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The killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi marks the "beginning of the end" of al-Qaeda in Iraq, the country's national security adviser has said.
Mowaffaq al-Rubaie said the seizure of documents after the raid that killed Zarqawi provided key information about the militant group and its leaders.
Mr Rubaie said a pocket hard drive, a laptop and documents were found in the debris after the strike.
The documents and records revealed the names and whereabouts of other al-Qaeda in Iraq leaders, he said, adding that more information has since been found in raids on other insurgent hideouts.
Here is the link to BBC article
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Originally posted by eoyn
Im sure that I read that 2, 500 pound bombs were dropped on that place!! Ive read about his body surviving pretty much unscathed and now all this survives!!! Sounds kinda convenient, like them finding all that stuff in Atta's parked car at the airport!! hmmm..
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Originally posted by Earlybird
When you get a bunch of fresh intel and use it immediately as the guys have done by now, it creates a domino effect in your favor (if your not a terrorist). See they went and hit a bunch of safe houses they found out about at the Zarqawi site.
Originally posted by Aelita
On an unrelated note, I would like to know the brand of the portable hard drive that Zarqawi's used. I like the media that survives two strikes by 500 lbs bombs in a row. Now, this is some tough gear.
When asked how he could be sure the information was authentic, al-Rubaie said "there is nothing more authentic than finding a thumbdrive in his pocket."
Sure there was some intel and some phone numbers, but I doubt the addresses of safe houses were all neatly stored in a Microsoft Access database on Zarqawi's laptop.