November 20, 2004

Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Execution Video, More Beheadings in Mosul

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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-Sunnah has released a video of the murder of two officials of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul. This brings the total number of people murdered by terrorists in Mosul over the past week to 17. Images from the video are posted here. Graphic images posted below. The video may be downloaded here. The terrorists claimed the the two men were spies for the Coalition forces. Before shooting them in the back of the head, the terrorist put each of the victims in a robe with the initials PDK (Kurdistan Democratic Party). The PDK is a long-time ally of the United States. The PDK is the political wing of one of two main Kurdish groups that fought the Saddam Hussein regime for the last decade.

pdk1.jpgHaving fled Fallujah, Mosul is now the center of terrorist activity in Iraq. Mosul is in Kurdistan, but Saddam Hussein's 'Arabization' program has made Kurds a minority there. Mosul was initially liberated by Kurdish forces, but in a deal with the US the Kurdish partisans left the city. In the past week there have been rumors that the US would ask that Kurdish forces be redeployed in the area. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has claimed that he is now in total control of Mosul. In recent weeks the Army of Ansar al-Sunnah has joined forces with Zarqawi's al Qaeda linked organization. The Islamic Army in Iraq is a third terrorist organization now working with Zarqawi.

Mosul was once the exclusive territory of the Army of Ansar al-Sunnah, but having lost his main base of operation in Fallujah, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has now relocated there. Hopefully this is a sign that Zarqawi's own al Qaeda Group in Iraq (formerly known as Tawhid and Jihad) has fallen apart due to Coalition pressure.

Yesterday I noted that Zarqawi had beheaded two Iraqi National Guardsman in front of a crowd in Mosul. Today, the bodies of 9 Iraqi National Guardsman were found in that city. Seven of the bodies were beheaded. Four other bodies were found Thursday by US troops, but they have not been identified yet.

Images: Above, pictures of the victims from the video. After 'confessing' the two are put in robes marked PDK. Below, the victims' identification are shown on the video to 'prove' they are collaboraters.

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:32 PM | Comments |