The Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades issued a statement today, July 25, 2005, denying al-Qaeda?s participation in the triple bombing attack perpetrated in Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt, Saturday, July 23, 2005, and announces that the organization does not have a branch named the ?Brigades of Martyr Abdullah Azzam.? In addition, the group rejoices in the ?blessed operation? executed by the ?Mujahideen of Egypt,? and though the group denies physical participation or sending men to execute the operation, they state that al-Qaeda Organization ?only financed the operation.?
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