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Al-Qaeda in Iraq Claims Responsibility for Several Attacks on American and Iraqi Forces in Dyali, Mosul, Samarra, and Baghdad
By SITE Institute
June 30, 2005

Al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn], in eight separate communiqués issued today, June 30, 2005, claims responsibility for several attacks executed yesterday upon American and Iraqi forces in Dyali, Mosul, Samarra, and Baghdad:

  1. The first communiqué states that an explosive package was detonated on an American convoy in the area of Jalulaa in Dyali, northeast of Baghdad, allegedly destroying a Humvee and killing all inside.
  2. Also in Jalulaa yesterday, the second communiqué describes an attack on a police patrol ?supporting the Jews and Christians,? where the detonation of an explosive package destroyed a police call, allegedly killing all inside.
  3. The third message highlights an attack on al-Bakr base north of Baghdad with a barrage of five mortar shells.
  4. Confrontations between al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Iraqi National Guard in al-Yarmouk district of Mosul yesterday, is purported to have resulted in ?death and injury of some of the converters.?
  5. According to the fifth communiqué, the group bombed the headquarters of the Iraqi National Guard in Samarra and they ?hit their targets….?
  6. In Mosul yesterday, as the sixth communiqué highlights, a ?converted [Iraqi] police station? was bombed using fifteen mortar sheets.
  7. Also yesterday, an America camp in Bahraz in Dyali was attacked with Katyusha rockets, which ?hit the target.?
  8. The eighth communiqué describes an attack on an Iraqi police patrol in the city of al-Khales in Dyali yesterday. According to the message, ?[t]hree converted police were killed….?

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


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