April 21st, 2010
11:33 AM ET

U.S. military: Senior al Qaeda in Iraq leader killed

Iraqi security forces killed a suspected senior leader of al Qaeda in Iraq during an operation in the northern city of Mosul, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

On Monday Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said two of the most wanted terrorist figures in Iraq had been killed in a joint Iraqi-U.S. operation.

Abu Ayyub al-Masri, leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq – an umbrella group that includes al Qaeda in Iraq – were killed in a security operation in al-Tharthar, north of Baghdad, al-Maliki said.

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  1. Robert

    Good, further progress, that is great to see, now lets see if the country can do its own dirty work now.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dan

    Another one bites the dust !!

    April 21, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hamid Carsguy

    keep 'em coming.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. joseph laushi

    Keep up d good work, we r tired of hearing about em terrorists!

    April 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rees Himes

    This was reported in the online news on Monday, April 19, 2010 and the written press on Tuesday so although it's excellent it's old news.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ron


    April 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. maddawg


    it's about time...

    and it only took $900 Billion US...

    not too bad...you know...for a pack of iTard politicians continually intervening in the militarys business like they have ANY inkling of understanding of military strategy and what it takes to win a fight!

    i have a novel idea....get your idiotic politically pee brains out of the militarys business and let them finish these wars quickly and concisely....you know...like you should have let them been able to do almost 10 years ago!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. myrto

    Where is chiney now... What does he have to say about this...ya still think the president and his staff are makeing us less safe. He was able to accomplish something yall couldn't

    April 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JKS


    April 21, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |