Al-Qaeda in Iraq issued a statement today, October 3, 2005, announcing the application of ?Allah?s rules? on the captured American Marines, following the ?crusaders?? non-compliance with the group?s demand to release the female Sunni Muslims from prison in Iraq. According to the message, the soldiers were executed in ?the way which pleases the believers.?
Yesterday, October 2, al-Qaeda in Iraq issued a statement threatening to kill two captured American Marines form Operation ?Iron Fist? within 24-hours if Muslim women were not released from jails in Iraq.
A full translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.