Iraq Confirms Death of al-Qaida's Zarqawi The Butcher of Baghdad is Dead

A US military official confirmed on Thursday that Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has been killed in a bombing raid in Bakuba, north of Baghdad. Zarqawi was considered the mastermind behind numerous kidnappings, executions and terrorist attacks for al-Qaida.