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Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility for Iraq Bombing Wave

Monday, August 12th, 2013

A subsidiary of al-Qaida has claimed responsibility on Monday for Saturday’s bombing wave that killed more than 60 people and injured more than 200 in Iraq, according to the SITE group which monitors online terrorist messages.

A statement by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) posted online said it carried out the attacks.

“The Islamic State mobilized… in Baghdad and the southern states and others to convey a quick message of deterrence on the third day of Eid (Muslim holiday)” as a response to the Iraqi government’s recent crackdowns on terrorists.

“They will pay a high price for what they did, and they will not be secure day or night during Eid or other times, so they should watch their footsteps…” it said.

On Saturday, a total of 12 car bombs went off in Baghdad, in markets, restaurants and cafes, killing more than 30 people and injuring at least 100, as Iraqis were celebrating the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan.

Some 16 car bombings and other attacks rocked Iraq on that day, making this one of the deadliest Ramadan months in recent years.

Saturday’s attacks also followed major crackdowns on terrorists and terrorists in Iraq, among the biggest security operations since the pullout of U.S. troops in December 2011.

It appears the U.S. is ignoring the “Pottery Barn rule,” we broke it and put it back on the shelf…

al Qaeda Threat Intercepted, US Embassies to Remain Closed

Monday, August 5th, 2013

The United States government has announced that the U.S. outposts throughout Muslim countries in North Africa and the Middle East will remain closed at least through Saturday, the end of the Muslim holiday Eid, which follows Ramadan, and possibly longer.

The State Department based the continued closures on several factors: the interception of an Al Qaeda message; the end of Ramadan and a series of major prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan over the past several weeks which released many Al Qaeda operatives.

While U.S. government buildings in several of the countries that had been closed on Sunday are now open, 15 will remain closed and government buildings in four additional countries – all in Africa – will also be closed at least through Saturday.

The intercepted Al Qaeda message appears to relate to the final stages planning of an attack by the Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, according to CNN.

“Al Qaeda is in many ways stronger than it was before 9/11, because it’s mutated and it spread and it can come at us from different directions,” U.S. Representative Peter King, a Republican, said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“And al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is probably the most deadly of all the al Qaeda affiliates,” he said.

“This is the most specific and credible threat I’ve seen since 9/11[01],” House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, said Sunday on “Face the Nation.”

The 19 U.S. government buildings which will remain closed at least through Saturday are:

U.S. Embassy Manama, Bahrain

U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi*

U.S. Embassy Djibouti, Djibouti

U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan

U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt

U.S. Embassy Kuwait City, Kuwait

U.S. Embassy Tripoli, Libya

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar*

U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius*

U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman

U.S. Embassy Doha, Qatar

U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda*

U.S. Consulate Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

U.S. Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan

U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

U.S. Consulate Dubai, United Arab Emirates

U.S. Embassy Sanaa, Yemen

The asterisks indicate the four U.S. embassies which were added to the closure list on Sunday. Government buildings which were closed on Sunday but which have been taken off the list include ones in Kabul, Algiers and Baghdad.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/uncategorized/al-qaeda-threat-intercepted-us-embassies-to-remain-closed/2013/08/05/

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