The Death of Zarqawi and the War on Terror

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Photographs, scars, tattoos and fingerprints appear to reveal that Iraq's most wanted insurgent is dead. Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi reportedly was killed when two 500-pound bombs delivered by American F-16 aircraft destroyed a safe-house where he was holding a meeting. America's Ambassador to Iraq today called Zarqawi the "godfather" of the sectarian killing that has killed thousands of civilians in Iraq and abroad. President Bush says the Zarqawi's death could "turn the tide" against the Iraqi insurgency. Just as Iraq's new cabinet is finally complete with ministers of interior and defense, we explore the consequences of Zarqawi's death with journalists in Iraq and Jordan, and experts on defense, counter-terrorism and the Middle East.
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President Bush on the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on the death of al-Zarqawi

Al Jazeera on Zarqawi's death

Burns' article on killing of Zarqawi

DNA Fingerprint Act of 2005



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