The Global Jihad

Al-Qaeda in Iraq appointed successors to two of its leaders killed in a joint American-Iraqi operation and committed a series of deadly attacks against Shi’ites and Iraqi security forces.

That indicates Al-Qaeda’s recovery following the blows it took, and shows that the organization will make efforts to destabilize Iraq’s internal situation.

The killing of two Al-Qaeda leaders in Iraq and its implications

American and Iraqi sources reported that on April 18, 2010, two Al-Qaeda leaders were killed in Iraq: Abu Umar al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayyub al-Masri.