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Iraqi al Qaeda Leader was a Fake

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posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 06:37 PM
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Iraqi al Qaeda Leader was a Fake


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BAGHDAD: For more than a year, the leader of one the most notorious insurgent groups in Iraq was said to be a mysterious Iraqi named Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi.

As the titular head of the Islamic State in Iraq, an organization publicly backed by Al Qaeda, Baghdadi issued a steady stream of incendiary pronouncements. Despite claims by Iraqi officials that he had been killed in May, Baghdadi appeared to have persevered unscathed.

On Wednesday, a senior American military spokesman provided a new explanation for Baghdadi's ability to escape attack: He never existed.
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[edit on 7/19/2007 by djohnsto77]




posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 06:37 PM
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So we have a story here of foreign al Qaeda members coming up with a fictional character to try to portray the "resistance" as Iraqi rather than foreign.

Very, very interesting I must say on many levels.

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posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 07:27 PM
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I wonder if the Iraqis fell for it or helped perpetrate the myth of Baghdadi



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