Zarqawi killed in Iraq air raid

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has announced that militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been killed.
"Today we have managed to put an end to Zarqawi," Mr Maliki said, sparking sustained applause.
The Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq was considered the figurehead of the Sunni insurgency. Reports say he was killed in an air raid near Baquba.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq has been blamed for scores of bombings that have killed hundreds of Shias and US forces.
The head of US-led forces in Iraq, General George Casey, said Zarqawi's body was identified through fingerprints and facial recognition.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/5058304.stm
Mr Maliki said intelligence from Iraqi people had helped track down Zarqawi, who had a $25m price on his head.
yes, i bet 25Mill makes you quite 'intelligent' :wink:

The Iraqi prime minister has announced the killing of al-Qaeda chief in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Nuri al-Maliki announced the killing of Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of an organisation known as al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia, at a media conference broadcast by Iraqi state and international media organisations live on Thursday.
An Iraqi state TV report said al-Zarqawi was killed south of Baghdad.
The US military said it would have no comment until after the Iraqi prime minister had spoken publicly.
Earlier, al-Maliki adviser Adnan al-Kazimi told The Associated Press that he had heard a report that al-Zarqawi may have been killed late on Wednesday in Baghdad.
But al-Kazimi said he could not confirm the report.
He said al-Maliki was scheduled to shortly give a news conference along with the top US general in Iraq, General George Casey.
Hoshyar Zebari, the Iraqi foreign minister, told AP over the phone that "since al-Zarqawi's latest video tape, there was a serious effort in chasing him and detecting his movement. The location [where Zarqawi appeared in the video tape] was pinpointed".
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/036F8D00-00D5-4FCA-A378-027C9E4BA23E.htm

well, the first positive news coup in a long time, good stuff, nice one to all concerned, from the bomb dropper to the now filthy rich whistle blower :twisted:
 
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