Thursday, February 15, 2007

Al Qaeda Leader In Iraq Wounded

Almost got one in Iraq:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq was wounded and an aide was killed in a clash Thursday with Iraqi forces north of Baghdad, the Interior Ministry spokesman said.

The clash occurred near Balad, a major U.S. base about 50 miles north of the capital, Brig. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf said.

Khalaf said al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri was wounded and his aide, identified as Abu Abdullah al-Majemaai, was killed.

I'll still sleep better at night thinking of him writhing in pain.

*** Update, 12:07 pm Feb. 16 ***

A possible "nevermind"? I saw that some sites were claiming he was captured, which was apparently based on a sentence that NBC deleted by the time I caught the story.