In an additional series of communiqués and a 1:30 minute video issued today, September 7, 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq claims responsibility for detonating a car bomb on a ?crusader?s patrol? in al-Karada, detonating an explosive on a ?crusader diplomat?s convoy? in al-Basra, southern Iraq, allegedly killing four American security guards, and destroying an American armored vehicle in Talafar, as depicted in the video. In addition, the group announces the results of confrontations in Talafar during the last few days, including the alleged destruction of nine tanks, shooting down two helicopters, and destroying two Humvees.
A full translation of the three messages and video clip are provided to our Intel Service members.