5,846. 5/13/2004

“U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that suspected [al Qaeda in Iraq] terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi personally carried out the brutal videotaped beheading of American civilian Nicholas Berg. CIA officials say the poor audio quality of the speaker’s voice on the tape made the match difficult, but that they are now all but certain that the voice is Zarqawi’s.”

 – Brian Ross, “Zarqawi Is New Focus in Terror War,” ABC News, May 13, 2004

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