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Islamic State of Iraq Blesses the Attack of the GSPC on Halliburton-Subsidiary Employees in Algeria, and Claims Suicide Bombing in Baghdad
By SITE Institute
December 13, 2006

The Islamic State of Iraq issued today, Wednesday, December 13, 2006, a statement blessing the attack of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) in Algeria, in which they attacked a bus carrying foreign employees of Brown & Root - Condor, in Bouchaoui, near Algiers. They praise the group for their victory and pray that they will able to continue their operations against the apostates and facilitate the establishment of an Islamic State in Algeria. In addition, the Islamic State of Iraq calls upon all Muslims to target the ?Crusader? interests everywhere in the lands of Islam, and revenge what has been suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A suicide bombing that occurred yesterday in Baghdad was also claimed by the Islamic State, as they state that the bomber could not longer bear to see the honor of the Muslims violated, so ?he rolled up his sleeves? in their support, and detonated his car on a ?stronghold? of the Iraqi police. The attack purportedly resulted in killing fifteen police officers and destroyed four trucks.

The Islamic State of Iraq and its Ministry of Information was established to protect the Sunni Iraqi people and defend Islam, by the Pact of the Scented People. It is composed of a variety of insurgency groups, including the Mujahideen Shura Council in Iraq, Conquering Army [Jeish al-Fatiheen], Army Squad of the Prophet Muhammad [Jund al-Sahaba], Brigades of al-Tawhid Wal Sunnah, and Sunni tribes. It claims a presence in the governorates of Baghdad, Anbar, Diyala, Kirkuk, Salah al-Din, Ninawa, and parts of Babel and Wasit, and is headed by the Emir of the Believers, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.

A translation of both messages is provided to our Intel Service members.

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