The suicide attacks in the Iraqi capital highlight the resurgence of the al Qaeda affiliate, and the risk it poses to Iraq’s shaky political structure.
Karzai’s directive comes during sensitive negotiations and draft proposals for a residual international force to remain in Afghanistan after 2014.
The video clip shows a map on a whiteboard that details the location of the security perimeter, aircraft, hangars, and other buildings. Al Qaeda and the Mullah Dadullah Front were likely involved in the assault that destroyed six USMC Harriers.
Al Qaeda in Iraq fighters dressed as policemen are seen executing policemen with a silenced pistol during the deadly March 5 raid in Anbar province.
The Haqqani Network suicide assault on a major US base in Khost was promoted by the Taliban on their propaganda website.
In a clumsy propaganda attempt, a report that was published at The Long War Journal on June 10 was made to look like a similar Washington Post report that ran six days later.
The video, released on Voice of Jihad, shows the suicide bombing at the outer wall, and Haqqani Network fighters entering the base.
Seven civilians were killed inside the wire, while the blast caved in the base’s dining facility and PX.