The latest tape from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi says that a terrorist victory could take months or years as they wear down the "arrogant American Tyrant" morale. The tape, which was posted on an islamic website, has not been verified yet but is believed to be from the terrorist leader.
The tape also made reference to two al-Qaeda terrorists that were killed in Fallujah in November. Whether this is the truth or just a ruse, who knows.
Australian Broadcasting Corp
He calls on the insurgents to be patient in their street battles because God has promised victory.
The speaker mentions Eid but it is not clear if he is referring to Eid al-Adha, which started on Thursday, or Eid al-Fitr which took place in November.
"The fruits of jihad (holy war) come after much patience and a lengthy stay in the battlefield... which could last months and years," he said.
"In the fight against the arrogant American tyrant who carries the flag of the cross, we find that despite its military might it is being crushed emotionally and morally.
"Our battle with the enemy is a battle of streets and towns and has many tactical, defensive and offensive methods.
"Fierce wars are not decided in days or weeks."
Los Angeles Times
The speaker said Omar Hadid, who was in his 30s, was killed in November when U.S. and Iraqi forces recaptured the city. It was the first public report by the insurgents that Hadid was dead. It has been widely believed that Hadid fled the city as it was being attacked.
The statement said Hadid and a man identified as Abu Harith Mohammed Jasem Issawi had ignored advice that they leave during the battle. "They were martyred," it said.
"They were splattered" is more like it.
Tipped by: Hyscience
The Jawa Report