In a message issued March 11, 2005, Abu Soliman al-Iraqi, the Emir (Prince) of the Security Section of al-Qaeda in Iraq, the Jihad Organization in the Country of the Two Rivers, writes to the Emir of Baghdad, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, in elation of yesterday?s assassinations of ?two directors of police stations, their agent and converters?.
Corresponding not only with al-Baghdadi, but Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the entire nation, as well, the message ?informs you that we put our hands on a group of his agents [Lt. Col. Abeis?] who side with the Jews and Christians; you will hear very soon, Allah willing, what cheers and pleases you.?
The message concludes with Abu Soliman al-Iraqi pledging that ?we [al-Qaeda in Iraq] will never be at ease unless we kill these criminals, who abused Muslim women and killed our brothers and their families and tortured them.?
In another communiqué, al-Qaeda in Iraq claims responsibility for the assassinations of a colonel of the Interior Intelligence and the regional police leader of al-Salhiyah.
Both messages were posted on the internet by Abu Maysara al-Iraqi, the official spokesman of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Full translations of both messages are provided to our Intel Service members.