Most Foreign Fighters in Iraq Come from U.S. Allies Saudi Arabia and Libya

[New York Times] Richard A. Oppel Jr. - Saudi Arabia and Libya, both considered allies by the U.S. in its fight against terrorism, were the source of about 60% of the foreign fighters who came to Iraq in the past year to serve as suicide bombers or to facilitate other attacks, according to senior American military officials. A trove of documents and computers discovered in September by American forces near Sinjar, close to the Syrian border, listed hometowns and other details for more than 700 fighters brought into Iraq since August 2006. Saudis accounted for 41% of the fighters listed, while Libya accounted for 18%.

2007-11-22 01:00:00

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