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Ansar al-Sunnah Releases Execution Video and a Warning to Iraqis Working with Americans
By SITE Institute
May 17, 2005

Ansar al-Sunnah released an eight-minute video today, May 17, 2005, depicting the execution of an Iraqi engineer and a driver working with Halliburton's KBR division. Along with the video, Ansar al-Sunnah issued a warning to Iraqis working with American companies. Stating that although "they are convinced that what they are doing [is right]…they know that if they fall into the hands of the mujahideen they will be killed", Ansar al-Sunnah warned that "we will continue to fight you [collaborators] and your masters [Americans]. We are going to take revenge for the blood of our brothers, women, elders, and orphans…You see what happens to those who are like you. The only way out is to repent and leave your work with the crusaders. Otherwise very soon you will meet the same end as your brothers…"

In the first half of the video, the driver, identified as Tarek Al Zofi Ammouri, worked for the al-Attan trucking company contracted by KBR. He describes KBR as supplying American bases with medical supplies such as medications and creams for burns and skin. He additionally named places, such as Ein Alassad, Al Faloujah, Al Habaneya and Tikrit which have American bases. Finally, in the video, Tarek said that every four months American troops take a short vacation to Dubai. In Dubai, the troops stay at a specific hotel where they are provided with all different kinds of entertainment. Tarek's portion of the movie contains a message to Arabs, in particular Iraqis, to boycott American companies and refrain from working with Americans, as Islam forbids such collaboration.

The second portion of the video features the engineer, identified as Abdul Raouf Majed Mohsen. He was 52, and lived in Baghdad. He indicated that, because he spoke little English, he provided only maintenance to generators in the bases, and was scheduled to work 30 days a month. Abdul Raouf Majed Mohsen confessed that his relatives do not talk to him as he works with Americans. Before being executed, he stated that he would never work with Americans again.

The video clip is provided to our Intel Service members.

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