Friday, March 6, 2009

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Military Leader Reportly 'Killed'

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The military leader of the terrorist group al- Qaeda in Iraq, known as Abu al-Ansar, has been killed in Iraq's al- Anbar province, the Arabic satellite news channel al-Arabiya reported Thursday. The channel did not give further details.

Al-Anbar, west of Baghdad, is Iraq's Sunni heartland. Once a stronghold of insurgents, it has been calmer in recent months since Sunni tribes joined with US-led forces in "Awakening Councils" to fight Iraqi offshoot of the al-Qaeda terrorist network.

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