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January 6th, 2014
07:23 PM ET

al Qaeda re-emerging in fight for Iraq?

Over the last week, battles have raged throughout Iraq's western Anbar province. There, Shiite government forces, Sunni tribesmen, and al Qaeda-linked groups have been fighting for control of major cities like Ramadi and Fallujah - where hundreds of American soldiers lost their loves. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Iraq
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  1. Mycroft Lake Travis Texas

    After watching some of this on TV today I think the News Medias should be a little more specific, just to get the story right. Now to clear things up for you , it's the Sunni's that generally make up al Qeada, who are the minority in Iraq, but well funded and a clear majority in Saudis Arabia. Another interesting fact is that there were 15 Saudi Arabian high jackers on 9/11 2001. that attacked the USA flying planes into WTC and the Pentagon. Some how Bush and Cheney pulled off and incredible switch although Saudi Arabians were responsible for the 911 attacts, they managed to hold Saddam and Iraq responsible, and convince their ignorant base of that ,as well as getting some people lacking enough courage to oppose them, to go along with it as well. It's a whole can of worms , but the info is Al Qeada is primarily Sunni. I could solve the problem in Iraq tomorrow by having the Sunnis move to Saudi Arabia, where they are valued instead creating more war for the majority of Iragis, which would do a whole lot better with out Sunni/Al Qeada tricks.

    January 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm |
  2. Jim Thomas

    The same thing will happen in afganistan after we pull out completely.Lost AMERICAN lives for nothing.How sad.Jim Thomas Phx. Az.

    January 6, 2014 at 8:54 pm |
  3. sandbad

    The story started in recent days because of the arrest of a Sunni lawmaker in Ramadi and the dismantling of protest sites by the dictator maliki army in Falluja and Ramadi.

    Sunnis have rejected the authority of the government, and some Sunni officers in the army have deserted to fight Iraqi forces and attack police stations and prisons.

    January 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm |
  4. Farid

    They must leave Iraq and Syria to their people to get rid of Shia dictators. Those dictators are under control of government of Iran.

    January 6, 2014 at 8:30 pm |

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