Reports of the arrest followed closely on the heels of more reports of torture by US forces. There has been no official word of any connection, but an official, speaking on strict condition of anonymity, said that immediately following their arrests, Salah Suleiman al-Loheibi and Ali Hamad Yassin al-Issawi begged "please do not torture us! Oh please, please do not throw thonged women at us! Anything but that!”
Friday, January 28, 2005
FoxNewsBAGHDAD, Iraq — Authorities in Iraq have arrested three close associates of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, including the chief of the terror mastermind's Baghdad operation, the government said Friday, two days ahead of historic elections that extremists have vowed to subvert.