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Longtime Al-Qaeda watchers believe Zarqawi genuinely wounded

Iraq’s most wanted man, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is likely wounded as reported on Islamist websites, longtime Al-Qaeda watchers said, dismissing expressions of caution from Washington.Analysts pointed to the lack of a denial from Zarqawi’s supporters, who have been quick to rebutt previous US and Iraqi boasts of successes against leading aides of the Al-Qaeda frontman. “The announcement has a certain credibility because it is signed by Abu Maisara al-Iraqi,” the nom de guerre of Zarqawi’s designated spokesman, said London-based journalist Abdel Bari Atwan, who has been a close follower of Al-Qaeda affairs since interviewing Osama bin Laden in the 1990s.Full Story

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