This seems like good news.
KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi commandos have captured an Egyptian said to be an associate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's number two, police sources said on Wednesday...They said Tantawi was believed to be a lieutenant to Zawahiri, an Egyptian doctor regarded as second-in-command to Osama bin Laden in the al Qaeda network. Computers, money and weapons were also seized in the raid, the police said.As Michael Yon pointed out yesterday, information gathered in these raids often precipitates new raids, and those in turn reveal more actionable information, and so on, in a cascading wave of terrorist takedowns.
Let's hope that's the case here. Iraq has been a bit quieter this week; maybe this has something to do with it.