Saturday, January 22, 2005

Zarqawi in custody?

This is almost surely the 50th false alarm, but the story comes from a somewhat reputable source (AP/Jerusalem Post) and reports on an interesting exchange:

Iraq's interior minister on Saturday refused to comment on rumors that the top terror leader in the country had been taken into custody.

"I wouldn't like to comment for the time being," Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib said when asked about rumors that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been arrested. "Let's see. Maybe in the next few days we will make a comment about it."

Pressing him, a reporter asked, "Does that mean he is in custody?"

"No comment," the minister repeated.
Possible motive for delaying the announcement: “Rumors spread that Iraqi authorities had al-Zarqawi in custody but were waiting to announce it just before the Jan. 30 elections.”

1 comment:

Synova said...

It *is* right before the Jan 30 elections.