A ?Young man from al-Goaf? issued a message to a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum yesterday, August 16, 2005, announcing the martyrdom of Abdulaziz al-Tamimi AKA Abu Omar al-Shamali and describing his operation with pride. Al-Shamali traveled to Iraq this summer, and upon his arrival, joined the suicidal brigade of al-Qaeda in Iraq and executed a bombing on American forces in the al-Ghazaliya section of Baghdad and ?hit them badly.?
Abu Omar al-Shamali is described as the brother of the ?martyr? Abu Soheib al-Tamami and a close friend of Abu Hafs al-Shamali, the latter of which was elegized in a similar message from the ?Young man from al-Goaf ? on August 1, 2005.
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.