The Thug Al-Zarqawi was Alive after Bombing
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was alive and made a move to escape when U.S. troops reached the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, mortally wounded in an American bombing raid, a U.S. general said on Friday.
"We were not aware yesterday that in fact, Zarqawi was alive when U.S. forces arrived on the site," Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, the spokesman for the U.S. military in Baghdad, told Fox News.
Fox News: Zarqawi Found Alive After Bombing
"Zarqawi was alive when U.S. forces arrived on the site," Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said in a satellite interview from Iraq. "The Iraqi police arrived first, they found him in the rubble, put him on a gurney of some type."Complete Coverage of Zarqawi's Death via Fox News
Caldwell, the chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, said Zarqawi tried to roll off the gurney to escape once he became aware of the fact that he was being taken into custody by coalition troops Wednesday night after two 500-pound precision guided bombs blew up his safehouse near Baqouba.
U.S. forces immediately identified him as Zarqawi but were unable to interrogate him because he died "shortly after" being pulled from the rubble, Caldwell said.
Houston Chronicles reports Terror leader al-Zarqawi was alive after airstrike
CNS News reporting Zarqawi Survived Initial Bombing
Hat Tip to Gateway Pundit for links to The Real Ugly American that linked a remarkable post about his friend in Baghdad. A Must Read by Treasure of Baghdad.
GM's Corner posted Satan and Zarqawi: An Interview
Mike's America posted GOOD WORK TROOPS!!
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