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Al-Qaeda in Iraq Announces the Formation of a New Suicidal Brigade Composed Exclusively of Iraqi People
By SITE Institute
June 21, 2005

In a statement issued yesterday, June 20, 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn] announces the formation of the Ansar Suicidal Brigade, to be composed solely of Iraqi people. According to the message, ?tens of them [Iraqis] rushed to register their names and they were racing to meet their God.?

The statement indicates that this adjoined brigade of the group?s al-Baraa bin Malek Suicidal Brigade was created in response to ?Allah?s order and from several demands of the brothers the Ansar and their eagerness to go to paradise…? Also, it seems that the creation of this group is in response to the latest media reports that many of the fighters within the Iraqi insurgency groups are foreigners.

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


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