In a statement issued today, July 28, 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq responds to the ?crusaders? media and its attempt to blacken today?s victories,? citing media reports of only one civilian being killed in the oil train bombing in al-Dowra, Baghdad, today. The group questions if this is their interpretations of truth, and states that media outlets today are ?racing to satisfy the Jews and the crusaders? and does not seek the truth, but is ?after money.?
Today, al-Qaeda in Iraq issued a communiqué claiming responsibility for an attack in al-Dowra today, bombing an oil train outside of Lewa al-Zeib Camp. This speed in which the al-Qaeda in Iraq replied to the media?s reporting of the attack indicates how closely the group monitors the news.
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.