Al Qaeda Kills 100 in Iraq

At least 100 people have been killed in Iraq since Saturday after Al Qaeda launched a deadly wave of car bombings.
Al Qaeda front, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant confirmed they carried out the attacks to “convey a quick message of deterrence on the third day of Eid al-Fitr”, said Al Jazeera English.
The weekend bombings targetted parks, markets and restaurants swarming with people celebrating Eid to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
The United States condemned the killings, calling them “cowardly attacks”.
State House press secretary Jen Psaki blamed Al Qaeda in Iraq before the group and its Syria-based leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a.k.a. Abu D’ua, took credit on jihadist websites Sunday night.
“The U.S. has offered a $10 million reward for information that helps authorities kill or capture Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This reward is second only to information leading to Ayman Zawahiri, the chief of Al Qaeda’s network, and symbolizes our ongoing commitment to helping our partners in the region eliminate this threat from their territory,” said Psaki.


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