Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Pakistan nabs another one 

'Son of al-Qaeda boss captured' -- the Australian, via The Command Post.

A son of Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahri, has been captured by Pakistani forces, one of Pakistan's leading newspapers reported today...

The report, quoting diplomatic sources, said Khalid was handed over to US custody soon after the arrest and flown out of Pakistan.

They're making big progress in Pakistan. I predict that we will see reports like this every day, until the whole Al-Qaeda leadership in that part of the world is in our custody.

Note that the report clearly suggests that Pakistan turned the guy over to us. Musharraf promised not to turn over "local tribesmen" (see my post yesterday), but there is no report that he didn't agree to hand over Al-Qaeda personnel. This is all very encouraging news, in my opinion, and will justify our restraint in the wake of the Khan pardon.


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