Al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi reported "wounded"
Thursday, May 26, 2005
There have been reports that the leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was wounded in Iraq. Internet statements on Al-Qaeda websites Tuesday and Thursday asked Muslims to pray for al-Zarqawi and said that an interim leader named Abu Hafs al-Gerni had been appointed.
The credibility of these statements is currently unverified. Iraq's Interior Minister Bayan Jabr did allege that the statements were correct, however. During a news conference, he reported, "We are not sure whether he is dead or not, but we are sure that he is injured."
- Qassim Abdul-Zahara; Maggie Michael and Maamoun Youssef (contributors). "Iraqi Government Says Al-Zarqawi Wounded" — , May 26, 2005
- Corrine Abrams. "Al-Zarqawi confirmation" — , May 26, 2005
- Reuters. "Iraq minister says reports Zarqawi wounded are true" — , May 26, 2005