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“Baghdad Badr Attack” – A Video from al-Qaeda in Iraq of the Suicide Bombings at the Palestine and Sheraton Hotels in Baghdad
By SITE Institute
November 28, 2005

Al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn] recently issued a 13:47 minute video titled: ?Baghdad Badr Attack,? which refers to the attacks on the Meridian Palestine and the Ishtar Sheraton Hotels in Baghdad on October 24, 2005 . The film contains clips from various stages of the operation, including intelligence gathering missions, preparatory stages, and final execution, as well as designating which sites would be targeted by the three suicide bombers. In addition, one of the suicide bombers, Abu Dahham, reads aloud a portion of his will, forecasting doom for the enemy and voicing his joy to depart from this world.

According to the video, the purpose of the attack was to ?draw a map of Islam, the border of which will be glory and victory,? by targeting hotels which houses foreign journalists, security companies? personnel, the ?center for formulating the constitution,? and Americans.

Incitements calling Muslims to join jihad are spread throughout the video.

The video, a summary, and translation of selected narration is provided to our Intel Service members.


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