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Abu Ayyub al-Masri
AP /U.S. Military

U.S. Identifies Zarqawi’s Successor

The U.S. military released info on the man claiming to be the new Al Qaeda leader in Iraq: Abu Ayyub al Masri, an Egyptian with ties to Osama bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al Zawahri.

Posted on Jun 16, 2006 READ MORE


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From The Guardian

Buzzflash: Why Not Just Put Zarqawi’s Head on a Pike?

The editors at Buzzflash argue that in displaying the picture of Zarqawi’s dead, bloated face the way it did,  the Bush administration is once again displaying the same kind of sophomoric bravado (“Bring ‘em on”) that it used to its great detriment in the past.

  • Read Truthdig contributor Nir Rosen’s account of the life, death and intellectual underpinnings of Zarqawi.

  • Also: Buzzflash just won two Project Uncensored awards for contributor columns about U.S. civilian detention camps and “net neutrality.”

  • Posted on Jun 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Successor to Zarqawi Is Announced

    Al Qaeda in Iraq said in a Web statement that a militant named Abu Hamza al Muhajer had been chosen as the group’s new leader. Nothing is immediately known about Muhajer, except that his last name is Arabic for immigrant, implying that he is not Iraqi.

    Posted on Jun 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Beheading video
    AP

    Insurgents Post New Beheading Video

    Beheading videos were the favored means of propaganda of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, and this new one was clearly made to quash hopes his death would hamper the insurgency.

    Posted on Jun 10, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Raids Follow Zarqawi’s Death

    American forces carried out almost 40 raids in the wake of the airstrike death of the terrorist leader. But as Truthdig contributor Nir Rosen writes, the absence of Zarqawi is likely to lead to greater sectarian bloodshed in Iraq.
    (Also: Zarqawi survived the attack and tried to escape.)

    Posted on Jun 10, 2006 READ MORE


    The Many Faces of Abu Musab al Zarqawi

    He led Al Qaeda in Iraq, but who was he? What drove Zarqawi to his murderous ends? And what can we learn from his death? Nir Rosen, one of the only Western journalists to have reported extensively from inside the Iraqi insurgency, lays out some answers.
    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

    Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Experts: Zarqawi Death Unlikely to Stop Insurgency

    The death of the Al Qaeda leader is likely to downgrade sectarianism in the medium term, an expert on terrorism tells the Washington Post. “But,” he added, “the dynamic of sectarian violence is probably past the point of no return.”

    Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE


    How the U.S. Got Zarqawi

    The Washington Post and the N.Y. Times have accounts of how U.S. forces killed the highly sought-after Al Qaeda leader in Iraq. Apparently, they tracked him through his spiritual leader.

    Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Al-Zarqawi Killed in Iraq Air Raid

    The Al Qaeda-linked militant responsible for a string of suicide bombings, kidnappings and hostage beheadings was killed in a U.S. air raid north of Baghdad, according to Iraq’s prime minister.

    Posted on Jun 8, 2006 READ MORE


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