Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 12 October 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
Tuesday, 12 October 2004.
US suffers second biggest defeat in Iraq. 80 percent of American forces withdraw from al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah area south of Baghdad after failed offensive.
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that under heavy blows from the Iraqi Resistance, US forces on Tuesday completed their withdrawal of 80 percent of their Marine forces from the al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah area, leaving only 500 Marines there.
The pull-back began on Monday evening, and involved withdrawing the troops to three positions. One group withdrew to the US base at Saddam International Airport. Another part of the US force pulled back to the Polish-American base in al-Hillah. The remainder retreated to the US base in the agricultural area northeast of al-Fallujah.
US forces reportedly sustained heavy casualties in the course of their offensive south of Baghdad over the last few days, in particular in incidents like that where a 6-meter Ra‘d missile blasted into an American camp on Sunday night.
The aim of the US offensive on al-Latifiyah and al-Yusufiyah was to destroy the Resistance forces that could encircle American troops when they launch their planned offensive against the defiant city of al-Fallujah. During the American siege of al-Fallujah in spring 2004, the Resistance struck at the rear of the attacking Americans’ lines from four directions – al-Latifiyah, al-Yusufiyah, Samarra’, and Abu Ghurayb. Using massive high-tech firepower and at the cost of heavy civilian casualties, US forces last week managed to take almost half of Samarra’ out of Resistance hands. The Resistance, however, continues to pound the US occupation forces and their stooges from positions ringing Samarra’, denying the invaders a victory there too.
Resistance cuts road shutting off fuel supplies to US forces in al-Latifiyah area, as Americans devise propaganda campaign.
Iraqi Resistance forces in al-Latifiyah have cut the road to the petroleum production station used by fuel tankers that supply the US forces in the area. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that five fuel tank trucks, three belonging to the US military and two owned by the puppet so-called “ministry of petroleum” were destroyed in a Resistance attack.
Meanwhile the correspondent has learned of an effort by the US military to use Iraqi fuel trucks to transport fuel to the US military. That way, when the Resistance attacks the trucks, the American side can claim falsely that the Resistance is trying to cut off fuel from the Iraqi people. The correspondent wrote that it is likely that satellite news networks might pick up that manufactured American story and try to gain propaganda points with it.
Two foreign truck drivers killed trying to deliver fuel to US military occupation.
Two foreign truck drivers were killed when three fuel tank trucks were destroyed in a Resistance attack in al-Latifiyah, 25km south of Baghdad. After loading up with fuel in the al-Yusufiyah refinery, the truck convoy was ambushed at about 7pm Tuesday evening on the highway in al-Latifiyah by Resistance fighters firing RPG7s and BKCs. Three white “civilian” Mercedes Ektrus tankers were destroyed.
Resistance pounds US base in al-Yusufiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces on two occasions attacked the US command headquarters in al-Yusufiyah south of Baghdad, formerly a weapons storehouse of the Iraqi Army. At about 6pm the Resistance hit the US headquarters with Katyusha rockets. Then at 9pm rockets, probably powerful Grads, slammed into the base.
Resistance ambushes US column of GMCs and Humvees near al-Yusufiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US column of two GMCs escorted by three Humvees south of Baghdad at 10:50pm Tuesday night on the highway near al-Yusufiyah. The Resistance fired BKCs and RPG7 rockets, destroying one of the two white cars.
Bombardments, Resistance action in al-Fallujah area.
Six Americans killed, five wounded in midnight bombing near as-Saqlawiyah.
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported eye witnesses as saying that 11 US troops were killed or wounded when Resistance forces detonated three powerful Austrian explosive bombs as a US patrol of Humvees was passing by the eastern approaches to the city of as-Saqlawiyah around midnight Monday-Tuesday, northwest of al-Fallujah. Local residents say they saw six bodies of US soldiers and five wounded Americans after the blast.
US bombards southern and eastern al-Fallujah Tuesday evening.
In a dispatch posted at 6:15pm local time (5:15pm Mecca time) Tuesday, the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US was at that moment bombarding the southern and eastern parts of the city. The industrial zone and the neighborhoods of ash-Shuhada’ and al-‘Askari were being pounded by mortars and artillery fire from tanks.
Civilians killed in US bombings of neighborhoods in al-Fallujah.
