This could be it for Zargawi as special ops may have him trapped in Ramadi. One could only hope. news…
ABC News: Official: Zarqawi Eludes Capture; Computer Discovered: “ask Force 626 — the covert American military unit charged with finding Zarqawi — had troops in place to grab the fugitive, and mobile vehicle checkpoints had been established around the city’s perimeter. Another U.S. official said predator drones were also in flight, tracking movements in and around the city.
A source who had been inside the Zarqawi network alerted the task force to the meeting. Officials deem the source ‘extremely credible.’
The senior military official said that just before the meeting was scheduled, a car was pulled over as it approached a checkpoint.
‘Zarqawi always has someone check the waters,’ said the official.
A pickup truck about a half-mile behind the car then quickly turned around and headed in the opposite direction. Officials now believe Zarqawi was in the fleeing truck. U.S. teams began a chase, but when the truck was pulled over several miles later, Zarqawi was not inside.
Zarqawi’s Computer Discovered
What the task force did find in the vehicle confirmed suspicions that Zarqawi had just escaped. The official said Zarqawi’s computer and 80,000 euros (about $104,000 U.S.) were discovered in the truck.
Finding the computer, said the official, ‘was a seminal event.’ It had ‘a very big hard drive,’ the official said, and recent pictures of Zarqawi. The official said Zarqawi’s driver and a bodyguard were taken into custody.
The senior military official said that they have since learned Zarqawi jumped out of the vehicle when it passed beneath an overpass, presumably to avoid detection from the air, and hid there before running to a safe house in Ramadi.” More…
Let’s hope our guys get this SOB before the week is out. – zzb