Abu Ayyub al-Masri

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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 »

Iraqi Army Nabs Key Militant Leader

Soldiers in Mosul arrest chief of Al-Qaeda in Iraq

(Newser) - The Iraqi army has arrested the leader of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the AP reports today. Defense officials said they took Abu Ayyub al-Masri into custody in Mosul. He has led the group—which last month called for stepped-up attacks against US forces—since 2006. Masri helped set... More »

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