Men dressed as Iraqi police commandos slipped into Samarra’s shrine of Imam Hasan al-Askari last night, set explosive and blew it up this morning, causing the golden dome to collapse and with it, hopes for a national unity government.
Air strikes… in Baghdad?!
I found the video claim of responsibility for the Hamra bombing back in November. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s organization, Al Qaeda in Iraq, did the operation in the name of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the “blind sheikh” currently in prison for his role in a plot to blow up New York City landmarks.
Bloodstains on the Hamra walls (Originally uploaded by Baghdad Chris). BAGHDAD — I finally made it over to where the bombing of the “Hamra Hotel occurred in November”:http://www.back-to-iraq.com/archives/2005/11/the_hamras_been_1.php. The building is being repaired, but it’s still grim inside. Bloodstains still adorn the walls where fleeing residents pressed their hands against the wall for support as …