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Al Qaeda took responsibility for the bombings in Baghdad

2011-12-28 18:08

Iraqi cell of Islamist ultraradical international terrorist organization al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a series of bombings in Baghdad, which killed 69 people.

As a result of 16 consecutive bomb blasts in Baghdad's nine districts there have been injured at least 196 people. "A series of planned attacks was to support Sunnis, languishing in prisons, as well as to avenge the death of executed prisoners", said in the statement of an extremist organization.

The document also stresses that "the mujahideens know place and time of next blow", as evidenced by a series of last attacks, and intend to continue their struggle against the "Iranian leprosy".

Previously, the Sunni extremists have accused the government of Iraq, consisting mostly of Shias, in too close ties with neighboring Iran, with which Iraq was in a state of war from 1980 to 1988.

Under the regime of Saddam Hussein the Sunni Muslims enjoyed privileges in comparison with Shias Muslims. Recall, in neighboring Iran Shia Islam is the dominant religion, meanwhile many Shias' saints are in the territory of Iraq.

According to the supreme military command, now al Qaeda's aim is no longer foreign military experts; the militants hope to score political points exacerbating intra-contradictions between the various confessions of Islam and inciting sectarian strife.

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