BAGHDAD, June 14 (KUNA) — The Iraqi government has unveiled on Wednesday details of a document which the Iraqi forces set hand at the house where the Al-Qaeda operative Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi and his aids were killed during a US air strike last Wednesday.
It said that the “death and destruction” document uncovers the strategic relation between Saddam Hussein’s henchmen and Zarqawi group.
Identity of the party that authored the document was unknown, but the text distributed here by the Premiership’s media office, a copy of which received by KUNA, indicates that it exemplifies the tendencies of Zarqawi and agrees with the statements which he made on his war strategy before he was killed.
The document indicates recognition of Al-Qaeda in the Euphrates region of the the recent drop of Zarqawi’s influence and capabilities.
It admits that the “position of resistance in Iraq requires reconsideration of the acts and incidents in the country, with the aim of reaching the best means for realizing the best results, in particular following success of the National Guard forces in forming a massive shield and effective arm in the interest of the US forces and this ultimately scaled down to a large extent the scope of losses sustained by the US forces”.
It adds that the “time factor” has “negatively affected Al-Qaeda in Iraq due to many reasons including formation and enhancing the capabilities of the National Guards up to the level of launching attacks and carrying out mass arrests within the resistance controlled areas. This ended up in loss of many elements and launching an anti media resistance campaign … and sowing schism in its fold …”.
Ultimately the document called for improving the image of the “resistance” in Iraq, luring new members and establishing weapons manufacturing workshops.
It concluded that the “best way out of this crisis is implicating the US forces in a war against another state or against an anti-Qaeda force. We mean escalating the US-Iran tension and US-Shia tension and in particular the Sistani followers in Iraq.” (end) mhg.