Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 9 January 2005 through Tuesday, 11 January 2005. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free
Sunday, 9 January 2005.
Al-Fallujah – ar-Ramadi – al-Anbar Province.
US finds bodies of 22 executed Americans.
Members of the Iraqi police in al-Fallujah told Mafkarat al-Islam that US forces on Sunday morning found 22 bodies of American troops in the an-Nazal neighborhood. A policeman confirmed that all the Americans had been butchered, some of them beheaded.
The Americans found the bodies thrown on the soccer pitch of the ash-Shuhada’ School in the middle of the neighborhood. The bodies were still stained with fresh blood, meaning that they were killed only the day before. The bodies had been stripped of their body armor and weapons.
The police, on their way to their homes for a break, told Mafkarat al-Islam that this was not the first time that the US forces made such a find of American corpses, but it is the first time that there were as many as 22.
Four of the policemen stressed that they were not going back to al-Fallujah again, and that they would quit the force if they were ordered to do so.
Resistance action in ar-Ramadi.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired 13 Grad rockets into the US al-Warrar base on the Euphrates River west of ar-Ramadi at 4pm Sunday. The rockets blasted into the camp and set off secondary explosions that lasted for more than half an hour as US munitions exploded. Thick smoke was still rising into the sky over the facility when the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent filed his report which was posted at 9pm Mecca time Sunday night.
US aircraft responded to the attack by flying over the at-Ta’mim neighborhood of ar-Ramadi, but a home made Iraqi missile struck a US helicopter causing it to crash into at-Ta’mim near the US base at 4:15pm local time.
The Iraqi Resistnace organization, the al-Faruq Brigades, claimed responsibility for the rocket attack on the base and the downing of the helicopter, which they said was accomplished with the use of an al-Faruq rocket.
Film of Resistance bombing in al-Anbar shown.
The Islamic Movement of Mujahideen of Iraq took responsibility for the bombing destruction of a US Bradley armored vehicle. In a video aired by al-Jazeera satellite TV, a US Marine vehicle is shown exploding in al-Anbar Province.
US “friendly fire” kills 11 Americans in Hit early Sunday.
US forces stormed into the city of Hit in western Iraq’s al-Anbar province at 5am, arresting a number of local residents, including Shaykh Mahmud al-‘Abbas, the imam and preacher in the ‘Abdallah ibn Mubarak Mosque. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that Resistance forces battled the American invaders in several city neighborhoods.
Nine Americans were killed at 7am when a US Apache helicopter fired a rocket at them by mistake after they had clashed with Resistance fighters in the al-‘Amil neighborhood of the eastern part of the city. Two more were wounded and then later died, when US troops shot at them, thinking they were Resistance fighters, witnesses said.
An Iraqi woman and her child were also killed in the Rocket attack when the blast brought the roof of her home down on them. The Resistance pulled out of the area after the rocket strike.
The US forces completed their withdrawal from the city at 8am Sunday, after 11 of their troops had been killed.
US forces sealed off the Iraqi city of Hadithah at 11am Sunday and distributed leaflets calling on local people to turn in Resistance Fighters.
An Iraqi Resistnace bomb exploded on the al-Haqlaniyah bridge in the center of al-Hadithah, destroying a Humvee and killing four US troops.
Earlier, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the ash-Shurtah neighborhood west of the city, totally destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing seven US troops and wounding one more.
US forces arrested 11 Iraqis, one of them insane, on Sunday. When the mother of the insane man asked the American troops why they were arresting her son, the translator told her, “he will tell us all he sees and hears.”
Iraqi Resistance forces executed Haytham Ahmad Sarih in the as-Saray area in the center of Ba‘qubah at 10am Sunday, for passing information on the Resistance to the Americans. The Resistance said that all people proven to be spies would get the same fate.
Attacks in the Baghdad area.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded in the al-Mushahadah area at 7am Sunday, destroying a US truck and Humvee and killing four US troops and seriously wounding two more.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded in Dulaybah at 7:30am Sunday, destroying two Humvees and killing at least seven US troops aboard them. Atferwards, US troops surrounded the scene with armored vehicles and arrested two people.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded in Hur Rajab at 7:50am Sunday, destroying a Humvee and killing four US troops.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded on the main street in ‘Uwayrij at 9:30am Sunday, destroying a command car belonging to the US military and killing four US troops. One was believed to be an American officer. Occupation forces hauled the vehicle away an hour later.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb planted in the middle of a road in ‘Arab Jabbur exploded and destroyed a US Bradley armored vehicle at 10am Sunday, killing all aboard. US forces afterwards opened fire indiscriminately on houses but inflicted no casualties.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired rockets and destroyed two US trucks loaded with provisions in the al-Ishaqi area north of Baghdad at 10:30am Sunday, leaving an estimated three US troops dead.
Iraqi Resistnace forces fired rockets and destroyed a civilian truckm in as-Suwayrah at 11am Sunday, killing five US troops and wounding one other. Afterwards, US forces sealed off the area with military vehicles.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded as US vehicles were passing near the Umm al-Qura mosque in the al-‘Adl neighborhood of Baghdad at 11:30am Sunday, destroying a Humvee and killing four US troops.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb planted in a pool in a street in the Sadr al-Qanat area of Baghdad exploded at 11:30am Sunday, destroying a Humvee and killing four American troops. The leg of one of the Americans was severed and his remains flew about the street. US forces then sealed off the area and arrested three persons, one of whom they severely beat, causing bruises to appear.
Iraqi Resistance fighters fired Kalashnikov assault rifles at two US snipers as they entered a building on Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district at 5:30am Sunday.
Iraqi Resistance fighters killed three US troops on foot and wounded three more on Hayfa Street in al-Karakh in Baghdad at 12:30pm Sunday.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot and killed four puppet “national guads” on Baghdad’s Hayfa Street at about 3pm Sunday. US armored vehicles sealed off the area afterward and loaded the bodies aboard one of their vehicles.
