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INN World Report -May 12
In a "perfect timing", an unknown group tries to distract from Torturegate. It is linked to Ahmad Fadeel Nazal Al-Khalayleh, known as Abu Musa'ab Al-Zarqawi, who didn't show his face in this video
There is one problem. Al-Zarquawi is believed to be dead since April 2003, as AsiaTimes wrote 2 months ago:
"...For its part, the leadership of the Allahu Akbar Mujahideen - which includes plenty of Sunni resistance groups - circulated a leaflet in Fallujah dismissing the purported al-Zarqawi letter found on a computer disk by the US stating plans for provoking a sectarian war between Sunnis and Shi'ites.
The letter on the disk is described as "the fabricated al-Zarqawi memo", used by the Americans "to back up their theory of a civil war" in Iraq. In fact, the Mujahideen claim that Zarqawi was killed in the Sulaimaniyah Mountains in northeastern Kurdistan "during the American bombing" of Ansar al-Islam positions in late April 2003. Zarqawi, they claim, could not evade the bombing because of his artificial leg..."
The Circumstances of Berg's whereabouts since March 24th are unexplained either. According to Chicago Tribune (KRT) , "Iraqi security forces arrested Berg in late March at a checkpoint near Mosul, according to U.S. officials in Washington familiar with the case. Berg's parents said they did not hear from their son between March 24 and roughly April 8, according to court papers they filed in Pennsylvania last month..."
NY Times -May 12, 2004
An Islamist Web site posted a videotape on Tuesday showing the decapitation of an American in Iraq, in what the killers called revenge for the American mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
The Web site said the man who had carried out the beheading was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian militant linked to Al Qaeda who the Americans believe was behind some of the deadliest terrorist attacks here. "Sheik Abu Musab Zarqawi slaughters an American infidel with his hands and promises Bush more," read the title of the video. The Web site is operated by a group named Muntada al-Ansar, and often carries statements by Islamic militants.
The video shows a thin, bearded man, who identified himself as Nicholas Berg of West Chester, Pa., seated before a row of five masked men. Mr. Berg appeared to be wearing an orange jump suit similar to those issued to Iraqis in American-run prisoners here.