Gulf & Middle East
US forces kill Al Qaeda leader in Iraq
Apr 25, 2007 - 5:51:18 PM

Baghdad, April 25 - The US forces have killed one of the Al Qaeda senior leader during a search operation in an area northwest of the capital, the military said Wednesday.

Muhammad Abdullah Abbas al-Issawi, also known as Abu Abd al-Sattar and Abu Akram, was killed Friday when US troops returned fire at insurgents who attacked them with small arms fire during the operation, the military said in a statement.

It also said al-Issawi was allegedly 'a known Al Qaeda terrorist leader' operating in Karmah and Ameriyah areas in west of Baghdad and was the Al Qaeda in Iraq's 'Security Emir' of the eastern Anbar Province.

Moreover, he was allegedly responsible in sending Iraqi teenage boys to implement suicide car bomb attacks.

'During the operation the terrorists engaged ground forces with small arms fire...killing two and detaining one,' the statement said.

The operation also resulted in finding assault vests, weapons, hand grenades and suicide vests on the scene, it said.

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