MAT­TIS ON AL QAEDA

The Washington Times Daily - - Nation -

Ma­rine Corps Gen. James Mat­tis, com­man­der of the U.S. Cen­tral Com­mand, on Tues­day con­firmed that al Qaeda is mak­ing a come­back in Iraq.

Asked dur­ing a Se­nate Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee hear­ing if the ter­ror­ist group be­hind the Sept. 11 at­tacks is re­cov­er­ing in Iraq af­ter be­ing hit hard by U.S. forces, Gen. Mat­tis said: “Yes, sir. They are. It’s not sig­nif­i­cant. It won’t threaten the [Iraqi] gov­ern­ment. It’ll kill a lot of in­no­cent peo­ple.”

The Washington Times first re­ported Sun­day that the ter­ror­ist group was mount­ing a

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