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Al Qaeda in Iraq Releases Statements Claiming Responsibility for Six Attacks Focusing on Checkpoints and Operations in Mosul and Talafar
By SITE Institute
August 6, 2005




In a series of nine communiques released today, August 6, 2005, Al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat Al-Jihad Fi Bilad Al-Rafidayn], has claimed responsibility for six suicidal operations on various areas of control at Al-Mahmoudiya area south of Baghdad, at the eastern entrance of Al-Yousifiya city - Al-Qasr AL-Awsat (The Middle Palace) district, in the Al-Shuhada?a neighborhood in the city of Al-Yousifiya, another in Al-Latifiya, at the Al-Shashbar control point south of Baghdad, at the western entrance to Al-Yousifiya and in Al-Hudaitha under the leadership of Sheikh Abu Abd Allah AL-Shamari. The group claimed to have killed over 25 people in these operations.

The group also issued a summary of events in Mosul and claimed to have destroyed four Humvee vehicles and a helicopter in Talafar.

Full translations of the statements are provided to our Intel Service members.


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