|Abu Musab Zarqawi (undated State Dept. photo)|
The militants reported on Tuesday that the Jordanian-born terrorist had been wounded. Iraq's interior minister Bayan Jabor confirmed that al-Zarqawi was injured in recent fighting.
But on Friday, the Zarqawi group published another statement claiming that he was in good health and heading insurgent operations in Iraq.
All the same, the top U.S. general said Sunday he believes al-Zarqawi is wounded.
The militant group's latest claim, that al-Zarqawi is leading a counter offensive against the Baghdad operation, came on a day, Sunday, that militants killed at least 21 people.
Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.