Top Al-Qaeda Leader Killed in Iraq?
Source: Al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist killed in coalition airstrike
BAGHDAD (CNN) — A U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed an al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist leader in Anbar province, west of Baghdad Wednesday, a U.S. military statement said.
Rafa Abdul Salam Hamud Al Ithawi — also known as Abu Taha — was killed with “precision laser guided munitions” targeting his car, east of Ramadi, which is about 50 miles west of the Iraqi capital. His driver was also killed, the statement said.
The statement said the leader “frequently harbored foreign fighters who entered Iraq illegally in order to assault innocent Iraqis and coalition forces.” (Posted 2:40 a.m.)Explore posts in the same categories: Al-Qaeda, Iraq