Thursday, June 08, 2006

ยท BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaida's leader in Iraq who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and kidnappings, has been killed in an air strike, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Thursday, adding that his identity was confirmed by fingerprints and a look at his face. It was a major victory in the U.S.-led war in Iraq and the broader war on terror.

You will hear about this from every News agency in the world. This story will also be reported on thousands of blogs. I cannot add much to the story. What I can do is provide links to give you the history behind the man. This may help people gain a greater understanding of who he was and why this story is so important.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - Wikipedia

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi killed in airstrike

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - BBC News Profile

Jun. 8, 2006 Zarqawi Leaves Bloody Legacy in Iraq, Beyond

The history of Al Zarqawi

Nov. 13, 2005 Al Zarqawi and Al-Qaida's Next Generation

Oct. 18, 2004 Zarqawi Said to Pledge Allegiance to al Qaeda

A Profile of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

The Iraqi View of Zarqawi

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