Reports of Zarqawi’s demotion is old news, but provides further insight on al Qaeda’s view of the state of jihad in Iraq
I’ve received numerous inquires about the recent reports that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been replaced as the commander of al Qaeda in Iraq, and have been asked why I am not discussing this issue. The reality is I have already discussed this issue, about three weeks ago on March 15th, in a post titled “Civil War” & Where’s Zarqawi?. An excerpt:
In the atmosphere of open warfare between al Qaeda and the Sunnis, questions are beginning to arise about the whereabouts of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. SITE Institute’s Rita Katz notes that since the Mujahideen Shura Council was formed in Iraq last month, Zarqawi has been virtually silent; “A few days after the council was established, Al Qaeda in Iraq ceased to post communiqu
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