The second announcement from the group Jund al-Sham (Soldiers of the Levant) ?claim[s] responsibility for the historic Qatar operation.? The suicide bombing in Qatar on March 19 killed one British citizen and wounded twelve others.
The group points out that it targets the Americans, the British, and the Italians, ?the hypocrites, renegades and helpers of the devil, i.e. America, Britain, Italy and all who soil the land of Islam.? The communiqué also warns Arab rulers, ?can you (the Arab rulers) accept such a situation in the land of the Beloved One… [where] there are crusading military bases on all Islamic lands with churches and crucifixes within them.?
In addition, the message promises to continue its terrorist activities by ?call[ing] on all our cells in al-Sham (region of Syria)…to strike the enemies of Allah…blow them up wherever they may be and slit their throats.?
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