Wednesday, October 15, 2008

US troops kill No. 2 leader of al-Qaida in Iraq

Hurray! I love the smell of dead terrorist in the morning!

Too bad he was not captured and questioned, but we have to take what we can get.

US troops kill No. 2 leader of al-Qaida in Iraq - Yahoo! News: "American troops acting on a tip killed the No. 2 leader of al-Qaida in Iraq — a Moroccan known for his ability to recruit and motivate foreign fighters — in a raid in the northern city of Mosul, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

The military statement described the man, known as Abu Qaswarah, as a charismatic leader who had trained in Afghanistan and managed to rally al-Qaida followers in Iraq despite U.S. and Iraqi security gains.

Rear Adm. Patrick Driscoll, a U.S. spokesman in Baghdad, also said the military suspected that Iranian agents were trying to bribe Iraqi politicians to oppose negotiations over a security pact that would extend the presence of American troops in Iraq.

But, he said, the military had no reason to believe Iraqi politicians had taken the Iranians up on the offers."


SBVOR said...


With my head buried in the sands of the election, I had missed this story.

This is very good news. Thanks for posting it!

Belisarius said...

Well, you tend to specialize in Climate Change and a little political stuff. Natural that you can miss a few other things!

Life keeps us all a busy at times. Howling Wolf took a week off, I miss posting for days sometimes, ...

I am just glad that you like my blog! I know yours is where I tell people to go to read Facts about Climate Change. I just hope that you get a few extra hits from it.

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