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Al-Qaeda in Iraq Issues a Video of Bombing a Humvee in al-Qadissiya, and Claims Responsibility for Several Operations Targeting American and Iraqi Forces in Baquba, al-Sada, Ninawa, Tal Afar, and Deli Abbas
By SITE Institute
October 31, 2005

Al-Qaeda in Iraq issued eight communiqués today, October 31, 2005, claiming responsibility for several attacks upon ?crusader? and Iraqi forces in Baquba, al-Sada, Ninawa, Tal Afar, and Deli Abbas, during the weekend of October 29-30, 2005.

  1. The first communiqué highlights confrontations with Iraqi police in Baquba, allegedly killing seven officers.
  2. Detonating an improvised explosive device (IED) on a ?crusaders? patrol? in al-Sada, western Iraq, allegedly destroying a Humvee and killing two soldiers.
  3. Bombing the building of Ninawa governorate, ?al-Dawassa,? on Saturday, and confronting Iraqi police with light and moderate weapons. According to the message, some of the satellite channels broadcast scenes from this confrontation.
  4. The fourth communiqué describes the video clip, stating that a Humvee was destroyed in al-Qadissiya section of Tal Afar, killing all who were inside.
  5. According to the fifth message, a National Guard member was sniped in Hore Rajab in Baghdad.
  6. Also in Hore Rajab, the group claims responsibility for bombing a checkpoint with mortar shells.
  7. On Saturday, the seventh message states that an IED was detonated on a ?crusaders? patrol? in al-Sada, allegedly destroying a Humvee, killing two soldiers and injuring two others.
  8. The eight message states that an IED was detonated on a Nationla Guard patrol in Deli Abbas, allegedly destroying two cars and killing two guards.

The video clip and a translation of the eight messages are provided to our Intel Service members.


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