A key al-Qaida in Iraq
leader that intelligence officials say was responsible for bringing
hundreds of suicide bombers across the border from Syria has been
killed in a raid in northern Iraq, the US military said Thursday.
The military called the death a blow to the terrorist organization in Iraq
, though acknowledged it remains very much capable of carrying out well planned, coordinated assaults with large body counts.
Attacks against three hotels and a police crime lab in Baghdad this week killed dozens.