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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Saudis prevalent amongst foreign fighters in Iraq

Over 50% (165 men) of known fatalities (300) amongst foreign fighters in Iraq were Saudi Arabian. 13% (38) were Syrian.

The Counterterrorism Blog: Saudis Dominant Among Foreign Fighters in Iraq

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 6/22/2005 06:27:00 AM

6 Comments:

Blogger Kimble said...

Ha! Ackers, yeah the majority of Insurgents are Iraqi! Although I suppose you could say that, like the foreign legion, the foreign insurgents are being used by the Iraqi insurgents as cannon fodder.

6/22/2005 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Ackers1 said...

There is absolutely no doubt that the majority of insurgents are Iraqi. Why do you have difficulty understanding this Kimble? Did you bother reading the link which is an analysis of 300 foreign fighters and in no way suggesting they make up the bulk of the insurgency.

6/22/2005 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger t selwyn said...

You dumb mugs!

The largest amount of foreign fighters killed are Americans at 1000+.

Unless of course you consider that America rightly owns Iraq.

6/22/2005 03:00:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

'Foreign fighters' is the accepted terminology for stateless irregular combatants, ie not covered by the Geneva Conventions.

6/22/2005 03:43:00 PM  
Blogger Kimble said...

Well ackers, using the Lancet method of extrapoltation that means that there have been...mmmmmm....lets say.... 450,000 foreign insurgent deaths since the war began.

6/22/2005 05:48:00 PM  
Blogger reid said...

The Muslim Brotherhood is strong in Saudi although I believe it originated in Egypt, however today it is strongest there. The MB and Al-Qaida go hand in hand.

6/22/2005 08:33:00 PM  

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