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Qaeda al-Jihad in the United States Claims Responsibility For Texas Refinery Bombing
By SITE Institute
March 25, 2005

In a message posted on the Internet, a group calling itself ?Qaedat al-Jihad in the United States? claims responsibility for the Texas Refinery bombing and states that ?This operation took place in spite of the tight security, which is unprecedented in America?s history.?

The communiqué, which has not been corroborated by any other source, also states that the attack was a follow up to a promise made by Abi Hamza ?the American? who had declared that ?He will turn your streets red, covered with blood.? It seems that the communiqué refers to Abu (abi) Azzam the American, a purported al-Qaeda member who in a videotape broadcasted on October 26, 2004 had threaten to carry out attacks in the United States.

The communiqué also promises that ?This announcement will be followed by a detailed and illustrated announcement of this blessed operation in Texas? main refinery.?

A full translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.


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