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Iraqi minister says stopping recruits is key to fighting Al Qaeda

Iraq’s interior minister said yesterday that capturing insurgent leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is not important: Instead, the key to fighting his Al Qaeda group is to cut off the flow of his recruits. Bayan Jabr said in an exclusive interview that Zarqawi was weaker after a recent crackdown in Baghdad by 40,000 Iraqi and US troops. Jabr also demanded that Iraq’s neighbors, especially Syria and Jordan, take stronger measures to stem the flow of militants and money for the insurgency from their territory into Iraq. He said he had pictures and addresses of insurgents in Syria. Full Story

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