Top al-Qaeda commander in Iraq escapes from prison
[Iran Press TV] Iraqi security sources say a top leader of al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq network has managed to escape from a detention facility in the western province of al-Anbar.
A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, said the man -- identified as Ali Farhan -- fled the anti-terrorism prison in the city of Fallujah,
the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called
Center of Prosperity or
a really nice place to raise your kids...
located roughly 69 kilometers (43 miles) west of Storied Baghdad,
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
on Tuesday, the Aswat al-Iraq news agency reported.
He added the senior al-Qaeda had been involved in terrorist activities, and was locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in Syria by the Interpol a few months ago.
The official said police have launched a hunt for the top terrorist.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq is a shadowy group that was once allegedly led by Jordanian myrmidon Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Zarqawi was reportedly killed in June 2006.
According to US government and military officials, the group was then led by Ayyub al-Masri, who was killed along with Abu Omar al-Baghdadi -- another leader of the group -- in a joint Iraqi-US operation in Salahuddin province in April 2010.
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