Iraq: September 26, 2001

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A new, Islamic Kurdish separatist group, the Jund al-Islam attacked a village held by one of the two secular Kurdish groups (the PUK) and killed over three dozen PUK fighters. The new Jund al-Islam group was formed from Kurds who had trained in bin Laden camps in Afghanistan. The Jund al-Islam wants to turn Kurdistan into an Islamic state. The group is operating out of camps in Iran.

 

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