Iraqi Insurgents Decry Actions Against Christians
Five nationalist insurgent factions in Iraq issued statements denouncing violence against Christians in Mosul, Ninawa province in Northern Iraq.
Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, issued a message to its website yesterday, January 27, 2008, acknowledging support shown by Hamas-Iraq and other Iraqi resistance groups to Palestinians besieged in Gaza.
Since insurgent activity began in Iraq in 2003, communiqués, videos, and other forms of propaganda have appeared on jihadist forums from representatives of some insurgent groups, numbers of which have increased in each subsequent year.
Hamas of Iraq, an insurgency group which had dissolved from the Twentieth Revolution Brigades, issued a statement to jihadist forums, including the al-Qaeda-affiliated password-protected al-Hesbah Network, today, Monday, August 6, 2007, congratulating the Iraq National football team’s recent win in the 2007 Asian Cup.
Hamas of Iraq, an insurgency group in Iraq born from the Islamic Conquest Brigades, which dissolved from the Twentieth Revolution Brigades, issued a statement to jihadist forums yesterday, Monday, June 4, 2007, denying a recent statement by PUK leader Jalal al-Talabani and reiterating their refusal to negotiate with coalition forces or the Iraqi government.
Several videos ranging in length from one to three minutes and depicting attacks executed by brigades of the Islamic Shi’ite Resistance in Iraq were posted to the jihadist Shi’a forum, Mumehhidon.net.
The Islamic Resistance Movement in Iraq, (Twentieth Revolution Brigades), issued a statement today, July 14, 2006, lending support to the Lebanese resistance against what they see as the “Zionist occupation aggression showing the world the severity of the Zionist crimes and hatred”.
The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, issued a message to its website, www.palestine- info.com, on Monday, June 5, 2006, announcing that its brigades will seek revenge and pursue the criminals who shot dead a mujahid, his wife, his sister-in-law, and seriously wounded another mujahid in an attack in Quizan al-Najar the previous night.