Zarqawi killed in Iraq air raid

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.
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".

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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