Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 13 October 2004 through Friday, 15 October 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
Wednesday, 13 October 2004.
Resistance pushes puppet forces out of al-Qa’im on the Syrian Border.
Fighting rages in the city as Resistance forces drive towards area of Hit to link up with forces there and open new fronts.
Iraqi Resistance forces on Wednesday expelled the puppet police and puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” from the al-‘Ubaydi area 30km east of al-Qa’im, and also from the cemetery in the ar-Rabtah area. The Resistance drove the Iraqi puppet police out of their police station headquarters in the city of al-Qa’im itself and from the al-Karabilah puppet police station 2km east of the city.
By those acts, the Resistance has seized basic control of the city of al-Qa’im and the police districts under its jurisdiction, in a clear escalation of the Resistance efforts in the area. In his dispatch posted at 6:25pm Mecca time (7:25pm local time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent wrote that Resistance forces were moving towards the areas of ‘Anah and Rawa in order to open more fronts in their struggle against the US occupation.
A huge Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol in the at-Tanaf area of al-Qa’im at 4pm Wednesday afternoon, destroying an Abrams tank In a dispatch posted at 7:20pm Mecca time (8:20pm local time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent wrote that further details on the incident were hard to come by because there were a large number of clashes going on at that time in the city.
Fighting in Hit.
Resistance continues to control city and its environs despite savage US air attacks.
Iraqi Resistance forces remained in control of the city of Hit in ar-Ramadi Province on Wednesday. Resistance fighters battled US forces, destroying four Bradley armored vehicles and an armored personnel carrier in addition to two Humvees.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported that at least 31 American Marines were killed and 10 Iraqi Resistance fighters martyred in combat.
On Wednesday afternoon, US aircraft dropped five container bombs full of anti-personnel cluster bombs – a total of 10,000 cluster bombs in all – on the environs of the city of Hit. Despite such savage attacks, the correspondent wrote, the Resistance remains in control of the ‘Anah and Rawa areas.
Fighting rages in ar-Ramadi as US snipers shoot civilians in the streets paralyzing movement in the city.
Fierce fighting broke out in the al-Mal‘ab [“the Playing Field”] and al-Qattan areas of ar-Ramadi and in the industrial zone of the city on Wednesday. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the area reported that local residents are unable to leave their homes in many parts of the city because US snipers have deployed in large numbers atop buildings from which they shoot at anything that moves in the streets below. The American snipers shot five local civilians dead, most of their wounds being to the head and neck.
Three US troops killed in bombing near al-Karmah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded near Jadwal at-Tamimi, a branch of the Euphrates River, in the area of al-Karmah on Wednesday morning. The blast destroyed a US Marine Humvee, killing three and wounding two other US occupation troops.
Resistance executes collaborator agent in al-Karmah.
Iraqi Resistance forces executed an Iraqi collaborating with the US occupation troops on Wednesday morning in the al-Karmah area west of al-Fallujah. Shawkat ‘Abbas Talab al-Jawmili, who was regarded as one of the most important agents of the occupation forces, was shot dead by an Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter at 8am Wednesday.
US troops deface bodies of dead Iraqis in al-Fallujah.
US troops committed another crime on Tuesday when they abused the bodies of two Iraqis whom they had killed. Five Iraqis had been killed by US gunfire in al-Fallujah and four others were wounded on Tuesday. Residents of the area to whom the bodies were delivered by the Americans reported that they had been badly disfigured, the arms and legs were cut off, as were the heads. The faces and hands had been shredded by knives and they bore signs of having been dragged along the ground.
At least six US troops killed in Baghdad ambush at 10:50pm Wednesday night.
At least six US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed their patrol of two Humvees and one Bradley armored vehicle on the highway leading to Saddam International Airport at about 10:50pm Wednesday night. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance fighters fired RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons as well as Kalashnikov assault rifles, totally destroying the two Humvees and killing the six men who were aboard them.
Resistance attacks US patrol near New Baghdad Wednesday night.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet “national guard” patrol, made up of two Nissan pickup trucks belonging to the puppet “national guard” and two US Humvees, as it traveled along the Canal Road near New Baghdad at 8:40pm Wednesday night. The Resistance opened fire on the patrol with RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons, destroying two pickups and disabling a Humvee. The poor weather prevented the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam to assess the extent of casualties in the attack.
Resistance attack disables US armored vehicle.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the path of a US patrol in the ‘Aqr Qaws area of Abu Ghurayb at 10:25pm disabling an armored vehicle.
Resistance bombs blow up US Humvee in Baghdad.
Two Iraqi Resistance bombs made of powerful Austrian explosive blew up at about 12 midnight Wednesday-Thursday under a US patrol made up of a Bradley armored vehicle and two Humvees near the Ibn Taymiyah mosque which lies between al-Yarmuk and al-‘Amil in Baghdad. The powerful explosions totally destroyed one Humvee. Dust storms prevented the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent from ascertaining the exact casualty count.
