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Zarqawi Is Dead – May We Have Peace

Posted by zaphriel on June 8, 2006

Shall I state the obvious?

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Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Killed in Bombing Raid

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Al Qaeda in Iraq leader who led a brutal insurgency that included homicide bombings, kidnappings and beheadings, was killed in an airstrike on a building north of Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi officials announced Thursday.

Officials said the terror leader’s identity was confirmed by fingerprints, facial recognition and known scars.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki said Zarqawi was killed along with seven aides Wednesday evening at around 6:15 p.m. local time in a bombing raid on a building in a remote area 30 miles northeast of Baghdad in Diyala province.

This is a great step towards Iraqi Stabilization, but by no means the decisive step. This is a long war that I early predicted would be 10 years long or more. Progress in this part of the world moves slow, but it is moving. We are making great strides, and now a big thorn in our sides, has been removed. The thorn bush, however, is still out there, and we must continue with full resolve, in order to eliminate it.

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