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Abu Taisir

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Operative


Abu Taisir

Means of DeathU.S. cruise missile strike2
Date of DeathMarch 21, 20032
Location of DeathKhurmal, Iraq2
AffiliationAl-Qaeda in Iraq1
SupervisorAbu Musab al-Zarqawi1
AffiliationAnsar al-Sunna2
Alias(es)Abdul Hadi Daghlas2
Alternate Spelling(s)Abu Taysir
Rough Age at Death33
Date of Birth19702
Narrative and Notes
  • Abu Taisir was featured in a graphic used by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell during his presentation about Iraq's transgressions to the United Nations on Feb. 5, 2003. Powell did not discuss Abu Taisir by name, however. He was shown as part of the Zarqawi network, but no more details were provided.1
  • He was reportedly killed in a U.S. cruise missile strike on Ansar al-Islam camp near Khurmal in northern Iraq.2
    1 U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation to the United Nations, Feb. 5, 2003.
    2 Cloud, David. 'Elusive Enemy: Long in U.S. Sights, A Young Terrorist Builds Grim Resume.' Wall Street Journal: Feb. 10, 2004.
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