Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq sentenced to death over slain archbishop

by Anne Thomas
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Iraqi Government says that a leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq is to be executed for the death of a Chaldean Catholic archbishop.

Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said that Al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Ali Ahmed, also known as Abu Omar, was sentenced on Sunday by the Iraqi Central Criminal Court, reports the Associated Press.

Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho, the second-most senior Catholic cleric in Iraq, was found in a shallow grave not long after he was abducted as he left a Mass in the northern city of Mosul. the rest image


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