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Baghdad (AFP) Feb 24, 2012
Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq said on Friday that it carried out a wave of bombing and shooting attacks across the country that killed 42 people.
The group said Thursday's attacks, which hit six different provinces and left more than 250 people wounded, targeted security forces in response to "torture and killings against Sunnis".
"The government of the Green Zone ignored warnings to stop the torture and killings against Sunnis, and they did not show any readiness to respond to these warnings," the statement posted on a jihadist forum said, in a derisive reference to the heavily fortified area where the Iraqi government is based.
"In response to these crimes, the ministry of war of the Islamic State of Iraq launched a new wave of invasions through its security apparatus.
"These operations took place simultaneously against targets chosen with precision, including security headquarters and military patrols which are part of the Safavid project."
Sunni insurgents often invoke Iran's Safavid past, referring to the Shiite dynasty that ruled Persia between the 16th and 18th centuries and conquered part of Iraq, when denouncing the Baghdad government, which they say is controlled by Iran.
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Nigeria defence chief says Boko Haram has ties to Al-Qaeda
Abuja (AFP) Feb 23, 2012
Nigeria's military chief said Thursday the Islamist Boko Haram sect, blamed for attacks that have claimed hundreds of lives, has ties to Al-Qaeda, the first time a top security official has publicly drawn such links. "We have been able to link the activities of the Boko Haram sect to the support and training the sect received from AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb)," Air Chief Marshal Ol ... read more
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