The Mujahideen Shura Council issued an urgent communiqué today, May 15, 2006, claiming responsibility for an attack yesterday in al-Yusefiya, south of Baghdad, in which four ?Crusader plans? were purportedly shot down. According to media reports, two U.S. soldiers were killed yesterday when their helicopter was shot down in al-Yusefiya, part of what is known as the ?Triangle of Death.?
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 message is provided to our Intel Service members.