Zarqawi: All’s Well in Qaim and Elsewhere

Al Qaeda’s Commander in Iraq weighs in the events of the past several days, including the operations in Western Iraq, the arrest of his lieutenant and the reports of the influx of foreign fighters into Iraq. Evan Kohlmann provides translations for the communiqu

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.


  • This insurgency is killing itself. Zarqawi sounds more like Baghdad Bob every day.

  • ricksamerican says:

    Zarqawi states. . . al Qaeda’s jihad in Iraq is being fought by locals, and not foreign fighters.
    My local paper ran a story this morning on a car bomb attack on civilians in Tikrit. This sounds to me like warning and reprisal against actual and prospective Sunni cooperation with the coalition and the new government. It doesn’t seem likely to me that such an attack would be made by Sunnis on Sunnis. Any thoughts on this?

  • Zarqawi’s al Qaeda in Iraq Calls Rout by Marines “Good News”

    The Word Unheard out of al Qaim is that (according to SITE) Zarqawi’s al Qaeda in Iraq has issued a statement regarding the Marine offensive throughout the al Qaim area near the Syrian border (Live Blogged by Chester) “good news”….

  • Jim Freemon says:

    >>the swords of the muwahideen and the spears of the martyrs will be waiting for you.
    Anybody ever tell these guys about bringing swords and spears to a gun fight?


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