July 23, 2012
al-Qaeda in Iraq Announces Offensive Promptly Murders 91
CAIRO — The first online statement from the new leader of al-Qaida's affiliate in Iraq claims that the militant network is returning to strongholds from which it was driven by U.S. forces and their Sunni allies before the American withdrawal at the end of last year.Today AQI murdered in a spree of bombings and shootings.
A torrent of violent attacks ripped through Iraq Monday, killing at least 91 people and wounding 172 in the deadliest day of attacks this year.
The spate of shootings and bombings comes days after the head of the al-Qaida group in Iraq warned last week that he was stepping up operations in areas vacated by U.S. troops last year.