IDF Kills Jihad Fugitive in Nablus

(Jerusalem Post) Arieh O'Sullivan - Israeli soldiers shot and killed high-ranking Islamic Jihad fugitive Mohammed Aassi, 28, after he attempted to escape arrest in Nablus on Thursday, according to Army Radio. Aassi was responsible for coordination between West Bank Islamic Jihad cells and the organization's headquarters in Damascus, and was linked to numerous terror attacks against Israel. The army rejected claims that Aassi was in the company of a British journalist at the time of the arrest, saying the British woman was an activist who gave refuge to fugitives in her home.

2005-07-14 00:00:00

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