An Al-Qaeda front group on Tuesday claimed brazen assaults on Iraqi prisons that freed hundreds of militants including top leaders, killed over 40 people and threatened to further erode confidence in the government.
The entrance to the notorious Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad, on May 2, 2004. An Al-Qaeda front group has claimed responsibility for brazen assaults on two Iraqi prisons that freed hundreds of militants and left more than 40 people dead.
The attacks on the prisons in Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, and Taji, north of the capital, illustrate both the growing reach of militants and the deteriorating security situation in Iraq.
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