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Saturday, October 2, 2004
 

Details of Islamic extremist Web site that posted new beheading video; mirrored material available to credentialed journalists

By J.M. Berger

INTELWIRE.com




The Ansar-Alsunnah Web site (http://ansar-alsunnah.s5.co) has posted a video of an Iraqi hostage being beheaded.



The Web site is registered as a subdomain on s5.com, a provider of free hosting.



Portions of the site, including several graphics, are also hosted on the Lycos Tripod network of free Web sites. s5 is owned by United Group, a Woodland Hills, Calif. consumer Internet company that provides services to NetZero and Juno.



The beheading video, which appears to have been disabled, was hosted through a file sharing service called yousendit.com.



The actual page which provided links to the beheading video (and contains a still image of the hostage alive as of this posting) is also hosted by Tripod (http://top-top0.tripod.com/Mukawel.htm).



Bear in mind that some or all of these links will likely be disabled at some point after this story is posted.



INTELWIRE had mirrored a substantial portion of the site, and will make copies available to credentialed journalists. The beheading video itself could not be obtained by INTELWIRE.

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