Blair Calls Zarqawi's Death a 'Blow to Al Qaeda'

British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday the death of Al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a blow to the terror network.

"Today's announcement was very good news because a blow to Al Qaeda in Iraq is a blow against Al Qaeda everywhere," Blair told Cabinet members.

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The prime minister also praised U.S. and coalition troops for their work in Iraq and its new democratically elected government.