Qaida Front Group Claims Iraq Eid Attacks
[An Nahar] Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq grabbed credit on Monday for a series of shootings and bombings over the Eid al-Adha holiday that killed dozens of people nationwide.
The Islamic State of Iraq said the attacks over the four-day Moslem holiday from Friday were in response to the purported arrest of Sunni Arab women by Iraqi security forces in an effort to locate their wanted male relatives.
"The Islamic State alerted a part of its security forces in Storied Baghdad
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
and elsewhere to send a quick message to the apostate beasts and their government," said an ISI statement.
"They will pay dearly for what they have done, and they will not dream securely in the night or day, during Eid or not."
Attacks over the Eid al-Adha holiday have so far claimed 44 lives and left more than 150 people maimed, with the worst of the violence striking on Saturday when 31 people were killed.
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