Rumsfeld Warns Countries Not to Help Zarqawi

(VOA News) Al Pessin - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has warned countries near Iraq not to provide sanctuary or medical treatment to Iraq's al-Qaeda leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who is believed to have been wounded by coalition forces. Rumsfeld added that it is important to differentiate between countries like Saudi Arabia, which has been hit by terrorist attacks and is part of the war on terrorism, and other countries that have not been as cooperative. Recent reports have indicated that most of the suicide bombers who have struck in Iraq have been Saudis, but it is not clear how they get into Iraq. At the same Pentagon news conference, the top U.S. military officer, General Richard Myers, said he believes Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has in fact been wounded. "The best guess is that he was injured out in western Iraq, near the Syrian border," he said.

2005-06-02 00:00:00

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