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Militant Group Changes Name

THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ

October 24, 2004|From Times Wire Services

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Internet statement Saturday said an Iraqi group led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab Zarqawi has changed its name.

Jamaat al Tawhid wal Jihad has become Tanzim Qaedat al Jihad fi Bilad al Rafidain, which translates roughly as Qaeda Organization for Jihad in Iraq, said the statement posted Saturday on several sites used by Islamic militants.

On Tuesday, a statement was posted on one website giving a similar change of name for the group.

It was not possible to verify that either statement was true.

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