Sunday, April 25, 2010

Islamic State of Iraq Confirms the Killing of its Two Senior Leaders, Abu 'Umar al-Baghdadi & Abu Hamza al-Muhajir

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) just issued a statement confirming the killings of its amir and proto-caliph, Abu 'Umar al-Baghdadi, and the minister of war and head of Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI), Abu Hamza al-Muhajir (Abu Ayyub al-Masri). The ISI is an umbrella organization for several of the most militant insurgent groups operating in Iraq, the largest of them being AQI.

The statement is signed with the name of the "Shari'a (Islamic law) minister" of the ISI, Abu al-Walid bin 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Mashhadani. He says the two's deaths are joyous and promises that the ISI will remain intact. He also warns against the U.S. and Iraqi governments' use of al-Baghdadi's and al-Muhajir's deaths as propaganda tools.

Deaths of Abu 'Umar Al-Baghdadi & Abu Hamza Al-Muhajir (April 24)
ISI Statement

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