The Imam al-Hussein Brigades [Qatta'ab al-Imam al-Hussein] issued a communique today, April 27, 2006, claiming responsibility for the killing of three Italian soldiers and a Romanian soldiers today in al-Nassiriyah. The message indicates that these forces? vehicle was destroyed by the detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED).
On October 2005, the group had issued a communiqué claiming responsibility for destroying an Italian vehicle, also in the area of al-Nassiriyah.
A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.