The Mujahideen Shura Council issued a thirty-one second video today, February 28, 2006, depicting the detonations of an improvised explosive device (IED) on an American tank vehicle in al-Mosul, in addition to three communiqués amongst several more, claiming responsibility for the assassination of a member of the anti-terrorist organization in Diyali, Hanash Hassouni Layez, providing his ID cards, and providing details of two separate operations targeting Iraqi and ?Crusader? forces in Qariat al-Forsan and Tal Afar.
The group states that in Qariat al-Forsan, a Sunni village in al-Nahrawan, the Iraqi police, National Guard and members of al-Ghadr Brigade attacked vehicles and houses, to which the ?Tawhid knights, old and young? responded with a ?taste of torment,? burning their cars and allegedly killing more than seventy of these forces.
In Tal Afar yesterday, February 27, the group announced a new battle: ?Revenge Attack for Sunni People?s Blood,? in revenge for attacks on Sunni people and mosques. Three IEDs were used in various areas during a two-hour period, destroying vehicles and those who were inside.
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 clip and a translation of the three messages are provided to our Intel Service members.