Ahmad Khadir Shahd al-Ghariri, a leader of one of the most vicious terrorist groups operating in Iraq, has been captured. Army of Ansar al-Sunnah
has been tied to ransom demands, executions and beheadings throughout the country. For atrocities they have been involved in see the end of this entry or the Army of Ansar al-Sunnah archives
The group has also been linked to working with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
One of the leaders of the terror organisation, the Ansar al-Sunna Army, was recently arrested in an area south of Baghdad, an Iraqi newspaper has reported. Ahmad Khadir Shahd al-Ghariri, an Ansar al-Sunna leader operating in the Larifaya district, the so-called 'triangle of death", was picked up by Iraqi security forces, the al-Mada neswpaper said.
Police chief Muhammad Abu Kahila was cited by the newspaper as saying that the militant leader had cut the throats of at least 15 people and carried out attacks on Iraqi police patrols and American troops. He was the head of a group of 15 militants and is thought to have been captured inside a hotel in the city of Samawa, south of the capital.
Tipped by: In The Bullpen who points out that his capture in the south of the country, rather than near Mosul where they normally act, is a little surprising.
See these other entries on Diggers Realm
May 27, 2005
Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Claims Japanese Hostage Akihiko Saito Is Dead [ Update , Video , Pics ]
May 11, 2005
Akihiko Saito, Japanese Security Guard, Taken Hostage In Iraq By Army Of Ansar al-Sunnah
Mar 31, 2005
Army Of Ansar Al-Sunnah Kills 3 Iraqi Truck Drivers [Video]
Feb 07, 2005
Iraqi Interpreter Safad Mohammed Hassan Murdered By Army of Ansar al-Sunnah [Video]
Feb 07, 2005
Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Shoots 7 Iraqi's [Video]
Jan 18, 2005
Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Claims Fifteen Iraqi National Guards Taken Hostage
Dec 27, 2004
Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Releases Video Of Mosul Terrorist Attack
Dec 13, 2004
Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Releases Video Of Turkish Hostage [ Video ]
Nov 20, 2004
Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Releases Execution Video
Oct 28, 2004
Eleven Iraqi Hostages Executed, One Beheaded In Video Released By Army of Ansar al-Sunnah
Oct 26, 2004
Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Releases Video Of 11 Iraqi Hostages [ Update ]
Aug 31, 2004
A Dozen Nepali Hostages Butchered By Automatic Rifle, Knife
This is what bugs me about the way we handle these things. The man has been arrested, and that's the last we will hear of this miscreant as he disappears into whatever lock-up awaits him.
What needs to be done is to bring him before a military tribunal (ours or the Iraqis) present evidence of guilt, and, if adjudicated guilty of terrorist activities, give him a dance lesson with a rope, preferably in public.
The sight of this creature doing a jitterbug at the end of a rope may discourage other terrorists, and will certainly cure him of it once and for all.
Posted by: EdWonk on September 23, 2005 01:43 AM