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December 19, 2006 No.
1399

Islamist Websites Monitor No. 37

Video Documenting a Series of Terrorist Attacks in Iraq

On December 17, 2006, Islamist websites posted an 11-minute video, produced by the media department of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, that presents a suicide bomber's final message. The message is followed by footage of several terrorist attacks. An opening caption states that the film documents three operations carried out by Al-Qaeda in Iraq:

  1. A suicide attack against Americans stationed at a factory;
  2. An attack on a post overlooking Tawi bridge in Albufraj;
  3. An attack on a U.S. military Hummer near intelligence headquarters in Al-Ramadi.

In the first part of the film, a suicide bomber, identified in the film as Abu Hafs Al-Najdi, reads out his final message before setting out on an operation. In his message, Al-Najdi calls on the Muslims to sacrifice their lives for Allah. The film then shows a truck moving towards a building and disappearing behind a bend. A short while later a large explosion is seen; the video's time-stamp reads 1:16 PM on August 23, 2005.

The second part of the film shows a series of explosions at various sites; for the first, the time-stamp reads April 24, 2005. The film ends with the caption: "The attack on Tawi bridge was carried out by four brothers using two vehicles. They fired three anti-tank missiles and three cluster bombs, and [threw] three hand grenades. The attack resulted in the death of all those who manned the post overlooking the bridge, and two Hummers were burned. Our [forces] suffered no losses."

The film is accompanied by a song that says: "Blow them up, carve them up, and butcher them wherever you find them. Drive them all away and defeat them. Scatter them, harass them... bring disasters upon them with hatred, show them no mercy. They are a group of sinners who do evil in this world... Sign no truce with them and do not reconcile with them. Destroy them."

The video can be viewed at http://switch3.castup.net/cunet/gm.asp?ClipMediaID=385132&ak=null.

Below are images from the video: