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Iraq al-Qaida Denies Report of U.S.-Insurgent Talks

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posted on Feb, 23 2005 @ 08:15 PM
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Wow, when i learned of this I saw it as a sign of desperation at least for the Iraqi nationals, as for the non-nationals, they will keep up the pressure and of course they will keep dying.....


Iraq al-Qaida Denies Report of U.S.-Insurgent Talks

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's wing in Iraq dismissed on Monday a report of secret talks between insurgents and U.S. officials and said its attacks would continue, according to an Internet statement.
Time magazine, citing Pentagon and other sources, said on Sunday that U.S. diplomats and intelligence officers were conducting talks with Sunni Muslim insurgents on ways to end fighting in Iraq.

"The enemies of God say the mujahideen want to end jihad (holy war), but they do not know that the jihad will go on ... and our response to what was published by Time magazine will come in our attacks," the group led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said in a statement posted on Islamist Web sites.

"Our thirst will only be quenched by cutting off your heads and spilling your blood ... Al Qaeda Organization for Holy War in Iraq will continue its jihad until the flag of monotheism is raised and until God's law rules," it said.

The group has claimed most of the bloodiest suicide attacks and hostage beheadings in Iraq.

Washington has said it would not negotiate with Iraqi fighters and there is no authorized dialogue, but unidentified sources told Time magazine the United States was holding "back-channel" communications with certain insurgents.

Iraq Qaeda Wing Denies Report of U.S.-Insurgent Talks




 
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