Thursday, August 30, 2012

Al-Qaeda claims 160 summer attacks in Iraq

And so the Muslim on Muslim carnage goes on in Iraq.  The history of one sect slaughtering one another goes back to the beginnings of Islam and is an integral part of Islam's makeup. The only good out of this is that it dilutes the current Global Jihad against the West.  As long as Muslim killing Muslim is more important than killing the kuffar, the West has breathing room to form a coalition to repel the Islamic invasion.

It's pretty certain that we will see this scenario repeated over and over as the Islamic Spring spreads to other Islamic nations. 


Al-Qaeda claims 160 summer attacks in Iraq

August 29, 2012          

Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq has claimed responsibility for carrying out 163 attacks, the vast majority of which targeted security forces, across the country in less than a month.

In a statement posted on jihadist Internet forums on Tuesday, the Islamic State of Iraqi (ISI) said it carried out the attacks between June 21 and July 19, in the north, south and center of the country.

The statement said 148 attacks were launched against the police and army and several others against the Sahwa, an anti-Qaeda Sunni Arab tribal militia. It was not possible to independently verify the Al-Qaeda claim.

It was also not immediately clear if the list included 28 attacks during the same period claimed by ISI in a similar statement on August 13.

The group also claimed in an August 24 statement to have carried out 43 attacks in western Anbar province over the summer.

It comes after the ISI declared a campaign last month to retake territory it had abandoned in the years since the peak of Iraq's sectarian bloodshed between 2006 and 2008.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq is regarded by Iraqi officials as significantly weaker than at the peak of its strength in 2006 and 2007, but it is still capable of spectacular mass-casualty attacks across the country.