November 30, 2006
Main Insurgent Group, Ansar al Sunna, Decapitated in Iraq
According to the Multi-National Forces, 11 high ranking members of The Army of Ansar al Sunna have been captured. The Sunni group is one of the main terrorist organizations in areas North of Baghdad. They are known for their gruesome videos in which civilians are beheaded.
As Nick, who e-mailed me about this said, "bet you wont see this story on the MSM." Indeed. It's not so much that they won't report it, they will, but it will be buried in the text of another story. (see WaPo for example, which buries it 9 paragraphs into an article bearing bad news about an American pilot killed). And don't expect it to get any TV airtime. None.
This is very big news. On par with the story that the Juba Baghdad sniper was apparently captured. Alive. As Bohica reminded me, CNN was okay with showing the propaganda video of "Juba" killing American soldiers, but will they give Juba's arrest any airtime? Don't. Hold. Your. Breath.
BAGHDAD, Iraq – In one week's time, Coalition Forces captured 11 suspected senior-level terrorists of Ansar al Sunna during a series of raids in north-central Iraq during mid-November.I've never heard that Ansar al Sunna operatives hide in Iran, but since they are Kurdish Islamists (or the remnants of a Kurdish group, mixed with Arabs and foreign fighters), perhaps in the Kurdish areas of Iran?
During the raids, Coalition Forces captured the terrorist emirs of Iraq, Ramadi, Baqubah, Tikrit, al Qa’im, Bayji and Baghdad. They also captured two terrorist facilitators, a courier, an explosives expert and a financier.
The detention of these terrorists delivers a serious blow to the AAS network that is responsible for improvised explosive device attacks and suicide attacks and on Iraqi government, Coalition Forces and Iraqi civilians. The AAS network is also responsible for multiple kidnappings, small arms attacks and other crimes in the central and northern part of Iraq.
AAS is considered by some to be a leading terror organization in Iraq as al-Qaida’s leadership continues to crumble and it loses its ability to function due to Iraqi and Coalition Forces systematic dismantling efforts.
Although some AAS senior leadership allegedly hide in Iran, they continually plan attacks to disrupt Iraqi reconstruction efforts. This allows the AAS leadership to attempt to disrupt Iraqi reconstruction progress using their followers, while keeping the leadership out of harms way.
The Iraqi people deserve to live in country free from terror. Coalition and Iraqi Forces will continue to disrupt terrorist networks by killing and capturing terrorists, intercepting and destroying VBIEDs and suicide vests and continuously degrading terror cells operating within Iraq.
So, just how bad is the Army of Ansar al-Sunnah? Very. Bad.
Think Abu Musab al Zarqawi bad (Zarqawi used to work with them from time to time). Think the beheading of truck drivers and the murder of hostages bad. Or any one else who they suspected of having any ties to the Iraqi government. Killing them. Murdering them all. On video.
In fact, going through our archives I believe it is safe to say that The Jaish Ansar al Sunnah have more innocent blood on their hands than Zarqawi's Tawhid wal Jihad & al Qaeda in Iraq.
The following is not a comprehensive list of all the people they murdered and then used for their own terror propaganda. The death penalty is too good for members of Ansar al Sunna.
The Army of Ansar al-Sunna Kills American Cpl. Jeffrey A. Boskovich
Mayada Salihi--a woman--Taken Hostage in Iraq by Ansar al-Sunna
Two Turkish Truck Drivers--Turan Unal and Huseyin Aytag--Murderd by Ansar al Sunnah.
They murdered Japanese hostage Akihiko Saito.
12 Nepalese Hostages Killed, 1 Beheaded
Alleged CIA Agent Beheaded
Iraqi, Turk Beheaded by Army of Ansar al-Sunna
Ansar al Sunna Kills 3 Iraqis on Video
Ansar al Sunna beheads hostage Barie Nafi'a Daoud Ibrahim on video
CIA Agent Executed: Another Beheading Video
Army of Ansar al Sunna Beheads Iraqi Officer
Turkish Hostage Beheaded on Video
Army of Ansar al-Sunna Attacks 'CIA' Vehicle
Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Execution Video, More Beheadings in Mosul
Ansar al Sunna Beheads 3 On Video
Nepalese Civilian Murdered by Ansar al-Sunnah
The Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Kills Iraqi Translator
Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Murders 7 on Video
Beheading Video from Army of Ansar al-Sunnah: Shiite Follower of Muqtada al-Sadr Beheaded for 'Working with US'
Iraqi Murdered by Army of Ansar al-Sunnah in New Beheading Video
Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Murder Hostages by Beheading, Video Released
The Kurdish Victims of the Army of Ansar al Sunna
The Army of Ansar al-Sunna has murdered Iraqi Nasser Had Ali
Terrorists Murder Civilians in Iraq on Video (Amir Nassir & Others)
Turkish truck driver Ramadan Elbu murderd by Ansar al Sunna (with help of Zarqawi's al Qaeda)