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Posted: 10/13/2004 7:22:02 AM EDT
Allawi Threatens Military Action

BAGHDAD, Iraq Oct. 13, 2004 — Iraq's interim prime minister on Wednesday threatened military action against the main insurgent stronghold of Fallujah if residents don't hand over Jordanian terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Fallujah, in Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland, is believed to be a stronghold of al-Zarqawi's feared Tawhid and Jihad group, which has kidnapped and beheaded numerous foreigners and has carried out a number of bloody bombing attacks.

"If they do not turn in al-Zarqawi and his group, we will carry out operations in Fallujah," Prime Minister Ayad Allawi told a meeting of the interim National Council on Wednesday. "We will not be lenient."

Allawi urged anxious council members, who expressed concern about a wave of bombings, kidnappings and other attacks, to "have faith in yourself and in Iraq."

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:23:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:24:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 7:24:58 AM EDT by renotse]

Originally Posted By shotar:
Progress indeed. They'll hand him over or flush him out.

Or we will lend a hand

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:24:51 AM EDT
good stuff.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:29:48 AM EDT
I have a feeling that this is going to happen before the election. Allawi will request it and we will do it in support of our ally.
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