A statement issued today, March 31, 2006, to a password-protected jihadist forum announces the ?good news? of the ?martyrdom? of a mujahid from the southern Lebanon camp of Ein al-Helwa, Ahmad Ghazi Mubarak AKA Abu Aisha al-Maqdasi. According to the message, Abu Aisha al-Mubarak was a member of al-Qaeda in Iraq, and further details of his operation will be provided later. Photographs of the mujahid are provided, one of which is a cropped photograph placed against a forest background.
A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.