Six months before the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in June, a senior al-Qaeda figure warned him in a letter that he risked removal as al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq if he continued to alienate Sunni tribal and religious leaders and rival insurgent groups.
Terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Killed in Iraq Iraqi and U.S. officials announced June 8 that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda's terror operations in Iraq, was killed by a U.S. airstrike. Zarqawi played a major role in escalating the Iraq insurgency and terror attacks on civilians.
Al-Qaeda No. 2 Mentions Al-Zarqawi's Death CAIRO, June 23 -- Al-Qaeda's No. 2 leader paid tribute to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a video Friday, extolling him as "the prince of martyrs" despite the rocky relationship between the terrorist leader in Iraq and the al-Qaeda command.
Zarqawi Killed in Iraq Washington Post Foreign Correspondent Craig Whitlock will be online to discuss the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and what it means to the future of Iraq.
VIDEO | Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaeda militant who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings, kidnappings and hostage beheadings in Iraq, has been killed.
"Through his every action, he sought to defeat America and our coalition partners and turn Iraq into a safe haven from which al-Qaeda could wage its war on free nations...Now Zarqawi has met his end and this violent man will never murder again."
"The death of Zarqawi is a strike against al-Qaeda in Iraq, and therefore a strike against al-Qaeda everywhere. But we should have no illusions. We know that they will continue to kill. We know there are many, many obstacles to overcome."