Islamic Terrorist Site Reports Zarqawi Evacuated from Iraq
Terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been evacuated from Iraq, according to his organization’s web site.
A militant Islamic Web site reported Wednesday Iraq al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was evacuated from Iraq after being injured. Zarqawi`s group, al-Qaida Organization in Mesopotamia, said in a statement carried on the site Zarqawi was moved secretly to a neighboring country with the help of doctors from the Arab Peninsula and the Sudan. The group did not identify the country to which Zarqawi was evacuated but said he is in a stable condition after a bullet pierced the right side of his chest causing breathing problems.
The group said in a message on the Web site Tuesday Zarqawi had been wounded. It asked for “prayers for our leader,” and expressed pride at what they described as his heroic wounds. It did not say how or when the Jordanian-born Zarqawi was hurt.
The Bush administration named Zarqawi as an al-Qaida terrorist who fled to Iraq from Afghanistan in May 2002 for medical treatment for a severe leg injury. There is a $25 million bounty on his head. His organization has been blamed for the majority of bomb attacks, kidnappings and assassination attempts in Iraq.
“Has been blamed”?! Hell, he’s been seen on video personally sawing the heads off his victims.
One hopes he is indeed wounded but trapped in Iraq somewhere. Iraq’s borders are huge, though, so it is hardly inconceivable that he has been smuggled out.
See Terrorist Zarqawi Wounded, Says Own Group for background.