September 3, 2007

PASS THE RAISINS:

Al-Absi, leader of Fatah al-Islam is dead (yaLibnan, 2 September, 2007)

Shaker Youssef Al-Absi , the fugitive leader of the Fatah al-Islam militants was killed today as he was trying to flee the Nahr el Bared Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon.

This information was confirmed by a hospital in Tripoli and by Lebanese army sources.

According to army sources, Al-Absi was killed in the morning and his body was found near the eastern section of the camp. The army brought in some Fatah al Islam detainees to view the body and they all confirmed that it was that of Al- Absi. Later in the day, the army performed DNA tests which provided the final proof of his death. [...]

Al-Absi is high on Jordan's most-wanted terror list. A military court sentenced him to death in absentia in July 2004, along with al-Qaida in Iraq leader, Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, for their roles in the 2002 slaying of a U.S. diplomat in Amman.

Al-Zarqawi died in a U.S. airstrike a year ago.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 3, 2007 2:52 PM
Comments

You may hide in your caves, they'l be but your graves,
But you can't get away from the guns.
The Screw-Guns

These days, Kipling is all you need.

http://www.everypoet.com/Archive/Poetry/Rudyard_Kipling/kipling_screw_guns.htm

Posted by: Lou Gots at September 3, 2007 6:16 PM

Was he wearing a burqa?

Posted by: ratbert at September 4, 2007 1:29 AM

I don't know about a burqa, but I bet he didn't have clean underwear on.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 4, 2007 7:37 AM
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