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Top Al-Qaeda Leader Killed In Iraq

By Wyatt Earp | September 28, 2007

Chalk one up for the good guys. Hoo-frakkin’-rah!

WASHINGTON – U.S.-led forces have killed one of the most important leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq, a Tunisian believed connected to the kidnapping and killings last summer of American soldiers, a top commander said Friday.

Brig. Gen. Joseph Anderson said the death of the suspected terrorist and recent similar operations have left the organization in Iraq fractured.

“Abu Usama al-Tunisi was one of the most senior leaders … the emir of foreign terrorists in Iraq and part of the inner leadership circle,” Anderson said.

Al-Tunisi was a leader in helping bring foreign terrorists into the country and his death “is a key loss” to al-Qaida leadership there, Anderson told a Pentagon news conference via video conference from Baghdad. (H/T – )

General Anderson also credited the recent troop surge for the successes, stating that pockets of al-Qaeda are now isolated in the northern and southern parts of the country.

But wait, didn’t Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden tell us that the troop surge wasn’t working?

Somewhere, General Petraeus is laughing his arse off.

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