Mosul 's most-wanted captured
BAGHDAD , Iraq – Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces captured the leader of Al-Qaida in the Mosul region June 14.
Muhammad Khalaf Shakar, also known as Abu Talha, is Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's most trusted operations agent in all of Iraq . He was captured without incident.
Multiple intelligence sources led Coalition forces to Abu Talha's location in a quiet neighborhood in Mosul . According to former Talha associates, Talha never stayed more than one night at any one residence, and always wore a suicide vest, saying he would never surrender.
Talha gave up peacefully to Coalition forces and supporting Iraqi Security Forces, and is fully cooperating with Coalition and Iraqi officials.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT Cmdr. Dave Wray at 703-343-8240.
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