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Al Qaeda Member Nabbed; former Iraqi Army Officer

10:27 PM, May 10, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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The Iraqi News Agency reports:

High-Ranking Al Qaeda Leader Detained in Iraq

Karbala. High-ranking leader of terrorist organization Al Qaeda was detained today in Iraqi province of Karbala during military operation, Iraqi news agency INA reports.

Abdel Fatih Isa, a.k.a. Abu Aisha, was arrested in a private home where he had been hiding for a long time. The arrest was made after a few houses in the town had been searched through.

The terrorist is among the chief organizers of terrorist acts in capital Baghdad. According to military sources Abu Aisha was an officer from the Iraqi army during Saddam Hussein's rule, the agency notes.

If true, did Aisha have any contact with al Qaeda before the invasion in March 2003? Has his name appeared in any of the captured Iraqi documents that have been released?