and Iraq"s forces.