Al Qaeda Rules Anbar? - Rolling Stone
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Al Qaeda Rules Anbar?

Al-Qaeda itself, now an"integral part of the social fabric of western Iraq," has become so entrenched, autonomous and financially independent that U.S. forces no longer have the option"for a decapitating strike that would cripple the organization," the report says. That is why, it says, the death of al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in June"had so little impact on the structure and capabilities of al-Qaeda," especially in Anbar province.


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