In four separate communiqués issued today, July 27, 2005, Ansar al-Sunnah claims responsibility for a bombing operation targeting oil pipelines in Jarf al-Sakhr, and attacks on American and Iraqi forces in Baghdad, al-Tarabla, and Balad station, on the expressway between Baghdad and al-Mosul.
The first communiqué describes an operation of the mujahideen today, exploding pipelines in the area of Jarf al-Sakhr, south of Baghdad, cutting fuel supplies to the American forces in that station.
According to the second message, an explosive package was detonated today by the side of a road in al-Azamya, in Baghdad, targeting a passing American convoy. The message indicates that the ?exact losses of their personnel? are unknown.
Also today, as described in the third message, an explosive package was detonated in al-Tarabla, north of Samarra, allegedly destroying an American Humvee and killing its five passengers.
The fourth communiqué details a dual-bombing operation on Monday, July 25, 2005, targeting a convoy of the Iraqi National Guard south of Balad station, which lies on the expressway between Baghdad and al-Mosul. According to the message, the detonation of the first explosive package killed a car and four of its passengers, and the second package killed two Iraqi soldiers who ?came to have a control of the situation.?
A full translation of the four messages is provided to our Intel Service members.