Turks recruited to fight against U.S. in Iraq

November 2006
Geo-Strategy Direct;11/29/2006, p15
The article reports on the recruitment of Turks to fight against the U.S. military by Al Qaida in Iraq. Nearly 100 Turks were recruited and fought alongside the Sunni insurgency in Iraq. Most of the Turks were recruited from mosques of Islamic seminaries in Turkey and promised a generous salary and benefits. Officials said the recruitment appears to mark a deepening involvement by Al Qaida in Turkey, which in 2003 was struck by a wave of suicide bombings.


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