Ar-Ramadi Citizens Haul in The Butcher, #3 AQ-Iraq Terrorist
From Captain Jeffrey Pool, 2nd Marine Division PAO, via e-mail:
CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, AR RAMADI, Iraq —The number three terrorist on the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (28th Infantry Division) High Value Individual list was detained today in the provincial capital of Ar Ramadi.
Amir Khalaf Fanus, an al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorist in the Ramadi area, was wanted for criminal activities including murder and kidnapping. Today, local Iraqi citizens brought him to an Iraqi and U.S. Forces military base in Ramadi.
Fanus, also known in Ramadi by his Iraqi moniker, “the Butcher”, was well-known for his crimes against the local populace.
Said Captain Pool, "This is an odd press release to write because I am used to writing about what the U.S. and Iraqi military are doing. This release is about what local citizens did today. I am hopeful that this becomes a trend."
ThreatsWatch joins him in that sentiment and hopes he has many more 'odd press releases' to write in the future.
UPDATE: DoD Press Release here