On March 14, 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq, the Jihad Organization in the Country of the Two Rivers, issued a communiqué claiming responsibility for attacks against Americans in Talafar and praising and supporting the mujahideen in the ongoing battle.
The message states that ?yesterday… courageous fighting and victorious fighting erupted between the mujahideen of al-Qaeda Organization in Talafar and Benenoi and the cross-worshippers. The mujahideen frightened them and hit a lot of them.?
A full translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.