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US: Major al-Qaeda figure killed by precision missile strike in Iraq

The most wanted al-Qaeda 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-Qaeda 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. (AP)