US forces at dawn on Tuesday attacked the al-‘Askari neighborhood in al-Fallujah, destroying four houses and killing four children from 11 to 15 years of age.
Also at dawn the US bombed a restaurant in the an-Nazal neighborhood of al-Fallujah. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the city reported that the American strike destroyed the two-story restaurant. At that early hour only four employees were in the establishment. One came out, but three were still under the rubble, their fates unknown when the correspondent filed his report posted at 11:40am local time (10:40am Mecca time).
American tanks kill five Iraqi civilians, wound four others when they shell cars on the highway near al-Fallujah.
Five Iraqi civilians were killed and four others injured when US tanks opened fire on Iraqi civilian cars in the al-Fallujah area Tuesday evening. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that the US tanks aimed at several cars on the highway east of al-Falllujah, destroying three – one Kia, a GMC, and a small Supervan.
US raids al-Karakh district in Baghdad, arrests civilians, including children.
The al-Karakh district of Baghdad awoke Tuesday to find US forces storming in with 15 Bradley armored vehicles and about 100 men supported by two Apache helicopters. The al-Karakh correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US troops entered the area at about 5:30am local time and rounded up 25 local Iraqis including a number of children. All those arrested were civilians, the correspondent stressed, none having any connection to the Resistance.
When US forces set out to leave al-Karakh at about 7:30am, Resistance fighters attacked them with C5K rockets, disabling one Bradley armored vehicle. No word on US casualties was available.
Resistance shakes “green zone” with powerful Grad rockets.
Iraqi Resistance forces at 8:25am Tuesday morning fired two powerful Grad rockets at the Republican Palace in Baghdad – called the “green zone” by the invaders and used by the Americans as the headquarters of the occupation of Iraq.
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the first rocket struck near the headquarters of the US command inside the “green zone.” Informants report that the blast inflicted casualties in dead and wounded.
The second rocket slammed into the taxi stand for the ar-Rashid Hotel, also within the top security “green zone” and reserved for agents and servitors of the occupation. The blast destroyed several Humvees and “civilian” vehicles belonging to the CIA. Black smoke could be seen rising from the blast site, proving that vehicles had sustained direct hits.
The “green zone” is the target of daily bombardments by the Iraqi Resistance.
Resistance bomb kills four puppet Iraqi “national guardsmen” in Baghdad.
At 8:30am local time, an Iraqi Resistance bomb blew up under a joint US-Iraqi puppet “national guard” patrol as it was passing along Palestine Street in Baghdad. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the bomb destroyed a Nissan pickup belonging to the puppet “national guard,” and killed four of the “guardsmen” and wounded three others.
Seven US troops killed in an-Nahrawan near Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7s attacked a US military column consisting of five Humvees in the an-Nahrawan area southeast of Baghdad. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported that the attack took place at about 4pm local time and resulted in the destruction of two Humvees and the death of seven US troops who were aboard them.
For their part, the US aggressors set a Honda car belonging to the Resistance ablaze, but the vehicle was empty at the time it was hit.
Three US troops killed in Resistance attack in as-Sayyidiyah section of Baghdad.
At least three US troops were killed in fierce battles that raged in as-Sayyidiyah in southern Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the fighting took place near the al-Walid Works where a column of three US Humvees and a Bradley armored vehicle battled a Resistance unit firing RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons.
The fighting lasted for about 15 minutes from about 7:30pm until about 7:45pm. THE Bradley was disabled in the Resistance attack that also killed the three men.
US troops responded to the attack by firing indiscriminately, killing three civilians, one of them a man who happened to be walking past the area at the time, the other two in a white car.
Two American soldiers killed in Tuesday morning ambush.
Two US troops were killed when a Resistance bomb exploded under their Humvee and disabled it on the highway south of Baghdad Tuesday morning.
Two Americans killed in Tuesday evening ambush in Baghdad.
Two US troops were killed and their Humvee destroyed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under their their patrol near the Ibn Taymiyah Mosque in central Baghdad’s al-Qadisiyah district at 6pm Tuesday evening.
One American killed, three injured in ambush in ad-Durah Tuesday night.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb made of Austrian explosive blew up under a US patrol made up of three Humvees in ad-Durah in southern Baghdad at 9:45pm Tuesday night, killing one American soldier and wounding three others, in addition to disabling a Humvee.
