Al Qaeda allies claim Iraq bombing

by on June 15th, 2004

“Your brothers, the holy warriors, … were able to set a successful trap that targeted the mercenaries’ convoy in the center of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad,” said the statement signed by the military wing of Jamaat al-Tawhid wa’l-Jihad, or the Monotheism and Jihad group.

The group is led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian operating in Iraq. U.S. authorities believe al-Zarqawi runs his own terrorist operation, but is allied to Osama bin Laden.

It was not possible to authenticate the statement, which was dated Monday and posted Tuesday on a Web site that has recently carried claims of responsibility for terror attacks in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Etalkinghead Staff