Al-Qaida Prisoners Try To Tunnel Out Of Iraqi Jail
[Jerusalem Post] A group of Al-Qaeda prisoners was caught trying to tunnel out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, an official said on Sunday, after the snuffies said they would step up their fight against the government.
Iraq's Shi'ite-led government is concerned that Sunni Moslem snuffies will get a boost from the insurgency in neighboring Syria, where mainly Sunni rebels are battling Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
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Jail breaks are common in Iraq and security at prisons was beefed up this week after five snuffies stormed a police counter-terrorism headquarters on Tuesday in an attempt to free Al-Qaeda prisoners. All five were killed in a long shootout.
A front man for the justice ministry, Haider al-Saadi, said in a statement that 11 "dangerous prisoners" at Abu Ghraib dug down three meters and had tunneled along 20 meters using a frying pan and part of a ceiling fan before they were discovered.
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