http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=\Nation\archive\200512\NAT20051209c.html 'Butcher of Ramadi' Turned Over to Troops in Iraq By Sherrie Gossett CNSNews.com Staff Writer December 09, 2005 (CNSNews.com) - A top al Qaeda terrorist detained Friday by the joint Iraqi and U.S. forces in the provincial Iraqi capital of Ar Ramadi was reportedly brought by local Iraqi citizens to a military base in Ramadi. U.S. officials said Amir Khalaf Fanus was wanted for criminal activities, including murder and kidnapping. Fanus was a member of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's al Qaeda unit targeting Iraq. The unit is known as "Al Qaeda in the Land of the Two Rivers." Fanus was listed as the number three terrorist on the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (28th Infantry Division) High Value Individual list. Known in Ramadi as "the Butcher," Fanus was reportedly well-known for his crimes against the local population, officials said. Fanus is reported to be the highest-ranking al Qaeda member in Iraq to be turned into Iraqi and U.S. officials by local citizens. U.S. officials said the capture was a sign that locals were tiring with the insurgents' presence within their community. They also said that as the Dec. 15 national elections draw nearer "Iraqi and U.S. Forces are witnessing increasing signs of citizens fighting the terrorists."