A US patrol made up of two armored vehicles and three Humvees entered the Bu Rabi‘ village area of al-Mushahadah. Local women and children threw stones at them. When the vehicles left the area, one slipped into a creek, killing two US troops and severely wounding two more.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Grad rockets into the US camp in the military academy in ar-Rustamiyah at 1pm Sunday, sending plumes of smoke into the sky. Medical helicopters were seen landing and taking off, evacuating casualties.
At 1pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired four rockets into the US Sukkaniya base south of Baghdad, sending clouds of smoke into the sky.
At 2:30pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired five 120mm mortar rounds into the US base in Saddam International Airport in Baghdad, causing clouds of smoke to envelope the whole area.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded as a US patrol was passing through the Dawlibah crossing with the Khan Darri area near Abu Ghurayb at about 2:30pm Sunday. Eight US soldiers were killed and a Bradley armored vehicle destroyed.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the highway in the ash-Sha‘b area northeast of Baghdad Sunday at 3pm, destroying two civilian trucks.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded on the highway in al-Ghazaliyah southwest of Baghdad at about 2pm Sunday, destroying a Humvee and killing an estimated four Americans. US troops then opened fire killing two Iraqi civilians near the scene of the attack.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the Salman Bak area at 3:30pm Sunday, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing five US troops and seriously wounding three more.
Eleven Ukrainian and three Kazakh aggressor troops killed in explosion.
Mafkarat al-Islam reported that 11 Ukrainian and three Kazakh soldiers were killed when they tried to disarm a bomb on a public road south of as-Suwayrah at 12 noon Sunday. In addition, nine Ukrainians and four Kazakh troops were wounded.
Witnesses said that the bomb had been placed out in the open evidently on purpose. Passers by noticed it and informed an invader patrol of Ukrainian and Kazakh troops who minutes later showed up to disarm it. But as soon as they picked it up, that triggered another bomb hidden underneath, which exploded and detonated the first bomb as well. The blasts killed the 14 invader troops and also the local man who directed them to the spot.
Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that nine soldiers, eight Ukrainians and one Kazakh, were killed near their base in as-Suwayrah, southeast of Baghad. The Polish command announced. The Polish PAP news agency claimed Sunday that the explosion occurred while the invader troops were attempting to detonate an ammunition cache in al-Wasit province.
It quoted Gerenal Andrzej Ekiert, commander of the Polish-led “multinational division” in south-central Iraq, as saying that a further seven Urkainians and four Kazakhs were wounded in the incident.
Al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah.
Car bomb in al-Yusufiyah.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded at a joint puppet “national guard”- puppet police check point at about 2pm Sunday in al-Yusufiyah. The blast killed nine puppet guards and six puppet police and wounded four puppet guards. Four American troops were also killed. Two Humvees, two Dania cars and one Land Cruiser were destroyed.
Resistance bomb in al-Latifiyah.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded in al-Latifiyah at about 8:30am Sunday. After that, Resistance fighters fired rockets at US forces. The attack left more than 10 US troops dead. US forces then opened fire indiscriminately, seriously wounding four people. American armored vehicles sealed off the area and US troops arrested seven local residents.
Roadside bomb in al-Yusufiyah.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded in the ar-Rashid area of al-Yusufiyah as a Humvee and a truck loaded with fuel were passing at 9am Sunday. The blast destroyed the truck and the Humvee and killed at least five US troops. American forces sealed off the area after the attack.
Bomb attack west of al-Latifiyah.
An Iraqi Resistnace bomb exploded in the al-Jannabiyin area west of al-Latifiyah at 3:15pm Sunday, destroying three Humvees, an armored personnel carrier (APC), and two supply trucks loaded with provisions. Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that at least 18 US troops were killed. American soldiers then closed off the area and arrested 14 civilians.
US troops fire on pilgrim bus.
US forces on the northern approaches to Tikrit on Sunday opened fire on a blue Mercedes 44-peson bus that was part of a convoy of Muslim pilgrims headed to Mecca by way of Baghdad.
Eyewitnesses said that as the bus approached a checkpoint, US forces opened fire on the bus, killing two and wounding four others. The convoy turned around to hold funeral services for the martyred passengers and to get medical care for the wounded.
A US military official told the man in charge of the pilgrim convoy that the soldier who shot at the bus would be called to account, but said that he had become sleepy at his post and fired his weapon by mistake.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Grad rockets at the southern US base in Tikrit at 11:45am Sunday morning, sending smoke rising into the sky.
American soldier commits suicide in front of townsfolk.
A US soldier shot himself to death with his own pistol before the eyes and ears of the local people of the agricultural area of Mosul at about 9am Sunday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported.
Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the US solider was with other American troops and puppet “national guards” on the commercial street in the middle of the agricultural area. They were searching all the cars being driven by single individuals, trying to prevent guerrilla martyrdom attacks.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded but inflicted no casualties among the Americans who started running through the lanes by the houses in the neighborhood. But one American just stood there in shock, then he apparently said a prayer then pulled his pistol and shot himself in the head, killing himself instantly as the local people looked on in triumph and the Americans in depression and dismay.
US helicopter kills 16 Iraqis in attack on village house Saturday morning.
A correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a US helicopter attacked a home in the al-‘Ayidhah village south of Mosul at about 2am Saturday, killing 16 Iraqis. Standing amidst the rubble, the correspondent confirmed that 16 members of the family living in the house had been killed, seven of them children and five women.
As- Sayyid ‘Ali Yusuf, the brother of the home owner who was killed in the attack, told the correspondent that al-‘Ayidhah village is considered one of the most peaceful places in the Mosul area. “We call it ‘the white dove’,” he said, because of the lack of Resistance operations. Children in other neighborhoods mock the local children because there are no Resistance attacks or fighters in their neighborhood, he said.
