US: Al-Qaida in Iraq officer killed in air strike

November 2, 2006 12:08

The US military said Thursday it killed a mid-ranking member of al-Qaida in Iraq and his driver in an air strike in Ramadi. In a brief statement, the military said Rafa al-Ithawi, also known as Abu Taha, was killed in the city 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad on Wednesday by precision laser guided weapons that destroyed his vehicle. It said al-Ithawi had been named an emir under the group, giving him the rank of local level commander in Anbar province, the heart of the Sunni insurgency that has stubbornly battled on against US troops and their Iraqi allies.

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