Iraq: Group claims establishment of Islamic state

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October 15, 2006 18:34

 
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An Iraqi militant group that includes al-Qaida in Iraq announced in a video tape Sunday that it has established an Islamic Iraqi state. The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of insurgent groups in Iraq, said the new state was made up of six provinces including Baghdad that have large Sunni populations and parts of two other southern provinces that are predominantly Shiite. "We bring you good news of the founding and the formation of the Islamic Iraqi State ... to protect our people," said a man identified in the video as the group's spokesman. The man in the eight minute video, which was posted on a Web site commonly used by insurgents, wore a traditional Arab robe and had his face blocked out by a white circle.

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