Yusuf said that either the Americans made the attack intentionally, or the pilot was drunk and didn’t know what he was doing. “Our lives have become the cheapest thing there is for them,” Yusuf observed, “and the so-called Iraqi government is like a scarecrow in a field.”
Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the Resistance, represented by the al-Qa‘qa‘ Brigades, the Abu Bakr Salafi Squadrons, and the group of Jihad in the Land of the Two Rivers issued a communiqué explaining the reason for the US attack to the people of Mosul.
The communiqué said that the US occupation had begun to follow the path of the Zionist occupation in Palestine, destroying houses and intentionally killing civilians in order to try to anger the populace against the Resistance, explaining after every attack that “gunmen” shot at them or that they “made a mistake” and missed their target, which was “gunmen.” The US hopes thereby to get the people to demand that the Resistance lay down their arms and surrender, on the grounds that it is the populace who are paying the price. “This is a Jewish plan,” the communiqué said, that has begun but will not end except with their breakdown and expulsion from our country and the lands of the Muslims.”
The communiqué assured the people that it would avenge the innocent Iraqis. US forces sealed off the scene of their attack and prevented journalists from taking pictures, other than some photographers for Reuters and the Agence France Presse (AFP) who came with the Americans.
Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter kills US soldier.
An Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter climbed to the top of the puppet “interior ministry affairs” building and shot and killed a US soldier who was on the top of a tank parked in front of the building in Samarra’, witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam. US troops surrounded and searched the building, but found nothing other than a rope extending from the roof to the ground, believed used by the sharpshooter.
After that finding, the US troops left the area, just half an hour after the attack, which local people said took place at about 10am Sunday.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the middle of the road in the az-Zaydan area in Abu Ghurayb at 11am Saturday, destroying a US Bradley armored vehicle and killing four troops.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded in Salman Bak at 11am Saturday, destroying two Humvees and killing about five and seriously wounding three.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the middle of a dirt road in the al-Qatta‘ area of ar-Ridwaniyah early Saturday morning, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and a Humvee, killing numerous US troops inside them. US troops then opened fire indiscriminately on nearby farms and then sealed off the area and within about an hour hauled away the wreckage.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded in the al-Mahmudiyah area at 7:30am Saturday, destroying two US vehicles and killing at least six American soldiers and seriously wounding two more. US forces sealed off the area and within an hour and a half hauled away their wrecked vehicles.
At about 7am Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired seven Grad rockets into the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace in Baghdad, known to the invaders as the “green zone,” sending plumes of smoke into the sky and setting off sirens.
At 7:30am Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Katyusha rockets at the Sukkaniya area South of Baghdad , sending smoke rising into the sky.
At 11:30am Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired about six 82mm mortar rounds at the Sukkaniya area south of Baghdad, sending smoke rising into the sky.
At 12:40pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired five Grad rockets at US forces in Baghdad’s ar-Rustamiyah district, then followed that up with nine mortar rounds sending plumes of smoke rising into the sky.
Bombardments on Sunday.
At 5:30am Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired three 82mm mortar rounds into the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace area in Baghdad, known to the invaders as the “green zone,” sending clouds of smoke rising into the sky as sirens wailed.
At 12 noon Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired five mortar shells into the British al-Mahawil base, 20km north of al-Hillah.
Monday, 10 January 2005.
Resistance bombardments of US forces around al-Fallujah.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired powerful Ababil rockets at concentrations of US aggressor troops near al-Fallujah at about 9:30am Monday, inflicting direct hits, since thick smoke could be seen rising over stricken military vehicles after the attack. Two American Chinook helicopters landed in the area to evacuate casualties, and then took off with Apache helicopters giving them protection. Then two more helicopters came to pick up more casualties. They stayed on the ground for half an hour and then left under Apache guard as well.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired rockets at the puppet “national guard” command point on the highway east of the al-‘Askari neighborhood, but the extent of damage or casualties as a result of that attack is unknown. Resistance fighters also fired two Grad rockets at US troops in the as-Sakaniyah residential area north of al-Fallujah, sending two plumes of black smoke rising into the sky meaning that military vehicles had been hit.
US arrests Iraqi youths.
US forces arrested 30 Iraqi youths whose families the Americans had permitted to reside in the al-Andalus neighborhood of al-Fallujah. One woman was arrested along with them, but later released.
Resistance sharpshooter kills US soldier in al-Fallujah.
An Iraqi Resistance sharp shooter shot and killed a US soldier on ash-Sharikah Street in al-Fallujah’s ash-Shurtah neighborhood at 4pm Monday. A member of al-Fallujah’s police told Mafkarat al-Islam that this was the sixth American soldier who had been shot in the last 24 hours by Resistance sharpshooters.
US forces are living through a psychological was in addition to the fighting war in al-Fallujah. US troops have been searching houses on the street searching for the Resistance sharpshooter, but without result. They have, however, destroyed 14 private homes on “suspicion” that the Resistance sharpshooter might have been inside.
Resistance rocket attack targets fighter plane runway in al-Habbaniyah airbase.
Iraqi Resistance forces six Grad rockets at the US al-Habbaniyah base west of al-Fallujah at 1am Monday morning. The rockets hit the runway for fighter aircraft, according to witnesses who spoke to Mafkarat al-Islam. Smoke rose into the sky over the US facility.
Puppet so-called “election commission” for al-Anbar Province resigns, says elections “impossible.”
Newspapers published in occupied Iraq on Sunday admitted that the puppet “election commission” for al-Anbar Province had resigned after being threatened by the Iraqi Resistance. The American Washington Post reported that Sa‘d ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Rawi, who had been the “election commission chief” resigned along with all 13 members of the commission, saying that it was “impossible” to hold genuine elections at the present time. Their resignation statement said that those officials who still hope to hold elections in al-Anbar Province are making laughing stocks out of themselves.
US troops murder tribal chief.
US occupation troops killed Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Razzaq al-Ku‘ud, the chief of the ad-Dulaym tribes in Iraq at 12 noon as he came out of his house in Hit in western Iraq. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported witnesses as saying that American forces were waiting at the end of the main street leading to the Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Razzaq’s house and opened fire on his car, killing him and his son instantly.
