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Al-Qaida chief al-Zarqawi killed
Updated: 2006-06-08 15:40

A picture of the dead al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is displayed by the U.S. military during a news conference at the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad June 8, 2006. [Reuters]

Attacks, kidnappings claimed by al-Zarqawi and his follower s

Major attacks, killings claimed by Jordanian terror suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his followers: 

December 27, 2005: Firing of a volley of rockets from southern Lebanon into Israel.

November 9, 2005: Triple suicide bombing against hotels in Amman, Jordan, that killed 60 people. 

August 19, 2005: Rocket attack in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba that killed a Jordanian soldier. In the attack, three Katyusha rockets were fired, including one that landed in neighboring Israel - causing no casualties - and another that missed a U.S. Navy ship docked in Aqaba's port. 

May 7, 2005: Two explosives-laden cars plow into an American security company convoy in Baghdad, killing at least 22 people - including two Americans. 

February 28, 2005: A suicide car bomber strikes a crowd of police and Iraqi National Guard recruits in the southern city of Hillah, killing 125 people. 

December 19, 2004: Car bombs tear through a funeral procession in Najaf and the main bus station in nearby Karbala, killing at least 60 people in the Shiite Muslim holy cities.

October 30, 2004: The body of hostage Shosei Koda, 24, of Japan, is found decapitated in Baghdad, his body wrapped in an American flag.

September 30, 2004: Bombings in Baghdad kill 35 children and seven adults as U.S. troops hand out candy at the inauguration of a sewage treatment plant. Al-Zarqawi's group claims responsibility for attacks that day, but it is unclear if these include the explosions that killed the children. 

September 16, 2004: British engineer Kenneth Bigley, and U.S. engineers Jack Hensley and Eugene "Jack" Armstrong are kidnapped in Baghdad. By October 10, 2004, all three men have been confirmed beheaded. 

September 14, 2004: A car bomb rips through a busy market near a Baghdad police headquarters where Iraqis are waiting to apply for jobs, killing 47. 

September 13, 2004: A video purportedly from al-Qaida in Iraq shows Durmus Kumdereli, a Turkish truck driver, being beheaded. 

August 2, 1004: A video from followers of al-Zarqawi showing shooting death of hostage Murat Yuce of Turkey. 

June 29, 2004: Georgi Lazov, 30, and Ivaylo Kepov, 32, Bulgarian truck drivers are kidnapped. Al-Zarqawi's followers suspected of decapitating both men. 

June 22, 2004: Kidnappers behead South Korean hostage Kim Sun-il; Al-Jazeera television says the killing was carried out by al-Zarqawi's group. 
June 14, 2004: A car bomb attack on a vehicle convoy in Baghdad kills 13 people, including three General Electric employees. 

May 18, 2004: A car bomb assassinates Iraqi Governing Council president Abdel-Zahraa Othman. 

May 11, 2004: Kidnapped American businessman Nicholas Berg is beheaded while being videotaped, and the voice of the knife-wielder is identified as al-Zarqawi's. 

March 2, 2004: Coordinated blasts from suicide bombers, mortars and planted explosives strike Shiite Muslim shrines in Karbala and Baghdad, killing at least 181. U.S. and Iraqi officials link the attacks to al-Zarqawi. 

August 29, 2003: A car bomb in Najaf kills more than 85 people, including Ayatollah Mohammad Baqr al-Hakim, leader of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. 

August 19, 2003: A truck bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad kills 23, including top U.N. envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello. 

October 28, 2002: Laurence Foley, a diplomat and administrator of U.S. aid programs in Jordan, is gunned down outside his home in Amman.

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