[Intelforum] Fascinating piece on Iraqi insurgents' use of the Web.
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Subject: Fascinating piece on Iraqi insurgents' use of the Web.
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 01:56:43 -0400
From: "Shaun Waterman" <swaterman at upi.com>
To: <intelforum at lists101.his.com>
I don't normally circulate other people's stories, but this was so
interesting and so unique that I thought everyone should have the chance
to see it.
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U.S. nabs al-Qaida Web site producer
Propaganda site was unusually quiet during weekend referendum
By Ashraf al-Taie
Updated: 5:43 p.m. ET Oct. 16, 2005
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Web site run by al-Qaida in Iraq was strangely quiet
during the referendum on the new Iraqi constitution. There were no
threats against voters, no boasts of disrupting the vote.
And now we know one reason why. A top propaganda agent for al-Qaida in
Iraq, known as Abu Dijana, was captured shortly before the vote,
according to the U.S. military. Abu Dijana was responsible for much of
what has appeared on the Web site called "al-Qaida in Iraq," including
provocative videos of suicide bombings and crucial communications to
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