Zarqawi Was Still Alive When US Forces Arrived at Site of Bombing

That’s what Maj. Gen. William Caldwell reported exclusively on Fox and Friends this morning. He had been put onto a stretcher by Iraqi forces. Zarqawi was conscious enough to open his eyes, and when he saw that the US forces had arrived, he rolled off his gurney and tried to get away. He died shortly afterward. Everyone else died instantly.

Kevin adds: The AP picks up the story – Al-Zarqawi said to survive airstrike, noting that Caldwell said of al-Zawqari, “He mumbled something but it was indistinguishable and it was very short.”

Update: Fox News now has the story on its site as well:

“Zarqawi was alive when U.S. forces arrived on the site,” Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said in a satellite interview from Iraq. “The Iraqi police arrived first, they found him in the rubble, put him on a gurney of some type.”

Caldwell, the chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, said Zarqawi tried to roll off the gurney to escape once he became aware of the fact that he was being taken into custody by coalition troops Wednesday night after two 500-pound precision guided bombs blew up his safehouse near Baqouba.

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