Dec 04 2007

Top al-Qaeda Leader In Iraq Killed

Published by at 10:35 am under All General Discussions,Iraq

Of course when we see the top al-Qaeda leader in Iraq killed it is always not an Iraqi. This latest dead leader, Abu Maysara, was a Syrian:

A man killed during fighting in Iraq last month was a key figure in the al-Qaeda in Iraq movement, the US military has said.
Abu Maysara, a Syrian, was a senior adviser to the group’s leader, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, a statement said.

Abu Maysara died during a raid near Samarra and was identified using DNA evidence, the military said.

The militant Abu Maysara and five other people died during a fire fight that broke out when US forces surrounded a house used to disseminate al-Qaeda in Iraq propaganda in Samarra, 100km (60 miles) north of Baghdad.

He is thought to have played a key role in the group’s media network and is said to have escaped from prison in March.

Abu al-Masri – the al-Qaeda leader after Zarqawi, was of course Egyptian, not Iraqi. There apparently are no Iraqis leading the fight for al-Qaeda in Iraq, they are all too busy leading the fight AGAINST al-Qaeda. Google Abu Maysara and you find lots and lots of propaganda pieces from the man (here, here, and here for example). Clearly we have taken out a key recruiter and spinmeister for al-Qaeda. That leaves the job of declaring victory for al-Qaeda in Iraq up to the far left Democrats in Congress and their rabid supporters. I am sure they are more than willing to keep promoting al-Qeada’s imminent success in Iraq.

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2 Responses to “Top al-Qaeda Leader In Iraq Killed”

  1. Terrye says:

    I bet the Iraqis are getting tired of these people.

  2. Terry Gain says:

    I believe Abu al-Masri – the leadr of al Qaeda in Iraq – is not yet dead, although at least one underling with a similar name was killed a few months ago. It is only a matter of time until he is killed or flees the country.