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Six Iraqi insurgent groups announce formation of a "political council" to liberate Iraq

Six Iraqi insurgent groups announce formation of a "political council" to liberate Iraq: "Six main Iraqi insurgent groups announced the formation of a 'political council' aimed at 'liberating' Iraq from U.S. occupation in a video aired Thursday on the Arab TV station Al-Jazeera. The council appeared to be a new attempt to organize and assert the leadership of the multiple insurgent groups, which have moved to distance themselves from another coalition of insurgent factions led by al-Qaida in Iraq. In the video aired on Al-Jazeera, a man identified as the council's spokesman — wearing traditional Iraqi garb and his face blacked out — announced the council's formation and a 'political program to liberate Iraq.'"