Daily Revolt

September 22, 2007

Qaeda-led Group Executes Five Iraqi Officers

The death of al Qaeda in Iraq has been greatly exaggerated:
An Iraqi al Qaeda-led group, the Islamic State in Iraq, has shot dead five abducted Iraqi army officers and posted a video of the execution-style killings on the Internet on Saturday.

The footage, posted on a Web site used by insurgents in Iraq, showed a masked gunman shooting the blindfolded officers in the head with a pistol at what seemed to be a secluded area.

The officers said they were captured by the "fighters" of the Islamic State in Iraq in the town of Baquba, capital of Diyala province, where U.S. forces had recently carried out an operation against al-Qaeda and other Sunni militants.

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