Short post before I drop a more in-depth Iraq update tomorrow. Abu Ayyub al Masri (AAM) was reportedly killed "in the last couple of days" in Salah ad Din (SaD) Province in a US airstrike.
It would be little surprise to me if AAM was indeed in SaD, even if he was just passing through. Obviously this story is just dropping, but if true could bolster Maliki's attempts to hold onto the premiership.
More to follow in the coming days (hopefully) in regard to this breaking story.