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"Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi Killed in Air Raid
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Jun 8, 8:36 AM (ET)
By PATRICK QUINN
(AP) This is an image made from video originally posted Tuesday, April 25, 2006 on the Internet showing...
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaida leader in Iraq who waged a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and beheadings of hostages, has been killed in a precision airstrike, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Thursday. It was a long-sought victory in the war in Iraq.
Al-Zarqawi and seven aides, including spiritual adviser Sheik Abdul Rahman, were killed 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, officials said.
"Al-Zarqawi was eliminated," Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said.
At the White House, President Bush hailed the killing as "a severe blow to al-Qaida and it is a significant victory in the war on terror."
(AP) Iraqi children play in the rubble at the scene near the town of Hibhib, northwest of Baqouba,...
But he cautioned: "We have tough days ahead of us in Iraq that will require the continuing patience of the American people."