Today, February 22, 2005in a message circulated on Jihadist internet sites, al-Qaeda in Iraqprovides information on the affairs of its Mujahideen?s activity in the Iraqi cities of Ninveh, Mosul, and Tala?afar.
The message promises that insurgent activity is continuing in the cities ?until these minutes,? adding that ?the streets of Mosuland Tala?afar did not stop hearing the loudspeakers of the holy warriors.?
In accordance with the organization?s usual messages, the author ensured that ?Your brothers in Tanzeem Qaedat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn continue in their holy war until God?s jurisdiction will rule over the worshippers and the country.?
The message concluded with a graphic displaying several images and text that promises in part, ?The way you are shedding (the blood) of our nation, we will shed (the blood) of your nation.?
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.