Resistance bomb hits puppet patrol in at-Taji Wednesday night.
Iraqi Resistance bombs made of powerful Austrian explosives blew up under a column of two Nissan pickup trucks and two 2-ton Kia vehicles belonging to the puppet “national guard” in at-Taji, north of Baghdad. Kia and Nissan vehicles were destroyed in the Wednesday night bombing but the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent had no information on casualties.
Resistance attack targets puppet police in al-Ghazaliyah Wednesday night.
An Iraqi puppet police patrol made up of three Land Cruisers was attacked by the Iraqi Resistance in the al-Ghazaliyah area near Baghdad at 11:40pm Wednesday night. The Resistance fired BKC automatic weapons intensely at the convoy, destroying one vehicle that caught fire and disabling the rest. Due to fierce dust storms, however, the correspondent was unable to assess the extent of casualties in the attack.
Fierce fighting rages under the cover of bad weather.
Fierce fighting broke out near the village of adh-Dhahab al-Abyad in the area of Abu Ghurayb after Resistance fighters, taking advantage of the bad weather, when visibility was less than 20 meters, attacked and destroyed one Bradley armored vehicle and disabled another. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the area quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the Resistance captured one American.
Afterwards US Apache helicopters attacked the area, but fled after the Resistance opened fire with rockets that cut through the darkness over the area.
Three US troops killed in Wednesday night ambush in al-Ghazaliyah.
A US patrol consisting of four Humvees was attaked by the Iraqi Resistance in al-Ghazaliyah, west of Baghdad at 8:40pm Wednesday night. The Resistance fighters fired RPG7s, destroying one Humvee and disabling a second and killing at least three US troops.
Four US troops killed in al-‘Amiriyah ambush Wednesday night.
At least four US troops were killed in an Iraqi Resistance ambush in the al-‘Amiriyah area of Baghdad at about 9:20pm Wednesday night. An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a patrol of three US Humvees and an armored vehicle, destroying one Humvee and killing the men aboard. The explosive used was probably of the powerful Austrian variety because the Humvee was reduced by the blast to a pile of tangled metal.
Seven puppet “national guardsmen” killed in Resistance bombing south of Baghdad.
Three Iraqi Resistance bombs made of powerful Austrian explosives went off under a column of four Nissan pickup trucks, two Patrol Safaris, and two Kias belonging to the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in the as-Suwayrah area south of Baghdad at 9:15am Wednesday. One Nissan pickup truck was destroyed and seven puppet soldiers killed.
Three US soldiers killed in ambush.
On Wednesday evening, an Iraqi Resistance bomb blew up under a joint US-Iraqi puppet “national guard” column made up of three US Humvees and three Nissan pickup trucks belonging to the so-called “national guard.” The bomb destroyed one Humvee totally, and after that fighting erupted between the US survivors and the Iraqi Resistance that lasted for 15 minutes. Three US troops and four puppet “national guardsmen,” one with the rank of captain, were killed in the battle, and two more pickup trucks were disabled.
Bayji, Tikrit, Salah ad-Din Province.
Unmanned reconnaissance plane shot down by Resistance over Bayji.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot down an unmanned US reconnaissance airplane over the al-Hujjaj area of the city of Bayji, north of Baghdad at 4:30pm Wednesday. Resistance fighters downed the small plane using a Russian-made RPK machine gun, an advanced version of the Kalashnikov assault rifle that fires a more intense burst of 7.62mm bullets at longer ranges.
Three US troops killed in Resistance attack in Tikrit.
Three US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US military column of two personnel carriers loaded with men and supplies and three Humvees in Tikrit at 7:15pm Wednesday night.
Resistance takes out three Abrams tanks in ambush in at-Tarimiyah.
In at-Tarimiyah Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol with SPG9s at 10:15pm Wednesday night ,setting three US Abrams tanks ablaze.
Resistance ambush in Kirkuk leaves three Peshmergah chauvinist gunmen dead.
Unmanned reconnaissance aircraft shot down near Kirkuk.
Iraqi Resistance fighters shot down an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft in the at-Tuz area of the city of Kirkuk using BKC automatic weapons. These aircraft are sent up by the Americans prior to their offensives.
Resistance attack leaves US armored vehicle disabled in Tal‘afar.
Iraqi Resistance bombs blew up under a US column of six armored vehicles in the Tal‘afar area on the Iraqi-Syrian borders disabling one of the armored vehicles at about 6am Wednesday.
Al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah.
Resistance ambushes US convoy between al-Yusufiyah and ar-Ridwaniyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US column on the International Highway between al-Yusufiyah and ar-Ridwaniyah at 5:45pm local time. The sound of rocket-propelled grenades exploding could be heard from the area. Three US military vehicles were set ablaze, but there is no information on casualties.
