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Headlines Militant group threatens death for al-Zarqawi

Cynical Canuck

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Just posting this in case anyone missed it in the news.


Wednesday, July 7, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A previously unknown militant group in Iraq is threatening to kill the most-wanted terror suspect in that country: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

The Arabic-language TV network Al-Arabiya said it received a taped statement from an organization that calls itself the Rescue Group warning al-Zarqawi and his followers to leave Iraq or face the consequences.

One masked militant read a statement denouncing the actions by al-Zarqawi and his followers as hurtful to Iraq, particularly the kidnapping of foreigners.

The group has called for the killing of the Jordanian-born al-Zarqawi if he doesn't leave Iraq.

Coalition officials blame al-Zarqawi for dozens of attacks on coalition forces and Iraqi civilians. The United States recently raised the bounty on his head to $25 million.

Al-Zarqawi is also believed to be behind the beheading of two hostages in Iraq, an American and a South Korean.


This is a tough one. On the one hand, it's good to see that even some of Iraq's bad-ass militants don't approve of al-Zarqawi. On the other hand, it's a militant group declaring war against another militant group, which can never be good. It's been a week since the article was posted on CNN, but I haven't heard of any follow up to it.


--brad
 

Cynical Canuck

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Of course, the cynic in me believes that this tape was actually manufactured by the CIA or FBI or British Intelligence, after all, "Rescue Group" is a little suspect.
 

Shurikane

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So in the end, all we Americans would really need to do is fake like we're still in Iraq and then let all the problems there solve themselves. :p I mean, that group is doing a fine job at it.