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Abu Omar al-Baghdadi

Islamic State of Iraq Leader

Dead? 3

Importance Very High
Means of Death Hostile fire from U.S. forces3
Date of Death May 1, 20073
Location of Death North of Baghdad, Iraq3
Affiliation Islamic State of Iraq
Role Leader
Affiliation Al-Qaeda in Iraq
Nationality Iraqi2
Possibly the same as Muharib Abdul Latif al-Jubouri3
Gender Male
Narrative and Notes
  • 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
    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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