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Iraqi MP Charges: Saudi Arabia, Qatar,
and Jordan Are Behind Killings in Iraq

Aug. 12, 2013 (EIRNS)—Chairman of the Security and Defense Committee at the Iraqi Parliament Hassan al-Sanid, in a statement to a Syrian reporter with SANA on the sidelines of a youth forum in Karbala province on Aug. 11, named Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan among those countries which he said are in tune with the forces of terrorism operating in Iraq. Earlier, former Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, accused certain countries without naming them, of utilizing their budgets for the aim of fragmenting the Iraqi land and people.

At least 671 people have been killed in Iraq during the just-concluded Muslim holy month of Ramadan, making it the bloodiest Ramadan in the country since 2007. On Aug. 11, an al-Qaeda front group called, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, claimed responsibility for the deadly string of attacks on Aug. 10, killing about 90 people and leaving over 200 wounded. "The Islamic State mobilized... in Baghdad and the southern states and others to convey a quick message of deterrence on the third day of [the end of Ramadan] Eid al-Fitr," a statement posted on jihadist forums said, according to Agence France Presse.