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TERRORISM Al Qaeda: We Were Behind Iraq Bombs Karim Kadim / AP Photo

Al Qaeda: We Were Behind Iraq Bombs

Al Qaeda’s Iraqi branch has claimed responsibility for a wave of bombings that killed 70 people in Iraq last week. The Baghdad explosions represented the worst outbreak in violence since August, and came just as American troops were pulling out for good. An al Qaeda website claimed that the attacks were orchestrated to “support the weak Sunnis in the prisons of the apostates.” Sunnis, which are a minority in Iraq, held power in the era of Saddam Hussein.

December 27, 2011 9:53 AM