US forces raided mosques in various districts of Baghdad, seizing weapons intended for protection of the mosques and arresting religious leaders. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that more than 12 mosques were raided by the Americans. Numerous imams and mosque guards were arrested. Weapons that were officially licensed by the US puppet regime for protection of the places of worship were seized by the aggressor troops.
Four US troops killed in at-Tarimiyah.
Four US troops were killed in the al-Mashahid area of at-Tarimiyah area near Baghdad when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol of four Humvees and two Bradley armored vehicles at 7:25pm. The bomb went off under the lead car in the convoy, disabling it, at which time the Resistance fighters opened up with RPG7 and SPG9 rockets destroying one other Humvee and disabling another and killing the four troops.
Bomb targets US armored vehicles in al-Ghazaliyah area.
Iraqi Resistance fighters detonated bombs they had plated on the road from al-Ghazaliyah to Abu Ghurayb near the ‘Aqr Kuk area at 10:30pm when two Bradley armored vehicles were passing. The blast broke the tread of one of the vehicles.
Resistance ambush targets US, puppet police in al-Ghazaliyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet police patrol in the al-Ghazaliyah area, disabling one US Humvee and destroying a Land Cruiser belonging to the puppet police at 11:25pm Tuesday.
Resistance protects Iraq’s Oil Resources.
Blows up northern Iraqi oil pipeline.
Iraqi Resistance forces blew up four bombs on a major oil pipeline in the northern Iraqi an-Niba‘i area, setting the pipeline ablaze and cutting off oil shipments.
On Friday, Resistance forces blew up the oil pipeline in the Bayji area.
The Resistance campaign against the oil pipelines is part of an effort to prevent the US invaders from reaping profits from the plunder of Iraqi oil.
Seven US troops die in Resistance ambush of supply convoy in Ba‘qubah.
Iraqi Resistance forces in Ba‘qubah attacked a US supply convoy of trucks escorted by four Humvees and an armored vehicle. First a Resistance bomb blew up under the convoy, then Resistance fighters attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and BKC automatic weapons. Two Humvees were destroyed and seven US troops aboard them killed. Two Resistance fighters died as martyrs in the battle when American soldiers fired at them with a machine gun.
One US soldier killed in Resistance bombing in Ba‘qubah Tuesday morning.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb went off under a US column of four Humvees near Ba‘qubah at about 7am Tuesday, killing one US soldier and disabling a Humvee.
Resistance attacks US column at Balad Ruz near Ba‘qubah.
Resistance fighters detonated a powerful Austrian explosive under a US column of three Bradley armored vehicles in the Balad Ruz area near Ba‘qubah, disabling one of the Bradleys. About 15 minutes after the attack two US fighter planes came in to provide air cover for the remainder of the column.
Resistance ambushes US column Tuesday evening.
Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a group of US forces at 7:25pm Tuesday in the Khan Bani Sa‘d area near Ba‘qubah, disabling one American armored vehicle. No details on US casualties were available.
The Samarra’ front.
Resistance ambushes US-Iraqi stooge patrol near ad-Dulu‘iyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet “national guard” patrol near the ad-Dulu‘iyah Bridge, 100km north of Baghdad.
The patrol, consisting of three Mitsubishi cars belonging to the puppet forces and two Humvees as well as an American armored vehicle, ran over a Resistance bomb at 7pm Tuesday evening. Then Resistance fighters attacked the patrol firing RPG7 rockets, destroying two Mitsubishis and killing seven puppet “national guardsmen.”
The Americans, meanwhile, had fled from the scene of the attack leaving their Iraqi stooges to their fate. A half an hour later, another American patrol arrived to collect the bodies.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent noted that whenever there are engagements in which both Americans and Iraqi puppet troops are killed the Americans typically pick up only the American bodies, leaving the corpses of the Iraqi puppet troops for Iraqi puppet troop patrols to pick up. Similarly American wounded are taken to the Ibn Sina Hospital in the high-security “green zone,” while the Iraqi casualties go to more humble hospitals outside the closed American zone.
Bomb disables US vehicle.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb blew up under a US column of four vehicles on the road between ad-Dulu‘iyah and Samarra’, disabling one armored vehicle.
