In a communiqué and a 1:25 minute video issued today, September 20, 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq announces some of the ?harvest? in Baghdad and al-Mosul, in revenge for the Sunni people in Tal Afar between Thursday, September 15, and yesterday. The attacks include assassinations of alleged spies, an Iraqi police officer, and National Guard member, and detonating several improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on American and Iraqi targets. The video clip contains footage of destroyed mosques in Tal Afar.
A full translation of the message and video clip are provided to our Intel Service members.