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Al-Qaeda in Iraq's Leader Killed in Attack

After several false alarms, US confirms al-Masri is dead

(Newser) - Two of the most wanted al-Qaeda in Iraq figures have been killed in a joint US-Iraq operation, confirms the US military. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced earlier today that the group's leader, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi were killed over the weekend when US and Iraqi forces fired... More »

Qaeda in Iraq Deputy Killed, But Masri Still on Loose

But says top Al Qaeda in Iraq official

(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. More »

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