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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Report That Al-Zarqawi "Blowed Up"

Normally, I don't get too excited about rumors from the Middle East about this and such a person dying, but this one sounds almost believable enough that I don't feel completely embarrassed about passing it on:

"The Elaph Arab media website reported on Sunday that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of the al-Qaida in Iraq terror group, may have been killed in Iraq on Sunday afternoon when eight terrorists blew themselves up in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
"The unconfirmed report claimed that the explosions occurred while coalition forces surrounded the house in which al-Zarqawi was hiding. American and Iraqi forces are looking into the report."

Maybe he was depressed after his family denounced him.

Staying at PD...

Update 1721 20 Nov: Travelling White House press spokesmen call the report "highly unlikely and not credible", but no outright denials yet. The Washington Post mentions that the military is "examining the dead" at the bottom of this story.
And, of course, over at DU, most either don't believe al-Zarqawi ever existed, or that this news has been made up by Bushitler because 1) he's travelling in China, 2) Rep. Murtha made a speech, or 3) to distract the American sheeple from his low poll numbers.

Update 2111 21 Nov: Dammit!


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