Captain's Quarters Blog

« Ohio Recount Partisans Want Another Round On The House | Main | More Washington Follies »

December 31, 2004
Did Abu Marwan Talk?

A few days after the capture of Abu Marwan, the leader of an insurgent affiliated with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Coalition forces captured almost 50 terrorists in Saddam Hussein's hometown:

U.S. troops rounded up 49 suspected guerrillas near Saddam Hussein's hometown on Friday, a day after Iraq's most violent rebel groups warned voters against taking part in crucial elections for a constitutional assembly on Jan. 30.

Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division detained the suspects during a midnight raid in Duluiyah, 45 miles north of Baghdad, codenamed Operation Powder River, the U.S. military said.

The US and Iraqi forces withheld notice of Abu Marwan's capure for six days, a normal procedure that allows for confusion and surprise when dealing with terrorist networks. It also allows for American intelligence agents to interrogate the detainees. The two events may not be connected, but the coincidence certainly appears provocative.

Sphere It Digg! View blog reactions
Posted by Ed Morrissey at December 31, 2004 10:18 AM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry is

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Did Abu Marwan Talk?:

» Strategy? What strategy? from Craig's Personal Blog
One thing about quality blogs that is almost completely missing from mainstream media is their ability to bring together sequences of events into coherent stories. [Read More]

Tracked on December 31, 2004 12:44 PM

» Quinton from Quinton
Jaydon [Read More]

Tracked on March 30, 2006 1:27 PM

Design & Skinning by:
m2 web studios

blog advertising


Proud Ex-Pat Member of the Bear Flag League!