The video opened with shots showing the operatives getting ready for the operation; shaving their beards and preparing their military uniforms. Once ready, the men set up a roadblock on a forested road leading to Tizi Ouzou. They began stopping cars, checking drivers' licenses and IDs in search of any police or army personnel. After a few hours, they finally found their prey; an Algerian police officer dressed in civilian cloths who was travelling in one of the vehicles.
They then lead the man to the side of the road, and make him lie on the ground with his hands behind his back. He desperately tries to tell them that he is "one of them," but soon realized that they were not exactly who he thought they were. He therefore tried to run off into the bushes, but they immediately shot him down, before the eyes of dozens of passengers sitting in their cars along the road. Very calmly, the men unveiled their true identity to the shocked crowd, distributing statements and propaganda CDs.
False roadblocks have been a very popular ambush tactic used by the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) who have morphed into "Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb" in the 90s, to rob motorists, but also to kill or take security forces personnel hostage.