Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hizbullah Condemns Recent Attacks on Twelver Shi'i Pilgrims in Baghdad

The Lebanese Twelver Shi'i political party Hizbullah has condemned attacks this week targeting Shi'i pilgrims in Iraq. The attacks are believed to have been carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella for Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI) and several of other, smaller groups. Background on the ISI, an umbrella for several of the most violent jihadi-insurgent groups operating in Iraq including Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI), and both leaders can be found in my guest editorial, "The Death of a Caliph: Will the Reported Killings of the Islamic State of Iraq's Two Senior Leaders Spell Out the End of the Self-styled Jihadi State?", on Prof. Juan Cole's Informed Comment blog.

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