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mobuto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-04 10:41 PM
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Hamas Leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin Killed
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Edited on Sun Mar-21-04 10:59 PM by mobuto
The Associated Press has just reported that according to Palestinian witnesses, Hamas spiritual leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin has been killed in an IAF air strike.

Mods: I think this affects more than just Israel/Palestine and should be in LBN. Delete or move otherwise.


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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli helicopters fired missiles at Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin's car as it left his house for a mosque at daybreak Monday, residents said, and mosque loudspeakers said he was killed.

Ambulances raced to the scene, and mosques in the area amplified the sound of Quranic verses, as announcements were made calling Yassin a "martyr," meaning he had been killed. Gunfire was heard in the Sabra neighborhood where Yassin lives.

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http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/local/8244589.htm

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli helicopter gunships fired missiles at Hamas' spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin as he left a mosque before dawn on Monday, killing the Hamas leader and at least two body guards, witnesses said.
A Reuters reporter who rushed to the scene after hearing three loud explosions found the blown-up remains of Yassin's blood-soaked wheel-chair.

Witnesses at the mosque said Yassin's body had been evacuated to an unknown location.

"The sheikh is dead. The sheikh is dead," sobbed gunmen and Hamas militants who gathered at the scene.

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http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4615931
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