A message posted today, February 24, 2006, to a jihadist forum announces the martyrdom of Abu Hamza al-Basri AKA Muhammad Saleh al-Dosari, along with a group of Arab and Iraqi mujahideen, after the ?Safwi gangs? abducted them from a prison in al-Basra. According to the message, they were executed following the bombing of the Shi?ite Golden Mosque in Samarra this past Wednesday, February 22. Further, Abu Hamza al-Basri is described as a participant in the al-Fallujah battle and was arrested when he was traveling to al-Basra.
A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.