Local al-Qaida in Iraq leader killed in raid north of Baghdad

February 9, 2008 09:56

A local al-Qaida in Iraq leader was killed early Saturday in a police raid on his home north of Baghdad, Iraqi police said. Abu Omar al-Dori resisted police for about an hour before he was killed around 4 a.m. in his house in downtown Samarra, a police officer said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media. According to Iraqi police, al-Dori had been assigned to lead al-Qaida in Iraq operations in Samarra just one week ago. It was unclear whether his predecessor was killed or captured.

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