Abu Omar al-Baghdadi Killed?
Pajamas Media reports that Iraqi authorities said that â€œthe leader of al-Qaedaâ€™s political front organization the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, was killed in the Ghazaliya district in western Baghdad this morning.â€
The US army declined to comment thusfar, but U.S. military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Garver did say that â€˜a news conference would be held later on Thursday to announce the â€œsuccessâ€ of an operation against al Qaeda. He stressed that the topic would not be Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq.â€â€™
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