PRISON RAID FREES 500
Al-Qaeda in Iraq Claims Responsibility
By Harold Hutchison
An al-Qaeda-linked group in Iraq claimed responsibility for carrying out a raid on two prisons that resulted in over 500 terrorists being freed. The raids, which targeted the notorious Abu Ghraib prison and the Taji prison, left at least 25 people dead.
The Islamic State of Iraq in and the Levant made the claim in a statement. The raid, which involved a dozen car bombs, a barrage of rockets, and weapons smuggled into the prison, is raising fears that Iraq could descend into civil war, much like Syria has.
“I think that if Iraq descends into the kind of civil war that we see now in Syria, that this problem, this radicalization, this opportunity for Al Qaeda is only going to get much more serious across the entire Middle East,” former UN Ambassador John Bolton told FoxNews.com.