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Qaeda-Linked Group Gives Italy 15 Days to Leave Iraq

A militant group claiming links to al Qaeda has given Italy a 15-day deadline to withdraw its troops from Iraq or face attacks, in a statement sent to the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper Sunday. “We are mobilizing our cells everywhere in Rome and other Italian cities and we give (Italian Prime Minister Silvio) Berlusconi 15 days to withdraw from Iraq,” said the statement signed by Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades — al Qaeda Organization. “After that we will not be responsible for any loss of lives,” said the statement, made available to Reuters ahead of publication. Its authenticity could not be immediately verified.Full Story

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