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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:54 PM
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Ambassador: Al-Qaida leaving Iraq for Afghanistan
Source: AP

WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida's foreign fighters who have for years bedeviled Iraq are increasingly going to Afghanistan to fight instead, the Iraqi ambassador to the United States said Wednesday.

"We have heard reports recently that many of the foreign fighters that were in Iraq have left, either back to their homeland or going to fight in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is now seeming to be more suitable for al-Qaida fighters," said Ambassador Samir Sumaida'ie.

Al-Qaida had training camps and a headquarters in Afghanistan, under the protection of the then-ruling Taliban, until the U.S. invaded after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. With al-Qaida forced out of Afghanistan, the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 quickly drew outside fighters there.

Sumaida'ie said al-Qaida is finding it now increasingly difficult to operate in Iraq, beginning with the rebellion of the largely Sunni tribes in Anbar Province in 2006 and 2007. Until then, al-Qaida had ruled by intimidation and violence, establishing physical control and setting up a shadow government in large swaths of Iraqi territory.



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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:56 PM
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1. I Thought They Go To Quantico For Training
AL-CIADA :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:


Yeah I believe that...............I have a ranch in Crawford Texas I can sell you.... :woohoo:
:hi:
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dubyaD40web Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:11 AM
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2. It must be easy for them to travel
With that whole Iraq/Pakistan border and all.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:25 AM
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3. Al Qaeda was never in Iraq.
But why bother beautiful minds with such trivial things as facts.
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