al-Qaeda back in business

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    Terrorist Traffic Via Syria Again Inching Up
    Pipeline to Iraq Back In Business After Lull


    By Karen DeYoung
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Monday, May 11, 2009



    Last October, as the Bush administration was touting a dramatic drop in the number of suicide bombings in Iraq, four young Tunisian men left their homes for Libya and then headed to Syria. There, they were met at the Damascus airport and taken to a safe house.

    Six tedious months passed until their handlers felt that it was safe to move the men again. In April, they were smuggled across the Iraqi border; within days, two were dead, among the suicide bombers who have killed at least 370 Iraqis in a wave of attacks over the past several weeks.

    The third Tunisian disappeared. The fourth was captured and, according to a senior U.S. military official, provided interrogators with this account of their travels.

    His statement, combined with what other sources had previously indicated to U.S. and Iraqi intelligence, confirmed what American officials had suspected: After a long hiatus, the Syrian pipeline operated by the organization al-Qaeda in Iraq is back in business.
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    Obomba will get right on it. Just you watch. :lol:
     
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    Oh, but he made a promise, remember?
     

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