Saudi Wife of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi

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On the 10th anniversary of the Riyadh compound bombings, Asharq al-Awsat runs the fascinating story of Wafa al-Yahya, a Saudi woman who allegedly escaped to Iraq after the US invasion to marry Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a jihadi fighter who became known as the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. The story depends mostly on anonymous sources and tells of a long journey that al-Yahya took through Yemen and Syria before finally reaching Iraq. The newspaper says Saudi authorities believe that she and al-Zarqawi had a son together who was born after al-Zarqawi’s death on June 7, 2006.

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