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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Al-Zarqawi Reportedly Killed

The leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq has apparently been killed by a U.S. airstrike:
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaida-linked militant who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings, kidnappings and hostage beheadings in Iraq, has been killed in a U.S. air raid north of Baghdad, Iraq's prime minister said Thursday.
Despite this news, don't expect the violence in Iraq to die down. Bush will spin this as a great victory and a sign of progress, but it's hardly going to change the situation in Iraq.

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