Fighting rages on Hit front as Resistance traps US forces.
In a dispatch posted at 6:30pm Mecca time (7:30pm local time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Hit reported that clashes still continued at that hour in the area of Hit and al-Hadithah, but that the intensity of fighting was less at that hour than it had been earlier in the day and the previous night.
Resistance forces succeeded in surprising and completely encircling US troops for 24 hours in the ash-Shatt (“Riverbank”) area in Hit, and extremely fierce fighting raged in that area in which river gunboats took part. The Americans remained besieged in that part of town until US F-16s came in and broke the encirclement by dropping large-size container bombs each full of anti-personnel cluster bombs.
The large-size container is the equivalent of 16 regular container bombs, each releasing 3,000 cluster bombs. Thus a total of 40,000 cluster bombs were dropped on Hit as US forces sought to escape their encirclement. Not surprisingly, the targets of the unguided cluster bombs included civilians. Between 25 and 28 Iraqi private homes were destroyed Monday night and Tuesday in the course of the savage US bombing.
Forty US Marines were killed in the battle. Twenty-five Resistance fighters were killed and 50 unarmed Iraqi civilians died, according to the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the city. The Resistance destroyed eight Humvees, five Bradley armored vehicles, and four Abrams tanks.
At the moment he wrote his report, the correspondent wrote that Resistance fighters were continuing their attacks on the fleeing Americans, striking their rear lines in al-Hadithah.
Four CIA officers, six Marines captured amidst fierce fighting in Hit.
Four members of the CIA and six US Marines were taken prisoner by the Iraqi Resistance in Hit in ar-Ramadi Province Tuesday morning according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Hit. The correspondent described fighting in the city as “extremely intense,” noting that the Resistance had established its control of the city on Sunday and remained in control Tuesday.
The correspondent noted that the Resistance does not always try to seize and maintain control of cities and towns regardless of consequences because the Americans then often unleash all their high-tech weapons on the city and inflict tremendous death and destruction on the civilian population. The invaders used that tactic in Samarra’ and before that in Tal‘afar in the north of the country. At times, however, the Resistance does hold a city in order to demonstrate its power to recover cities from the US forces whenever they want to. This has been demonstrated repeatedly in the cities of ar-Ramadi Province, and in al-Latifiyah, al-Yusufiyah, Samarra’, and Ba‘qubah. And it has now again been demonstrated in Hit.
Fighting continued into the night late Monday in Hit.
In a dispatch posted after midnight Tuesday morning, the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that fierce fighting lasted late into Monday night in the western Iraqi city of Hit, having begun early Monday morning. US F-16 fighter bombers attacked a mosque in the city, burning the building to the ground.
Action on the Syrian-Iraqi border in al-Qa’im region.
Resistance attacks Monday in al-Qa’im target puppet “national guard” bases.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked various camps of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in the city of al-Qa’im on the border with Syria Monday morning. Two attacks on the “national guard” were mounted. Then in a third four US Humvees attacked an American camp and the US troops opened fire with their automatic weapons, killing members of the “national guard” in the camp. One wounded man reported that Resistance fighters had infiltrated the camp and began firing weapons, another reported that four Humvees entered the camp and opened fire with BKCs. US forces have accused the “national guard” forces that the Americans themselves recruited and trained of working for the Iraqi Resistance in Karbala’ and al-Qa’im and elsewhere in the country. The attacks on the bases Monday left 13 “national guardsmen” dead and four others wounded.
Resistance downs three drones, one helicopter in western Iraq.
Iraqi Resistance forces on Tuesday shot down three unmanned drone reconnaissance aircraft and one US helicopter in western Iraq.
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Qa’im reported that a Chinook helicopter was attacked by Resistance fighters firing two C5K rockets in the ar-Rabt area near al-Qa’im on the Syrian border.
One pilotless reconnaissance airplane was shot down by a sharp shooter at the crossroads to the city of ‘Anah, 260km west of Baghdad.
Rocket-propelled grenades took down the other two drone aircraft in the Hadithah area west of Baghdad.
The drone reconnaissance aircraft is about 75cm to 80cm long and has a wingspan of 1 meter. It is powered by two small propellers and has three cameras in its nose cone.
At least Thirteen US troops killed in fighting near al-Qa’im Tuesday.
