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al-Qaida Fighters Raid Iraq Villages

September 16th, 2007 . by TexasFred

BAGHDAD (AP) - Dozens of suspected Sunni insurgents raided Shiite villages north of Baghdad, killing at least 15 people and setting homes ablaze on Sunday, police said. A bicycle bomb struck a cafe serving tea and food during the Ramadan fast in northern Iraq.

The surge of bloodshed - 54 people killed or found dead nationwide - occurred a day after al-Qaida in Iraq announced a new campaign during the Islamic holy month aimed at countering U.S. and Iraqi claims that the terror movement is reeling after the U.S.-led offensives around the Iraqi capital.

But the U.S. military insisted it had the group on the run and said a man believed responsible for the assassination of a U.S.-allied Sunni tribal leader in Anbar province had been arrested north of Baghdad.

Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha, 37, was the leader of Anbar Awakening - an alliance of clans backing the Iraqi government and U.S. forces against al-Qaida in Iraq that was touted as one of the success stories of the war. He and three companions were killed in a bombing Thursday outside his heavily guarded compound in the provincial capital of Ramadi, days after he had met with President Bush.

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al-Qaida Fighters Raid Iraq Villages

The surge is working and it’s NOT a civil war…

I don’t know how many times we’ve heard that tired old line, but what the heck, they got part of it right, it’s NOT a civil war, there’s not a damn thing CIVIL about it…

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One Response to “al-Qaida Fighters Raid Iraq Villages”

  1. comment number 1 by: Stew

    “A bicycle bomb struck a cafe serving tea and food…”

    So I wonder if we’ll hear lamenting about the dangers of bicycles from the left?

    Man I hope so. hehehe