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Monday, February 28, 2011     FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

Iraqi forces kills Al Qaida's military leader

BAGHDAD — Iraq has reported the killing of Al Qaida's military chief.


Officials said Iraqi security forces killed the military chief of the Al Qaida-aligned Islamic State of Iraq. The casualty was identified as Nasser Lidin Abu Suleiman, slain in an operation on Feb. 24.

"We have been looking for him intensively over the last six months," an official said.

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Abu Suleiman was identified as ISI's war minister. ISI has been deemed the architect of scores of mass-casualty suicide strikes in Iraq over the last two years.

This marked the second killing of ISI's military chief. Abu Suleiman was said to have replaced Abu Ayoub Al Masri, an Egyptian killed in a U.S.-led military operation in April 2010.

Officials said ISI has been hurt by the Iraqi operations. But they acknowledged that this has not halted ISI suicide strikes, which have killed more than 100 people in Shi'ite-populated cities in Iraq so far this year.

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