Al Qaeda supporter “probably” beheaded American

by on May 14th, 2004

Al Qaeda supporter Abu Musab al-Zarqawi “probably” was the one who beheaded American Nick Berg on a video shown this week on an Islamist Web site, a U.S. official says.

U.S. intelligence agencies have been analysing the video that has poor audio quality, and while the technical analysis was not complete, it was “quite probably” Zarqawi who wielded the knife, the official told Reuters on Thursday.

The intelligence analysis so far is leaning toward “Zarqawi personally is the voice heard on the tape and that the person whose voice is on the tape is also the person who wields the knife,” the official said on condition of anonymity.