Monday, October 17, 2005

Flushed from His Cave in Mount Pilot 

Another big fish caught:
U.S. forces in Iraq said on Saturday that they were holding a man suspected of acting as a barber to senior al Qaeda militants and helping them change their appearance to evade capture.

The man, named as Walid Muhammad Farhan Juwar al-Zubaydi -- "aka 'The Barber,"' the U.S. military statement said -- was arrested in Baghdad on September 24, the day before U.S. troops caught up with and killed a militant they described as the most senior al Qaeda leader in the capital, Abu Azzam.

"'The Barber's' duties included altering senior al Qaeda in Iraq members' appearances by dying hair color, altering hairstyles and changing facial hair in their efforts to evade capture," the military said in the statement.
PHOTO: Walid Muhammad Farhan Juwar al-Zubaydi, the notorious "Barber" (left), applies the finishing touches to top al Qaeda lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahiri's disguise.

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