Resistance shoots down unmanned reconnaissance plane over al-Latifiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot down a pilotless reconnaissance aircraft at 10am Wednesday in the Jabal as-Sakhr area near al-Latifiyah south of Baghdad. The Resistance fighters fired a BKC automatic weapon to bring down the small craft. These aircraft are sent up by the Americans prior to their offensives.
Resistance attacks US convoy of more than 20 supply trucks.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired a barrage of 82mm and 120mm mortar rounds at a US military column of at least 20 trucks in the al-Latifiyah area south of Baghdad at about 6am, setting three trucks ablaze and killing two drivers, believed to be foreigners.
Resistance attack disables US tank, Americans kill three Iraqi civilians in revenge.
Iraqi Resistance fighters disabled an Abrams tank near the al-Latifiyah market Wednesday morning. Afterwards, US forces opened fire indiscriminately in the area, killing three Iraqi civilians who were in the market at the time.
Elsewhere in Iraq. . .
Two Japanese soldiers killed in Resistance bombing.
Two Japanese aggressor soldiers were killed early Wednesday in the southern Iraqi town of as-Samawah when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded next to their patrol at 5:30am local time. One Jeep was also disabled in the blast.
Iraqi Resistance bombardments throughout Iraq on Wednesday.
The US base at Simuk in an=Najaf was struck by an Iraqi Resistance barrage at 4:30am Wednesday morning.
The US headquarters in al-Yusufiyah was struck by a powerful Tariq rocket at 5:45am Wendesday.
At 7:20am Wednesday morning, Resistance forces mounted an intensive barrage of 60mm mortar rounds on the US airbase at al-Muthanna in Baghdad.
The ar-Rashid Hotel which hosts US agents and servitors of the occupation and is also located in the top security district of the so-called “green zone,” was hit by a Katyusha rocket at 7:45am, damaging the first and second floors of the structure.
The US headquarters in al-Yusufiyah was struck by two powerful Tariq rockets at 8:25am Wendesday.
At 8:45am the Iraqi Resistance fired two Katyusha rockets at the Republican Palace in Baghdad, which the American occupation uses as its national headquarters, calling it the “green zone.”
At 10:05am Wednesday morning, Resistance forces fired nine 82mm mortar rounds on the US airbase at al-Muthanna in Baghdad.
At about 10:20am Wednesday, the Resistance fired four 120mm mortar rounds into the US headquarters in al-Yusufiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces struck the puppet military academy in ar-Rustamiyah, southeast Baghdad with seven 120mm mortar rounds at about 3pm Wednesday afternoon.
The US base in the area of ar-Rashidiyah in northern Baghdad was hit by two Grad rockets at about 4pm.
A powerful blast shook the so-called “green zone” headquarters of the US occupation when a Tariq rocket slammed into the compound. The rocket is believed to have struck near the Republican Palace itself, the center of the occupied area. Warning sirens wailed and clouds of smoke rose into the sky after the strike.
At about 6:20pm Wednesday Resistance forces hit the US-occupied Diyala Airport with a powerful Tariq rocket.
The Resistance bombarded Saddam International Airport at about 6:50pm Wednesday with two powerful Tariq rockets.
A Grad missile slammed into the so-called “green zone” in Baghdad at 7:30pm
The US airbase in al-Muthanna in Baghdad was hit by five 82mm mortar rounds at about 8:20pm Wednesday evening.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Katyusha rockets into the US base that the Americans have set up in one of the Presidential palaces in Tikrit at about 8:30pm Wednesday.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets into the house of ‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-Hakim, the head of the collaborationist so-called “Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq” (SCIRI) whose Badr Brigade forces invaded Iraq in tandem with US aggressors in spring 2003. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that al-Hakim was not home at the time of the Resistance barrage, which occurred at about 9pm Wednesday night.
The headquarters of the puppet so-called Iraqi “national guard” was struck by four Katyusha rockets at about 9:10pm Wednesday night.
At 9:40pm Resistance forces bombarded the US base in the city of Balad with three Grad rockets.
At 9:45pm Wednesday, Resistance forces pounded the joint US-Iraqi “national guard” base in Samarra’ with 11 mortar rounds.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired a Grad rocket into the so-called “green zone” at 9:45pm Wednesday, setting off warning sirens inside the US compound.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the building housing the puppet urban council for the as-Sayyidiyah district of Baghdad with six shells at 11:30pm Wednesday night, according to the Baghdad correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
At 11:40pm the Resistance fired six 82mm mortar rounds at the headquarters of the puppet “Iraqi national guard” at the al-Muthanna air base in Baghdad.
At 11:50pm the Resistance struck the headquarters of the Iraqi puppet “government” in the so-called “green zone” with two Katyusha rockets.
Thursday, 14 October 2004.
Resistance shells US, puppet positions in al-Qa’im area.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired seven 82mm mortar rounds at the US base in the Customs area on the Syrian border in al-Qa’im. Resistance forces also attacked the headquarters of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in al-Qa’im, firing six mortar rounds at it.
