Zarqawi aide arrested in Iraq

Zarqawi aide arrested in Iraq

[JURIST] Iraqi authorities Monday announced the arrest of Sami Mohammed al-Jafi, also known as Abu Omar al-Kurdi, a top aide to al Qaeda-linked Abu Musab al-Zarqawi [BBC News profile]. Al-Kurdi has been in Iraqi custody since January 15th, but the announcement of his capture was delayed until today. In a statement [Xinhua report], Kurdi confessed to plans to attack Iraqi polling places and to making 75% of the car bombs in Baghdad since March 2003, including the bomb used in the attack on the Jordanian embassy in August 2003. AP has more.