August 12, 2013

On the Run: al Qaeda Behind Wave of Deadly Attacks

Wasn't I just told that these guys were licked?

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qaeda front group, on Sunday claimed a wave of attacks that reportedly killed 74 people and injured hundreds in Iraq during the Eid al-Fitr holiday a day earlier.

“The Islamic State mobilized... in Baghdad and the southern states and others to convey a quick message of deterrence on the third day of Eid al-Fitr” in response to security forces’ operations, a statement posted on jihadist forums said, AFP news agency reported.

The attacks came just weeks after assaults on prisons near Baghdad, also claimed by the al-Qaeda front group, freed hundreds of prisoners including leading militants.

Meanwhile, the head of al Qaeda in Iraq is said to be holed up in .... Syria.

And this isn't the new kindler gentler al Qaeda. This is the al Qaeda of the good old days. The Zarqawi days. When they used to take random people out back, call them an infidel, and then cut off their head.

Winning!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:13 PM | Comments |