Al-Qaida announces 'Islamic Cabinet' for Iraq

April 19, 2007 22:38

A Sunni insurgent coalition announced an "Islamic Cabinet" for Iraq and named the head of al-Qaida in Iraq as "minister of war" in a Web video Thursday aimed at showing their strength in leading the fight against the Iraqi government. The message came hours after another video from the group of the execution of 20 men said to be members of the Iraqi military and security forces. It showed a masked gunmen walking down a row of the kneeling men, blindfolded and bound, shooting each in the back of the head.

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