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Abu Omar al-Baghdadi

Islamic State of Iraq Leader

Dead?3

Details
ImportanceVery High
Means of DeathHostile fire from U.S. forces3
Date of DeathMay 1, 20073
Location of DeathNorth of Baghdad, Iraq3
AffiliationIslamic State of Iraq
RoleLeader
AffiliationAl-Qaeda in Iraq
NationalityIraqi2
Possibly the same asMuharib Abdul Latif al-Jubouri3
GenderMale
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
Reliable
  • Purported leader of Sunni Islamic state within Iraq.
  • Abu Ayyub al-Masri declared allegiance to him in November 2006.
  • In May 2007, U.S. military officials said he may be the same person as Muharib Abdul Latif al-Jubouri, who was killed in a raid near Baghdad.1
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    Sources
    1 Nadia Abou El-Magd. 'Al-Qaeda in Iraq says it has 12,000 fighters.' The Associated Press: Nov. 10, 2006.
    2 Presumed from name.
    3 Damien Cave and Jon Elsen. "Qaeda Figure in Iraq Is Killed, U.S. Military Says." The New York Times, May 3, 2007.
     
     
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