The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reports that the situation in the city suggests that new developments are likely soon to occur. Resistance forces already expelled the puppet “national guard” from the al-‘Ubaydi area 30km east of the city, and from their headquarters in ar-Rabtah near by. The puppet police were also thrown out of their headquarters police station in al-Qa’im itself and from the puppet police station in al-Karabilah, 2km east of the city.
US bombards al-Fallujah past midnight Thursday-Friday after negotiations on the city collapse.
In a dispatch posted at 11:45pm Mecca time Thursday night (12:45am Friday morning) the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US forces were again mounting bombardments on various neighborhoods in the city. American tanks, mortars and aircraft began their last bombardment of the day when they started shelling and bombing the neighborhoods of al-Jurayfi, al-‘Askari, ash-Shuhada’, and al-Jawlan., beginning at 11pm. The correspondent wrote that the barrages were still under way as he wrote his report.
The correspondent wrote that the purpose of the bombardment was probably to send a “message” to the people of al-Fallujah after the collapse of talks that had been going on Thursday evening in an effort to avert another American offensive against the city.
US continues to strafe and bomb al-Fallujah during the day Thursday.
US aircraft continued the strikes on al-Fallujah on Thursday, opening fire on several neighborhoods in the city, including al-Jawlan, al-‘Askari, and al-Jurayfi. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US aircraft fired 57 caliber machine guns from aboard C131 aircraft. At the city.
Resistance in al-Fallujah downs US Apache helicopter.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired a C5K rocket at a US Apache helicopter in al-Fallujah at about 8:15 Thursday, bringing down the craft over the area, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
US bombardments wipe out family and kill other civilians in al-Fallujah.
Residents of al-Fallujah pulled the bodies of three children from under the rubble of their home, razed to the ground by US bombardment. The remainder of their family still lies under the rubble, according to a report filed by the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam at 5:10pm Thursday local time (4:10pm Mecca time). Local residents reported that the US fire destroyed a house where a family of none lived in the al-Jawlan neighborhood at noon on Friday. The father of the family, his wife and four other children were still buried when he filed his report.
Earlier, the correspondent wrote that three Iraqi civilians had been killed and eight others injured when US forces shelled the city of al-Fallujah. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Americans bombarded a house in the al-Jawlan neighborhood, wounding four men in the street and one child who was returning from school at the time. Blood spattered textbooks were strewn about the street and neighboring houses were damaged. In the al-Jubayl neighborhood to al-Fallujah’s southwest US forces shelled a position near the Mu‘awiyah Mosque, killing two women and one man and wounding five others – three women and two men.
Resistance rockets oil refinery.
Fire burst out in the oil refinery south of Baghdad after Resistance forces bombarded the facility on Wednesday, killing five guards. Mafkarat al-Islam’s correspondent reported that four Grad rockets struck the refinery. The fire was extinguished on Thursday, but there is no information regarding the flow of oil through the facility.
Four US soldiers killed in bombing in al-Khadra’ neighborhood of western Baghdad.
A massive explosion shook the al-Khadra’ neighborhood in western Baghdad on Thursday, targeting a US patrol. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 10:30am a massive bomb made of high powered Austrian explosives, went off on the path of a US patrol, destroying one Humvee and killing four US troops who were aboard it. A second Humvee was disabled and three US troops aboard it were injured.
Three US troops killed in ambush in Hur al-Basha in Baghdad Thursday morning.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb planted in a water pipe under a gravel road exploded in the Hur al-Basha area of Baghdad at 7:20am Thursday as a US Humvee was passing. The blast destroyed the Humvee and killed three US troops.
Two US troops killed in morning ambush in Baghdad.
One US soldier, six Iraqi stooges killed in Resistance ambush in Baghdad.
One US soldier and six Iraqi puppet troops were killed in an Iraqi Resistance attack on their joint patrol on Palestine Street in downtown Baghdad at about 2:45pm Thursday. The Resistance fired RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons, destroying one Nissan vehicle and disabling another – both belonging to the Iraqi puppet forces. One American Humvee was also disabled.
One US soldier killed in attack in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district.
At 1:40pm Thursday Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol in the al-Karakh neighborhood of Baghdad. The Resistance fighters climbed the al-‘Allawi Bridge in al-Karakh and proceeded to throw hand grenades at the US patrol that was made up of two Humvees. One of the Humvees was destroyed, killing a US soldier inside. The rest of the soldiers aboard the vehicle were wounded. The second Humvee was disabled in the attack.
Resistance battles US-Iraqi puppet troops on Hayfa street.
Iraqi Resistance forces blocked the advance of US forces and their Iraqi puppet troops on Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district at about 2pm Thursday afternoon. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance attacked the Americans and their stooges with hand grenades, automatic weapons, and RPG7s, destroying on Nissan pick up and killing three men aboard it. Another truck loaded with troops was also disabled as was a small troop carrier.
Eyewitnesses reported that there were numerous dead and wounded in both vehicles, bud could not provide exact figures..
