The U.S. military said Tuesday that an aide to Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in an airstrike in the militant stronghold of Fallujah.
The early-morning strike hit a known safehouse being used by al-Zarqawi’s terrorist network, killing a “known associate,” a military statement said.
Tawhid and Jihad, the group affiliated with al-Zarqawi, claimed responsibility for an attack over the weekend in which 50 U.S.-trained Iraqi soldiers were slain by insurgents — many of them execution-style — in the deadliest ambush of the 18-month insurgency. The claim was posted Sunday on an Islamist Web site, but its authenticity could not be confirmed..
why are they killing his “known associate's”? won't that just piss him off all the more?
If you can't kill the bad guy, killing his friend isn't 'just as good'.