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Al-Qaeda in Iraq Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bombings upon Americans, Assassinations of Iraqi Officials, and Attacks upon American and Iraqi Forces in al-Mosul, Baghdad, Beiji, and Tikrit
By SITE Institute
August 2, 2005

Al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat Al-Jihad Fi Bilad Al-Rafidayn], in eight separate communiqués issued today, August 2, 2005, claims responsibility for several suicide bombings targeting American soldier in Heet, al-Qaim, and Bab al-Sharqi, assassinations of Iraqi officials, and operations targeting American and Iraqi forces in al-Mosul, Baghdad, Beiji, and Tikrit.

  1. The first communiqué tells of a suicide bombing today targeting an American convoy in Heet, allegedly killing ?not less than 7 and injuring others….?
  2. Also today, two suicide bombers struck an American convoy in al-Rommana, al-Qaim, in northwestern Iraq, where they ?hurt them badly.?
  3. Another suicide bombing is highlighted in the third communiqué, stating that today, a suicide bomber detonated himself amongst an American convoy in Bab al-Sharqi.
  4. An explosive package was detonated on a convoy of Iraqi National Guards in New Baghdad today, allegedly killing five and destroyed a Humvee.
  5. The fifth message indicates that Ali Mohammad al-Nageil al-Ne?eimy, a security officer of al-Shorqat, was kidnapped and murdered in al-Mosul.
  6. Ahmad Mahdi, the secretary of Adel al-Mahdi, was assassinated, along with his companions, ?Hussein,? in the area of al-Jihad in Baghdad today.
  7. The seventh communiqué announces the ?harvest in Beiji and Tikrit? for the last week, listing several bombing operations on American and Iraqi bases.
  8. The ?harvest? in al-Mosul yesterday in al-Mosul is described in the eighth message, as the group lists their operations on American and Iraqi forces.

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

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