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Iraqi Governing Council president killed

Izzedine Salim, the president of the Iraqi Governing Council, was killed in a car bomb today.

A Shiite, Salim was the editor of numerous newspapers and magazines, and was a moderate political activist. Salim is the second member of the governing council to have been killed in an attack.

This can be seen only as a negative for the occupation and rebuilding of Iraq. His seat on the council leadership has already been filled, but this must decrease confidence in American-led security throughout the country.

Posted by LawnBoy at May 17, 2004 8:33 AM