Monday, April 19

U.S. Vice President Biden Says Killing Of Two (2) al-Qaida Leaders In Iraq "Devastating Blow"

AP -- The killing of two al-Qaida leaders in Iraq was potentially devastating blows" to the terror network, and it demonstrated the Iraqi forces' capabilities.

And death of the two (2) al-Qaisa leaders was "potentially the most significant blow to al- Qaida in Iraq since the beginning of the insurgency, US Army General said.

US Vice President Biden made the brief statement in the White House, after Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced earlier in the day that the two top leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq were killed Sunday in a joint operation of the Iraqi and U.S. forces.

Among the two killed was Abu Hamzah al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, military leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, while the other was Hamid Dawud Muhammad Khalil al-Zawi, also known as Abu Umar al-Baghdadi, who served al-Qaida in Iraq as the leader of the group's self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq. Read More
Related Posts with Thumbnails