Thursday, June 08, 2006

Eliminated And Terminated, 'He Got What He Deserved'

A Jordanian woman whose wedding was devastated last year by a suicide bombing claimed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on Thursday rejoiced at his killing. "I am happy from the bottom of my heart," said Nadia al-Alami. "God is great and he does not forget anyone," she added in a telephone interview from Kuwait. In November 60 people were killed in triple suicide bombings targeting Amman hotels, including the luxury Radisson SAS where Alami and her husband Ashraf al-Akhrass were celebrating their wedding. Alami's mother and father were killed in the blast, along with her father-in-law, and other friends and relatives.The al-Qaeda group in Iraq of Jordanian-born Zarqawi claimed responsibility for the attacks. "He got what he deserved. He was punished for what he did to Arab and Muslim people," said Alami. "Our (Muslim) religion says that murderers are killed, sooner or later," she added. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced earlier that Zarqawi was killed north of Baghdad late on Wednesday in a joint operation between Iraqi and coalition forces. Jordan has said it helped with intelligence information.