Editor’s note: Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin is an online, subscription intelligence news service from the creator of WorldNetDaily.com – a journalist who has been developing sources around the world for almost 30 years.
G2 Bulletin had the story about the wounding of Zarqawi on May 5, over two weeks before today’s media reports.
Despite a Washington Post report that Iraq’s al-Qaida terror leader Abu Musab Zarqawi might be “ill,” G2B sources say he suffered shrapnel injuries following a U.S. air strike.
Zarqawi had left medical information about himself on a laptop computer that was seized Feb. 20 in his closest known call with American pursuers. When his car was pulled over at a checkpoint outside Ramadi, Zarqawi fled on foot, leaving behind the laptop, photos of himself and contacts, officials said.
A U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, Lt. Col. Steven Boylan, told the Post that officials had “received a tip that there were terrorists in and around the hospital in Ramadi.”
U.S. and Iraqi forces “did go to the hospital to act upon the information,” Boylan said. He did not confirm that Zarqawi was the target of the raid. The forces left without detaining anyone but were reviewing information from the operation, Boylan said.
Zarqawi is the most-wanted man in Iraq, and the United States has offered a $25 million reward for information leading to his death or capture.
Known sightings of Zarqawi in recent months have all been in Anbar province. The district’s tens of thousands of square miles are largely guarded by a scaled-back American force, with few Iraqi troops stationed outside Ramadi. Wide-open spaces and a generally porous border with Syria give militants room to roam and hide.