Spy for US forces liquidated Thursday morning in Baghdad.
At 7:30am Iraqi Resistance forces firing automatic weapons assassinated one of the most prominent Iraqi spies working for the US occupation forces. The liquidation took place in the al-Jihad neighborhood of Baghdad.
At 6am Thursday morning US forces together with puppet Iraqi troops launched a campaign of raids on the Saddam residential neighborhood, arresting numerous people whom they accused of having ties to the Iraqi Resistance.
Five Iraqi puppet troops killed in Resistance attack on US-stooge raiders in al-‘Amil district of Baghdad.
Resistance forces, however observed the US aggressor troops and attacked, inflicting casualties on the invaders and their stooges. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Americans arrested 36 individuals during their raid on the al-‘Amil neighborhood. The Resistance attacked the Americans, however, with BKCs, RPG7s and rocket-propelled grenades, destroying one loaded transport vehicle and disabling an armored vehicle. At least five Iraqi puppet troops are believed to have been killed in the ambush.
Armored vehicle disabled in as-Sayyidiyah, Baghdad.
In a report posted at 12:41am Friday, Mecca time the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb at about 10:45 local time under a US column of three Humvees and two Bradley armored vehicles as it passed through the as-Sayyidiyah area of southern Baghdad. One of the armored vehicles was disabled.
US tank disabled in at-Taji.
In a report posted at 12:41am Friday, Mecca time the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that Iraqi Resistance forces opened fire with BKC automatic weapons and RPG7 rockets on a US column of three Abrams tanks and two Humvees at 9:20 local time, disabling one tank in the at-Taji area north of Baghdad.
Two US soldiers killed in ambush in Balad Thursday afternoon.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US column of fuel tankers with Humvee escort at 4pm Thursday afternoon in the city of Balad, north of Baghdad. The blast destroyed one military fuel tank truck and killed two US troops.
Resistance bomb blasts US personnel carrier south of Baghdad.
A US personnel carrier was destroyed at about 11:30am Thursday morning when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the path of a US column in the city of ad-Duwaylibiyah, south of Baghdad.
US soldier killed, two more wounded in al-Yusufiyah.
One US soldier was killed and two others wounded when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US column in the al-Yusufiyah area south of Baghdad at 9am Thursday morning. The blast disabled one Humvee.
Resistance bombing kills three suspected US intelligence officers in al-Latifiyah.
At 9:10am Thursday morning, a high-explosive Iraqi Resistance bomb went off under a column of three Mitsubishi vehicles belonging to US intelligence in al-Latifiyah, south of Baghdad. The bomb destroyed one of the Humvees and killed three Americans, believed to be intelligence officers, aboard the vehicle.
Resistance ambush kills two US soldiers.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US column of two Bradley armored vehicles and two Humvees on the highway between al-Latifiyah and Abu Ghurayb and al-Fallujah at about 5:15pm Thursday afternoon. The Resistance fighters fired RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons, destroying one Humvee and disabling a second. Two US troops were killed in the attack.
Resistance assassinates general in puppet “national guard” in al-Basrah.
Iraqi Resistance forces assassinated a brigadier general in the Iraqi puppet so-called “national guard” on Thursday as he emerged from the puppet police headquarters in al-Basrah at 9am. The general was about to board his white Toyota Corolla to head home when Resistance fighters attacked him with automatic weapons, killing him instantly.
Bombardments throughout Iraq on Thursday.
At 6am Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Katyusha rockets at the US base at as-Suqur south of Baghdad sending smoke into the sky over the facility.
At 7:30am Thursday the headquarters of the US occupation in the Republican Palace compound, known to the American invaders as the “green zone” was attacked by two Grad rockets.
At 9:15 the Iraqi Resistance fired five 82mm mortar rounds into the US airbase in al-Muthanna in Baghdad.
At about 2pm Resistance forces again attacked the US base at as-Suqur, lobbing three Grad rockets into it.
At 3:15 Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the headquarters of the Second Cavalry Division of the US military, firing four 82mm mortar rounds into it.
At 6pm the Iraqi Resistance fired six Katyusha rockets into the as-Suqur base.
At 7pm the Iraqi Resistance fired two Katyusha rockets into the US airbase in al-Muthanna in Baghdad
Friday, 15 October 2004.
US seals off al-Fallujah as battle threatens. Puppet “national guard” battalion deserts, unwilling to fight the Iraqi Resistance for the US invaders.
More and more signs appeared on Friday that the American invaders were preparing to launch an all-out offensive on al-Fallujah. A day after negotiations with city representatives collapses, the Americans arrested the chief negotiator for al-Fallujah Friday morning (see story below). Meanwhile American troops closed all the roads leading to and from al-Fallujah, other than one leading to the ash-Shukr area north of the city.
The al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that American forces had massed in large numbers opposite the southern outskirts of al-Fallujah, in particular, outside the city’s industrial zone where tanks and armored vehicles were drawn up and more than seven US aircraft crisscross the skies over head.
