Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Iraqi Insurgent Group Jaysh Abi Bakr al-Siddiq al-Salafi Announces Production of New "Sadeeq 1" Rockets in Video

The Iraqi insurgent group Jaysh Abi Bakr al-Siddiq al-Salafi [Army of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, the Pious Forefather; JABSS] released a lengthy video on February 12 announcing its production of a new rocket, the Sadeeq 1, which it claims can be more accurately targeted at "enemy bases." I wrote previously about the group, noting that many of the short videos they release on a frequent basis are of lackluster quality compared to other Iraqi insurgent groups, such as the jihadi-takfiri umbrella, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), and Jama'at Ansar al-Islam [Group of Islam's Partisans].

Interestingly, JABSS materials are promoted on both web forums affiliated with transnational jihadi-takfiri movements and the religious-nationalist Islamic Army in Iraq (IAI). The IAI engaged in disputes and even military conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), the umbrella for several of the most violent insurgent groups operating in that country, in 2007. Following their battles, IAI materials were no longer included on jihadi-takfiri web forums.

In many of these videos, JABSS members are shown firing mortars and homemade rockets at targets which are not shown. Usually, it is claimed that they are targeting U.S. or Iraqi government positions or buildings, though this cannot always be verified (they could be firing at a barren stretch of land). The group's logo (in the video intro) reads, "No Glory/Pride Except [with] Struggle [al-Jihad]." In its newest video, JABSS members are shown making, preparing, and firing the new Sadeeq 1 rockets, both during the day and at night. The rockets appear to be fairly primitive. The Arabic text that accompanied the video is reproduced below the embedded video.



Abu Bakr al-Siddiq was the first successor to the Prophet Muhammad after he died in 632 C.E. He is recognized by Sunni Muslims as the first successor, caliph, in the Rashidun [Rightly-guided] line of caliphs. Shi'i Muslims do not recognize him, nor do they recognize most of the Prophet's Companions and successors honored by Sunnis.
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على إمام المجاهدين نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين.
أما بعد....
فيقول الله تعالى (( وأعدوا لهم ما استطعتم من قوة ومن رباط الخيل ترهبون به عدو الله وعدوكم ))

بفضل من الله وحده يعلن إخوانكم في جيش أبي بكر الصديق السلفي عن تصنيع صاروخ قصير المدى يستخدم في حرب العصابات داخل المدن أسميناه صديّق1 قادر على دك قواعد العدو بدقة و ينطلق بطريقتين الأولى بزاوية لدك القواعد عن بعد وأخرى بتوجيه رأسي على الأهداف .

وستشاهدون في هذا الإصدار بعض مراحل التصنيع والإعداد ثم مرحلة التجارب ثم مرحلة الإطلاق المباشر على ثكنات العدو.

كما وأن المشروع مستمر بفضل الله وباتجاهين الأول التصنيع والإنتاج والعمل العسكري والاتجاه الأخر هو التطوير وهذا الأخير يحتاج إلى بعض الدعم المادي والمعنوي للوصول إلى مديات أعلى ولكي يستهدف أكثر عدد ممكن من قواعد العدو ،والتي يصعب قصفها بهذا النوع من الصواريخ قصيرة المدى.

والله نسأل أن يتقبل منا وأن يمن علينا وعلى المجاهدين بالنصر المبين والحمد لله رب العالمين

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