In a message posted today, February 28th, 2005, to a jihadist message board, a group alleged to be al-Qaeda in Iraq (Qaedat al-jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn) claims responsibility for an attack against ?Christian forces? on behalf of a former member who died carrying out the attack. According to the message, the Mujahid ?destroyed their vehicles and sent them to hell.? The forces were staged south of Baghdad, Iraq.
The message praises the work of the Mujahid, proclaiming, ?May Allah accept you, knight of knights. Congratulations for [entering the] Garden of Eden and [receiving] beautiful girls.?
The authenticity of the claim could not be verified.
A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.