Yesterday, March 9, 2005, Abu Abdul-Rahman al-Iraqi, the deputy Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq, released a statement on the internet regarding the state of mujahideen affairs in Iraq. Within, the deputy thanks Allah for His guidance, lauding ?hero knights who are not afraid of death.?
Al-Iraqi also devotes a passage to reiterating previous claims that the Americans are losing the war in Iraq. ?We challenge them and their information,? he writes, ?to make it clear that they are losing, desperate and shameful in Iraq.? He then salutes a Yemeni mujahid recently killed by coalition forces.
The statement ends with a prayer to Allah calling for the destruction of America. It begins, ?Oh Allah, with your help we fight. Please defeat Americaand its allies. Please Allah, destroy Americaand make the earth quake in America.?
A full translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.