Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Militant Websites Now Saying Zarqawi Wounded

CNN and others are reporting that militant Islamist websites are calling for prayers for the recovery of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. On May 15 I posted about an Iraqi doctor who claimed to have treated Zarqawi, corroborating an earlier report from an Iraqi colonel claiming that the terrorist had been severely wounded during Operation Matador. From CNN
(CNN) -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -- the Jordanian-born insurgent leader in Iraq -- has been wounded, several Islamist militant Web sites reported Tuesday.

The message -- which could not be independently verified -- is attributed to militant Abu Maysara al-Iraqi, who has posted al Qaeda messages.

It said that al-Zarqawi's comrades are proud of what they described as his heroic wounds and threatens that the "resistance will get tougher" as U.S.-led attacks on insurgents intensify.

The message also asks for "prayers for our leader."
Will Satan answer their prayers? We'll see.