Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
Two coordinated simultaneous attacks took place on two Iraqi prisons on July 21 that freed at least 500 prisoners in Abu Ghraib. The attack on Taji was thwarted. Some sources say thousands escaped from Abu Ghraib.
“Most of them were convicted senior members of al Qaeda and had received death sentences,” said Hakim Al-Zamili, a senior member of parliament for security committee.