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Al-Qaeda 'awakens' in Iraq

There are indications that al-Qaeda’s struggle with Iraq’s United States-sponsored tribal Awakening Councils is far from over. An attack on the Baquba home of Awakening Council militia leader Sheikh Abdul Karim Hassan al-Dahlaji on October 29 left three family members dead and 14 others injured.

A police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the raid was likely to have been carried out by al-Qaeda. Four days later, a roadside bomb killed Sheikh Abbas al-Tami and his family near Baquba, the capital of Diyala province. The Sheikh was the head of the Majmaa tribe and a prominent Awakening Council leader.

These incidents appear to be part of a strategy imposed by al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) in their fight with the Majalis al-Sahwat (Awakening Councils). AQI’s announcement of the establishment of a so-called "Islamic State of Iraq" (ISI) in the Sunni areas of the country r

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Added: Nov-18-2008 
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  • source .. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JK19Ak02.html

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  • They have new bravery they think Obama is going to give them a win.

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  • I said this would happen a while ago.
    Don't listen to me guys. I'm playing lottery

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  • so Al queida awakens again - and why are they there- not cos of U.s presence or am I wrong?
    ooh a indication of Al queida.. Wasn't there an indications of those biological weapons and nukes? anyone..

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  • Al-Qaeda in Iraq has lost its support, they are a dying breed that will finally be terminated soon enough.

    I don't believe they have enough fighters left to do much of anything except minor attacks. The Iraqis don't want them anymore, so it's just a matter of time.

    I say let the Iraqis have at them, they target mostly Iraqis now anyway.

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    • Unless I'm mistaken a lot of what I have been reading about is suicide bombers running into a crowd of people. What you've said make's good sense !! Furthermore most of my friends who have returned from Iraq have stated that kids are playng in the streets, going to school,business as though it is an eary calm as compared to a three years ago. Couple of my friends just came back on R&R and will be going back next month. One guy told me it's like going to work in another country where it's leg More..

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    • The amount of real targets for our forces to fight have certainly diminished in the past year. I don't credit the surge, but the Iraqi people themselves. When Iraqis turned their backs on extremists committing brutal crimes against its population, they effectively left few safe havens for these bands of thugs to operate.

      What you are seeing now are the futile attempts to undermind the new Iraqi government and strike fear and doubt into the minds of the general populace.

      Al Qaeda has now r More..

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    • Agreed !!

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  • As long as the economi isnt build up and people dont have jobbs there will allways be al-quadia groups in Iraq. allways allways allways.

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  • Agreed !!!

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