The family of Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Razzaq did not explain why the Americans would assassinate their relative, but residents of Hit believe that the US forces killed the shakyk because he rejected their request two weeks ago to intercede with the Resistance in the city to convince them to enter in to talks and sit at a negotiating table with the US forces.
The Americans wanted to hold talks with the Resistance in secret in order to save face. But Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Razzaq refused to go along with the American plan and publicized their offer as well, telling various news media about it, including Mafkarat al-Islam. Mafkarat al-Islam reported the story, but kept the Shaykh’s name secret.
The local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reports that the cities of ar-Ramadi, Hit, and Hadithah are now in a state of boiling rage over the assassination and that the Americans have brought out all their vehicles out of fear of attacks.
Deputy chief of puppet police in Baghdad assassinated by Resistance.
Iraqi Resistance fighters on Monday assassinated the deputy chief of puppet police in Baghdad outside his house. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported that a pickup truck stopped in front of Brigadier General ‘Umar Nayif’s house. Armed Resistance fighters got out of the truck and unleashed a torrent of bullets on the deputy puppet police chief and his son, a puppet police lieutenant as they came out of the house.
Eye witnesses reported that four Iraqi Resistance fighters driving a civilian pickup opened fire with BKC machine guns on the two puppet police officers as they came out of their house on 60 Street in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah.
Powerful Resistance ambush in Abu Ghurayb.
Eye witnesses told the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam on Monday that a US column attempted to avoid a Resistance bomb in the az-Zaydan area of Abu Ghurayb by taking the main road in the area, but there they fell into a Resistance ambush. The Americans walked into a network of heavy Resistance bombs, whereupon Resistance fighter opened fire on the US troops with RPG7 and RPG8 rockets, BKC machine guns and Kalashnikov assault rifles.
Six US Humvees and one fuel tank truck were destroyed in the attack. A supply truck loaded with weapons was set ablaze but seized by the Resistance, after the driver and his assistant were killed. At least 30 Resistance fighters took part in the large-scale attack on the Americans. Local residents say the Americans left 23 bodies behind and that the column was completely wiped out within about 15 minutes.
US forces then came and opened fire indiscriminately, killing five local citizens and seriously wounding eight more. The Americans arrested 41 persons.
Resistance ambush near Abu Ghurayb Secondary School.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded on a dirt road under a US foot patrol near the Abu Ghurayb Secondary School on Monday. Eighteen American troops were killed, many of them blown apart by the force of the blast. Four other US soldiers were seriously wounded. US troops then opened fire indiscriminately on civilians, killing three. They then arrested 28 people who happened to be in the area.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that contrary to American reports about US troops patrolling the streets of Baghdad individually the American patrols in fact walk in single file, making the number of deaths during attacks higher.
Bomb attacks in Abu Ghurayb.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded in the az-Zaydan area of Abu Ghurayb at about 12:30am Monday, destroying a Humvee and killing four US soldiers.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded and disabled a US Abrams tank in the village of ash-Shihah in the Abu Ghurayb area at 2:30pm Monday, killing the US soldier who was manning the gun aboard the tank.
Martyrdom attack on puppet police reported.
An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom driver blew up a booby trapped puppet police car at a puppet police station in southern Baghdad on Monday, killing and wounding a number of puppet policemen.
Resistance attacks in Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing machine guns and hurling hand grenades battled US forces on Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district, killing four puppet “national guards,” and wounding eight more of them and Americans.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on Airport Road in the area between the al-‘Amiriyah and al-Furat neighborhoods at about 10:30am Monday, destroying a Humvee and disabling another. Three US intelligence officers were killed and five more wounded, two of them seriously.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired about six 82mm mortar rounds into he puppet so-called “ministry of petroleum” on Palestine Street in Baghdad at about 6:30am Monday, inflicting material damage on the building and setting two ministry cars ablaze.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired five Grad rockets into the US al-Bakr camp in Balad, north of Baghdad at 11am Monday, sending plumes of smoke into the sky. US medical helicopters were seen landing and taking off afterward.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired a C5K rocket and shot down a US Chinook helicopter in the al-Mushahadah area north of Baghdad at 2:30pm Monday. The Chinook crashed to earth and burned immediately, killing all aboard. US forces encircled the crash site and arrested 27 local men.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at the at-Tarimiyah crossroads in al-Mushahadah, north of Baghdad at about 7am Monday, destroying a US military vehicle carrying two Humvees.
A heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on at-Tarimiyah street in al-Mushahadah at about 9am Monday, destroying a ZiL military truck carrying US soldiers. Nine American troops were killed and four others seriously wounded. Afterwards US forces encircled the area with armored vehicles as helicopters prowled the skies above. They closed off the area for three hours.
Iraqi Resistance forces and US aggressors battled in al-Mushahadah at about 12:15pm Monday, destroying two Humvees and disabling two armored vehicles. Eight American troops were killed and two US soldiers captured by the Resistance. Five Resistance fighters were martyred. US forces then encircled the area and arrested 12 people.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded in the al-Qatta‘ area of ar-Ridwaniyah at about 7am Monday, and then Resistance fighters attacked US forces with rockets, destroying two Bradley armored vehicles and a Humvee and killing 10 US troops and wounding two more. American soldiers then encircled the area and hauled away the wrecked vehicles.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on al-Janub Street in as-Suwayrah at 8:35am Monday, destroying a military truck with the Croatian flag painted on it, and an armored vehicle. Six soldiers were killed.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb planted in the middle of a dirt road on Abu as-Samak Street in the ar-Ridwaniyah area exploded at about 1:30pm Monday, destroying a Humvee, an armored vehicle, and a troop transport and killing 11 US troops. Ameircan forces then opened fire indiscriminately on houses in the area.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in ‘Arab Jabbur in ad-Durah at about 1:30pm Monday, killing an American soldier and wounding three more.
A heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the al-Qatta‘ area of ar-Ridwaniyah at about 2pm Monday as a US force was passing, destroying an Abrams tank and a Humvee and killing eight US troops in addition to those killed inside the vehicles.
An Iraqi Resistance pickup truck car bomb driven by a martyrdom fighter dressed as a puppet policeman exploded at the puppet police station in az-Za‘faraniyah east of Baghdad at about 7:35am Monday, killing 13 puppet police and wounding 18 seriously.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired rockets at US vehicles in the Salman Bak area southeast of Baghdad at 11:15am Monday, destroying three fuel tank trucks and killing six US troops.
Two Iraqi Resistance roadside bombs exploded in the Salman Bak area of Baghdad, destroying a US Bradley armored vehicle on Monday at 3pm. Four US troops were killed. Afterwards, US forces opened fire indiscriminately on local civilians, killing a woman and a 9-year-old child.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded in the al-Bu Hishmah area of at-Taji north of Baghdad at 3pm Monday, whereupon Resistance fighters opened up with rockets, destroying two civilian trucks loaded with provisions for US occupation forces. Also destroyed in the ambush was a Humvee. Six US troop were killed and two more wounded. Three Resistance fighters were martyred in the attack.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a pickup belonging to the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in ‘Uwayrij south of Baghdad, destroying the truck and killing nine puppet guards. Six other puppet guards were severely injured.
Unknown persons informed occupation authorities that a bomb had been planted on the highway in the as-Sayyidiyah area south of Baghdad at 3:15pm Monday. The device was disarmed.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in Balad at 10:30am Monday, destroying a US tank and killing at least four American troops.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a Land Cruiser belonging to the puppet police in the Sadr al-Qanat area at 9am Monday, setting the vehicle on fire and killing three puppet policemen inside.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired three 82mm mortar rounds into the puppet so-called “Iraqi petroleum ministry” at 7am Monday.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired five mortar rounds into the puppet so-called “Iraqi ministry of the interior” on Palestine Street in Baghdad at 7:25pm Monday, sending clouds of smoke into the sky.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Grad rockets into the headquarters of the US occupation in the Republican Palace in Baghdad, known to the invaders as the “green zone” sending clouds of smoke rising into the sky. US forces closed the al-Jumhuriyah bridge in response for more than two hours.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the al-‘Azim American base in Diyala Province with thirty 120mm mortar rounds at 4am Monday, setting five large storehouses of US weapons ablaze. Two US medevac helicopters were seen landing and taking off from the base more than four times.
Al-Latifiyah – al-Mahmudiyah – al-Iskandariyah – al-Yusufiyah.
Two Iraqi Resistance roadside bombs exploded in al-Mahmudiyah at about 7:30am Monday, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing two US troops and seriously wounding two more.
A heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in al-Latifiyah at about 9:30am Monday, destroying a US Abrams tank and killing three US troops and seriously wounding a fourth.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in al-Iskandariyah south of Baghdad at about 2:15pm Monday, destroying a Bradely armored vehicle and a Humvee and killing seven US troops.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Katyusha rockets into the US base in ad-Durah at 8:30am Monday, sending smoke rising into the sky.
Fighting rages in Ba‘qubah and vicinity.
Iraqi Resistance forces battled puppet “national guards” in Ba‘qubah beginning at 7:30am Monday. The fighting destroyed a US Abrams tank, killing all aboard. An American Humvee was also destroyed with all aboard killed. In all nine Americans and 12 puppet guards were killed in that fighting. Two Resistance fighters were martyred.
Fighting broke out in the Bahraz area in Diyala Province on Monday. Three Land Cruisers belonging to the puppet police and a pickup belonging to the puppet guards were destroyed. Five puppet “national guards” and 10 puppet police were killed. Two Resistance fighters were wounded.
Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles attacked puppet “national guards” as they were leaving one of their restaurants in the Ba‘qubah area northeast of Bagdhdad at 9:30pm Sunday.
A heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at the entrance to Tikrit at about 8:30am Monday, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing three US troops and severely wounding a fourth.
Resistance shoots down US helicopter.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot down a US Apache helicopter over the Ba‘shiqah area near Mosul at 6pm local time Monday. Witnesses said that a Resistance Strela rocket hit the craft in the air, blowing parts of the crewmen’s bodies around the area over the parks in the area. The wreckage was still smoldering when the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam filed his report on the downing.
Resistance pounds US base near Mosul.
Local witnesses also reported that Resistance fighters fired forty-six 82mm and 120mm mortar rounds into the US al-Ghazlani camp west of Mosul at 12 noon Monday, killing 23 American soldiers. Sirens wailed and US fighter aircraft took off and prowled the skies over the base after the attack. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that 14 Grad rockets were also fired into the camp, sending thick smoke into the air as blasts resounded inside the American facility.
Meanwhile, an official of the Mosul Teaching Hospital reported seeing five US Humvees destroyed inside the American camp. He said he also saw an American armored vehicle that had been struck directly by one of the mortar rounds.
US blockades Mosul, in apparent preparation for attack.
American and Iraqi puppet “national guard” forces closed the five bridges linking parts of Mosul together and also closed the Ba‘shiqha dirt road, preventing anyone entering or leaving the area at 5am Monday, Mafkarat al-Islam reported. US forces reportedly distributed leaflets carrying pictures of “wanted” Resistance fighters and offered huge material rewards, of up to US$25 million for help in apprehending the patriots. On the other hand the Americans threatened the city that a massive offensive would be launched against Mosul to capture what the Resistance fighters, whom they called “rebels and terrorists.”
Other leaflets were dropped that called on the local people “not to let the Wahhabis and Islamic extremists to rob you of your right to life.” The American documents called on local people saying “help us set you free.” The documents made reference to the Resistance movement’s prohibition on cinemas and women’s beauty parlors in Mosul and on the ringing of church bells.
