In four communiqués amongst several issued by the Mujahideen Shura Council during the weekend of February 4-5, 2006, and today, February 6, the group claims responsibility for a suicide operation targeting a ?Crusader?s convoy? in al-Mosul, allegedly destroying an armored vehicle and a troop carrier, killing ?several numbers;? assassinating Adnan Thabet, a four-star Iraqi general and ?right hand? of Interior Minister Baqer Solagh, in al-Ameriya, Baghdad; sniping two ?Crusader? soldiers in al-Mosul; and firing mortar shells upon the presidential palace in the al-Arabi section of al-Mosul.
The Mujahideen Shura Council is composed of seven insurgency groups in Iraq: al-Qaeda in Iraq, Victorious Army Group, the Army of al-Sunnah Wal Jama?a, Ansar al-Tawhid Brigades, Islamic Jihad Brigades, the Strangers Brigades, and the Horrors Brigades, collaborating to meet the ?unbelievers gathering with different sides? and defend Islam.
A translation of the four messages is provided to our Intel Service members.