A ?young man from al-Goaf? issued a message to a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum today, concerning the ?martyrdom? of Abu Hafs al-Shamali in Iraq. The author informs that al-Shamali, an eighteen year old who graduated from school this summer, traveled to Iraq following the ?good news? of his uncle?s death in al-Fallujah, and joined al-Qaeda in Iraq?s suicidal brigade, where he was ?chosen? for a suicidal operation in Heet.
The message concludes with congratulations for Abu Hafs al-Shamali becoming a ?martyr.?
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.