One of the most active Islamic radical leaders in North Africa has been killed. No doubt he was waging jihad in North Africa because of his rage over Abu Ghraib and Israel. From AP, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
ALGIERS, Algeria — Troops killed one of North Africa’s most wanted Islamic militants, who had sought to link his bloody insurgent movement in Algeria to Usama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda terror network, the military said Sunday.
The death of Nabil Sahraoui, head of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat, marked a major victory for Algerian government efforts to suppress Islamic militant violence and left his armed extremist organization with no clear leader.
Sahraoui and three of his lieutenants were killed in a “vast anti-terrorist operation” that continues in the Kabylie region east of the capital, Algiers, the army general staff said in a statement.