Insurgents confirm details of Swede’s death

Iraqi insurgents have corroborated American reports of the death of a Moroccan-born Swedish citizen in recent fighting in northern Iraq. In an announcement on the internet an insurgent leader said that the 43-year-old man had thrown away his Swedish passport and joined the ranks of those fighting against the Americans.

The announcement confirmed reports of the U.S. military that the man had blown himself up after being wounded. According to American intelligence the Swedish national had been one of the leaders of the Iraqi faction of the al-Quaeda terrorist movement.

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