Reports: Abu Ayyub Al Masri (al Qaeda) leader killed in Iraq

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Burn in Jahannam (hell) Masri, and well done the Yanks and the Iraqi support team.

From the Arab Times
Iraq's al Qaeda leader killed
DUBAI, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Iraq's al Qaeda leader, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, has been killed, Al Arabiya television reported on Thursday.

It gave no further details. Masri, an Egyptian who is also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, assumed the leadership of al Qaeda in Iraq after Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in June.
According to Sky: The US military spokesman can not confirm whether the US military had killed Abu Ayyub Al Masri.

So he may not be dead.
Reuters has just posted this story

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Thursday denied reports that it had killed al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri.

There was a raid where we thought he may have been among those killed. We are still doing DNA tests but we do not believe coalition forces have killed al-Masri," U.S. military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Barry Johnson told Reuters

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