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Iraqis capture 1,700 suspected terrorists
Iraqi tribesmen have captured 1,700 alleged terrorists of different Arab nationalities in recent days as part of a drive to hunt down gunmen in Ramadi area, 110 km west of Baghdad.

In a report carried on Sunday by the daily al-Sabah, Sheikh Usama al-Jadaan, a Sunni Arab tribal leader, said that tribesmen had captured 1,700 terrorists of Syrian, Jordanian, Yemeni and Algerian nationalities.

Al-Jadaan said the captured men had entered the country to "carry out terrorist plots". "All detainees have been handed over to the intelligence services for interrogation."

Sunni-dominated Ramadi is the scene of regular armed attacks on US troops.
Posted by:Anonymoose

#9  Not saying I fully buy into this article but to answer Anonymous question could have been why old Zark went AWOL to Diyalia province. Wouldn’t be the first time he left the soldiers to go suicide while he slipped out the back door.

This also I would imagine is a number of total from their beginning its been some months so if a total would be very conceivable. My question would be how many are Syrian intelligence forces.
Posted by: C-Low   2006-03-05 23:06  

#8  interogate and send them to allah.
Posted by: anymouse   2006-03-05 22:34  

#7  Well, its an Arab tribal report. Adjustment by an order of magnitude or two may be warranted.
Posted by: buwaya   2006-03-05 21:02  

#6  al-blackberry's?
Posted by: Frank G   2006-03-05 20:46  

#5  I've been thinking about the logistics of this. These 1,700 were not out in the open. They were dispersed with Sunni families in maximum groups of four or five.

So how was this round-up possible? How could they get the message out that every foreigner was to be turned over, without those 1,700 realizing that the game was up and trying to fight their way out?
Posted by: Anonymoose   2006-03-05 20:33  

#4  No Saudis, Egyptians or Paleos? Count should be higher.
Posted by: Inspector Clueso   2006-03-05 20:09  

#3  Tribesmen accomplished that? I think we've won the war!
Posted by: trailing wife   2006-03-05 20:01  

#2  good catch - all furriners Geneva Convention for you! They'll wish they were in Gitmo
Posted by: Frank G   2006-03-05 19:37  

#1  probably a bounty on each
Posted by: mhw   2006-03-05 19:21