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Who is this Iraqi all over the news who was murdered?Where did he come from?Why was he so important in the war

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  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago
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    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Arabic: أبومصعب الزرقاوي‎) (c. October 1966 – June 7, 2006) was a Salafi Muslim terrorist leader and the self-proclaimed leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. One or more individuals identifying themselves as Zarqawi took responsibility, on several audiotapes, for numerous acts of terrorism in Iraq, including the killing of many civilians and the taking of hostages. He was also allegedly responsible for many other acts of violence, including the beheading of hostages (possibly including Nick Berg) in Iraq.

    As an Islamist identified with the Salafi movement of Wahhabism, Zarqawi opposed the presence of American and Western military forces in the Islamic world and opposed the West's support for Israel. In September 2005, he reportedly declared "all-out war" on Shia Muslims in Iraq,[1] and is believed responsible for dispatching numerous Al-Qaeda suicide bombers throughout Iraq, and especially to areas with large concentrations of Shia civilians. As the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq he is suspected of causing thousands of people's deaths--many if not most of them civilians.

    Zarqawi, a longtime ally of Osama bin Laden, was a high-ranking member of bin Laden's Al Qaeda network, and since October 2004 had referred to his own organization Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, or Monotheism and Holy War Group, an insurgent network operating in Iraq, as "Al-Qaeda in Iraq". On October 21, 2004, Zarqawi officially announced his allegiance to Al Qaeda; on December 27, 2004, Al Jazeera broadcast an audiotape of bin Laden calling Zarqawi "the prince of al Qaeda in Iraq" and asked "all our organization brethren to listen to him and obey him in his good deeds."[2]

    Zarqawi was the most wanted man in Jordan and Iraq,[3] having participated in or masterminded a number of violent actions against United States, Jordanian and Iraqi targets. The U.S. government offered a USD $25 million reward for information leading to his capture, the same amount offered for the capture of bin Laden before March 2004. On October 15, 2004, the U.S. State Department added Zarqawi and the Jama'at al-Tawhid wal Jihad group to its "list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations" and ordered a freeze on any assets that the group might have in the United States. On February 24, 2006, the U.S. Department of Justice's FBI also added al-Zarqawi to the "Seeking Information – War on Terrorism" list, the first time that he had ever been added to any of the FBI's three major "wanted" lists.[4]

    Zarqawi was killed in Baquba by a United States airstrike on June 7, 2006

  • 2 decades ago

    Where have you been since 9/11?

    Go back to sleep. It will take more time and effort than you are worth to educate you as to what has happened in the last three years in Iraq.

    And, by the way, murder is an unjustified killing. Taking out a major terrorist who has murdered hundreds of innocent Iraqis is justified.

  • 2 decades ago

    an uninformed liberal..

    so caught up in the lousy media filled with antibush vibe, you dont even know the facts.

    the guy who was killed in the air strike was the leader of al-qaeda in iraq; he killed 2000 iraqi citizens to incite civil war, and beheaded many contractors and foreign workers

  • 2 decades ago

    He is not Iraqi, but a member of Al-Qaida, working as a freedom fighter.

  • 2 decades ago

    Zarquarwi. I didn't spell that right, I know. He was the #2 man in the "War on Terrorism." He was one of the leaders of Al Queda.

  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago

    Put the video games down and watch the news for a change.

  • 2 decades ago

    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a huge trouble maker who would blow up innocent people. He was the most feared al-Qaida leader in Iraq

  • twysty
    Lv 5
    2 decades ago

    because he is the leader of the group of people that ran airplanes into the trade towers and pentagon and another plane that was destined for washington but did not make it there and all the people died....dont yoou watch the news friend?

  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago

    We took out the Rommel of the Terrorist movement.

  • 2 decades ago

    Let me help you out a little. Go turn your TV on to FOX NEWS or go to www.fox.com and read up on it. I think you are a libreal, you shure are unformed.

  • Deep
    Lv 4
    2 decades ago

    He was Zarqawi, the right hand of Osama-Bin-Laden

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