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Zarqawi may have been killed in Mosul (White House: "highly unlikely")
Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 20, 2005

Posted on 11/20/2005 9:17:37 AM PST by Mount Athos

Edited on 11/20/2005 4:25:33 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

At least one Arab television media outlet reported that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of the al-Qaida in Iraq, was killed in Iraq on Sunday afternoon when eight terrorists blew themselves up in the in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

The unconfirmed report claimed that the explosions occurred after coalition forces surrounded the house in which al-Zarqawi was hiding.

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are looking into whether al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in a gunfight in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a U.S. official said on Sunday, but a White House spokesman said that was "highly unlikely."

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N20223159.htm


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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I'm really skeptical, but who knows
1 posted on 11/20/2005 9:17:37 AM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

We have reason to be skeptical but this great news (hoping it is true) has been repeated in a couple of other sources on FR.


2 posted on 11/20/2005 9:19:03 AM PST by indcons ("Not all muslims are terrorists; however, all terrorists today are muslims." - George Fernandez)
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To: Mount Athos

There is another thread going with the same rumor (in French no less!)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1525589/posts?page=1#1


rumours in Arab press.Al Zarkaoui killed in suicide bomb attack in Mossul.North of Iraq. American and Iraqis troops were alerted.They are on the site verfivying the info.


3 posted on 11/20/2005 9:19:25 AM PST by Republican Red (We will stay steadfast, we will not falter, we will never murtha)
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To: Mount Athos

Maybe just wishful thinking, but I pray it's true.


4 posted on 11/20/2005 9:19:36 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Mount Athos

It would be sweet. I'm sure they can make a positive ID from remains.


5 posted on 11/20/2005 9:19:37 AM PST by DuckFan4ever (Janice Rogers Brown for the Supreme court in '06)
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To: Mount Athos

I know Debka was reporting this. But I am hoping the ultimate source of these reports is someone more trustworthy than Debka or their like...


6 posted on 11/20/2005 9:20:06 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Mount Athos

It is about time for another Zark is Dead thread. I hope it's true.


7 posted on 11/20/2005 9:20:42 AM PST by Bahbah (Free Scooter; Tony Schaffer for the US Senate)
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To: indcons

i did a search on zarqawi and didn't see anything, but I guess there are a dozen ways to transliterate his name into english


8 posted on 11/20/2005 9:20:46 AM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

The DUmmies will be deeply saddedned by this.


9 posted on 11/20/2005 9:20:46 AM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: Mount Athos

Hopefully, this is true, but I'll wait and see - look at how many times we've had reports of his capture over the last two years.


10 posted on 11/20/2005 9:20:58 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I hope there's a DNA record on him...


11 posted on 11/20/2005 9:21:16 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Frist would be a great Majority Leader if he had 65 seats..make that 75)
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To: Mount Athos

I had December 20th in the 'al-Zarqawi killed' pool.


12 posted on 11/20/2005 9:21:25 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Mount Athos

Will wait for confirmation.


13 posted on 11/20/2005 9:22:01 AM PST by Alia
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To: Mount Athos
eight terrorists blew themselves up in the in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. The unconfirmed report claimed that the explosions occurred after coalition forces surrounded the house in which al-Zarqawi was hiding.

Maybe he had a little help.

14 posted on 11/20/2005 9:22:17 AM PST by SouthTexas (What part of NO don't you understand?)
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To: Mount Athos
I'll believe it when it makes the NYT headline, or when they test for DNA from his head.
15 posted on 11/20/2005 9:22:25 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2008, if elected YOU DESERVE HER (and HIM! AGAIN!))
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To: Mount Athos

Who knows for sure, but I was hoping he could be captured alive, so we could put him in a cage and poke him with sharp sticks...


16 posted on 11/20/2005 9:22:42 AM PST by THX 1138
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To: Mount Athos

Guess he finally ran out of 'Top Aides'. Good riddance


17 posted on 11/20/2005 9:23:30 AM PST by Textide
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To: Mount Athos

It was a Sunday afternoon during the Holiday season when we learned that Saddam Hussein was captured. Let's hope we have another great Sunday afternoon to remember.


18 posted on 11/20/2005 9:23:34 AM PST by SamAdams76 (What Would Howard Roarke Do?)
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To: Mount Athos

I guess he has an abject fear of water boards.


19 posted on 11/20/2005 9:24:08 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: DuckFan4ever

I agree. I would be quite happy if they dragged his sorry carcass in front of a TV camera, ala Qusay and Uday. But, I'm very skeptical of this type of news.


20 posted on 11/20/2005 9:24:10 AM PST by mattdono ("Crush the RATs and RINOs, drive them before you, and hear the lamentations of the scumbags" - Arnie)
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To: Mount Athos

I wonder if his family not only denounced him, but gave his up location possible too.


21 posted on 11/20/2005 9:24:11 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: Mount Athos

Yeah, well he'd be a lot more effective, to say nothing of safer, if everyone thought he was dead, wouldn't he?

I'd want some DNA first.


22 posted on 11/20/2005 9:24:27 AM PST by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: Mount Athos

Hoping against hope


23 posted on 11/20/2005 9:24:29 AM PST by GoforBroke
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To: Mount Athos
...eight terrorists blew themselves up...

Those terrorist training sessions can get ugly.