Concern over an impending attack kept many residents of the city home from Friday congregational prayers. There were fears, that in the event did not materialize, among the people that the Americans might target the mosques during services.
US forces called in a battalion of puppet “Iraqi national guardsmen,” who arrived on Wednesday in the agricultural area outside of town. But so many members of the battalion threw off their uniforms and took off for home through the fields. In the end only 25 men remained ready to fight alongside the Americans against their fellow Iraqis.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that the mass desertions of the “national guardsmen” came after the Iraqi Resistance used their supporters within the ranks of the “national guard” to spread the threat that there would be “no mercy” for any of them who fell into the hands of the Resistance, that they would have their throats slit as happens with traitors and lackeys. They puppet troops were reminded that the Americans would never come to their rescue, as they always only collect American dead and leave the others, and that the area would be their graveyard if they remained. Sources within the puppet “national guard” reported that the US command in the al-Fallujah area had sent to the headquarters of the “national guard” in Baghdad to send another battalion, to replace the one that melted away.
US bombards al-Fallujah killing ten, wounding nine civilians.
US C130 aircraft and American 57 artillery bombed and bombarded the city of al-Fallujah on Friday morning, leaving 10 local civilians martyred and nine injured. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the bombing and shelling also totally destroyed five homes in the an-Nazal neighborhood. In a report he posted at 4:30pm Friday, local time (3:30pm Mecca time) the correspondent wrote that survivors and bodies were still being dug out of the rubble at that time, so the casualty figures were likely to rise.
In addition, US forces shelled the al-Ma‘adid Mosque with tank cannon, destroying the front of the building that faced the street. The mosque was empty at the time of the American desecrating attack Friday afternoon.
US invader troops arrest chief negotiator for al-Fallujah.
US aggressor forces arrested the chief negotiator for the city of al-Fallujah, Shaykh Khalid Hammud al-Jumayli along with Shaykh Ahmad al-Jannabi, a member of the negotiating team representing the city.
Negotiations had been under way between a deputation representing al-Fallujah and the US forces in an effort to head off a planned US offensive on the city. The talks reportedly collapsed on Thursday night.
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported that the arrests took place on the highway in the al-Hasy area, 10km from the city as the two men were on their way to Baghdad. Afterwards, US invader troops released Shaykh Ahmad al-Jannabi, but retained Shayk Khalid al-Jumayli in captivity.
People in al-Fallujah vow to fight on, despite puppet ‘Allawi’s threats.
People in al-Fallujah are still talking about what happened on Wednesday, 13 October, when the US-installed puppet “primeminister” Iyyad ‘Allawi threatened to have US and stooge forces storm al-Fallujah if the city fails to surrender to his “authority.”
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the city reported that ten minutes after ‘Allawi’s speech a powerful duststorm swept through the country, turning daytime into night and reducing visibility to a mere 15 meters. Local citizens took heart from the storm, and one wrote on a wall “This is aid from God, ‘Allawi, and God can do much greater things!”
On Friday a number of citizens of al-Fallujah met in the al-Hadrah mosque and swore an oath that they would continue resisting the invader until the last drop of their blood.
Fierce fighting erupts Friday night in ar-Ramadi.
Fierce fighting broke out between US forces and the Iraqi Resistance at about 9:30pm Friday night on 1920 Revolution Street in ar-Ramadi according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. At the time he filed his report, posted at 12:20am Saturday moring local time (11:20pm Friday night Mecca time) the correspondent wrote that the Americans were trying to catch the Resistance fighters in a pincer movement from the areas surrounding 1920 Revolution Street.
Three Mossad agents killed in Resistance bombing in al-Hillah area.
At 830am Friday morning an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a white, armored Mitsubishi vehicle belonging to the Zionist Mossad in the area of al-Hillah near the ruins of Babylon. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the blast killed three persons who were aboard the vehicle
Resistance celebrates start of Ramadan by bombarding six US bases around Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance forces rocked the American bases in the Baghdad area Friday night with a total of more than 160 explosions, as they celebrated the start of the Ramadan month of fasting by firing massive barrages that set US bases ablaze.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Baghdad reported that after sunset Friday, a storm of rockets were fired at the US military bases – powerful Tariq and Grad rockets as well as 120mm mortar rounds, and CET rockets slammed into half a dozen American occupation facilities, celebrating the first night of Ramadan.
The US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace compound – called the “green zone” by the Americans was one target of the Resistance bombardments. Resistance forces celebrated the start of Ramadan by firing rocket and mortar barrages also at al-Muthanna airbase in Baghdad, the as-Salam [Peace] Palace on an-Nusur [Eagles] Square, the occupied building of the chiefs of staff in al-‘Amiriyah, the US base at Saddam International Airport, and the headquarters of the Central Command at at-Tallah.
Flames and smoke were still rising from the facilities at the time the correspondent filed his report on the barrages at 12:12 am Saturday morning local time (11:12pm Friday night Mecca time).
