It’s been a rough year for Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Over 1,500 insurgent members were killled or captured by the Allied forces for months.
40 Top Al Qaeda leaders were killed or captured in November including senior Al-Qaeda advisor Abu Maysara. (Al-Qaeda confirmed this news today.)
The extremists were run out of their Al-Anbar stronghold.
Even Harry Reid had to admit they were having a rough go.
But this latest PR move won’t help things any.
The Sunni Al-Qaeda fighters were urged to slaughter fellow Sunnis in Iraq in a recent audiotape put out by their leader.
The International Herald Tribune and Global Incident Map reported:
The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq called on militants in a new audiotape Saturday to kill Sunnis who have joined forces with the U.S. to battle extremists in the war-torn country.
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The message was posted on the Internet on the final day Eid al-Adha, a four-day religious holiday for Muslims marked by the sacrifice of cows, sheep, goats and bulls.
In the 47-minute audiotape, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi called on militants in Iraq to kill members of the Awakening Councils — mostly Sunnis who once fought against the U.S. but have since turned their guns on extremists — instead of slaughtering animals to mark the holiday.
“I call on you today to sacrifice … the apostates of the awakening (councils) because they have became supporters for the cross and stood against the Mujahideen, violating the honor and looting the money,” said al-Baghdadi.