24 posted on 11/20/2005 9:24:36 AM PST by Faraday
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To: Mount Athos

Maybe the Jordanians got the female bomber to give up enough information to figure out approximately which direction Zarqawi tended to move.

I am not holding my breath. We'll see.


25 posted on 11/20/2005 9:24:48 AM PST by KCRW
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up his, that is.


26 posted on 11/20/2005 9:25:04 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: Mount Athos
The libs lose another ally ...

Not that I believe he's truly dead.

27 posted on 11/20/2005 9:25:22 AM PST by IronJack
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To: Bringbackthedraft
I'll believe it when it makes the NYT headline

Even if true it will never make the banner of the NYT.

28 posted on 11/20/2005 9:25:33 AM PST by mware (Keeper of the I's.)
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To: Mount Athos
Would be nice to see the President come on national TV Thursday to announce the Z-Mans death. Talk about having a Happy Thanksgiving!
29 posted on 11/20/2005 9:26:07 AM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: ErnBatavia

His family lives in Jordan, and that would do fine.


30 posted on 11/20/2005 9:26:14 AM PST by expatpat
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To: GaltMeister

Yes, the DUmmies will be saddened. I'm sure he was a regular contributor.

Wonder what his screen name was?


31 posted on 11/20/2005 9:27:02 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (#1 Rule in Dealing with the Media, Democrats and Terrorists: Can't Please 'Em, so Don't Appease 'Em.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Why would you believe the NYT? The have quite a record of lying.


32 posted on 11/20/2005 9:27:09 AM PST by expatpat
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To: Mount Athos
If ever there were a candidate to be marched in the streets of Baghdad through a gauntlet of Iraqi citizens it would be this Jackal. But, I'll settle for some singed nose hairs that verify he was in this house.
33 posted on 11/20/2005 9:27:17 AM PST by w_over_w ("Let them burn cake." ~Jock Chirac~)
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To: Let's Roll

I'll believe it when they have the body/remains positively identified. Same with Sadams buddy who was supposed to have died last week. Not that the Musklims would start false rumors or anything.....


34 posted on 11/20/2005 9:27:18 AM PST by Concho
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To: Mount Athos
I'm really skeptical, but who knows


That is my take. I would love for it to be true but with their media...hell with OUR media who knows.
35 posted on 11/20/2005 9:27:38 AM PST by YoungBlackRepublican ("I imagine a world of love, peace, and no wars. Then attacking it cause they wouldn't expect it!)
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To: Mount Athos

The only hope is that Jordanian intelligence knew where he was and turned on him because of the wedding bombings.


36 posted on 11/20/2005 9:27:51 AM PST by exDemocratbutnotRepubican
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To: Mount Athos
Merry Christmas

All I want for Christmas is his head on a pike..

Semper Fi

37 posted on 11/20/2005 9:27:57 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Mount Athos

Would Zarcowie be willing to give up a finger or two, and maybe a pint of blood, in order to have his DNA found at the bomb site?

Hmmmmmmmmmmm?


38 posted on 11/20/2005 9:28:26 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: All

Bushs Fault the ny slimes says, do you know how much intel we could of got from him if the President didnt have a kill first policy{sarcasm}


39 posted on 11/20/2005 9:28:35 AM PST by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: THX 1138

I'm tellin the ACLU on you.


40 posted on 11/20/2005 9:28:44 AM PST by toldyou
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To: Mount Athos
Not the RED WIRE!!!
41 posted on 11/20/2005 9:29:12 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: mware

Roger that, he will always be alive in the hearts of the lunatics at the NYT...

Semper Fi


42 posted on 11/20/2005 9:29:12 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Mount Athos

Last I heard he was in Baghdad. How many tons of TNT would it take to blow his carcass to Mosul?


43 posted on 11/20/2005 9:29:54 AM PST by MilleniumBug
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To: Mount Athos

If they didn't know who was in the meeting, how
do they know that there were 8 when it exploded?

Wouldn't be surprised if the tip that lead to
that house, came from Jordan.


44 posted on 11/20/2005 9:30:32 AM PST by NickatNite2003
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To: No Blue States
I think that bombing of the Islamic wedding was the final straw. Note his odd outburst of apology earlier this week. I suspect, as you suggest, that folks near him decided to rat him out. Possible someone who had a family member injured or killed.
45 posted on 11/20/2005 9:30:32 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: Mount Athos

Wasn't Zarqawi missing a leg or something (uh, before the current explosion)? Seems like that would be a quick way to get an idea if he was there.


46 posted on 11/20/2005 9:30:41 AM PST by mikegi
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To: KCRW

If he is dead, my money is on Jordanian intel.


47 posted on 11/20/2005 9:30:51 AM PST by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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To: Mount Athos
Lots of virgin pigs getting ready for action.
48 posted on 11/20/2005 9:30:59 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: river rat
Wouldn't it be sweet for Rummy to go on tv and say,"We have a positive ID on the reminds."
49 posted on 11/20/2005 9:31:43 AM PST by mware (Keeper of the I's.)
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To: river rat
Roger that, he will always be alive in the hearts of the lunatics at the NYT...

Yes, and he'll probably show up on t-shirts worn by college students. Sad but true...

50 posted on 11/20/2005 9:31:45 AM PST by mikegi
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