Al-Masri May Be Dead

There are many reports floating around this morning that Abu Ayyub al-Masri may have been killed. Al-Masri is (or perhaps was) the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, or as the leftists might prefer to call it, Al Qaeda In Iraq Which Has Nothing To Do with Al-Qaeda Which Has Nothing To Do With Iraq.

I found this bit from the AP report quite interesting:

"Preliminary reports said he was killed yesterday in Taji area in a battle involving a couple of insurgent groups, possibly some tribal people who have problems with al-Qaida. These reports have to be confirmed."
Wouldn't it be highly ironic if al-Masri died as a result of the sectarian violence which AQI has been working so hard to create?