Thursday, July 07, 2005

And In Other News

Egypt's envoy in Iraq killed

(CNN) -- Egypt on Thursday confirmed that its top envoy to Iraq has been killed.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its deep sadness at the martyrdom of its ambassador, Dr. Ihab al-Sherif, head of the diplomatic delegation to Iraq," the Egyptian government said.

Analysis: This might be a stretch, but this might be an indicator of lack of coordination amoung the AQ groups. Clearly Dr. al-Sherif's murder is something the bad guys would want to time so in order to dominate the news cycle for a day or two. Now it's competing with the London story. So what does it mean? Another indicator that AQ has morphed into a much looser affiliation based movement than a centrally run organization.


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