Thursday, April 17, 2008

Al-Qaeda tactics revealed

H/T: Pat Dollard

Coaliton forces intercepted a letter in Iraq detailing tactics to use against the Iraqi gov't, Sunni Awakening forces and coalition forces.

By John J. Kruzel

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2008 – Use silenced guns to kill coalition forces at Iraqi security checkpoints, smuggle weapons in gradual shipments to reduce the risk of detection, and poison Iraq’s water supply with nitric acid to spread disease and death.
Such tactics were fleshed out in a terrorist letter intended for Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the foreign-born leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. But the document never reached Masri. Instead, coalition forces lifted it from the body of a terrorist they killed last month during an operation 30 miles northwest of Baghdad.
The slain terrorist and author of the 11-page missive was Abu Safyan, from Diyala, Iraq, according to military officials who made available all but two pages deemed “not releasable” on the Multinational Force Iraq Web site.

Read the rest here.

You can read the transcript of the missive here. A couple of pages have been left out for security reasons, but the bulk of the transcript is there.

I wonder how much media coverage this story will get....

Die with you boots on....


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