Qaeda in Iraq Deputy Killed, But Masri Still on Loose

But says top Al Qaeda in Iraq official
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted May 3, 2007 11:47 AM CDT
A soldier stands next to a picture of Muharib Abdul-Latif al-Jubouri displayed at a press conference in Baghdad given by US Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, spokesman of the Multi-National Force Iraq, in Baghdad,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Americans have killed a senior Al-Qaeda in Iraq deputy, but there's no evidence that  the leader of the group died in fighting between rival factions, as the Iraqi government had claimed Tuesday. Muharib Abdul Latif al-Jubouri, killed in a Tuesday raid, was a minister of information for Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

He was said to be involved in the kidnappings of American reporter Jill Carroll and Quaker Tom Fox. Despite recent reports, military officials say they have no evidence that Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, is dead.