AL-ZARQAWI Killed in Airstrike!!

June 8th, 2006  

Topic: AL-ZARQAWI Killed in Airstrike!!

Insurgency's leader al-Zarqawi killed
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most recognizable face of Iraq's violent insurgency, died in a coalition airstrike near Baquba, jubilant U.S. and Iraqi authorities said today. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad called al-Zarqawi "the godfather of sectarian killing and terror in Iraq" and said his death "marks a great success for Iraq and the global war on terror."

Zarqawi killed in Iraq air raid

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi appeared in a video earlier this year

Militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been killed, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has announced. "Today we have eliminated Zarqawi," Mr Maliki said, sparking sustained applause. The US said he was killed in an air raid near Baquba.

  • US $25m bounty on head
  • Linked to Iraqi bombings, assassinations and beheadings
  • Merged Iraqi insurgent group with Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network in 2004
  • Emerged in Iraq as Tawhid and Jihad group chief
  • Linked to Casablanca and Istanbul blasts, in 2003
  • Foreign fighter against Soviet forces in Afghanistan in 1980s
  • Jordan petty criminal in youth

One down, many more to go...

Great work guys!
June 8th, 2006  
Thank God! This guy was an absolute butcher, the world is better off. Unfortunatly it will do little to stop the war in Iraq, but still as the old saying goes "those who live by the sword die by the sword".
June 8th, 2006  
Ding dong the is dead, the wicked "cen: is dead... lemme go grab and beer and we'll piss on his grave. I am glad they nailed this .
Way to go boys.
June 8th, 2006  
Team Infidel
Most wanted insurgent Zarqawi killed in Iraq

BAGHDAD, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced
on Thursday that the most wanted insurgent in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had
been killed.
Maliki made the announcement at a press conference in Baghdad with top
U.S. commander in Iraq General George Casey.
He said that Zarqawi and seven of his top aides were killed in a U.S.
raid on an area north of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, on
Wednesday evening.
The prime minister, a prominent Shiite leader, also vowed to further
efforts in the fight against insurgents in order to restore safety and
order in Iraq, while pledging to strengthen national unity.
General Casey said that the U.S. military would give detailed
information on Zarqawi's death at another news conference scheduled for
3:00 p.m. (1100 GMT).
He said that the U.S. air raid came after an intelligence tip- off and
that Zarqawi and his aides were believed to be holding a meeting when the
raid occurred.
Meanwhile, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, who also attended the press
conference, described the killing of Zarqawi as "a good omen" to the new
Iraqi government in the efforts in the war against terror.
Congratulating Maliki on the death of the most wanted man in Iraq,
Khalilzad, meanwhile, also warned of "difficult days ahead" in the fight
against terrorists.
In addition, Khalilzad also called upon Iraqi leaders from all the
ethnic groups to stick to national unity and put an end to sectarian
Zarqawi, with a 25 million U.S. bounty on his head, is believed to be the
top leader of the al-Qaida terror group in Iraq. He is accused of being
behind some of the most gruesome kidnappings and killings including
beheadings in Iraq.
June 8th, 2006  
A martyr more and one hundred, which will/want to follow its example for the "big thing".
It would have been better, if they had catched him alive.

Anyway, it's good that he's gone....
June 8th, 2006  
No, it's much better that he's dead. This way there's nobody to spring from jail and nobody to rant and rave in front of the liberal media about how badly he's being treated (ala Saddam). The world is far better off without this murderer and his terrorist cohorts. I sure hope the rest of the Al-Quaida scum follow suit and soon. I say good riddance to the lot of them.
June 8th, 2006  
Mr KillKill
While I am happy to see an important terrorist go down, I am concerned about what repeucussions will follow. After all, these people are motivated mainly by revenge
June 8th, 2006  
this bastard didn't deserve to live, and what would i pay to see his face then he sees what his final destination is..........

still, we have yet to see what wil happen now, if the bush administration can follow up on this and rout the remaining terrorist holes.....who knows.....the insurgency might start to decline
thing is, if nothing else is done to consolidate our position, killing him may not do much good->>>his successor will problably use the same tactics (i.e. media exploitation, internet use)
June 8th, 2006  
Mr al-Zarqawi,rest in purgatory.
June 8th, 2006  
A death to be celebrated, but it's gunna cause some unrest over there.

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