Thursday, June 08, 2006

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi killed in US strike

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been killed in an airstrike near Baquba. US officials have identified the body from tattoos and fingerprints. The strike which occurred some twenty hours ago [17:00 GMT] also killed a number of other individuals. Maj General Bill Caldwell, a coalition spokesman, said the airstrike was one of 17 similar operations in and around Baghdad. He said the Iraqi people could rejoice having suffered so much over the last three years with their “blood, sweat and tears” [CNNPosted by Picasa

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