The Emir of the Military Wing of al-Qaeda in Iraq released a statement commenting on a recent ambush on Monday, March 28, 2005, in al-Helwa, located in the region of Tharthar. According to the communiqué, ?Four cars of the infidels? guards, filled with soldiers and crusader agents, were completely destroyed. More than 30 infidels were killed.?
The message continues by stating that a sandstorm overtook the coalition forces after the attack, allowing a safe escape by the mujahideen forces. ?I swear,? writes Abu Ayed, that ?nobody from the mujahideen was hurt. We challenge the enemy of Allah to show anyone the corpses of our mujahideen.?
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.