U.S. Confirms Deaths of Senior Al Qaeda in Iraq Leaders

The U.S. government today confirmed that the top two leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq were killed in a joint U.S- Iraqi raid this weekend that Vice President Joe Biden says dealt "devastating blows" to the insurgent group's operations. The deaths of Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayyub al-Masri were first announced in Baghdad earlier today by Iraqi Prime Minster Nouri al Maliki. The two insurgent leaders were killed in a nighttime raid Sunday on a safe house about six miles (10 kilometers) southwest...Full Story
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