Al-Qaeda in Iraq released playing cards with pictures of tribal leaders they've already assassinated, and ones they hope to soon kill, on them. They hope to kill the anti-AQI tribal leaders before the end of Ramadan.
Modeled after the playing cards U.S. forces issued in its hunt for top Sadaam Hussein officials soon after Iraq fell, the cards were released within the last week.
From MEMRI, The Middle East Media Research Institute and the Islamists Websites Monitor ProjectForewarned is forearmed.
September 25, 2007
Al-Qaeda in Iraq Publishes List of Tribal Leaders It Intends to Assassinate Before 'Id Al-Fitr
The Islamist website http://www.elshouraa.ws/vb, hosted by SoftLayer Technologies Inc. in Texas, USA, has published a list of names, some with photos, titled "Pictures of the Infidels and Apostates Wanted by the Islamic State of Iraq." The message accompanying the list praises the September 13, 2007 assassination of Al-Anbar Salvation Council head 'Abd Al-Sattar Abu Risha by the ISI,  and threatens other tribal leaders who oppose Al-Qaeda: "We killed your leader and sheikh on the first day of Ramadan, as we promised you. You should know that the ISI will prevent most of your [other] leaders from offering up their holiday prayers [on 'Id Al-Fitr at the end of the month of Ramadan]. You will never see 'Id Al-Fitr, because [the jihad fighters] have turned [this] Ramadan into a grave for the apostates. [Abu Risha] is the first... dead hypocrite of this month - [the month of] jihad and mujahideen - and will be followed by many others."
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