Skip to comments.al Qaeda video documents Hussein era training in Northern Iraq
Posted on 07/19/2007 5:24:30 AM PDT by ikez78
by Joseph Shahda Saddam
In April of 2007 the media wing for al Qaeda in Iraq and the Islamic State in Iraq, Al Furqan, released a video documentary about their Kurdistan Units in Northern Iraq. The video training and also conducting an attack on a Kurdish militia vehicle. The video documentary (click images to view) is titled "Al Awda Ila Al Jibal" or "The Return To The Mountains."
According to the jihadist websites (World News Network) and forums who posted copies of the video the footage was shot somewhere between 2002 and early 2003, when al Qaeda was moving fighters to Iraq under the leadership of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
(Excerpt) Read more at regimeofterror.com ...
PING, missing part of my PING list though
ping to article
I’m sure Al Gore, as the promoter of a return to fact-based political debate, will come to the administration’s defense and state that there were Saddam-Al Quada links.
Thanks Mark :)
Exactly. Hussain brought a severly injured al qaida leader into Iraq for emergency surgury and then let him set up camps in northern iraq for training and for producing and exporting ricin to England. The MSM reported it then but coveniently fails to read or listen to their own prior reports.
So it is any wonder fewer and fewer people pay any attnetyion otthe MSM now.
I believe there is footage of our guys with a dog finding an alqueda manual in Northern Iraq.
Thanks for the ping!
I would love to read more about it.
Page 3 Translation from captured Iraqi document ISGZ-2004-031613.pdf
In The Name of God the Most Merciful The Most Compassionate
Directory of General Security
Directory of Security Ninevah Province
Directory of General Security/ Director Section 1
The confident (1253) declared the following:
1.On 21/8/2002 an American delegation who is visiting the Northern Region has paid a visit to the headquarters of the Iraqi communist party in Shaklawa. The representative of the communist party made presentation accusing the Iraqi government of hiding members of Al Qaeda organization in the region of Salman Pak in addition to members of the Turkish Workers party and the Iranian Moujahidee Khlak and that they are trained to use chemical weapons and that Iraq will use them in case there is military strike directed tagainst it.
End of translation.
The confident means the agent source that the Iraqi intelligence is using and his is identified only by his number 1253.
but i thought there were no terrorists in Iraq until we got there?
Al-Duri Linked to Ansar al-Islam, AP
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 23:47:24 -0800
Official: Saddam Confidant Linked to Terror Group
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
WASHINGTON - A senior member of Saddam Hussein ousted government is believed
to be helping coordinate attacks on American forces with members of an Al
Qaeda-linked terrorist group, a senior defense official said Wednesday.
Two captured members of Ansar al-Islam have said Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is
helping to coordinate their attacks, the official said, speaking on
condition of anonymity.
That information is the first solid evidence of links between remnants of
Saddam’s regime and the non-Iraqi fighters responsible for at least some of
the attacks on U.S. forces and their Iraqi allies, the official said.
Pentagon officials say Ansar al-Islam, which operated in northern Iraq
before its camp was destroyed during the war, poses one of the greatest
threats in Iraq. Military commanders have said they believe hundreds of
non-Iraqi fighters from Ansar have entered Iraq to fight the U.S.-led
occupation, many of them through neighboring Iran.
Al-Douri is No. 6 on the most-wanted list of 55 Iraqis and was vice chairman
of Saddam’s Revolutionary Command Council.
He was one of Saddam’s few longtime confidants and his daughter was married
to Saddam’s son, Uday, who was killed in a raid by U.S. forces in July.
NBC News first reported the al-Douri link to Ansar al-Islam Tuesday night.
Asked Wednesday about the report, Pentagon spokesman Larry Di Rita said he
did not know anything about it.
Attacks on American troops have surged this week to about 33 per day, up
from 26 per day last week and 15 per day in early September. A series of car
bombings in and near Baghdad this week killed more than three dozen people.
U.S. officials have been searching for months for suspected links between
Saddam loyalists and foreign fighters like Ansar members. President Bush and
other U.S. officials have said they believe the bombings in Baghdad Monday
were the work of Saddam loyalists, foreign fighters or both.
Pentagon officials say the Baghdad bombings — four explosions in different
parts of the city in less than an hour — show a level of sophistication
they had not seen before. Di Rita said the bombings indicated coordination
“at least at the regional level.”
The defense official who discussed the al-Douri link said he did not know if
the al-Douri-Ansar alliance was responsible for the Baghdad bombings. He
said military officials don’t know to what extent al-Douri was coordinating
attacks with Ansar.
Earlier this month, American forces captured a top associate of al-Douri in
the town of Baqouba north of Baghdad.
U.S. officials have said for at least two months they suspect al-Douri of
coordinating attacks on Americans but had not previously linked him to
U.S. officials say Ansar al-Islam has links to Al Qaeda and has experimented
with producing crude biological and chemical weapons. The group operated in
a small section of northern Iraq surrounded by Kurdish-controlled areas
which were outside Saddam’s control.
Kurdish officials have long alleged that Saddam’s government helped Ansar,
but U.S. officials have said they haven’t yet found definitive proof of
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