Zarqawi on the run in Iraq

by on April 11th, 2005

Abu Musab Zarqawi, the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq, is on the run in an undeveloped western border region where he was nearly caught in recent weeks, a U.S. Marine commander says.

“He’s going from brush pile to brush pile just like a wet rat,” said Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, whose 1st Marine Expeditionary Force is back home at Camp Pendleton, Calif., after months of intense combat in Anbar province. “I believe he possibly slid back into the Anbar area, possibly the hinterlands.”

Gen. Sattler, who commanded operations in the region, said in an interview with The Washington Times that the U.S.-led coalition has forced Zarqawi to work “independently” by killing or capturing his first- and second-string lieutenants.

Etalkinghead Staff