In response to threat offensive by the Americans, mosques in Mosul called up all the Resistance fighting detachments and issued permission to women to carry arms along with the men if necessary. One Shaykh in a local mosque told Mafkarat al-Islam that the US blockade on Monday was a test and that the Resistance would mount a very heavy response.
The commander of the al-Faruq Brigades declared that the armed Resistance groups had taken the necessary measures, indicating that supplies of men, materiel and equipment were arriving. He said, “we are ready for a second Battle of Badr,” referring to a victorious battle waged by the Prophet Muhammad. At the time the correspondent filed his dispatch (posted at noon Monday) the US blockade of the city of Mosul, which has a population of 2,150,000, was still in force. The situation was tense and US forces had expelled four correspondents for Arabic satellite news stations from the city, raising further suspicions among Resistance fighters that the US intended to launch an attack.
Deputy puppet police chief in Samarra’ assassinated.
The United Arab Emirates newspaper al-Bayan reported Monday that puppet so-called “Iraqi interior ministry” had reported that Iraqi Resistance forces had shot and killed Muhammad al-Badri the deputy puppet police chief in Samarra’. Reports said that Resistance fighters sprayed the puppet police official’s car with bullets, killing him instantly.
“Most cowardly” Japanese invader forces try to buy protection from local tribes.
The legend of the brave samurai warrior who fights to the death has been crushed by the Resistance in Iraq. Japanese aggressor troops have taken to cajoling heads of Arab tribes to provide protection for their invasion force in the area of as-Samawah in the south of the country, Mafkarat al-Islam reported. A meeting to that end was held on Sunday evening outside the city. In return for protection the Japanese promised to build facilities for local people and provide the unemployed with jobs.
The Japanese aggressor offer came two days after two mortar rounds crashed into the Japanese camp at 1am. Japanese forces made no announcements regarding the extent of casualties. The Japanese have acquired the reputation among Iraqis of being the most cowardly of all the aggressor armies. Perhaps the troops sent by the Japanese government, which is a satellite of Washington, simply see no reason to die for US imperialism.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired three 82mm mortar rounds into the British al-Mahawil base in the south of Iraq at 10:30am Monday, sending smoke rising into the sky.
Resistance car bombings target puppet security forces.
Two Iraqi Resistance car bombs exploded in al-Basrah and Abu al-Khasib late on Monday. One car bomb driven by a Resistance martyrdom fighter blasted into the puppet so-called “interior ministry” building belonging to the Iraqi puppet regime’s secret police in al-Basrah, located in the al-Jaza’ir area of the city.
All employees of the puppet so-called “interior ministry” in the city area members of the Shi‘i chauvinist collaborationist Badr Brigades.
Another Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded in the al-Hamdan puppet police station in the Abu al-Khasib area but no information was available on the extent of casualties.
Tuesday, 11 January 2005.
Al-Fallujah – ar-Ramadi – al-Anbar Province.
Bodies of US prisoners – executed after Americans refused prisoner exchange – found beheaded in al-Fallujah.
US forces discovered 18 Americans’ bodies in al-Fallujah on Tuesday, according to sources in the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in the city. The bodies were discovered in the al-Maqa’ih industrial area of the city, between the an-Nazal and the ash-Shuahda’ neighborhoods at 9am Tuesday, local time. They had been beheaded and their clothing removed. It is believed that these were the bodies of Americans captured several days ago when US forces launched at attack on the an-Nazal neighborhood of al-Fallujah. The Resistance was finally forced to evacuate that neighborhood and since moving their prisoners would have been extremely difficult under intense US attack, they were executed. A commander of the Iraqi Resistance in the city told Mafkarat al-Islam that the US forces rejected a Resistance offer for a prisoner exchange leaving the Resistance no choice but to execute them when they evacuated the an-Nazal neighborhood.
The commander said that 13 more Americans had been taken captive in an Iraqi Resistance ambush Monday night, one of them a sergeant.
Eyewitnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the US forces had pulled the bodies out of where they lay and brought in a helicopter at 10am to haul them away. Another source in the Iraqi police reported that five of the bodies were those of high-ranking American officers.
Violent battles in village near ar-Ramadi.
Fierce fighting erupted between Iraqi Resistance forces and US aggressor troops in the al-Jazirah village north of ar-Ramadi on Tuesday morning. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent filed his report 500 meters from the fighting after the battle had broken out when an American column had stormed into al-Jazirah with dozens of tanks, armored vehicles and Humvees at 10am Tuesday. A large number of Resistance fighters were battling the American column on the outskirts of the village, in fighting that was still raging when the correspondent filed his report posted at 12:09pm Mecca time.
The correspondent reported that he saw four tanks ablaze and three Humvees totally destroyed. There were 12 American dead bodies and seven wounded lying about as he wrote. All probably were taken down during a Resistance ambush. US helicopters and fighter planes were prowling the skies overhead, but were unable to bomb because of the close combat going on.
In an update posted at 1:15pm Mecca time the correspondent reported that Resistance fighters in the village were continuing to fight US troops with knives, sticks, and their bare hands after their ammunition ran out. Despite their situation, the Resistance fighters had encircled a troop of US forces in the al-Kartan area, and were not letting them out. Six US soldiers were stabbed or beaten to death with bayonets and rifle butts. Women in the area of the river have been encouraging the Resistance fighters, supporting them and pulling the bodies of their dead into local houses to protect them from the Americans.
In a report filed at 1:25pm Tuesday, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent indicated that fighters in ar-Ramadi had shot down a US Apache helicopter over the Euphrates River. The craft was on its way to aid US forces cut off in the village of al-Jazirah. The crew of the craft were killed instantly.
The correspondent reported that the Resistance had set 10 various US vehicles ablaze with gasoline after their crews had fled. A second column that advanced to free an encircled group of Americans in al-Jazirah village lost four of its vehicles destroyed – two Humvees, a tank and a personnel carrier. Twenty six Americans were killed in as-Sufiyah, according to witnesses. The remaining Americans are advancing towards al-Jazirah, but there are reports confirming that the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” and puppet police had refused to join the Americans, despite orders to do so.
