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SITE Publications
Al-Qaeda in Iraq Claims Responsibility for Attacks in Ramadi and Baquba
By SITE Institute
June 2, 2005

Al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn], in three separate messages, claims responsibility for attacks upon American and Iraqi forces in Ramadi and Baquba between May 31, 2005 and today, June 2.

The first communiqué describes an attack today upon an Iraqi police patrol in Baquba, east of Baghdad, which ?killed three officers. The message indicates that their vehicle was ?badly damaged,? and the remaining patrol which fled ?will not be far from the reach of the mujahideen.?

Yesterday, as detailed in the second communiqué, an explosive package was detonated upon a gathering of ?American on foot,? in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, where three were killed and seven injured. The message states that a second explosive was detonated on a Humvee, as it came to ?carry away the wounded.?

On May 31, members of the Military Wing of al-Qaeda in Iraq detonated a packet of explosives hidden in a ?palm tree? in Ramadi, where ?two Humvees were destroyed and four crusaders were killed.?

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


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