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The Mujahideen Shura Council Issues a Video of Bombing a Tank in Tal Afar, Denies Involvement in a Suicide Bombing Outside a Baghdad Bank, and Claims Responsibility for Attacks Targeting “Crusader” and Iraqi Forces in Baghdad, Tal Afar, and Baquba
By SITE Institute
February 14, 2006

The Mujahideen Shura Council, today, February 14, 2006, issued a 1:16 minute video of detonating an improvised explosive device (IED) on a tank in Tal Afar, and seven communiqués amongst several in the past 24-hours, claiming responsibility for several attacks targeting ?Crusader? and Iraqi forces in Baghdad, Baquba, Tal Afar, and the ?southern belt? of Baghdad.

The group states that they detonated a car bomb via remote control on a ?Crusader? patrol in al-Yusefiya, south of Baghdad, sniped a ?cross-soldier? in Arab Jabbour, fired with machine guns upon a foot patrol in Tal Afar, murdered Amir Saheb, the ?responsible man in the highest council of the devilish motorcade? in Baquba, and assassinated the commander of the Quick Interference Forces in al-Taji, the culmination of an ambush in the waiting stage for days.

In addition, the group issued a statement that the mujahideen were not responsible for a ?suicidal? explosion outside of a bank in Baghdad on Sunday, responding to media reports that allegedly ascribed blame to the mujahideen.

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.

The video and a translation of the seven messages are provided to our Intel Service members.


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