Thursday, March 16, 2006

THE FIRST BATCH of documents found in Iraq and Afghanistan after the war has been (finally!) made public; this web related to the DoD has them, and will include the next ones as they're released, as well as audio and video in the near future. The first batch are basically pdf documents, almost all in their original Arabic. But you don't need to know Arabic to see an interesting detail in one of them (via Jawa Report): it's ISGZ-2004-019920, described as "2002 Iraqi Intelligence Correspondence concerning the presence of al-Qaida Members in Iraq. Correspondence between IRS members on a suspicion, later confirmed, of the presence of an Al-Qaeda terrorist group. Moreover, it includes photos and names." On page 6 you'll see a familiar face:

Do you recognize the guy? This picture will help:

Yes, it's Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. There are several more.

(via Stephen Hayes, with interesting observations)

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