A detailed description of a multi-pronged attack in al-Mosul this past Sunday, May 14, 2006, called the Attack of Abu Abdullah al-Ansari, was issued today by the operation?s executors, the Mujahideen Shura Council. The group announces that several mortar shells and rockets, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), light and moderate arms, and suicide bombers were utilized in targeting the barracks of the Iraqi National Guard, police stations, support routes and convoys of American and Iraqi forces. Numbers of casualties are vague and only one instance of an approximate amount of ?not less than 20 converters? is given for one particular bombing. The group states: ?The ambulances were seen rushing to the place of the attack to carry the bodies of the killed and the injured.?
According to media reports, clashes in al-Mosul on Sunday between insurgents and American and Iraqi security forces resulted in the death of one police officer and the wounding of three.
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.