Iraqi group formed to resist coalition

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 29 (UPI) -- An Iraqi group that claims to have elected its command committee from most of the country's provinces has been formed to fight and prevent cooperation with U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq.

The group, called the "Unification Front for the Liberation of Iraq," announced its existence with a statement published Thursday by the Lebanese newspaper As Safir.


The group said its principal mission was to "liberate the Iraqi territories from foreign occupation," using "all adequate political and military means." It called on all Iraqi national political forces for quick resistance action, preventing cooperation with the occupation and boycotting its "agents."

It blamed the collapsed Baath Party regime of ousted President Saddam Hussein for the presence of the U.S.-led coalition forces.

The group charged that the United States planned to attack Syria and "tear apart Egypt and Saudi Arabia."

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