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al-Qaida Helping Iraq Rebels, Leader Says

Al-Qaida’s alleged leader in Saudi Arabia said in an Internet statement that the militant network was helping insurgents who are battling occupation forces in Iraq. In the statement that surfaced Friday on an al-Qaida-linked online periodical, Abdulaziz Issa Abdul-Mohsin al-Moqrin said al-Qaida is in close contact with fighters in Iraq. “By our jihad in the Arab peninsula, we are serving Iraq’s cause and helping the mujahedeen (fighters) there, whom we are in close contact with,” he said. “There is mutual support between the two of us and we are working on confusing the American enemy.” It was not immediately possible to verify the statement’s authenticity. Full Story

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