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U.S. Fears Zarqawi Is New Militant Vanguard

Fugitive militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the chief U.S. suspect in a recent wave of deadly attacks in Iraq, has rapidly moved from relative obscurity to the big league of Washington’s most wanted men. “Zarqawi is really high up there” on the U.S. list of wanted terrorists, an administration counter-terrorism official told Reuters. “To keep together an effective, functioning network under the pressure he must be under says a lot about his persistence and organizational ability.” More than any other militant in Washington’s sights, Zarqawi concerns the Bush administration not only because of the casualties he might inflict, but because of the damage he could do to U.S. political ambitions in Iraq and the region. Full Story

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