BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government announced Sunday that it had dismissed 1,300 soldiers and policemen for refusing to fight or performing badly during last month’s offensive against Shiite militias in the southern city of Basra. Maj. Gen. Abdul-Kareem Khalaf, an Interior Ministry spokesman, said that 500 soldiers and 421 policemen were fired in […]
LYBIAN GROUP JOINS AL QAEDA
Al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri said a Libyan Islamist group had joined the militant organisation and he urged mujahideen in North Africa to topple the leaders of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
“Today, with grace from God, the Muslim nation witnesses a blessed step … Honourable members […]
Al-Qaeda in Iraq Lauds Death of Anbar Foe
A statement posted on the Web site of the Islamic State of Iraq , an umbrella group believed to have been formed by al-Qaeda in Iraq, celebrated the killing of Abu Risha, whom it described as President Bush’s “dog.” A tribal coalition led by […]
I am sure this will have an effect on troops being redeployed. Bush and the administration have taken much credit for Al Anbar Province, however as we all know it was under control prior to the surge because of Sheik Abdul Sattar Abu Reesha. Bush will have to overcome this assassination in his […]
Al Jazeera in depth research into Iraq’s many armies: Four years ago the fighting in Iraq was just beginning. The armed group al-Qaeda in Iraq did not even exist and Sunni and Shia groups were working together against the US-led forces.
Three years ago, sectarian divisions escalated into a battle some believe […]
Bush will probably handel this request by ignoring it and continuing down his failed path.
AMMAN, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Iraq’s top Sunni cleric called on the United States on Monday to cut ties with Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, saying his “puppet” government had failed and a U.S. backed political process was […]
Bush breaks up Iran-Iraq love-in Correspondents in Washington and Tehran US President George W. Bush yesterday told Tehran there would “be a price to pay” for meddling in Iraq and warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki against cosying up to the leaders of Iran.
Amid what Washington sees as unsettling signs of warming […]
Truce Over, Pakistan Militants Kill 70
Guardian Unlimited, UK – From AP By RIAZ KHAN AP Writer PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Militants in northwest Pakistan disavowed a peace pact with the government and launched two days of suicide attacks and bombings that killed at least 70 people, dramatically escalating […]
Al-Qaeda threatens war against Iran
Al Jazeera: MONDAY, JULY 09, 2007 7:13 MECCA TIME, 4:13 GMT
The leader of an al-Qaeda umbrella group in Iraq, who was thought to have been killed by US forces, has threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shias in Iraq within […]