Skip to comments.Iranian Alert - May 29, 2005 - 'Al-Zarqawi in Iran?'
Posted on 05/29/2005 2:33:30 PM PDT by freedom44
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Sunday Times via IranFocus
IRAQS most wanted terrorist has fled the country for emergency surgery after an American airstrike left him with shrapnel lodged in his chest, according to a senior insurgent commander in close contact with his group.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who has a $25m bounty on his head after being blamed for suicide bombings, assassinations and the beheadings of western hostages including Ken Bigley, the Liverpool engineer is now believed to be in Iran.
He has suffered from bouts of high fever since being wounded by a missile that struck his convoy three weeks ago as he fled an American offensive near the town of al-Qaim in northwestern Iraq, the commander said.
His condition late last week was described as stable, but supporters were said to be preparing to move him to another non-Arab country for an operation to remove the shrapnel.
Shrapnel went in between the right shoulder and his chest, ripped it open and is still stuck in there, said the commander. Officials in Washington believe that US forces may have lost their chance of capturing or killing him for now. If hes got to Iran, theres not much we can do, said one. Uncertainty has surrounded the fate of the Jordanian-born Zarqawi since The Sunday Times reported two weeks ago that a doctor at Ramadi general hospital in western Iraq claimed to have treated him for a wound that was bleeding badly. Supporters were urged to pray for him and some reports suggested that he may have died.
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OBL is in Pakistan and has been for sometime.
Conventional wisdom is always wrong.
Not conventional wisdom. Pretty good intel.
If the intel is so good, how come we haven't bagged him 4 years later? If I were him, I'd go to the Axis of Evil.
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