abu musab al-zarqawi

Killings Rose in Iraq After Zarqawi’s Death

Jul 6, 2006
Baghdad's morgue received 1,595 bodies last month, 16% more than in May, showing that the pace of killing has actually increased since the death of terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al Zarqawi. This is some of the most disheartening news to come out of Iraq in a long time. It's yet more proof that we're fighting a Vietnam-like insurgency that can survive and even prosper after the death of its leaders.

Zarqawi Buried in Unmarked Location

Jun 30, 2006
Iraq's national security advisor won't publicly disclose the burial place of the slain terrorist leader. A man claiming to be Bin Laden said in a new tape that "What scares you after the death of Zarqawi is your knowledge that, left alone, Muslims will give Zarqawi a huge funeral, which shows the sympathy of the Muslims with their sons of holy warriors."
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Buzzflash: Why Not Just Put Zarqawi’s Head on a Pike?

Jun 12, 2006
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 civilian detention camps and "net neutrality".

Successor to Zarqawi Is Announced

Jun 12, 2006
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.

U.S. Raids Follow Zarqawi’s Death

Jun 10, 2006
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) .

The Many Faces of Abu Musab al Zarqawi

Jun 10, 2006
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. Acclaimed Iraq journalist Nir Rosen explores the life, death and intellectual underpinnings of the terrorist who led Al Qaeda in Iraq.