Announcement: US Kills Leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq!

Abu Omar al-Baghdadi was killed in fighting Wednesday night!

US and Iraqi forces have killed the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, it was announced today!

W-Zip has a photo of the dead al-Baghdadi via Iraq Slogger.

The US also released photos of another Al-Qaeda leader killed in Iraq.
Muharib Abdul Latif al-Jubouri, the Al-Qaeda senior minister of information, was behind the kidnapping of American reporter Jill Carroll.

A portrait of Muharib Abdul Latif al-Jubouri (R) is presented by U.S. Major-General William Caldwell (not pictured) during a news conference in Baghdad May 3, 2007. The U.S. military said on Thursday it had killed al-Jubouri, a senior al Qaeda official in Iraq, who it accused of involvement in the kidnapping of Americans Jill Carroll and Tom Fox and other foreigners. Caldwell identified al-Jubouri, the “senior minister of information” for al Qaeda in Iraq, as a key figure in the separate abductions of Carroll and Fox. (Reuters)

Aljazeera has the news:

US and Iraqi forces have killed the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq, an al-Qaeda-led armed group that has carried out operations in Iraq including mass kidnappings and bomb attacks, Iraq’s deputy interior minister has said.

Hussein Kamal said on Thursday that Abu Omar al-Baghdadi had been killed in a battle north of Baghdad on Wednesday night.

Kamal did not say when al-Baghdadi was shot but said authorities had recovered his body.

“Abu Omar al-Baghdadi was killed north of Baghdad by Iraqi and American forces. He died as a result of wounds sustained in clashes. The interior ministry has his body to carry out further checks,” he said.

MSNBC is reporting that Iraqi state television broadcast images today of the body of a man it identified as Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, a senior al-Qaida leader in Iraq.

The death of Abu Ayyub al-Masri an Al Qaeda leader who gave his allegiance to al-Baghdadi is still in question.

Jules Crittenden has the latest ridiculous headlines from the mainstream on the promising developments in Iraq.

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