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Jamaat Ansar al-Islam Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn Claim Responsibility for UK C-130 Hercules Plane Crash
By SITE Institute
January 31, 2005


In a new statement, purportedly released today [early Monday Iraq local time] by Ansar al-Islam resistance group in Iraq, and posted to a Jihadist message board, the group claimed responsibility for taking down the British C-130 Hercules plane ?while flying at a low altitude on its way from Baghdad to Balad?. The group claimed to have fired an ?anti-shield missile on the plane, which thanks to All‚h?s help, caused for it to go down; fumes of black smoke and flames were seen coming out of the location of the crash. This took place at 5:25 PM, Iraq local time, and resulted in the death of the entire plane crew, with no survivors, thanks to All‚h and His care?.


A translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.

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