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U.S. Launches New Campaign to Capture Zarqawi in Iraq

The U.S.-led administration in Iraq is mounting a new campaign to get Iraqis to help hunt down alleged al Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi — with the lure of a $10 million reward, officials said on Saturday. Administration spokesman Dan Senor said posters and announcements in Iraq would publicize the existing price on Zarqawi’s head. The Jordanian-born militant has claimed responsibility for several suicide attacks and the beheadings of an American and a South Korean hostage. “He remains the number one target inside this country. He is a very effective terrorist,” Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, deputy director of operations for the U.S. military in Iraq, told a news conference. “We need every citizen in this country to understand that they have a role in the hunt for Zarqawi.” Full Story

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