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Zarqawi autopsy results to be declared today

On Wednesday, a US F-16 warplane launched two 500 pound (227 kilogram) bombs at Zarqawi's safehouse northeast of Baghdad, killing him along with five others.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2006 12:03 IST
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The US military said it would release on Monday the autopsy results conducted on the body of the slain Al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq.

Two US military doctors, flown in from outside Iraq, conducted the autopsy on Saturday to determine the exact cause of the militant's death after he was found alive for a brief while following the air strike on his safe house.

On Wednesday, a US F-16 warplane launched two 500 pound (227 kilogram) bombs at Zarqawi's safehouse northeast of Baghdad, killing him along with five others.

However as Iraqi and US troops arrived at the scene of the air strike, Zarqawi was found alive. He died a few minutes later.

His body is currently kept in Baghdad under 24-hour guard.

Coalition forces spokesman Major General William Caldwell has already clarified that there were no bullet wounds to Zarqawi's The US military said it would release on Monday the autopsy results conducted on the body of the slain Al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq.

Two US military doctors, flown in from outside Iraq, conducted the autopsy on Saturday to determine the exact cause of the militant's death after he was found alive for a brief while following the air strike on his safe house.

On Wednesday, a US F-16 warplane launched two 500 pound (227 kilogram) bombs at Zarqawi's safehouse northeast of Baghdad, killing him along with five others.

However as Iraqi and US troops arrived at the scene of the air strike, Zarqawi was found alive. He died a few minutes later.

His body is currently kept in Baghdad under 24-hour guard.

Coalition forces spokesman Major General William Caldwell has already clarified that there were no bullet wounds to Zarqawi's body.

First Published: Jun 12, 2006 12:03 IST

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