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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 June 2006, 09:41 GMT 10:41 UK
In full: Iraqi PM statement
Here is the announcement by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki on the killing of militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi:

For the tragic end that they will all get: today we have managed to put an end to Zarqawi.

What happened today is a result of co-operation that we have been asking from our masses and from our citizens and the sons of our country that have been co-operating with us - by providing us with information and to have facilitated the task of the Iraqi forces and multinational forces by striking a final blow.

This is a message to all those who are pursuing violence, destruction - they should stop and they should review their situation and they should resort to logic before it's too late, because we have decided and we will carry on, on the same path until the end of the road, by killing all the terrorists.

Our political march, our military forces and security forces will carry on in the protection of our people until the end of the day.

Today's Iraq is the Iraq where all political forces and the son[s] of the country are united.

They are acting as one to face up to the terrorists and destructive elements. This mass front and national unity is our gate to face up to all the challenges.

Thank God all the Iraqis are now becoming aware that the only path for improving the Iraqi people and to improve the sovereignty and the progress of Iraq is through unity and to find serious ways for political dialogue. Because all Iraqis are in the same boat and this boat should reach the shores of safety and happiness - God willing.

Thank you very much to our citizens for their services and for their co-operation and many thanks for our armed forces and security forces and the army.

Thank you for the multinational forces for their leadership and great role in facing up to terrorism and forward for more victories - God willing.



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