A Statement from the Mujahideen Shura Council about the Happenings in al-A’azamiya
April 18, 2006
The Mujahideen Shura Council issued a statement today, April 18, 2006, addressing the latest happenings in the area of al-A’azamiya, a district of northern Baghdad. According to the group, what has occurred there is only a “small part” of the mujahideen fighting in Iraq with the “Crusaders’ and converters’” armies, which purportedly storm this city on a frequent basis. Dozens of casualties are said to have been inflicted upon the enemy, rotting bodies allegedly lining the city streets and being dumped into the Tigris River.
The statement also points to traitors amongst the Sunni people who call for the political process, warning them: “they will only see from us killing and slaughtering because the blood of these converters is more likeable than the Crusader masters’ blood.” The group continues their threats, addressing coalition and Iraqi security forces as a whole: “The mujahideen today in the Land of Two rivers - with the Grace of Allah - are more powerful than anytime before and the coming days will tell the whole world the true hell the enemies are suffering on this blessed land, and we will not stop our raids until the work of Allah prevails.”
According to media reports, clashes broke out between insurgents and Iraqi security forces in al-A’azamiya yesterday, even drawing some residents of the area into the fray.