In four separate communiqués issued today, July 19, 2005, Ansar al-Sunnah claims responsibility for the assassination of a high ranking official of the Kurdish Party in Kirkuk, and two members of the Kurdish Democratic Party in al-Mosul. In addition, the group claims for a bombing operation targeting American forces in Baghdad, and rockets attacks at an American base in al-Howeyja district.
According to the first communiqué, the group detonated an explosive package today in al-Wasitya area of Kirkuk, targeting a high ranking official in the ?converted Kurdish parties,? killing him and his bodyguards. The message states: ?This operation assured that the mujahideen are carrying on getting the heads of the converters, one by one, to clear the earth from their rot and evil.?
As described in the second communiqué, two members of the Kurdish Democratic Party were murdered yesterday in al-Mosul, in the industrial section of the city, with machine gun fire.
The third communiqué states that an explosive package was detonated on a road in Baghdad, today, allegedly destroying a Humvee driving with a ?crusaders? patrol.? According to the message, ?the volume of the losses is not known.?
The fourth communiqué highlights, a rocket attack yesterday on al-Bakara base in al-Howeyja district, which allegedly ?crushed the crusaders? base.? The message states that the rockets landed ?heavy hits… and clouds of smoke were seen.?
A full translation of the four messages is provided to our Intel Service members.