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Monday, July 09, 2007

Al-Qaeda Linked to Operations from Iran - Iraq's Al-Qaeda threatens to attack Iran

Monday, July 09, 2007
8:30am CDT

Here are a couple interesting reads I ran across over the last few days and I couldn’t help put to post them together this morning. I for one find the 1st story more relevant than the 2nd ... however both stories I believe to hold true.

The FT.com, (The Financial Times) website had this read out a few days back... Evidence that Iranian territory is being used as a base by al-Qaeda to help in terrorist operations in Iraq and elsewhere is growing, say western officials... It is not clear how much the al-Qaeda operation, described by one official as a money and communications hub, is being tolerated or encouraged by the Iranian government, they said... The group’s operatives, who link the al-Qaeda leadership in Pakistan with their disciples in Iraq, the Levant and North Africa, move with relative freedom in the country, they said...
Read the rest of the story at link below...
Al-Qaeda Linked To Operations From Iran

The AfricAsia.com website has this counter story on al-Qaeda however. It starts off like this... The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq has given Iran a two-month ultimatum to stop meddling in Iraqi affairs or face all-out war, according to an audiotape posted on the Internet on Monday... "We give... the leaders of Iran a period of two months to stop all forms of support to the rejectionists of Iraq, and stop direct and indirect interference in the affairs of the Islamic state," said a voice attributed to the group's leader Abu Omar al Baghdadi...
Read the rest at link below...
Iraq's Al-Qaeda Threatens To Attack Iran

More to come on these two stories I’m sure...
AubreyJ.........

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