Al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat Al-Jihad Fi Bilad Al-Rafidayn] issued a 1:30 minute video clip and accompanying communiqué yesterday, July 28, 2005, concerning the “confession” of an alleged spy from the Kurdish Democratic Party.
The Victorious Army Group, [Jeish al-Ta'eifa al-Mansoura], issued three communiqués, each with an accompanying video, claiming responsibility for bombing operations upon American vehicles, including: an American military convoy in al-Latifya on July 22, 2005, an American Humvee in Baghdad on July 24, and 2 GMC cars allegedly of the American intelligence yesterday, July 27.
The Shari’a Court of al-Qaeda in Iraq issued a statement dated yesterday, July 25, 2005, regarding their decision in regards to the captured Algerian diplomats, Alu Belarouci and Azzedin Belkadi al-Khamis, and their condemnation of the governments who place their laws above Islamic Shari’a.
A 4:30 minute video issued today, July 21, 2005, by al-Qaeda in Iraq, depicts the will of a suicide bomber, Abu al-Zobeir al-Mohajir, as he urges “young Muslim men to follow… in jihad and give their lives for the sake of Allah’s religion.”
In a statement issued today, July 18, 2005, the Islamic Army in Iraq claims responsibility for three attacks today in Baghdad, including the destruction of a Humvee in al-Latifya, attacking an American tank in al-Moshahada, and allegedly killing four “intelligence officers near al-Mothanna Airport.
In two separate communiqués and an accompanying 30 second video issued today, July 20, 2005, the Islamic Army in Iraq claims responsibility for bombing a Humvee in al-Yathred, north of Baghdad, depicted in the film, and allegedly shooting down an American plane today over al-Bakr airbase, north of Baghdad.
(Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi)
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Emir (Prince) of al-Qaeda in Iraq, recently issued a four-page statement titled: “Announcement and Clarification Regarding the Issues Raised by Sheikh al-Maqdisi in his Interview on Al-Jazeerah Channel,” provides counter-arguments to Maqdisi’s allegations in a nine-point presentation that condemns Maqdisi’s views of the jihad in Iraq, and seeks to legitimize the course of the insurgency.
A four minute flash video recently distributed across several jihadist message boards and e-groups by the Global Islamic Media Group, an al-Qaeda mouthpiece group, titled: “Sheikh Usama’s Message to All the Allied Countries,” reminds the jihadist community that the war upon America and its allies, including “Britain, France, Italy, Canada, Germany, and Australia” is “lawful,” and that attacks upon the Muslim people will be reciprocated with like violence on their enemies.
In a communiqué and a 1:40 minute video issued yesterday, July 10, 2005, Ansar al-Sunnah claims responsibility for the assassination of Ahmad al-Selifani, one of the “responsible figures” in the Kurdish Democratic Party, and firing Katyusha rockets at an American base in Heet, as depicted in the video clip.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq, in a statement and accompanying 1:40 minute video issued today, July 7, 2005, announces the murder of the “devil’s ambassador,” Ihab al-Sherif.
A message was recently issued by Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s mentor, titled: “Very Urgent: A Strict Message from al-Maqdisi Praises al-Zarqawi and Call Him the Hero,” refutes articles published about him in two Jordanian publications, Al-Arab and Al-Ghadd, which he believes sought to “break the unity between the mujahideen and create hatred between them.”
In five separate communiqués and an accompanying 2:30 minute video, Ansar al-Sunnah claims responsibility for attacks today, July 5, 2005, on members of the Iraqi National Guard in Shahraban and American forces in Haditha and Mosul, an operation last Friday targeting two female members of the Kurdish National Union in Mosul, and the bombing of an American tank in Samarra, Sunday, as depicted in the video.
Ansar al-Sunnah, in four separate communiqués and an accompanying 1:45 minute video issued today, July 5, 2005, claims responsibility for the murder yesterday of Jergeis Zeidan, a member of the Democratic Kurdish party, in Mosul, attacks on American and Iraqi forces in Kirkuk and Tikrit, and firing four Katyusha rockets at an American base in Kirkuk, depicted in the video.
Following is a translation of the four messages:
In four separate communiqués and two videos issued today, July 5, 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq claims responsibility for a suicide bombing yesterday targeting members of the Iraqi National Guard in Falluja, another suicide operation on an American convoy in Sinjar, and several attacks on patrols of Humvee vehicles in Mosul and Yusifia.
In a communiqué and accompanying twenty second video issued yesterday, July 5, 2005, the Islamic Army in Iraq and Mujahideen Army claim responsibility for “several operations” targeting Japanese forces at an unspecified location with Katyusha rockets and explosive packages, and a bombing attack on an American Humvee in Kirkuk, allegedly killing all inside.
A one hour audio message was released today allegedly from al-Qaeda in Iraq leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in which he seeks to legitimize the jihad in Iraq as a just war, while at the same time, voicing his contempt for those members of the Muslim Nation, most importantly scholars, who do not support his actions or contribute to the jihad.
In a second series of communiqués and a two minute video, al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn] claims responsibility for a spate of attacks throughout Iraq, executing operations in Baghdad, Baquba, Mosul, Samarra, Talafar, and Fallujah.
In a second series of communiqués and a 1:40 minute video clip issued today, June 28, 2005, Ansar al-Sunnah claims responsibility for attacks upon American forces today in Operation Sword in Heet, a bombing operation on American targets in Tikrit, the murder of a counter-terrorist official in Kirkuk, and as depicted in the video, rocket attacks on an American base south of Baghdad.
In three separate communiqués and a 40 second video clip issued today, June 27, 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn] claims responsibility for armed confrontations today with Amercan soldiers in Talafar and Iraqi National Guards in Samarra, several Humvee bombings and attacks on Iraqi police between June 5 and June 23 in Jarf al-Sakhr, south of Baghdad, and a bombing of a Humvee, depicted in the video, in al-Yusifia.
In four separate communiqués and an accompanying 1:40 minute video issued today, June 23, 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq claims responsibility for bombing operations on American forces in al-Karma and Samarra and attacks on Iraqi police in Mosul, and combat with American soldiers in Baghdad which led to the destruction of a house occupied by insurgents, as depicted in the video.