In an interview on Aljazeera on Friday, Shaikh Harith al-Dhari of the Association for Muslims Scholars called on Iraqi tribal fighters to cease attacking "al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia." He said that 90% of al-Qaeda in Iraq was Iraqi Sunnis and that ways should be found to dialogue and reason with them. He decried the willingness of tribal leaders to attack the organization, saying that such infighting only benefitted the Occupiers.
Round-up of Iraqi Friday Sermons 5 Oct
Iraq -- OSC Summary
Saturday, October 6, 2007
. . . Within its 1800 GMT newscast, Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah Television in Arabic - government-sponsored television station, run by the Iraqi Media Network - is observed to carry the following report on today's Friday sermons:
The USG Open Source Center summarizes the statements of Lebanese Shiite leader Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah concerning what he sees as an American push to set Arab countries against Iran.
Round-up of Middle East Friday Sermons 5 Oct
Middle East -- OSC Summary
Sunday, October 7, 2007
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledged on Monday to pull 3,000 British troops out of Basra by March of 2008, leaving only 2500, with those to be withdrawn by the end of that year. Brown's office says that the drawdown was approved by US Gen. David Petraeus.
Al-Maliki: Blackwater Guards Murderers Obama Slams Private Security Firms PKK Kills 13 Turkish TroopsSubmitted by glodotorg on Sun, 10/14/2007 - 23:58
According to the NYT, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's office on Sunday accused the Blackwater security company of deliberately murdering civilians. Spokesman Ali Dabbagh said that the private guards should be tried for the crime.
Courtesy R. J. Eidelson at YouTube.
Iraqi Television responds to Senate Soft Partition Plan Call for Biden to be declared Persona non GrataSubmitted by glodotorg on Sun, 10/14/2007 - 23:58
'Roundup of Iraqi TV Channels Coverage of US Senate Resolution on Iraq
Iraq -- OSC Summary
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Biladi Television [Shiite Da'wa Party (Islamic Call)]
Guerrilla violence left at least 57 dead in Iraq on Tuesday, with 22 killed in two truck bombings in the northern
The number of attacks in Iraq has increased in recent days, frustrating US military commanders who were hoping a corner had been turned and that violence would steadily be reduced. See below for Wednesday's violence.