Extremely fierce fighting raged in the area of ar-Rummanah and in the vicinity of the Phosphate plant starting at 7:15am Tuesday and lasting until 9:15. The clashes resumed then at 2pm afternoon. After dying down for a time, fighting again broke out at 5:20pm and was still under way when the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam filed his report posted at 1:18am Wednesday morning local time (12:18am Wednesday Mecca time).
In the course of the fighting the Resistance killed 13 US Marines, destroying completely the troop carriers in which they were riding. Five US Marines were also wounded in the attacks. Four Humvees, two armored vehicles were also destroyed with an estimated minimum of 10 soldiers aboard those as well.
The Resistance used powerful bombs of Austrian explosive to destroy the troop carriers. Anti-personnel RPG7 rockets “al-Mihdad” and BKCs were used as well.
Three Resistance fighters were killed in the fighting. It is believed that some 60 Resistance fighters were taking part in the battle.
Morning attacks in Kirkuk.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a convoy of civilian fuel tank trucks carrying supplies to the US military in the al-Huwyajah area west of Kirkuk at about 9:30am Tuesday morning. Several bombs were detonated under the fuel tankers, destroying one and killing its driver, believed to be a foreigner.
The Resistance detonated a bomb under an Abrams tank at about 10am in the al-Huwyajah area west of Kirkuk.
Action in Mosul area.
Eight American troops were killed when the Iraqi Resistance fought a fierce battle with US forces at about 9pm Tuesday night in the al-Qayyarah area south of Mosul. A column of three US armored vehicles and two Humvees battled the Resistance for 35 minutes. Two armored vehicles were destroyed and eight Americans killed. Two US Apache helicopters arrived to provide air support for the Americans. One of the Apaches fired a rocket at a Toyota Corolla killing one Resistance fighter.
Four Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah gunmen were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the Hamam al-‘Alil area of Mosul unde their patrol made up of a Land Cruiser and a Patrol Safari. One of the vehicles was destroyed.
Three US soldiers were killed when a Resistance bomb exploded under their column of three Humvees, two armored vehicles, and two military fuel tankers at 7:20pm in Mosul. After the bomb went off the Resistance attacked with RPG7s, disabling one armored vehicle and two tankers.
Resistance hits Polish aggressor forces.
Three Poles, four puppet soldiers killed south of Baghdad in Resistance ambush.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a joint Polish-Iraqi puppet “national guard” patrol in as-Suwayriyah south of Baghdad, killing three Polish aggressor soldiers.
Mafkarat al-Islam’s correspondent reported that the Resistance detonated two bombs that destroyed the Polish vehicle in which the three Polish soldiers were riding. In addition a green Mitsubishi belonging to the puppet troops was also set ablaze, killing four puppet “national guardsmen.”
Resistance bombards Polish positions late Monday in al-Hillah and south of Baghdad, as two Poles die in combat.
At least two Polish soldiers were killed in a Resistance attack on a Polish patrol between al-Hillah and an-Najaf. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported that at 4pm Monday the Polish patrol of three armored GMC vehicles ran over Resistance bombs, destroying one of the vehicles, and killing at least two Polish soldiers.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked Polish aggressor forces in al-Hillah and their “grain silo” in Baghdad on Monday.
At 3pm Monday the resistance fired one Tariq rocket at the Polish position in al-Hillah. Also on Monday the Poles completed their evacuation from al-Hillah, setting up instead in ad-Diwaniyah, leaving only a few military detachments in their earlier base.
The Resistance fired four Katyusha rockets at their “grain silo” position at 11pm Monday night. The name Grain Silo is simply a place name for a location where grain was formerly stored.
Resistance bombards puppet “national guard” base in al-Hillah.
A base of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in the city of al-Hillah, 100km south of Baghdad, was struck by a powerful Tariq rocket at about 7pm.
A member of British intelligence was killed on the road to al-Barradi‘i and Abu al-Khasib in al-Basrah Province when a bomb exploded under his 2002 Landrover at 12:15pm Tuesday afternoon.
Two officers in the collaborationist Shi‘i chauvinist Badr Brigades militia were killed by the Resistance in al-Basrah at 12:30pm Tuesday as they were coming out of the Badr Brigade office in the city. The local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the two held the rank of Lieutenant and First Lieutenant. On the same day the Jaysh al-Mahdi in al-Basrah announced that it was laying down arms.
