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Ansar al-Sunnah Claims Attacks in al-Bowra, al-Radwaniya, and an Attempted Assassination of the Director of the Information Department
By SITE Institute
August 5, 2005


Ansar al-Sunnah Army recently released three communiqués claiming responsibility for attacks against American and Iraqi National Guard troops in al-Bowra, al-Radwaniya, and an attempted assassination of the Director of the Information Department of the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior.

In an undated statement, Ansar al-Sunnah claims to have attempted to assassinate the Director of the Information Department, Ayad Nameed Saleh al-Safi, while he and two security officers were en-route from Baghdad to Hila. The statement claims that the group called off their attack so as not to harm any women, children, or elderly civilians. Ansar al-Sunnah warns al-Safi that "we will get you sooner or later" citing his responsibility for "the Muslims who's torture and killing you supervise everyday"

The second communiqué, dated August 5, 2005, claims responsibility for a series of explosions against two American humvees on Wednesday August 3, 2005 in al-Bowra. The group claims to have caused "at least" five deaths during the attacks.

The third communiqué details an ambush against Iraqi National Guard troops in al-Radwaniya on Monday August 1, 2005. According to the statement, seven National Guardsmen were killed and six were injured.

The translated communiques are provided to our Intel Service members.

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