TITLE

Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia (AQM)

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Activist Groups & Political Organizations;1/8/2006, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article provides background information on Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, formed in the autumn of 2004 as one of several insurgent groups fighting against U.S. troops occupying Iraq in March-April 2003, and led by the Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a U.S. air raid on June 7, 2006, in Habhib, Iraq. Since its formation, al Qaeda in Mesopotamia was blamed for 206 attacks that killed 1,647 and injured 3,071, giving it the reputation as one of the most brutal groups participating in the Iraqi insurgency. Though formed as a result of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, and since al Qaeda in Mesopotamia swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden, it has served as a propaganda tool for the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush in asserting that the war in Iraq is an extension of the war on terror launched by Bush after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
ACCESSION #
21159769

 

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