A communiqué posted on a jihadist message board praises the arrival of a new group of fighters, the Abu Yaman al-Madani Brigades, to Iraq. In the message, the group?s emir (leader), Abu Muhammad al-Iraqi, pledges loyalty to Zarqawi?s group, al-Qaeda in Iraq.
The Brigades, allegedly from the Medina area in Saudi Arabia, has ?joined the al-Qaeda Organization in the Country of Two Rivers (Iraq) and the leadership of our sheikh (Abu Musab al-Zarqawi).?
Pledging unwavering support for the struggle in Iraq the group is ?devoted to obedience in good times and in bad times. We won?t quit, we are marching in the way of jihad and we will not stop fighting until Allah?s shari?a prevails on all countries and peoples.?
A full translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.