Saturday, September 25, 2004

Death of Al-Shami a "Strong Blow" to Al-Zarqawi's Group

BBC Monitoring, translating a report from Al-Sharq al-Awsat, a London-based Arabic newspaper, claims that sources close to the Al-Tawhid wa al-Jihad group of Abu-Mus'ab al-Zarqawi say that the death of Umar Yusuf Jum'ah was a "strong blow" to Al-Zarqawi's group. Yusuf Jum'ah, also known as Abu-Anas al-Shami, was killed in Baghdad on September 17 by an American rocket.


According to the report:


Source: Al-Sharq al-Awsat, London, in Arabic 24 Sep 04
BBC Monitoring

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