The top bomb making aide for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was captured a little over a week ago. Responsible for over 30 car bombs and numerous attacks on Iraqi police, Abu Omar al-Kurdi, confessed to a good percentage of them.
Also of note is the capture of one Abu Moawiya. Moawiya replaced the previous leader of the Zarqawi tied Abu Talha group in Mosul two weeks ago when he was captured. Obviously this group is significanty weakened with the capture of its main leader and then its second in command.
Sami Mohammed al-Jafi, known as Abu Omar al-Kurdi, is accused of being behind some 32 car bombings since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, he said.
"Kurdi has confessed to some 75 percent of the car bombs that were used for attacks in Baghdad since March 2003 and to making the explosives used in the attack on the Jordanian embassy in August 2003," spokesman Thair al-Naqib said.
"Kurdi also confirmed he was responsible for some of the bloody attacks on the police."
Iraqi forces said they also captured another insurgent earlier this month, Nayef Abbas al-Zubaydi, who heads the Abu Talha group linked to the Jordanian militant Zarqawi in the lawless northern city of Mosul, Naqib said.
Zubaydi, known as Abu Moawiya, was captured barely two weeks after the arrest of the previous leader of the group, Zain Abdallah Salah Khalaf al-Jib, or Abu Karam.
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