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Al-Qaeda in Iraq Claims Responsibility for Bombings in Tal Afar, Baghdad, and al-Mosul, and Assassinating a Iraqi Security Officers in al-Mosul
By SITE Institute
November 7, 2005

In six communiqués issued today, November 7, 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq claims responsibility for detonating improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on ?crusader? and Iraqi targets in Tal Afar, Baghdad, and al-Mosul, and assassinating Iraqi security officers in al-Mosul.

  1. The first communiqué states that a Kurdish officer was assassinated and another injured in an attack. The message does not indicate where the attack took place.
  2. Yesterday, an IED was detonated on a ?crusaders? foot patrol? of seven soldiers in al-Salam section of Tal Afar, allegedly killing the entire patrol.
  3. Also yesterday, as highlighted in the third communiqué, an IED was detonated on a ?crusaders? patrol? in al-Ameriya, in Baghdad, allegedly destroying a vehicle and killing those inside.
  4. The fourth message states that a house belonging to an ?agent of the converters,? who is also a Communist Party member, was burned on October 28, 2005 in al-Howeider, in Dyali.
  5. An IED was detonated yesterday on an Iraqi police patrol on the street leading to al-Maliya section of al-Mosul, allegedly destroying a vehicle and killing those officers inside.
  6. The sixth communiqué states than a member of the Iraqi police, known as an ?assailant on Muslims? in al-Mosul, was assassinated yesterday.

A full translation of the six messages is provided to our Intel Service members.


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