US: Major al-Qaida figure dead in missile strike

July 17, 2007 19:15

The most wanted al-Qaida in Iraq figure south of Baghdad was killed last weekend by a precision-guided artillery round, the US military said Tuesday. Abu Jurah, an al-Qaida cell leader, died Saturday in the Arab Jabour area just south of the city after US troops received word that he and 14 others were meeting at a house there, a US statement said.

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