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Zarqawi's death blow to Al-Qaeda: British PM

Tony Blair congratulated the Iraqi, US and UK forces, along with the rest of the coalition, for all they are doing in the country.

india Updated: Jun 08, 2006 14:48 IST

The death of Iraqi Al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a very important moment for Iraq and a blow to Al-Qaeda everywhere, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Thursday.

"The Prime Minister has told cabinet that this is a very important moment in Iraq. Today's announcement was very good news because a blow against Al-Qaeda in Iraq was a blow against Al-Qaeda everywhere," Blair's office said in a statement.

"He congratulated the Iraqi, US and UK forces, along with the rest of the coalition, for all they are doing in Iraq to support the new democratically elected government."

Iraq on Thursday announced that the militant leader had been killed in a US air strike.

First Published: Jun 08, 2006 14:48 IST