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Al-Qaeda in Iraq issued statements today claiming responsibility for suicide attacks occurring on Wednesday and Thursday in Baquba, Tarmya, and Ramadi.
The attack in Baquba today, targeted a government convoy, resulting in the death of five Iraqis including Hussein al-Wan al-Tamimi, who according to the group’s communiqué is "vice president of the governing council of Diali", and in the international media as deputy head of the Baquba town council.
The second communiqué claims "the mujahideen of the Snipers Brigade…sniped an American crusader in the city of Ramadi, yesterday Wednesday Rabie al-Thani 24, 1426/ June 1, 2005 in the area of the playground". The media reports that one American soldier died during a similar attack in Ramadi. In the third statement, al-Qaeda claims to have "attacked an American convoy which had two troop carriers".
In three separate communiqués issued today, June 2, 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq, through its officials spokesman, Abu Maysara al-Iraqi, claims responsibility for the suicide bombing assassination of Hussein Alwan al-Tamimi, the Deputy Head of the Diyala Provincial Council, and four of his guards, in Baquba, as well as attacks upon American forces in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, and al-Tarmiya, north of Baghdad.
Today, May 26, 2005, the Information Section of al-Qaeda in Iraq, through “its own special media channel (broadcasting) which is known to Muslims by the name Abu Maysara al-Iraqi,” denies all claims, analyses, and statements that “were embraced by others, whether falsely delivered or concluded” about the recent report of injuries to al-Qaeda in Iraq leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Today, May 25, 2005, a series of postings by members of an al-Qaeda affiliated forum discuss the injury reported yesterday by the official spokesman of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Maysara al-Iraqi.
In three separate messages issued to the Internet today, May 20, 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq through its officials spokesman, Abu Maysara al-Iraqi, denies media reports that the group’s leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had granted a four-hour respite to security officials, and claims responsibility for a bombing today in al-Kazimiyah, northern Baghdad, and several attacks across Iraq from May 9 through May 18.
Two statements issued today, May 13, 2005, al-Qaeda inIraqthrough its official spokesman, Abu Maysara al-Iraqi, addresses the arrest of imams and describes their most recent operations in al-Qaim, western Iraqi near the Syrian border. Also, in a separate message posted to the Internet, al-Qaeda in Iraq provides a thirty second video clip depicting bombings on a Humvee and armored personnel carrier.
In a communiqué issued March 15, 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq, the Jihad Organization in the Country of the Two Rivers, through official spokesman Abu Maysara al-Iraqi, claimed responsibility for a car bombing in the Bab al-Mu’adham district in northern Baghdad.
In a statement posted to a leading al-Qaeda-frequented Jihadist message board on February 16, 2005, by Abu Maysara al-Iraqi, official spokesperson of “Tanzeem Qaedat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn” [the Base of the Jihad in the Country of Two Rivers – Iraq], headed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the group denies media statements that it claimed responsibility for the assassination of former Lebanese Premier Rafik Hariri, stating clearly:“We never spoke a word about him.”
In a communiqué dated October 24, 2004, posted on an Islamist Message board by its official spokesman, “Abu Maysara Al-Iraqi”, Zarqawi’s “Tanzeem Qaedat Al-Jihad Fi Bilad Al-Rafidayn” group claims responsibility for the killing of 48 soldiers from the Iraqi National Guard apparatus.