The Mujahideen Shura Council today, April 12, 2006, issued a series of three urgent communiqués claiming responsibility for assassinations of prominent Iraqi officials. The group states that they assassinated of the nephew of Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja?afari, and his driver, yesterday in the Islah section of al-Mosul, in addition to the murdering the director of intelligence, Arkan Rifa?at, in Diyali, and a colonel in the ?Wolves Division? and his companion in Baghdad.
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 three messages is provided to our Intel Service members.