This actually started floating around the web last night, but now that Drudge has picked it up perhaps we’ll get more information.
DUBAI, January 4 (Itar-Tass) – Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi, whom the US occupation authorities declared to be the “target number one” in Iraq, has been arrested in the city of Baakuba, the Emirate newspaper al-Bayane reported on Tuesday referring to Kurdish sources. Al-Zarqawi, leader of the terrorist group Al-Tawhid Wa’al-Jihad, was recently appointed the director of the Al-Qaeda organisation in Iraq.
The newspaper’s correspondent in Baghdad points out that a report on the seizure of the terrorist, on whom the US put a bounty of 10 million dollars, was also reported by Iraqi Kurdistan radio, which at one time had been the first to announce the arrest of Saddam Hussein.The 48 hour rule should probably be observed as Al-Zarqawi has been “captured” before in the press…
Update: Al-Zarqawi claims slaying of Baghdad governor. Pretty hard to do from a jail ***.
*** I know, I know, it’s an Al-Zarqawi spokesman that made the statement.