The Mujahideen Shura Council released a communiqué today claiming responsibility for shooting down an American helicopter in Baghdad on Saturday April 1, 2006. News reports of the incident cite the United States military announcing the death of two American pilots.
Among the many communiqués issued today by the Mujahideen Shura Council, seven claimed responsibility for the assassination of a "crusader spy" in Baaquba on Monday, April 03; detonating explosive packages against humvees in the al-Amyira region of Baghdad, Mosul, and the Kanaan area of Baaquba; detonating an explosive package against an American foot patrol in al-Howeider in Diyali; and firing "Snap" rockets at the American base in al-Ghozlani, Mosul.
The Mujahideen Shura Council is composed of eight insurgency groups in Iraq: al-Qaeda in Iraq, Victorious Army Group, the Army of al-Sunnah Wal Jama?a, Jama?a al-Murabiteen, 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 eight messages is provided to our Intel Service members.