- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 26, 2006

Abu Asma, a top Al Qaeda operative sometimes called the “military emir of northern Baghdad,” was killed last week in a raid by coalition forces supported by Iraqi police, according to the Pentagon. Also known as Abu Anas and Akram Mahmud Al Mushhadani, the deceased Asma was “an explosives expert with close ties to senior Baghdad-based car-bomb manufacturers.”

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