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Al-Qaida leader targeting UN workers in Iraq

SCT

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The shadowy leader of a powerful al-Qaida group fighting in Syria sought to kidnap United Nations workers and scrawled out plans for his aides to take over in the event of his death, according to excerpts of letters obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

Iraqi intelligence officials offered the AP the letters, as well as the first known photograph of the Nusra Front leader, Abu Mohammed al-Golani, the head of one of the most powerful bands of radicals fighting the Syrian government in the country's civil war........ Read Full Story
 

KingLeonidas

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Thanks for posting.
On related subject - growing use of 50-cal sniper weapons in Syria.
They became available thru the Iranians and were used by Hezbollah there. Accurate fire.
Now finding their way to other areas, incl. Palestinian territories.
Bound to show up elsewhere.

KL
 
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