Al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat Al-Jihad Fi Bilad Al-Rafidayn] issued a statement today, July 2, 2005, extending their congratulations to the mujahideen in ?al-Haramain Country?, Saudi Arabia, urging them to ?cling to the heels of our Sheikh Usama [bin Laden,? and thanking them for their fighters, and for their prayers and financial support.
Though the membership of al-Qaeda in Iraq are ?engrossed with the pains that are inflicted,? they assure the contingent in Saudi Arabia that they ?continuously think of you? and their martyrs. Further, the group states that their expectation is one of two ?goods,? either ?victory or martyrdom.?
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.