Death toll in car bombing inside US “green zone” headquarters stands at 23 US troops killed.
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in Baghdad reported in a dispatch posted at 11:44pm Friday night Mecca time (12:44am Saturday morning, local time) that the death toll of Americans killed in the massive car bombing in the so-called “green zone” had risen to 23 American soldiers killed, according to information supplied by persons working inside the US top security facility.
The correspondent wrote that the car bombing took the struggle to a qualitatively new level, in terms of how that attack was arranged and timed. The Resistance were not only able to strike inside the top-security “green zone” with a car bomb but timed the attack to the moment when top US generals, other prominent military officers, and intelligence officers were holding a meeting.
US soldier killed in afternoon ambush in al-Ghazaliyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces destroyed a US personnel carrier loaded with supplies in al-Ghazaliyah at 2pm local time Friday. A Resistance bomb exploded under the vehicle, destroying it and killing one US solider.
Three US troops killed in Resistance attack in ad-Durah.
In ad-Durah, Resistance forces attacked a US column with rocket-propelled grenades, disabling two armored personnel carriers and one Humvee, and killing three American soldiers.
Five US troops killed in ambush Friday afternoon. Two Resistance fighters also die in combat.
Five US soldiers were killed at about 3:40pm Friday afternoon when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol in the ad-Durah Mikanik area. Two Humvees were destroyed in the attack. Two members of the Iraqi Resistance were martyred in the battle and three others wounded.
Resistance targets puppet municipal council building in as-Sayyidiyah, Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance fighters fired an intense barrage of C5K rockets at the puppet municipal council headquarters in the as-Sayyidiyah area of Baghdad. The strike was precisely aimed, as it managed to damage the building by exploding inside the structure. One American was killed in the attack. Three other people were killed and three wounded.
Resistance ambushes puppet official’s motorcade in Baghdad.
The motorcade of a member of the US-installed “interim” puppet government in Iraq was ambushed in the al-Karradah Kharij district of Baghdad at about 4pm local time Friday. Two of the escort vehicles in the motorcade were destroyed, killing six persons aboard them. The car carrying the official was disabled, but the precise extent of damage and casualties was not known.
Twelve US Marines killed in massive bombing south of Baghdad Friday morning.
Four Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded at about 7am Friday in the az-Za‘faran area south of Baghdad as a US column was passing. The powerful blast totally destroyed one Abrams tank and two personnel carriers, sending parts of the military vehicles flying all over the area. Houses as far as 800 meters from the explosion showed minor signs of damage from the flying debris. Twelve US Marines were killed in the huge bomb attack. Electric power to the area was cut off for one hour, due to minor damage to the generator in the area.
Three US intelligence officers and four US troops killed in ambush in Baghdad. Friday morning.
Three probable US intelligence agents and four American troops were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under their column on the highway in the al-Hurriyah neighborhood in the ad-Dawli‘i district. The American column of white GMCs, believed to belong to US intelligence, was being escorted by US military Humvees. Resistance attackers followed up the bombing by attacking with RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons, destroying the intelligence cars and killing the three intelligence men aboard them. Three US soldiers were killed when their Humvee was blown up. Another Humvee was disabled in the attack killing one soldier aboard it.
At least four US troops killed in powerful bomb blast in the az-Zaytun area of Abu Ghurayb.
A powerful Iraqi Resistance bomb, probably of Austrian explosive, blew up under a US troop transport vehicle in the az-Zaytun neighborhood of Abu Ghurayb near Baghdad on Friday. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that he personally counted four dead Americans being put into four black body bags, but then the US troops who were recovering the bodies opened fire in every direction to prevent people in the area from learning the extent of their casualties. The correspondent wrote that the final toll from that attack was likely to be higher than four killed , inasmuch as the type of armored personnel carrier that was struck usually carried some 15 troops.
Three US troops killed in ambush on Airport Road.
At about 9:30am Friday morning, Iraqi Resistance forces fired RPG7 rockets at a US patrol on the road to Saddam International Airport in Baghdad, destroying one Humvee and killing three US troops aboard it.
Resistance captures three officers in the puppet forces.
At 7:45am Friday Iraqi Resistance forces kidnapped three officers, one of them a captain, in the Iraqi puppet forces. The incident took place on al-Mudayif Street in the al-‘Amiriyah area of Baghdad.
Resistance counter attacks US incursion into Hayfa Street at 1pm Friday.
Fierce fighting broke out around 1pm Friday afternoon between the Iraqi Resistance and the US invaders and puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” forces backed by armored vehicles when they tried to raid Hayfa Street in the al-Karakh district of Baghdad.
The Resistance counter attacked the invaders using SBG9s, RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons. One US Bradley armored vehicle was disabled and an Iraqi puppet Nissan pickup truck destroyed in the fighting. One puppet “national guardsman was killed’ and two others wounded. Three US soldiers were also injured in the clash. An Iraqi woman and two children were also killed in the course of the fighting.
