Al-Qaeda Militants Raid Iraq's Abu Ghraib, Taji Prisons
Tenuous official accounts of what really transpired during the
Abu Ghraib and Taji prison breaks leave many questions about
the incident unanswered.
Mourners pray at the coffin of a victim killed during an attack on a prison in Taji, during a funeral at the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, July 22, 2013. - REUTERS/Haider Ala
The attacks against the Abu Ghraib and Taji prisons on July 22 caused a shock at all levels. This requires recalculations not only to evaluate al-Qaeda’s capabilities, but also the Iraqi security efforts needed to combat this potential.