The Victorious Army Group issued a statement today, December 8, 2005, claiming that the Iraqi government is seeking negotiations with the group through area tribal sheikhs for the release of the five Iranian ?responsible figures,? who were allegedly captured in a battle in al-Tarmiya on Tuesday, December 6. In addition, the group claims that the ?Crusaders? have obfuscated the losses incurred in the al-Tarmiya battle, as well as the news of the captured Iranians.
The group maintains that they have ?good control? over the area of al-Tarmiya, and have captured fifteen members of the Iraqi National Guard.
A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.