19 April 2010

Abu Ayyub al Masri AND Abu Omar al Baghdadi EKIA?

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.

1 comment:

  1. Good call on linking this to Maliki's efforts to keep the premiership. The announcement coincides with an Iraqi court decision to conduct a manual recount just in Baghdad.