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Al-Qaida Head In Iraq Killed, But Not By U.S.

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posted on May, 1 2007 @ 06:56 PM
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Al-Qaida Head In Iraq Killed, But Not By U.S.


news.independent.co.uk

Unconfirmed reports say that Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the organisation's Egyptian-born leader, was killed either by local Sunni tribes or other insurgents at a bridge at Raji, north of Baghdad.

"Iraqi security forces and multinational forces are trying to retrieve the body for visual identification and DNA tests," a spokesman for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said. However, an Iraqi umbrella insurgent group denied the claims.

Al Masri became leader of al-Qa'ida in Iraq in June 2006. The US and the Iraqi government have been trying to encourage a breach between al-Qa'ida and other insurgents for almost as long as the four-year-old war has lasted. So far, there has been little sign of success. There is the additional problem that anti al-Qa'ida Sunni groups are often equally anti-American.

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posted on May, 1 2007 @ 06:56 PM
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This was something of a suprise. The head of Al-qaida in Iraq killed, but not by U.S. or by the Iraq governemet military, but by the insergents. The reports are still un confirmed. So he still could be alive. Even if he was killed I know another will take his place. But cant get away from the poetic justice of it happening like this.

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