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Osama is Time's (Dead) Man of Year

Bin Laden becomes 4th to get red X treatment

(Newser) - In death, Osama bin Laden will be joining Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Abu Musab al Zarqawi. Time magazine is putting out a special issue Thursday with a red 'X" over the terror kingpin's face on the cover, making him only the fourth such cover star, reports the... More »

Prez Pushes Osama's Link to Insurgency

Commander-in-chief adamant al-Qaeda in Iraq is key branch of broader network

(Newser) - President Bush insisted again yesterday that a Sunni insurgent group in Iraq is an integral part of Osama bin Laden's worldwide al-Qaeda network—-rebuffing several experts' claims to the contrary. Recent reports have suggested that Sunnis fighting under the "al-Qaeda in Iraq" banner are local insurgents with a weak... More »

Bush Details Bin Laden Plot

Attempt to start Al-Qaeda cell in Iraq dates to 2005

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden attempted to launch a terrorist cell in Iraq through which Al-Qaeda could attack the US, President Bush said today. The newly declassified information fleshed out a 2005 Homeland Security alert that Bin Laden directed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, then his top man in Iraq, to organize the unit... More »

Tribes Claim Al-Qaeda Head Killed by Rivals

Leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq said to be victim of Insurgent infighting

(Newser) - The head of al-Qaeda in Iraq is dead, according to the Iraqi government. Abu Ayyub al-Masri was killed in a skirmish between rival groups of militants, officials said today, suggesting the possibility of exploitable rifts in the Sunni insurgency. The U.S. military has not verified the claim because a... More »

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