On March 3, 2005, Abu Asyed al-Iraqi, the alleged leader of the military wing of al-Qaeda in Iraq, issued a statement of reassurance to the Iraqi mujahideen. Within, the leader lauds recent al-Qaeda attacks against American forces, carried out in ?response to the infidels? claim that the mujahideen are weakened and their attacks are fewer.?
Promising mujahideen attacks in the coming days, Abu Asyed assures his fighters that the current intensity will continue. ?We defeat them,? he writes, ?and they do not defeat us. So we thank Allah the giver, and we call upon every good Muslim to hit [the infidels?] heads with swords. We recommend breaking their necks.?
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