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Al Qaeda Kill 32 Muslims Start Ramadan

From their allies at the Associated Press:

A resident looks at burnt vehicles at the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, September 16, 2007.

Al-Qaida fighters raid Iraq villages

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD – Dozens of fighters linked to al-Qaida in Iraq streamed into Shiite villages north of Baghdad on Sunday, torching homes and killing at least 15 people before Iraqi police and defiant residents drove them away, police and army officials said.

In all, at least 41 people were killed or found dead nationwide — including nine shot by security contractors in Baghdad, police said, and five who died when a booby-trapped bicycle exploded near a cafe serving tea and food during Ramadan fasting hours.

The bloodshed came the day after al-Qaida in Iraq announced a new offensive in the Islamic holy month and was a blow to government hopes that a peaceful Ramadan would demonstrate the success of the seven-month operation in the capital.

In the raids on the villages of Jichan and Ghizlayat, the fighters arrived from several different directions and residents fought back until Iraqi security forces arrived and chased the attackers, who fled to nearby farms.

The clashes about 60 miles north of Baghdad lasted about two hours, the officials and witnesses said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared reprisals…

American commanders in southern Iraq have said Shiite sheiks are showing interest in joining forces with the U.S. military against extremists, in much the same way that Sunni clansmen in the western part of the country have worked with American forces against al-Qaida in Iraq…

These holy warrior “freedom fighters” are killing fellow Muslims during Ramadan.

Where is the outrage?

No where in our watchdog media of course, which won’t even deign to mention this sacrilege against the holiest of holidays.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, September 16th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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