Iraq says local al Qaeda leader has been 'killed'

The claims were not immediately confirmed by the U.S. military, which Maliki said had conducted DNA tests on the bodies.

Iraq says local al Qaeda leader has been 'killed'

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Monday that an Iraqi intelligence team had found and killed al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri.

Maliki said the team had also killed Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the purported leader of the Islamic State of Iraq.

The claims were not immediately confirmed by the U.S. military, which Maliki said had conducted DNA tests on the bodies.


Reuters

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