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A Terror Lieutenant With a Deadly Past

Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi’s disfigured body shows the hard reality of his life. A scar runs along the left side of his face, possibly the product of an accident with improvised explosives. He wears a prosthetic leg, fitted in Baghdad last spring where he received treatment for injuries caused by an American bomb in Afghanistan. A Jordanian of Palestinian ancestry, Mr. Zarqawi followed a now-familiar path of political alienation and religious fervor to militant causes. He was largely unknown to most Americans until last week when Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, in his presentation to the United Nations, singled him out as the most important link between Iraq and Al Qaeda. Full Story

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