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Posted: 8/15/2005 5:30:52 AM EDT
www.dod.mil/news/Aug2005/20050814_2422.html


Wanted Al Qaeda Member Killed
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2005 – Terrorist Abu Zubair, also known as Mohammed Salah Sultan, was killed Aug. 12 by Iraqi security forces in an ambush in the northern city of Mosul, officials said today.

Zubair was a known member of al Qaeda in Iraq and a lieutenant in the operations of terrorist leader Abu Musab Zarqawi in Mosul.

Zubair was being sought by coalition and Iraqi security forces for his involvement in a July suicide bombing attack of a police station in Mosul where five Iraqi police officers died. He was also suspected of resourcing and facilitating suicide bomber attacks against coalition, Iraqi security forces and Iraqi citizens throughout the country.

When Zubair was killed, he was wearing a suicide device consisting of an explosive pack across his stomach armed with pellets, officials noted.

"Abu Zubair's death, as well as recent captures of terrorists in northern Iraq, is making a difference in coalition and Iraqi security forces efforts to disrupt terrorists operating in this part of the country," said Col. Billy J. Buckner, Multinational Corps Iraq spokesman.

"Terrorists are doing all they can to stop the rise of a free Iraq, but their bombs and attacks have not prevented Iraqi sovereignty and they will not prevent Iraqi democracy," Buckner said.

Coalition and Iraqi security forces captured three bombmakers and six foreign fighters, and found and cleared 101 improvised explosive devices during the week ending Aug. 12.

On July 27, forces conducted a raid on a safe house in Mosul, arresting six terrorists and finding terrorist propaganda, to include a letter written to Zarqawi. In that letter the author, Abu Zayd, a terrorist operating out of Mosul, complained of the poor leadership in Mosul and mistreatment of foreign fighters.

(Based on a Multinational Force Iraq news release.)



Glad to hear the virgin delivery system is working overtime.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:41:22 AM EDT


woohoo
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:43:26 AM EDT
Keep up the good work.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:44:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:45:52 AM EDT
Excellent work................now lets get back to work!! So many more to go.

vmax84
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:55:55 AM EDT
If he was wearing a personal IED, that means that he was prepared to take anyone who was nearby with him when he went. That they found an IED on his cadaver suggests that he never got to the button. Splendid work!
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:56:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:59:18 AM EDT
Couldn't have happened to a nicer dirtbag.



- CD
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 6:01:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 6:12:14 AM EDT
/Andrew "Dice" Clay/ "So many assholes... So few bullets. " /Andrew "Dice" Clay/
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 6:14:26 AM EDT
Kick some more ass!


/We'll make more bullets!



Link Posted: 8/15/2005 6:17:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:

When Zubair was killed, he was wearing a suicide device consisting of an explosive pack across his stomach armed with pellets, officials noted.



Head shot????
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 6:27:13 AM EDT
WOT at work
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 6:28:21 AM EDT
Good News!!!!
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:25:04 PM EDT
passing along the good news to the evening crew
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:25:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 4:26:10 PM EDT by GC456]
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:09:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd: When Zubair was killed, he was wearing a suicide device consisting of an explosive pack across his stomach armed with pellets, officials noted.
See, it's better to shoot the terrorist in order to prevent the use of explosives. I guess the Brits were right about their shoot first, ask questions later policy.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:20:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:40:35 AM EDT
Why is it every week we seem to kill "the top aide" ?? yet things don't get any better? Ever stop to think that some of these news stories are BS propaganda to make us think were actually making progress? Instead of every week why dont we just at the end of the year post a list.
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