According to the Al Qaida web site, the terror group's top man in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has been wounded. Al Qaida's Iraq affiliate is urging Muslims to pray for Zarqawi. The authenticity of the web site's claims could not be verified, but recent reports indicated that Zarqawi recently sought treatment in a Ramadi hospital.
Athena postulates that Zarqawi may have been wounded in recent fighting along the Syrian border. I can't disagree with that assessment.
Al Qaida leaders (and other Islamic fanatics) have often stated that the highest calling for any Muslim is dying in the jihad against the western infidels. Becoming a martyr for the cause supposedly puts one on the fast track for eternal paradise and those 72 awaiting virgins Here's hoping that Zarqawi assumes room temperature very soon....
On the other hand, Iraqi Ex-Pat believes Zarqawi may be heading for a destination that's somewhat hotter than Iraq.