Monday, November 21, 2005

Zarqawi Believed to Have Escaped

Government sources are telling reporters that al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi evidently escaped death or capture in an attack on a safehouse in Mosul yesterday.

From the Washington Post:
BAGHDAD, Nov. 21 -- U.S. officials said Monday that they do not believe Abu Musab Zarqawi, the Jordanian insurgent leader, was among those killed in a gunfight in northern Iraq Sunday.

"I do not believe that we got him," said Zelmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq. "But his days are numbered. We're closer to that goal but unfortunately we didn't get him in Mosul."