US and Iraqi troops last month killed a wanted terrorist with ties to Osama bin Laden and other senior al-Qaida figures, the US military said Thursday.
Rafid Ibrahim Fattah, also known as Abu Umar al Kurdi, was killed March 27 in a raid near Abu Ghraib on the western edge of Baghdad, a US statement said.
The statement identified him as a longtime member of al-Qaida who moved between Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the 1990s and once served as a security chief for a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan.
Most recently he was an insurgent cell leader in the Baqouba area northeast of Baghdad, the statement said.
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