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Iraqi Fighters Deny Zarqawi Holed Up in Falluja

Iraqi fighters from Falluja, their faces hidden behind checkered cloths, denied in a taped message Friday that suspected al Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was holed up in Iraq’s most rebellious city. “The American invader forces claim that Zarqawi, and with him a group of Arab fighters, are in our city,” a masked man read from a piece of paper. “We know that this talk about Zarqawi and the fighters is a game the American invader forces are playing to strike Islam and Muslims in the city of mosques, steadfast Falluja.” The United States believes Zarqawi, accused of leading a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and of decapitating an American and a South Korean hostage, has played a significant role in the violence gripping Iraq. Full Story

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