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Communiqué from Al-Qaeda in Iraq Claiming Responsibility for Suicide Bombing at the Al-Sadeer Hotel in Central Baghdad
By SITE Institute
March 9, 2005

On March 9, 2005, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the Jihad Organization in the Country of the Two Rivers, issued a communiqué claiming responsibility for an attack at the Al-Sadeer hotel saying: ?they (the enemy) call it The Jews Hotel, since it is their safe fortress and their solid un-penetrated shield. But their fortresses did not make them free (of attacks) and their shields did not protect them.?

The communiqué which was posted on the internet by Abu Maysar al-Iraqi, the group?s official spokesman, further describes the attack: ?[T]he holy warriors entered and opened fire on those who are shielding and protecting the Jews from among the police and the guards. As a result, they had escaped and were destroyed.?

Furthermore, the message states that ?He [the suicide bomber] entered to (the place) of the infidel whores, blew them up and completely devastated and destroyed them. Praise to God morning and evening.?

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


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