Elsewhere in Iraq . . .
Resistance organization executes Iraqi spy who worked for the US invaders.
The Jaysh Ansar as-Sunnah Iraqi Resistance organization announced on Tuesday that it had executed an Iraqi who had been serving the US Army as a spy on the Iraqi Resistance. The Jaysh Ansar as-Sunnah announced on its internet website that the Iraqi citizen was butchered for espionage on behalf of the American forces. Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported the announcement.
Jaysh al-Mahdi trucks flock to Baghdad to take advantage of US money-for-guns program.
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported on Tuesday that dozens of cars took to the roads from an-Najaf, ad-Diwaniyah, and an-Nasiriyah – cites in the south of Iraq – heading towards the so-called “Madinat as-Sadr” neighborhood of Baghdad. The cars, belonging to the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia, were transporting weapons to be sold to the US occupation forces in compliance with the peace agreement reached between representatives of Muqtada as-Sadr and the occupation.
Some 16 trucks showed up laden with weapons at the al-Jaza’ir puppet police station ready to deliver their cargoes. A US officer together with various puppet troops supervised the money-for-guns operation in the al-Hadithah puppet police station in the so-called “Madinat as-Sadr” district of Baghdad. The puppet troops would make an accounting of the weapons and then give a pass to the driver of the truck to go inside the station and receive payment.
Bombardments throughout Iraq on Tuesday.
The US camp near al-Yusufiyah came under Resistance bombardment at about 7am Tuesday, when sixteen 120mm mortar rounds blasted into the facility.
The Resistance attacked the US base in the military academy in ar-Rustamiyah in southeastern Baghdad with 12 Katyusha rockets at 7am.
Resistance forces bombarded the Arab Equestrian Club with a powerful Tariq rocket at about 8am Tuesday morning. The Arab Equestrian Club lies adjacent to Saddam International Airport and occupied and used by the Americans as a military camp by them together with the Iraqi puppet so-called “national guard” and the Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah militia.
Resistance forces bombarded Saddam International Airport outside Baghdad at about 9am Tuesday morning with four Grad rockets.
The Iraqi Resistance bombarded the puppet so-called “Iraqi interior ministry” with four 120mm mortar rounds at 9am Tuesday morning.
The US al-Ghazlani camp in Mosul was struck by a powerful Grad missile Tuesday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired two rockets at the US consulate in al-Basrah at about 10:30am Tuesday morning local time. Three guards of the building were wounded.
The so-called “green zone” was attacked at about 4pm Tuesday by three Katyusha rockets. Smoke could be seen rising from the area.
At about 4pm Tuesday a massive explosion shook the Japanese base in as-Samawah when two Grad rockets crashed into the base. After the blast Japanese aggressor troops came out and deployed in the surrounding area, panicked by the attack. Japanese commanders implored the tribal chiefs in the area to provide protection to their troops, against long-range attacks, promising large sums of money in return.
The puppet so-called “Iraqi foreign ministry” was struck by a Katyusha rocket at 5pm Tuesday afternoon local time.
Resistance forces fired two Grad rockets at the US airbase in al-Muthanna in Baghdad at 5pm. Thick smoke covered the base after the attack and two Apache helicopters took off to search for signs of the Resistance attackers.
At 6:30pm Resistance forces bombarded the joint US-Iraqi “rapid deployment force” base with five 120mm mortar rounds.
At 8pm the Resistance fired a Katyusha rocket into the so-called “green zone” in Baghdad. It is believed that the rocket struck the British embassy in the compound. Warning sirens sounded and black smoke rose into the sky after the attack.
Shortly before 9pm the Resistance fired nine 82mm mortar rounds into the US airbase in al-Muthanna in Baghdad.
At 10pm the Resistance fired four Katyusha rockets into the puppet military academy in ar-Rustamiyah, southeastern Baghdad.
At 11:15pm Resistance forces fired twelve 82mm mortar rounds into the al-Muthanna airbase from the Northern Gate area. The shells were apparently aimed at barracks occupied by the US troops in the compound. Warning sirens sounded as smoke rose into the sky after the barrage.