Qaeda claims deadly Iraq attacks

2012-07-25 11:02

Baghdad - Al-Qaeda's Iraq front group claimed a wave of attacks that killed 113 people on Monday in Iraq's deadliest day in two and a half years, saying it marked the launch of a new campaign promised by its leader.

"The operation by the jihadists has stunned the enemy and made him lose his head. It has demonstrated the failings of the security and intelligence services," the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) said in a statement posted on jihadist website Honein.

Last weekend, the group said it would begin targeting judges and prosecutors, and try to help its prisoners break out of Iraqi jails, in an internet audio message purportedly left by its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The message posted on various jihadist forums said the ISI would look to retake territory, and appealed for Sunni tribes to provide support and send fighters.

"We are starting a new stage," said the voice on the audio message, purportedly that of Baghdadi, who has been leader of ISI since May 2010.

  • yusuf.moolla.3 - 2012-07-25 12:41

    not too sure bout my comment, but maybe iraq was better off under sadam-held the country what price has his downfall been to the country?how many lives have been lost since american invasion?

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-25 13:04

      NUmber of unidentified bodies in unmarked graves from Hussein's time: 500,000 to 1,000,000 Number of Kurds gassed by Hussein: 70,000 Number of Iranians killed by Hussein in the Iraq/Iran war: 1,000,000

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-07-25 13:28

      His downfall has meant that Iraq has been without running water and electricity for the past nine years because the Americans bombed those civilian facilities. This is not the first time that US forces have cut water supplies, something explicitly forbidden under Article 14 of the second protocol of the Geneva Conventions, which reads as follows: "Starvation of civilians as a method of combat is prohibited. It is therefore prohibited to attack, destroy, remove or render useless for that purpose, objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population such as food-stuffs, agricultural areas for the production of food-stuffs, crops, livestock, drinking water installations and supplies and irrigation works."

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-25 13:41

      Fidel's immature anti-West core belief leads him to distort reality and unwittingly support the wholesale murder of Muslims by unelected dictators and Jihadists.

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