In a dispatch posted at 9:15pm Mecca time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that heavy armed clashes broke out on Tuesday at 3pm in the village of al-Jazirah in the as-Sufiyah area near ar-Ramadi. Witnesses reported that the battle left a US column of 30 vehicles destroyed and wiped out. A total of 128 American troops were killed, the witnesses reported. Resistance forces seized 89 American weapons, dozens of bullet-proof vests and helmets.
The battle lasted for five continuous hours. Fifty-seven Resistance fighters were martyred, included one Iraqi woman.
A Resistance commander interviewed by Mafkarat al-Islam confirmed those reports. He also denounced al-‘Arabiyah Satellite TV, which had a team in ar-Ramadi, but which dared not film the battle.
The commander warned against any discounting of the fighting ability of the Resistance. He said that every time there are reports of fighting in al-Anbar and elsewhere, “people of little faith lie about and deny the operations carried by their heroic brothers and the extent of the enemy’s losses.” The commander said, “It’s as though they imagine that the American army is some kind of god.” He said, “I tell them that anyone who denies or doubts the facts about these battles, we will take them to one of the battles being fought by the Mujahideen so they can see with their own eyes and confirm that the army of God have the upper hand, and so that they can tell others who deny what’s going on what they have seen.”
The commander, continued, “we don’t want Mafkarat al-Islam or the others to sied with us or to make up feats for us that we have not performed. But we want the Islamic and Arab media to convey to the people what their own correspondents see in Iraq. We want them to report what is happening in the dirty swamp in which the Americans have found themselves.”
The ar-Ramadi correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam added that the Iraqi Resistance had driven him out of al-Jazirah village after a huge force of occupation troops headed in his direction and began a wave of mass arrests and captures. The Americans still encircle the village, although in the course of their wave of arrests, the Americans failed to find any weapons or fighters, except some elderly ones. Fifteen of them were arrested.
Resistance blows up US patrol boat on Euphrates, killing four.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG9 rockets at a US military boat in the Euphrates River near al-Hadithah, killing its four-man crew at about 8am Tuesday.
Tuesday attacks in Abu Ghurayb.
Iraqi Resistance fighters detonated heavy bombs under US forces in Abu Ghurayb at 5:30am Tuesday, destroying one Bradley armored vehicle and a Humvee and killing seven American soldiers.
Iraqi Resistance fighters fired six 82mm mortar rounds at the headquarters of US occupation troops near the US prison camp in Abu Ghurayb at 8:15am Tuesday. The blasts damaged the building and sent columns of smoke rising into the sky.
Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with BKC machine guns, light arms, and rocket launchers attacked a US column on the Old Road in Abu Ghurayb at 1:30pm Tuesday, destroying two Humvees, two Bradley armored vehicles, and a military truck loaded with provisions. Seventeen US soldiers were reported killed in the ambush. Afterwards, US troops opened fire indiscriminately on civilians, killing six and wounding more than 17 others. American forces also arrested 31 local residents.
At about 1pm Tuesday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired four 82mm mortar rounds into the US headquarters near the prison in Abu Ghurayb, sending plumes of smoke into the sky over the facility. US helicopters were seen landing and taking off, probably to evacuate casualties.
Resistance attack in as-Suwayrah.
Iraqi Resistance fighters in as-Suwayrah south of Baghdad detonated two bombs and then attacked US forces with rockets at about 7:30am Tuesday, destroying two Bradley armored vehicles and a civilian truck and killing nine US troops. The Americans then encircled the area under air cover and arrested three local men.
Resistance attacks in ad-Durah.
Iraqi Resistance fighters in Hur Rajab in Baghdad’s southern suburb of ad-Durah detonated bombs and then attacked US forces with rockets at 7:30am Tuesday, killing 11 US troops and wounding three more. American troops then sealed off the area with their vehicles and sent helicopters to prowl the skies as they arrested 19 Iraqi civilians.
At about 1:30pm Tuesday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired five Katyusha rockets into the US Sukkaniya base in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah, sending columns of smoke rising into the sky from inside the American-occupied facility.
Resistance attacks in ar-Ridwaniyah.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded in the al-Qatta‘ area of ar-Ridwaniyah area destroying a Humvee and a Bradley armored vehicle and killing eight US troops.
A heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the Duwaylibah area of ar-Ridwaniyah at about 3:30pm Tuesday, destroying the Humvee and killing four US troops.
Resistance ambush in al-Mushahadah.
Iraqi Resistance forces armed with BKC machine guns and hand grenades attacked a US patrol made up of a Humvee and some soldiers on foot in al-Mushahadah at 10:15am Tuesday. The ambush destroyed the Humvee and left 15 US footsoldiers dead.
After the attack, American forces surrounded the area and arrested eight local civilians in neighboring houses.
Resistance ambush in Salman Bak.
Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with bombs, rockets and BKC machine guns attacked a US column in Salman Bak, destroying a Humvee, an armored vehicle, and two military trucks loaded with provisions for the US forces. Twelve US troops were killed and two more wounded and taken prisoner. Local witnesses reported that three Resistance fighters were killed in the fighting. Five local citizens were also killed and three more wounded by US gunfire. The Americans also disabled three private cars in the area.
Resistance attack in al-Isahqi.
Iraqi Resistance fighters detonated bombs and then attacked US forces with BKC machine guns in the al-Ishaqi area near Samarra’, destroying two Humvees, a civilian and a military truck at 12:45pm Tuesday. Twelve US troops were reported killed. After the ambush, American forces sealed off the area and opened fire indiscriminately on neighboring houses, killing three civilians: two women and a man.
Resistance attack near Balad.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded in the path of a US column in the al-Bu Hishamah area near the Balad base northeast of Baghdad at 11:30am Tuesday, destroying two Humvees and disabling an Abrams tank. Eight US troops were killed. American forces then opened fire indiscriminately on houses and neighboring farm fields.
