Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Leader and Founder of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, February 2004

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
Al-Qaeda

“We were involved in all the martyrdom operations – in terms of overseeing, preparing, and planning – that took place in this country except for the operations that took place in the north. Praised be to Allah, I have completed 25 of these operations, some of them against the Shi’a and their leaders, the Americans and their military, the police, the military, and the coalition forces. There will be more in the future, god willing.”David Aaron, In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2008), 228.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
Feb. 2004