A statement issued by a group calling themselves the ?Ali bin Abi Taleb Brigade? in Iraq seeks to explain their establishment and planned targets for assassinations and intelligence gathering operations. According to the message, the group is divided into three sections of specialization: following personnel of the Ministries of Interior and Defense, and elements of the police and National Guard, assassinating members of al-Da?awa party and al-Ghadr forces, and the third which spreads out within the cities to observe and ?deal? with every spy on the street who assists the enemy. Specifically, the group seeks the Iranian agents who have acted as Iraqi security forces, regardless of which unit they are composed. To this the group warns: ?mujahideen operations kill both of them together.?
The statement contains a lengthy diatribe targeting the Iranians, and addresses the rulers of Iran, accusing them of engaging in failing wars to execute ?vicious attacks on Muslims in the whole world,? and building a path to Iraq with a ?mad herd? of Iranian followers to execute their plans to occupy Iraq. Ali bin Abi Taleb Brigade claims that just as the mujahideen groups in Iraq chose to ?reorganize it resistance? and select certain individuals for a special team for assassinations, the brigade was established for the same operations, led by the nominated leader, Husam Nour Eddin.
A translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.