October 6, 2007

MORE PROBLEMS FOR AL QAEDA IN IRAQ: “In a rather stunning development, the Iraqi Islamic militant faction known as Asaeb al-Iraq al-Jihadiya (a.k.a. “the Iraqi Jihad Union”) has issued a new statement dated October 5 suddenly accusing Al-Qaida’s ‘Islamic State of Iraq’ of deliberately killing its fighters in Diyala province and mutilating their bodies . . . . Though this is actually the second time this week that similar charges have been leveled at Al-Qaida in Iraq by fellow Sunni insurgents, the source of the latest set of allegations–Asaeb al-Iraq al-Jihadiya–is most unusual. Less than three months ago, the very same organization was openly working in operational partnership with Al-Qaida, and was even rumored to be considering merging its forces with Al-Qaida’s.”

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