Friday, September 14, 2007

The bomb crater formerly known as Zarqawi

...gets a cousin (in a sign that US intelligence is improving / has improved):

On September 3, the US Air Force killed Abu Muhammad al Afri, the emir of Sinjar in Mosul province.

Al Afri was one of al Qaeda leaders who ordered the devastating attacks against the Yazidi villages near Singar. The US military say over 334 were killed during the multiple suicide truck bombings in the remote village, but media outlets put the death toll at over 500. The bombings accounted for about 30 percent of the 1,809 Iraqi deaths over the course of August; the figure of 500 dead is used in the monthly reporting.

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