The al Qaeda-linked Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades issues fresh warning

August 15 Deadline Date

DEBKAfile Intelligence

24 July 2005

The group repeated its last warning, stated attacks on London and other European capitals will not cease until their troops are withdrawn from Iraq. Earlier the group which claimed the first round of London bombings on July 7, also answered for the attacks Thursday, July 21.

In its first warning, the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades gave European states still in Iraq – Denmark, the Netherlands, Britain, Italy – until Aug. 15 to bring their soldiers out.

Otherwise, said the statement, whose authenticity has not been verified, “there will be a bloody war in the service of God.” There will be no more messages, just actions that will be engraved on the heart of Europe.