Female Al Qaeda Member Arrested

Baghdad: US troops have detained a female Al Qaeda member headed by Iraq’s most wanted man, Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, US military officials said on Friday.

She is “someone who was picked up” within the last 30 days “and is part of the Zarqawi network. She is at Camp Cropper,” Major General William Brandenburg, the head of US military detention operations in Iraq, said, adding that she was one of three females in custody.

She is the only known female arrested who worked for Zarqawi’s Organisation of Al Qaeda of Jihad in the Land of Two Rivers.