Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Pajamas Media: Al Qaeda flees Baghdad Pajamas Media: Al Qaeda flees Baghdad

Interesting result of the mere announcemnt of the U.S surge in Baghdad and Anbar province in: Pajamas Media: Al Qaeda flees Baghdad.

The bad news is that the new al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, appears to be much better tactically than his predecessor, Zarqawi. Of interest though is that al-Masri has ordered al Qaeda to pull out of Baghdad into the Diyala region of Iraq. This area is located between Baghdad and Iran. It may work out to be a trap for them, possibly being caught between U.S. and Iraqi forces to the west and Iranian forces to the east. It partly depends on how Iran treats the fiercely anti-Shiite al Qaeda insurgents.

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