Al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn] issued a communiqué today, June 4, 2005, claiming responsibility for an attack yesterday upon a ?center (precinct) of the police forces supporting the Jews and Christians? in the city of Samarra, north of Baghdad. According to the message, ?Their losses are not yet known.?
Also, in a separate posting, the group posted a 1:30 video depicting the firing of rockets upon an American base in Baghdad.
A full translation of the message and video clip are provided to our Intel Service members.