In three communiqués issued today, November 28, 2005, Ansar al-Sunnah announces the execution of five ?merchants contracted with the American forces? in Heet, providing their identification cards, and claims responsibility for confrontations with American and Iraqi National Guards patrols in Kirkuk, and a car bomb targeting American and Iraqi forces near the police tunnel, west of Baghdad.
The first communiqué describes the ambush of the ?merchants? and their three guards from the Iraqi National Guard in Heet, explaining that the group?s intent was to capture the men. After one of the guards shot at the mujahideen, machine gun fire erupted killing the ?converters.?
The second message states that a National Guard patrol in al-Wasti, Kirkuk, and an American patrol in Baghdad Road in Kirkuk, were attacked with ?machine guns and light weapons.?
The third communiqué describes an operation in which a car bomb was detonated on a patrol of American forces, in addition to attacking a vehicle of the Badr Brigade near the police tunnel, west of Baghdad.
A translation of the three messages is provided to our Intel Service members.