The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq says it has killed the leader of one of
al-Qaida in Iraq's Baghdad networks, a man who was wanted for several
A U.S. military statement said Mahir Ahmad
Mahmud Hudu' al-Zubaydi, also known as Abu Assad or Abu Rami, and an
unidentified female were killed Friday in a raid on a building in
Baghdad, in the Adhamiya neighborhood.
Soldiers targeted the
building based on intelligence reports, and that they opened fire in
self-defense, in response to small arms fire from inside the building.
suspect was believed to be behind multiple car bombings in Baghdad,
including two attacks Thursday that killed at least eight people.
a separate development, Poland has marked the end of its mission in
Iraq with a formal ceremony in Diwaniyah. Poland has 900 soldiers
serving with the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq.
a separate development, coalition forces also say they detained 10
suspected terrorists Friday and early Saturday in operations
targeting al-Qaida in northern and central Iraq.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.