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Al-Jazeera accused of backing Iraq terror

Dec. 21, 2004 at 7:21 AM   |   Comments

BAGHDAD, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib accused the Qatar-based al-Jazeera television channel of supporting terrorist groups and inciting them to violence.

"Al-Jazeera television is in itself an enemy of Iraq and is contributing to the expansion and promotion of terrorist activities against Iraqi forces and foreign troops," Naqib said in an interview with the daily newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat.

"Only al-Jazeera broadcasts tapes for the terrorist gunmen and their activities, and, according to my information, it is also involved in supporting these groups financially," he said.

Naqib also pointed out that terrorist attacks dropped by 50 percent since Iraqi forces backed by U.S. troops invaded Fallujah two months ago. The Sunni Muslim city was a hotbed for insurgents who were blamed for violence against the U.S.-led troops and government forces.

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