2006-06-07 - Best Guess to location Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed

2006-06-07 - Best Guess to location Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed
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By Pdunn @ 2006-06-08 15:45:16
Judging by the gun camera footage supplied by the Pentagon, particularly the frame when the F-16's camera pulls back to reveal a narly 90 degree bend in the ravine outside the home (http://today.reuters.com/tv/videoChannel.aspx?storyid=f4230bb1f63151a3113673c46e7e6ed4f92b4443

This is my best guess as to the location where Zarqawi lost his life.
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Screenshot of gun camera footage of Zarqawi house.  Provided by the Pentagon
Guncamera footage of Zarqawi House provided by the Pentagon
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@ 2006-06-08 18:53:13
The image above is also from Hibhib. The location the Iraqi blogger indicates appears to lack the trees the Pentagon's gun camera footage shows.
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@ 2006-06-09 15:26:43
I think the new submission today (6/9) is actually the correct location. Towards the end there is a very clear shot of the surrounding roads including the clearing with two trees and large buildings just to the NW at the slight turn in the road.
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@ 2006-06-09 16:53:15
The New York Times also shows that map (6/9) as being the correct location. I take solace in the fact my "best guess" was just a few hundred yards down the same road as actual Zarqawi house. Fortunately, I wasn't the pilot of the F-16s who dropped the bombs.
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@ 2006-06-10 20:55:38
Here is a good overhead shot of the canal and surroundings near Zarqawi's last stand:
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events//wl/042506alzarqawi/im:/060610/ids_photos_wl/r2184899124.jpg;_ylt=AtZV29xEvOe_wlZwTrAYO12aK8MA;_ylu=X3oDMTA5bGcyMWMzBHNlYwNzc25hdg--