Monday, September 12, 2005

Al-Qaida 'offshoot' group will use 'chemical and unconventional weapons' in Iraq

A group claiming to be an offshoot of al-Qaida said it would retaliate against the government and security forces in the capital

"The Taifa al-Mansoura Army has decided to ... strike at strategic and other targets of importance for the occupation and the infidels in Baghdad by using chemical and unconventional weapons developed by the mujahedeen, unless the military operations in Tal Afar stop within 24 hours,"

It was not immediately possible to determine the authenticity of the statement, which was posted on a Web site known for its militant contents

I can not verify the accuracy of this claim, only that this statement has appeared on a islamic web site that has in the past been taken seriously by intelligence agencies .