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Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq claimed responsibility for the wave of attacks across Baghdad last week that killed 69 people. An al Qaeda group based in the Kurdistan region has threatened attacks against the US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in revenge for the killing of its fighters in a US drone attack in the Pakistani tribal region.
The US added al Qaeda in Iraq's emir, Abu Du'a, who is also known as Abu Bakr al Baghdadi al Husseini al Qurshi, to the list of designated terrorists. Abu Du'a is now one of the top three most-wanted terror leaders in the world, with a $10 million bounty for information leading to his capture.
Al Qaeda's Islamic State in Iraq said that it would carry out "100 attacks" to avenge the death of senior leaders, including Osama bin Laden. "By God's will, the campaign starts in the middle of the fasting month [Ramadan] and ends by God's will after 100 attacks exactly," the group said.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the leader of al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq, released a eulogy for slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. In the video, Baghdadi vowed to avenge bin Laden.
The Islamic State in Iraq, al Qaeda's political front, claimed it carried out the June 26 suicide attack in Tarmiyah and the July 5 suicide attack in Taji. The group also claimed 15 other operations north of Baghdad, SITE reported.
A court sentenced Hasna Ali Yahya, the Yemeni wife of Abu Ayyub al Masri, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for facilitating communications between terrorists and assembling suicide vests. Al Masri was the head of al Qaeda in Iraq before he was killed by US and Iraqi troops last year.
Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq claimed credit for three recent suicide attacks that killed 25 people in Tikrit. Al Qaeda suicide bombers struck a provincial center, a hospital, and a military convoy.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi al Qurashi, al Qaeda in Iraq's emir, claimed credit for the recent suicide attack in Hillah that killed 24 policemen. Baghdadi said the attack was executed to avenge Osama bin Laden's death. "We are not of those who shed tears and sit idly by crying like women," he said.
An Iraqi court sentenced Munaf al Rawi, al Qaeda in Iraq's former leader in Baghdad, and five of his lieutenants to death for their involvement in several major bombings in Baghdad. Rawi gave up information that led to the deaths of Abu Ayyub al Masri and Abu Omar al Baghdadi, AQI's top two leaders, in April 2010.
The Interior Ministry claimed its troops killed Nasser al Din Allah Abu Suleiman, the Islamic State of Iraq's war minister, during a raid in Anbar province. The report has not been confirmed by the US military.
The Islamic State of Iraq, al Qaeda's front group, called for Egyptians to "wage jihad" and establish a state based on Shariah. The terror group said Egyptians should ignore "rotten pagan nationalism."
The Islamic State of Iraq, al Qaeda's front group in the country, claimed credit for two suicide attacks last week that targeted a senior police commander in Mosul and the provincial headquarters in Ramadi. A senior police commander was killed in the Mosul attack.
Senior Iraqi security officials said that al Qaeda in Iraq is involved in a plot to carry out attacks in Europe and the US during the Christmas season. The cell, which included a Tunisian, was receiving direct orders from al Qaeda's central leadership in Pakistan.
Al Qaeda in Iraq vowed to carry out suicide attacks against Christians worldwide. "All Christian centers, organizations and institutions, leaders and followers are legitimate targets for the muhajedeen wherever they can reach them," the terror group said in a statement released on Jihadist forums.
The Islamic State of Iraq, al Qaeda's front organization, claimed credit for last night's massacre at a Baghdad church that killed 52 Iraqis. Iraqi troops stormed the church. Al Qaeda was seeking the release of Muslim women in Egypt.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the leader of al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq, promoted Sami al Daini to lead the group in Diyala province. Daini is the brother-in-law of slain al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi.
Al Qaeda in Iraq has demanded local shopkeepers in Mosul pay "protection money" to ensure shipments of goods. "Many shopkeepers have been threatened and are paying up," the governor of Ninewa province said.
The Islamic State of Iraq, al Qaeda's political front, claimed it carried out the Sept. 5 suicide assault on an Iraqi Army base in central Baghdad. Iraqi troops repelled the assault, which resulted in 12 people killed.
The Islamic State of Iraq, al Qaeda's political front, claimed it carried out the attacks in 13 different cities on Aug. 25 that killed more than 60 people. Al Qaeda said the attacks were directed by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi al Qurshi, the new leader of the Islamic State of Iraq.
The Islamic State of Iraq, al Qaeda's front group, claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in Baghdad that killed 57 Iraqi Army recruits in Baghdad. "Our brother triggered and exploded his vest after plunging himself into the crowd," the terror group said in a statement released on the Internet.