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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2006

“U.S. Forces Have Arrested A Senior Al-Qaida Terrorist “The Iraqi Government Began To Assume Formal
And Personal Associate Of The Group’s New Leader, The Control Of The Nation’s Armed Forces …” (Patrick J.
Top U.S. Military Spokesman In Iraq Said ...” (“Top U.S. McDonnell, “Iraq Begins To Take Formal Control Of Its Armed
Military Spokesman Says Senior Al-Qaida Member Arrested, Iraqis Say Forces,” Los Angeles Times, 9/8/06)
Another Killed,” The Associated Press, 9/14/06)
• “The Iraqi Government Assumed Full
• “The Man, Who Was Not Identified … Was The Authority Over The Nation’s Embryonic Air
Leader Of Assassination, Kidnapping And Bomb Force And Navy, Along With The One Army
Making Cells In Baghdad, Maj. Gen. William B. Division.” (Patrick J. McDonnell, “Iraq Begins To Take
Caldwell Said.” (“Top U.S. Military Spokesman Says Senior Formal Control Of Its Armed Forces,” Los Angeles Times,
Al-Qaida Member Arrested, Iraqis Say Another Killed,” The 9/8/06)
Associated Press, 9/14/06)
“To Date, More Than 84,000 Iraqi Police Have
“[I]raqi Authorities Said That Police Killed Abu Jaafar Al- Completed The Eight Or Ten-Week Basic Training
Liby, A Senior Member Of Al-Qaida In Iraq, During An Courses And An Additional 43,000 Have Completed
Operation In Baghdad ...” (“Top U.S. Military Spokesman Says The Transition Integration Program.” (State Department
Senior Al-Qaida Member Arrested, Iraqis Say Another Killed,” The Website, “Iraq Weekly Status Report,” www.state.gov, Accessed
Associated Press, 9/14/06) 9/20/06)

• “[A]l-Liby Was In Charge Of The Baghdad Sector
And Was Either The Second Or The Third Man In
Al-Qaida In Iraq …” (“Top U.S. Military Spokesman Says
Senior Al-Qaida Member Arrested, Iraqis Say Another Killed,”
The Associated Press, 9/14/06)

• Two Letters Were Found With Al-Liby … One
Was For Al-Qaida Leader Osama Bin Laden And “Construction Began Last Week To Finish Three
The Other Was For Abu Ayyoub Al-Masri, Who Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) In Irbil And One
Took Over Al-Qaida In Iraq From Jordanian-Born PHC In Mosul Using Local Contractors. These US-
Terrorist Mastermind Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi …” Funded Projects Totaling $2.15 Million Are Expected
(“Top U.S. Military Spokesman Says Senior Al-Qaida Member
Arrested, Iraqis Say Another Killed,” The Associated Press, … To Offer Primary Medical And Dental Care To A
9/14/06) Population Area Of 35,000.” (State Department Website,
www.state.gov, Accessed 9/20/06)
“As Of Sept. 14, Iraqi Security Forces And [U.S. Forces]
Have Cleared More Than 55,500 Buildings, 60 Mosques “Construction Began On The Khelani 11KV
And 50 Muhallas, Detained More Than 90 Terrorist Underground Electrical Feeder Project In Rusafa,
Suspects, Seized More Than 1,200 Weapons, Registered Baghdad Province ... The $734,000 US Army-Funded
More Than 780 Weapons And Found 33 Weapons Project Will … Increase The Reliability Of Electricity
Caches.” (United States Central Command Website, www.centcom.mil, Distribution To 30,000 Iraqi Residents.” (State
Accessed 9/20/06) Department Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 9/20/06)

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