March 02, 2005

Army of Ansar al-Sunna Murders Two Turkish Drivers

The Army of Ansar al-Sunna has claimed responsibility for the murder of two Turkish drivers in Northern Iraq.


The statement said the group had "carried out God's punishment" against Turan Unal and Huseyin Aytag after it burned their trucks on the Kirkuk-Tikrit road. It said the drivers were carrying cement from Turkey to Tikrit for a company which the group said supplied US forces.
The Army of Ansar al-Sunna is the active splinter group of The Army of Ansar al-Islam. The group operates in the Kurdish areas and Arabized portions of former Kurdistan.

Ansar al-Sunnah has closely collaborated with Musab al-Zarqawi's al Qaeda in Iraq organization. The group has claimed responsibility for dozens of murders, including those of Turkish citizens in the past. The group often shoots or beheads their victims after the hostages are forced to confess to the 'crime' of working with the Americans.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:08 PM | Comments |