November 03, 2004

Army of Ansar al Sunna Beheads Iraqi Officer, Hostage Taking Continues in Iraq

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UPDATE 5/10: Army of Ansar al-Sunna website releases images of Japanese hostage Akihiko Saito. Images, story, and link to website.
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The Army of Ansar al-Sunna posted the videotaped murder of an Iraqi Army officer today. The victim's name was Major Hussein Shunun and the terrorists claim that he was kidnapped in Mosul several days ago. As is their usual MO, the terrorists said the victim 'confessed' to 'collaborating' with the enemy and warned that any one who backed the 'crusader occupation forces' would be murdered in a similar fashion. So-called 'collaboraters' are routinely murdered in the Palestinian territories, in Chechnya, and in Kashmir.

UPDATE: I have obtained the video and it is gruesome. Images from the video are posted here. To the right is a still I captured right before the bastards murder Shunun. Graphic images are below. You can download the video at the Terrorist Media website, which is an essential resource for tracking terrorist propaganda films. The site is in need of donations, if you can spare some change.

Chad at In the Bullpen tipped me on this, and also noted four Jordanian truck drivers have also been taken hostage. The Army of Ansar al-Sunnah has not claimed responsibility, but it is possible they were behind the act. However, since the drivers were captured in Ramadi, it seems unlikely. The Army of Ansar al-Sunnah has generally limited it's terrorist activities to areas in the north. Ramadi is located just west of Baghdad in the Sunni triangle. It is more likeley that these hostages will be held for ransom, like dozens of others before them.

Two days ago an American citizen was taken hostage in Iraq [earlier post here]. Today he was identified as Radim Sadeq, an American of Lebanese ancestry. He was in Iraq working as a civillian contractor working for a mobile phone company. Sadeq lived in the same neighborhood as murdered hostages Kenneth Bigley [info here], Eugene Armstrong [info here] and Jack Hensley [info here]. The three were beheaded by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's al Qaeda linked Tawid and Jihad organization.

The group claiming responsibility for Major Hussein Shunun's death also killed eleven Iraqi National Guardsman on Oct. 28th [information, images, and links to video here]. The Army of Ansar al-Sunnah murdered an Iraqi citizen named either Yassar Musil or Seif Adnan Kanaan on Oct. 23rd [information, images, and links to video here]. During the taped beheading of Turkish truck driver Ramadan Elbu on October 15th by the Army of Ansar al-Islam, one of the murderers identified himself as a follower of Zarqawi [information, video, and images here]. On October 11th, another individual claimed to be a member of Zarqawi's Tawhid and Jihad group on a beheading video released by the group--the victims were a Turkish truck driver and his Iraqi translator [information, video, and images here]. The Army of Ansar al Sunnah murdered an Iraqi named Barie Nafi'a Daoud Ibrahim on Oct. 2nd [images, link to video, and information here]. The same group murdered three Iraqis on September 16th (information, links to video, and images here). On August 31st, these terrorists executed 12 hostages from Nepal, one of them by beheading (information, links to video, and images here). On August 11th the group beheaded a man they claimed was a CIA agent (information and images here) and on August 25th the group beheaded a second alleged CIA agent (information and images here).

WARNING: Graphic images below!!!
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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:35 AM | Comments |