Posted by: drew | June 8, 2006

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is Dead

A piece of good news. One can only hope that this has some effect on the violence in the region.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaida’s leader in

Iraq who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and kidnappings, has been killed in an air strike, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Thursday, adding that his identity was confirmed by fingerprints and a look at his face. It was a major victory in the U.S.-led war in Iraq and the broader war on terror.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said al-Zarqawi was killed along with seven aides Wednesday evening in a remote area 30 miles northeast of Baghdad in the volatile province of Diyala, just east of the provincial capital of Baqouba, al-Maliki said.

Loud applause broke out among the reporters and soldiers as al-Maliki, flanked by U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and U.S. Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, told a news conference that “al-Zarqawi was eliminated.”

Good riddance to that primitive, violent, fundamental ideologue piece of garbage.

No 72 virgins for you. Not yours!

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Responses

  1. Zarqawi’s death will have an impact on the region. While those wishing to replace Zarqawi fight it out, their violence will be directed at one another, instead of at the Iraqis and US troops. With any luck, they’ll weaken themselves in the process.


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