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Officials: al-Masri probably not killed

The U.S. military is performing DNA tests on a slain militant to determine if he is the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, but U.S. and Iraqi officials said Thursday it did not appear that Abu Ayyub al-Masri had been killed. Reports that al-Masri, also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajer, had been killed surfaced after a raid Tuesday that killed four terror suspects in the western Iraqi town of Haditha. U.S. forces initially “thought there was a possibility al-Masri was among them,” Lt. Col. Barry Johnson said. But he said it did not appear the terror chief was killed. Full Story

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