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Insurgent suspected to be linked to Carroll kidnapping killed

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BAGHDAD, IRAQ-CNN is reporting that an insurgent suspected to be involved in the kidnapping of journalist Jill Carroll has been killed. Carroll, a freelance reporter on assignment for The Christian Science Monitor was taken in the al-Adel area of Iraq, a Sunni Arab neighborhood last year. She was later released uninjured.

The senior Iraqi militant leader with ties to Al-qaeda has been killed in Iraq.

Iraqi television aired footage Thursday purportedly showing the body of Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi, the head of the Al-Qaeda linked Islamic state in Iraq militant group.

According to the Iraqi interior ministry Al-Baghdadi was killed in a battle north of Baghdad with U.S. and Iraqi forces. No other information about his death has been released.

In February, Baghdadi vowed to widen attacks to all parts of Iraq in response to President Bush's troop increase.

The U.S. military has not commented on his death

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