BAGHDAD, Iraq - One of Saudi Arabia's most-wanted militants was killed by a U.S. airstrike in northwestern Iraq, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq
said, and four car bombs outside Shiite mosques in Baghdad killed 15 and wounded 28 Thursday, police said.
The Web statement said Abdullah Mohammed Rashid al-Roshoud was killed in fighting near Qaim, on the border with Syria. It was signed by Abu Musab
al-Zarqawi, the most notorious terrorist leader in Iraq.
The statement did not say when al-Roshoud was killed, but U.S. forces have launched a series of offensives near Qaim in past weeks against militants
coming across the border.
Al-Roshoud slipped into Iraq in April, according to the posting, the authenticity of which could not be confirmed.
The Saudi militant and a group of mujahedeen "killed some of the Crusaders until the enemies of God had to withdraw," it said.
"When the Crusaders could not enter the area, the only thing they could do was bombard the mujahedeen with warplanes," it said. "Our sheik
(al-Roshoud) got what he wished" — martyrdom.
Al-Roshoud had been No. 24 on a list of the 26 most-wanted terrorist leaders put out by Saudi Arabia two years ago and was one of only three militants
on the list still at large. He was one of the main theologians for al-Qaida's network in Saudi Arabia, calling for a holy war against the Saudi royal
family and Western interests in the Persian Gulf.
this is an example, terrorists who stay in Iraq instead of fighting somewhere else, they get killed here by American and Iraqi soldiers. u may wonder
why he shouldnt be at home doing Jihad against the Saudi Kingdom instead he decided to take on Iraq
. he got his free magic carpet ride to
i feel sorry for him.
[edit on 23-6-2005 by asala]