25 September, 2006

Al Qaeda leader killed in Iraq.

Omar al-Faruq (aka Farouk) was the senior Al Qaeda commander who escaped from Bagram jail in 2005 when in US custody (The Age). Subsequently he made his way to Iraq where, yesterday, he engaged in a dialogue with the British army. As a result of those negotiations, al-Faruq has been persuaded to retire from terrorism in order to spend more time with 72 virgins (Sunday Times).

Update: 26.09.06

The action was undertaken by the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.

This morning's Daily Telegraph has a report outlining al-Faruq's role in Al Qaeda.

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