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|Iraq captures 'al-Qaeda deputy' |
(20 minutes later)
The Iraqi authorities say they have arrested the second-in-command of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
The interior ministry said the man, Hamad Jama al-Faidi, was detained a few days ago.
Iraq's national security adviser told a news conference the man was the deputy to Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the current head of the insurgent group.
The group's key leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed by American troops in June.