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Ansar al-Sunnah Claims Responsibility for Attacks Today Upon American and Iraqi Forces in Arbil, Baghdad, Diyali, and Tikrit
By SITE Institute
May 26, 2005


In five separate communiqués, Ansar al-Sunnah claims responsibility for several attacks today, May 26, 2005, upon America and Iraqi forces inIraq:

  1. The first communiqué describes a bombing today in Arbil, Kurdistan, northern Iraq, targeting ?a group of the converters? police….? Though the target was alleged to have been struck, the message indicates that ?the extent of the damage is unknown.? The message concludes with a warning to the ?Kurdistan idols? to ?expect more from us.?
  2. An attack on the Iraqi police in al-Ghazaleya area of Baghdad is detailed in the second communiqué, where ?the mujahideen opened fire from their automatic guns.? Police were allegedly ?fleeing without the confrontation;? however, the message indicates the three officers in a Landcruiser ?couldn?t escape, and the mujahideen killed them….?
  3. Also today, in the area of al-Shoala in Baghdad, a car bomb was detonated upon a ?convoy of the converted allied Iraqi police.? Concerning the results, this third communiqué states that: ?two cars were burned and not less than seven of the converted were killed and others were injured.?
  4. The fourth message describes a car bombing in Khan Bani Saad, in Diyali, where a ?convoy for the idolatry guards? were struck. The communiqué states that ?three of the idolatry guards were killed, and their rotten corpses were witness, while four others were severely injured.?
  5. Seeking to continue the ?jihadist operations… until we cleanse the land from their abominable acts,? the fifth communiqué details an operation in Tikrit that targeted a convoy of American soldiers. The message indicates that ?the result was the burning of the Humvee with its crew that came to five from the crusaders? soldiers.?

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

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