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Iraq Al-Qaeda leader killed in raid

Leader of the Al-Qaida in northern Baghdad was killed in a raid Friday, the U.S. military said.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2006 15:27 IST

The leader of the Al-Qaeda in Iraq was killed in a raid on Friday, the U.S. military said.

The dead has been identified as Abu Asma, alias Abu Anas and Akram Mahmud al-Mushhadani, as an explosives expert with close ties to important car bomb manufacturers in Baghdad.

The raid was carried out in northern Baghdad by coalition forces with the help of the Iraqi police, a military statement said.

"Intelligence reports indicated that Abu Asma was in possession of and expected to use suicide vests against the Iraqi people and security forces," the statement said.

He was directly responsible for many deaths and injuries of coalition and Iraqi security forces.

No further details have been provided.