America`s top military officer says Washington believes terrorist leader &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/mailbox/ 22/101/399/14549_Fallujah.html ' target=_blank>Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been injured in Iraq. General Richard Myers says the extent of the injuries remains unclear.
Word that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been injured first surfaced on an Islamic website.
During an appearance on the CBS television program Face the Nation, General Myers indicated the military has been monitoring the site and has little reason to believe the claim is untrue.
"What we tend to believe is what is on their website where they say he is wounded, please pray for him and so forth. So we think he is probably wounded,"
General Myers, who will soon retire as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stressed that no matter what happens to the al-Qaida leader, U.S. military operations against terrorists in Iraq will go on, reports VOA News.
In television appearances Sunday, Myers also said U.S. officials believe &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2002/07/26/33240.html ' target=_blank>al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is wounded, but it`s not known how badly.