Resistance bombing near at-Taji.
An Iraqi Resistance land mine planted in a dirt crossing used by US military vehicles exploded under a US Abrams tank in the al-Mushahadah area of at-Taji at 4pm Tuesday, destroying the tank and killing two US troops and wounding a third.
Resistance attack in ad-Dujayl.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded and destroyed a Humvee and US military truck loaded with provisions for the American forces in the ad-Dujayl area north of at-Taji at 5pm Tuesday, killing five US troops.
Bombing in Sadr al-Qanat.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in Sadr al-Qanat in Baghdad at 2:45pm Tuesday, destroying a Humvee and killing two US troops and seriously wounding a third.
Attacks on puppet forces and collaborators in Baghdad area.
Iraqi Resistance fighters hurling hand grenades attacked puppet “national guards” as they entered Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh District at 11:30am Tuesday, killing seven puppet guards.
Iraqi Resistance fighters mounted on motorcycles opened fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles on a civilian pickup truck belonging to the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guards” in the ‘Uwayrij area south of Baghdad at 5pm Tuesday, killing four puppet guards. The Resistance attackers got away.
Iraqi Resistance fighters in a black Opel car opened fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles on a lieutenant colonel in the Iraqi puppet police in the Zayunah area of northern Baghdad, killing him instantly.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing Kalashnikov assault rifles shot and killed an captain in the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” as he returned home in al-‘Amiriyah, west of Bagdhdad, at about 4pm Tuesday.
Twenty-two members of puppet “prime minister’s” party assassinated in two months.
Two members of puppet so-called “prime minister” Iyyad ‘Allawi’s pro-American so-called “Iraqi National Accord” party have been killed in the last 24 hours, bringing to 22 the number of his collaborationist supporters slain in the last two months, a party official disclosed on Tuesday.
Two party volunteers were killed in Resistance attacks around Baghdad Monday and another member was shot in the capital on Tuesday, although there was no word on his condition, ‘Imad Shabib, the head of the Accord’s political office, told Agence France Presse (AFP).
“In the last two months, since we started handing out (campaign materials), 22 of our party members have been killed,” Shabib admitted. The deaths raise to 44 the number of party members killed by the Resistance since the American occupation of Iraq in April 2003.
Al-Yusufiyah – al-Latifiyah al-Mahmudiyah.
Resistance attacks on joint US-puppet “national guard” patrols.
Heavy Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded in al-Latifiyah at about 9:30am Tuesday morning, destroying a puppet “national guard” pickup truck and a US Humvee. Eleven puppet guards and four US troops were killed in the attack and two puppet guards wounded.
Iraqi Resistance bombs planted in al-Mahmudiyah exploded and destroyed a US Humvee and a pickup belonging to the puppet “national guards” at 4:30pm Tuesday. Three US troops and five puppet guards were killed.
Roadside bomb ambush in al-Latifiyah.
Iraqi Resistance roadside bombs exploded as a US patrol was passing through the al-Jannabiyin area west of al-Latifiyah at 1:30pm Tuesday, destroying three Humvees and a military fuel truck. Fifteen US troops were killed in the attack, after which American troops encircled the area and arrested 10 persons.
Roadside bombing in al-Latifiyah.
Heavy Iraqi Resistance roadside bombs exploded in al-Latifiyah at about 3pm Tuesday, destroying a Humvee and a Bradley armored vehicle and killing five US troops and wounding three others.
Resistance attack on collaborators in bus.
Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles attacked a Mercedes bus carrying collaborators with the US occupation on al-Qasr al-Awsat Street in al-Yusufiyah at 8:30am Tuesday, killing three collaborators and kidnapping four more from the bus. Eight collaborators were wounded and fled.
Resistance car bombing targets puppet police station in Tikrit.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded at the puppet police station in Tirkit Tuesday morning, killing six puppet policemen, according to al-Jazeera satellite TV.
Resistance bombards US camp in Tikrit.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the US base in Tikrit with five 82mm mortar rounds at 6:30am Tuesday, sending clouds of smoke rising into the sky.
Car bomb attack on puppet police in Tikrit.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb blew up meters outside a puppet police station in Tikrit at 9:30am Tuesday. The blast occurred after the car had been shot at. The explosion killed six puppet police and seriously wounded four more. A number of cars, including an Opel and a Kia bus, near the station were set ablaze.
Resistance bomb hidden behind “election” poster kills three US troops in Mosul.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in Mosul’s agricultural neighborhood in the center of the city at 11am Tuesday, destroying a Humvee and killing three US troops. One other American soldier was severely wounded. Witnesses said that the bomb was hidden under a big sign calling on citizens to take part in the sham American-backed “election” farce slated for 30 January.
Resistance bomb in al-‘Amarah kills four Danish invader troops.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded in the al-Majr al-Kabir village in Maysan Province, known as al-‘Amarah in southern Iraq, killing four Danish invader troops on Tuesday. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported eyewitnesses as saying that the blast totally destroyed an armored Jeep belonging to the Danes. Danish invader troops then cordoned off the area to search for what they called “insurgents.” Iraqi puppet “national guards” and puppet police were assisting the Danish aggressors.
Two British soldiers were killed and two more wounded when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded and destroyed their armored vehicle in the city of al-Mahawil in southern Iraq at about 2:30pm Tuesday.
At about 3:15pm Tuesday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired four 82mm mortar rounds into the British base in al-Mahawil.
Three British troops killed in rocket attack in al-Basrah.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired anti-tank rockets at British forces in the al-‘Ashshar area of al-Basrah at 5pm Tuesday, destroying a vehicle and killing three British troops. A fourth British soldier was described as “fatally wounded.”
British forces immediately arrested five local Sunni men, one of them 74 years old, in keeping with the habit of the British troops after any Resistance attack on their invader troops.