Leader of Al-Qaeda In Iraq Identified With Photo
** Unfortunately that photo is not posted anywhere on the internet including the Al-Arabiya website.
Al-Arabiya television in Iraq has released what it says is a photo of Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.
FOX News reported:
Al-Arabiya television reports it has identified the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq and the network broadcast his photograph.
The Dubai-based network, citing an Iraqi police official, said the real name of Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, who allegedly heads the Islamic State of Iraq, is Hamid Dawoud al-Zawi.
Originally from Haditha, al-Baghdadi served in the Iraqi army under Saddam Hussein, then joined Al Qaeda in 2003, the police official told Al-Arabiya.
The terrorist website Jihad Unspun has a letter from Sheikh Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi posted from late April.
“Omar al-Baghdadi” translates as “Omar the Guy From Baghdad.” The U.S. military spokesmen have said repeatedly that Omar al-Baghdadi does not exist.
Here is the translated story from Al-Arabiya on Omar al-Baghdadi.
The Jawa Report is leaning towards sock puppet.