Al Qaeda Militants Flee Iraq Jail in Violent Mass Break-Out

Kareem Raheem and Ziad al-Sinjary, reporting for Reuters:

Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday.

The deadly raid on the high-security jail happened as Sunni Muslim militants are gaining momentum in their insurgency against the Shi’ite-led government that came to power after the U.S. invasion to oust Saddam Hussein.

Like something out of a Jerry Bruckheimer movie. Seems like this should be a bigger news story.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013