Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Zarqawi's #2 Killed in Iraq

World Updates
September 27, 2005

Zarqawi's No. 2 shot dead in Baghdad operation
By Luke Baker

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces have shot dead the second-in-command of al Qaeda in Iraq, dealing what a U.S. commander called on Tuesday a serious blow to the militant group at the heart of Iraq's insurgency. U.S. and Iraqi forces tracked Abu Azzam, said to be the right-hand man of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most wanted man in Iraq, to a high-rise Baghdad apartment building where he was shot on Sunday, U.S. spokesman Lt. Col. Steve Boylan said.

A military handout photo released September 27, 2005 shows Abdallah Najim Abdallah Muhammad al-Juwari, otherwise known as Abu Azzam, the al Qaeda in Iraq Emir of Baghdad. (REUTERS/MNFI/Handout)
"We got specific information and intelligence that led us to him," Boylan said. "We've been tracking him for a while."

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