Thursday, October 20, 2005

Senior Al Qaeda in Iraq Terrorist Killed

CENTCOM reports that a senior al Zarqawi lieutenant and al Qaeda in Iraq leader was killed on October 15 during Coalition raids near Ramadi. Captured terrorist insurgents identified the man as Sa’ad Ali Firas Muntar al Dulaymi (aka Abu Abdullah).

From the CENTCOM press release:
Sa’ad Ali Firas facilitated high-level meetings in Ramadi and Fallujah, where senior-level terrorists gathered to discuss strategy and ongoing operations. Zarqawi was said to have attended some of these meetings.

Sa’ad Ali Firas was chiefly responsible for planning and executing all terrorist attacks on Iraqi and Coalition forces in the Ramadi and Fallujah areas.