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US hails tightening noose on Zarqawi amid reports of wounding

Iraqi and US troops have arrested two top aides of Al-Qaeda’s Iraq frontman, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and are hot on the heels of militants loyal to him in northwestern Iraq, commanders said, a day after the country’s most wanted man was reported wounded.Described as “one of the most wanted people” in northern Iraq, Mullah Kamel al-Assawadi was detained after he tried to bribe his way past an Iraqi checkpoint, the US military said Wednesday. One of Zarqawi’s regional secretaries was also detained in the restive provincial capital of Baquba, north of Baghdad, a statement said.Full Story

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