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Qaeda-Linked Cells 'To Hit Italy' After Aug. 15 Truce

A militant group claiming links to al Qaeda said on Saturday its cells in Italy were ready to strike if the country did not withdraw troops from Iraq before an Aug. 15 deadline it set a week ago. “The truce we had offered you … to withdraw your troops has almost ended. Our cells in Rome and in all other Italian cities are prepared and ready to carry out their mission after the end of the truce on the 15th of this month,” said a statement signed by Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades — al Qaeda Organization. “You won’t feel safe in your homes. Each place will be a target after the end of the truce and the targets have been defined,” it said. Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades sent a statement last weekend to the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper giving Italy 15 days to withdraw its forces from Iraq or face attacks. Full Story

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