Al-Qaeda in Iraq, in two separate communiqués and a 2:20 minute video issued in the past 24-hours, claims responsibility for ongoing battles in al-Ramadi against American forces and the Shi?ites, and announces their ?fighting of the ones who did not want Allah?s law? amongst the ?crusaders and the converters.? The video depicts an old man who reads his will before executing a suicide operation in Baghdad, and explains that old men, children, and women will follow the young men from the Muslim Nation in the fight against the ?infidels.?
A full translation of both messages, a summary of the video, and video clip are provided to our Intel Service members.