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Ansar al-Sunnah Threatens People Who Transport Supplies to American Forces, Denies the Death of Mujahideen in Haditha, and Claims Responsibility for Murdering Americans and an Iraqi Police Colonel in al-Ramadi and Kirkuk
By SITE Institute
August 1, 2005

Ansar al-Sunnah, in five communiqués issued today, August 1, 2005, claims responsibility for attacks today, sniping three Americans in al-Soufiya, al-Ramadi, today, and bombing an Iraqi police colonel and American Humvees in Kirkuk, in addition to denying that American forces killed eleven mujahideen in Haditha, and warns any ?converter? that seeks to transport supplies to American forces.

The group alleges Haditha is now devoid of any American or ?converter? presence; however, during the occupation, thievery has become a ?profession.? Following the carjacking of a youth?s car in Berwana, north of Haditha, the mujahideen of Ansar al-Sunnah Army ?surrounded the city and they could arrest the thief,? and lashed him 120 times, as warning to those who may do the same.

Concerning the warning to those who transport supplies to American soldiers, Ansar al-Sunnah describes an operation today at Baghdad International Airport, detonating bombs on the trucks and placing bombs in trucks which the American forces purportedly assumed were car bombs, and arrested the drivers. The group claims to ?control the road to Abu Ghraib? and threatens death upon anyone transporting supplies.

A full translation of the five messages is provided to our Intel Service members.

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