Last modified: 2013-11-12 by antónio martins
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It is the new al-Qaeda flag, black with the “long version” of
the Shahada in a yellowish colour and a
yellowish circle in the center. I have seen the flag several times
before before; I was in Iraq for the past 6 months. The flag is being
debated as either Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi’s al-Qaeda (Ansar
al-Zarqawi) flag or the al-Qaeda flag in Iraq.
I never actaully saw one flying, etc. This flag was used in the backround of
several beheading videos. I was given, and still have, a captured flag like
this one from another soldier who raided an abandoned al-Qaeda safe-house in
Fullujah. The flag was not a machine-produced flag, but two pieces of black
nylon with embroidered lettering and the circle in a light yellow. It was not
made to fly, but rather to hang on a wall. I know another soldier who has a
flag like that one, but only the lettering and circle is white, not yellow
like the other one. The videos are not clear enough to tell whether the
lettering and circle is white or yellow, but it probably differs depending
on who made the particular flag.
Colonel Emerson Begolly, 14 Sep 2004
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