Al-Qaeda in Iraq military leader "killed"
The military leader of the terrorist group al- Qaeda in Iraq, known as Abu al-Ansar, has been killed in Iraq's al- Anbar province, the Arabic satellite news channel al-Arabiya reported Thursday, dpa reported.
The channel did not give further details.
Al-Anbar, west of Baghdad, is Iraq's Sunni heartland. Once a stronghold of insurgents, it has been calmer in recent months since Sunni tribes joined with US-led forces in "Awakening Councils" to fight Iraqi offshoot of the al-Qaeda terrorist network.