Saturday, January 26, 2008

Northern Iraq Jihadist Attack Linked to Gadhafi's Son

All these years Moammer Gadhadfi has maintained a pretty low profile (having your home bombed by U.S. planes and losing half your family will tend to reinforce changed behavior) but now it is revealed that Gadhafi's oldest son is operating in Iraq and in fact, was part of the al Qaeda group that set off the large explosion last week in northern Iraq.
This makes sense in that just recently it was revealed just how many jihadists have joined the fray in Iraq from nothern Africa nations - with Libya listed as well as Morocco and Sudan.

The claim is that Ghadafi's son is part of a "regiment" called the Seifadden Regiment that crossed into Iraq through Syria and that this regiment is aligned with al Qaeda in Iraq. Well, hopefully, we can all enjoy watching Moammer Gadhafi bury his son soon.

Here's the full story.

Gadhafi's Son Said Tied to Iraq Attack

BAGHDAD (AP) — A son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is behind a group of foreign and Iraqi fighters responsible for this week's devastating explosion in northern Iraq, a security chief for Sunni tribesmen who rose up against al-Qaida said Saturday.
At least 38 people were killed and 225 wounded last Wednesday when a huge blast destroyed about 50 buildings in a Mosul slum. The next day, a suicide bomber killed the provincial police chief and two other officers as they surveyed the blast site.
Col. Jubair Rashid Naief, who also is a police official in Anbar province, said those attacks were carried out by the Seifaddin Regiment, made up of about 150 foreign and Iraqi fighters who slipped into the country several months ago from Syria.
Naief said the regiment, which is working with al-Qaida in Iraq, was supported by Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, 36, the eldest son of the Libyan leader.
"I am sure of what I am talking about, and it is documented," Naief said, adding that he was "100 percent sure" of the younger Gadhafi's role with the terror group.
Naief told The Associated Press his information about the Seifaddin Regiment and the younger Gadhafi's purported role came from "reliable sources" maintained by his Anbar Awakening Council within the ranks of al-Qaida in Mosul and elsewehere.

"They crossed the Syrian border nearest to Mosul within the last two to three months," Naief said of the Seiffadin Regiment. "Since then, they have taken up positions in the city and begun blowing up cars and launching other terror operations."

1 comment:

Anna said...

The target rich environment just became richer, just as the soil will be enriched.