Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda branch in Iraq claims jailbreak (100's freed from Abu Ghraib)
Posted on 07/23/2013 5:13:07 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
BAGHDAD Iraqs al-Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility Tuesday for a jailbreak from the infamous Abu Ghraib prison that unleashed hundreds of militants into an already unstable region and boosted the groups resurgent fortunes in Iraq and Syria.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant said in a statement that hundreds of prisoners were freed late Sunday in two coordinated assaults in which fighters used suicide bombs and mortars to storm the two top security prisons on Baghdads outskirts at Abu Ghraib and Taji. Both were once run by the U.S. military and housed the countrys most senior al-Qaeda detainees.
At least 26 members of the Iraqi security forces and more than a dozen prisoners were killed as the insurgents battled to breach the prison walls, Iraqi officials said. At Abu Ghraib, the attackers were apparently successful, and Iraqs Interior Ministry said all the escapees came from that facility. The assailants were helped at both prisons, the ministry said, by collusion from guards inside.
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That should bring civil war closer in Iraq. The AQaeda are Sunnis, with a score to settle against the Shi’ites currently in charge.
More troops for our jihadi “allies” in Syria.
This is another reminder of why there should be capital punishment for ALL terrorists.
Keep the bloody killers alive for long enough and someone will either try to break them out or take hostages, or else pressure e.g. Israel (as Kerry/Obama are doing to our eternal disgrace) to release terrorists as a “gesture”.....
Execute every damned terrorist, period. Start with those at Gitmo.