Militants condemn al-Qaida in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Islamic militant groups in Iraq are condemning an alleged conspiracy by al-Qaida in Iraq to attack fellow jihadis, Internet statements suggest.

Audio: Al-Qaida in Iraq operating overseas

BAGHDAD, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq released an audio message taking credit for a failed bomb plot in London and an attack at Glasgow International Airport in 2007.

Report: Bombs believed to be al-Qaida's

LONDON, July 3 (UPI) -- British intelligence agencies believe the aborted car bombings in London and Glasgow were carried out by agents of al-Qaida in Iraq.

Al-Qaida message threatens White House

BAGHDAD, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- An alleged audio recording of the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq has him vowing to fight on until "we blow up the wicked house known as the White House."

Al-Qaida targeting Westerners, tape says

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida has switched tactics and is now targeting Western contractors working in Iraq, a top leader of the armed Sunni lslamist organization says.

TV shows Bin Laden, Sept. 11 hijackers

DOHA, Qatar, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A videotape apparently showing Osama bin Laden and the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers has been broadcast by Al-Jazeera.

Al-Qaida Iraq leader said he killed troops

BAGHDAD, June 21 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida in Iraq claims its new leader, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, personally slit the throats of two U.S. soldiers recently captured and found dead in Iraq.

Zarqawi 'successor' identified by U.S.

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. military officials in Iraq say they believe they have identified the successor to the slain terrorist leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi.

Al-Qaida names Zarqawi replacement

BAGHDAD, June 12 (UPI) -- The al-Qaida terror group on Monday announced a replacement on the Internet for slain Iraqi leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi.

Abu Ayyub al-Masri (Arabic: أبو أيّوب المصري‎) also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir (Arabic: أبو حمزة المهاجر‎) (b. ~1968, Egypt) was a senior aide to the former leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike on 7 June 2006. On that day, U.S. Pentagon sources identified him as among the prime candidates to assume direction of the Iraqi insurgency.

The Mujahideen Shura Council, which claims to speak for Tenzheem Qa'adah al-Jihad and other groups in Iraq, named Abu Hamza al-Muhajir ) as its new emir in June 2006. However, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley said, “It’s not clear at this point who is in (control). We’ve seen a number of different reports… In our view it’s not yet settled.”

He is also a trained explosives expert.

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