The Islamic Army in Iraq, Twentieth Revolution Brigades, and the Islamic Resistance Front in Iraq issued a combined statement today, January 16, 2006, explicating their position on the arrest of two Muslim women in al-Dawra as alleged bargaining pawns to secure the release of the sister of the Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr. This ?dangerous precedent,? according to the statement, proves that the ?occupying forces? use every available opportunity to stimulate an ?ethnic war? and those involved are barbarians.
In response to this act, the three groups state their principle of not targeting women, children, and the ?weak,? and view the incident involving the capture of the Iraqi Minister?s sister from three different angles: a ?dirty game,? act of revenge, and if she was captured by an ?armed group of the resistance groups,? they are advised to not cross the rules of Islamic Shari?a.
Media reports indicate that the sister of Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr was kidnapped at gunpoint as she traveled in north-eastern Baghdad on January 3, 2006.
A translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.