Friday, February 06, 2009

Iraq: On Ground Updates - February 06, 2009

Iraq: On Ground Updates
Al-Qaeda damaged by arrest of ‘Mother of the Female Suicide Bombers’
, February 06, 2009
. had this report posted on their website Feb. 05, 2009. It starts off like this... The arrest of a woman suspected of grooming rape victims to become female suicide bombers in Iraq has dealt a blow to the network of extremists that orchestrates such attacks, a senior Iraqi official said yesterday... Samira Ahmed Jassim, 51, is accused of recruiting more than 80 women to become human bombs, including 28 who actually carried out attacks... She has apparently confessed to helping to organize the rape of young Iraqi women... She would then play on the shame associated with victims of rape in Iraqi society to convince the women to become suicide bombers as their only means of escape...
Read the full report at link below...
Al-Qaeda damaged by arrest of 'rape and suicide bomb' woman
* had this take on the story...
‘Mother of the Female Suicide Bombers’ speaks out
Iraqi woman held for recruiting bombers

About this News Video: Iraqi security forces have arrested a 50-year-old woman suspected of recruiting dozens of female suicide bombers... In a video released by the security forces, Samira Ahmed Jassim describes how she recruited women and persuaded them to go on suicide missions... Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports...
Info/News Video posted on YouTube by
Also in the News from Iraq:

* reports...
Suicide bomber kills 16 in crowded restaurant in Iraq
Note: Local media report this Suicide Bomber was also a woman...

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