Fuel tanker destroyed in Resistance attack in at-Tarimiyah.
A column of three civilian fuel tank trucks serving the occupation in the al-Mushahadah area of at-Tarimiyah north of Baghdad was attacked by the Resistance at about 7am. One tank truck was destroyed and its driver killed.
Six Marines killed in ambush in at-Tarimiyah Friday morning.
In the al-Mushahadah area of at-Tarimiyah, near Baghdad, a US Marine patrol fell into an Iraqi Resistance ambush at about 9am Friday, in which six of the Marines were killed and two others wounded. One Humvee was disabled.
The US forces responded to the attack by firing indiscriminately in every direction, killing four civilians, including an elderly person and a child of 11.
Ten US troops killed in Abu Ghurayb area ambush Friday morning.
At about 8am Friday morning an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the highway in the adh-Dhahab al-Abyad area of Abu Ghurayb, west of Baghdad as a US convoy was passing. Iraqi Resistance fighters then opened fire on the convoy with RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons. The ambush left one Abrams tank destroyed and another disabled. Two Humvees were destroyed as was a US military fuel tank truck. Ten US soldiers were killed in the attack and three Resistance fighters were martyred.
Two puppet policemen killed in bombing Friday morning.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under an Iraqi puppet police patrol in the al-I‘lam area of Baghdad at 1:30am early Friday morning, destroying one Land Cruiser and killing two members of the puppet police. Three other puppet policemen were seriously wounded.
Resistance bomb destroys US Abrams tank in Baghdad.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb blew up under three US Abrams tanks near the Abu Hanifah Mosque in downtown Baghdad at about 8am Friday morning. One of the tanks was destroyed and another disabled.
Three US troops killed in Resistance ambush early Friday morning.
Early Friday morning Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a US column of three Humvees in the al-Ghazaliyah area south of Baghdad, killing three US troops and wounding one other. One Humvee was destroyed and another disabled.
Three US Marines killed in bombing in ad-Durah.
At about 9:30am a large Resistance bomb exploded in the Hur Rajab area of ad-Durah, southern Baghdad, totally destroying a Humvee and scattering its parts around the area. Another car was disabled in the attack and three US Marines were killed.
Bomb kills three US troops in Balad, Americans shoot Iraqi civilian in revenge.
At about 10am an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in Balad, north of Baghdad as a US column was passing through the area. One US troop carrier was killed and three of the soldiers aboard it killed. In response, US troops opened fire indiscriminately, killing the driver of a passing civilian Toyota Corolla.
Iraqi puppet regime: Resistance car bomb targets puppet police station.
The US-installed Iraqi puppet “interior ministry” in Baghdad said on Friday morning that an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded wounding five puppet policemen and five other Iraqis outside a puppet police station in southern Baghdad. Reuters reported that the blast left a gaping crater in the road near the ad-Durah puppet police station and destroyed at least two puppet police cars.
Three collaborationist Badr Brigade gunmen shot dead in Baghdad.
Three members of the puppet Shi‘i chauvinist collaborationist Badr Brigades militia were killed in an Iraqi Resistance attack on their white car in the al-Mashahadah area of the al-Karakh district of Baghdad at 7am Friday morning. The Badr Brigades are the armed wing of the Shi‘i chauvinist collaborationist so-called “Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq” (SCIRI) whose chief was named to the Iraqi “governing council” by the US invaders after the Badr Brigades joined the US forces in taking part in the invasion of Iraq in the spring of 2003.
Al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah.
Seven US troops killed in car bombing in al-Latifiyah.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded by a US patrol consisting of several Humvees and personnel carriers on the highway near al-Latifiyah early on Friday morning. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported that the blast destroyed a personnel carrier and a Humvee, killing seven US troops. The car bomb was a black BMW that apparently exploded by remote control.
Iraqi puppet policeman killed in al-Basrah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under an Iraqi puppet police car in the al-Yusufiyah area, south of Baghdad at 2:25pm Friday afternoon, killing one puppet policeman and totally destroying the car.
Resistance bombs in al-Basrah kills two Danish soldiers.
In a dispatch posted at 10:55pm Mecca time (11:55pm Friday night local time) the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a Danish aggressor patrol at 10:02 on the Abu Fulus highway near the Abu al-Khasib area south of al-Basrah. Two Danish soldiers were killed and three others wounded. One Land Cruiser was destroyed in the blasts.
Bombardments around Iraq on Friday.
The US base at as-Suqur, south of Baghdad was hit by six powerful Tariq rockets that sent flames and smoke into the sky over the area at 5am Friday.
The US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace compound, known to the invaders as the “green zone” was struck at 7am Friday morning by two Grad rockets.
The US base at as-Suqur, south of Baghdad was hit by two Grad rockets that sent thick smoke into the sky over the area at about 9am Friday.
At 11:30am Friday Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the US base at as-Suqur with three Katyusha rockets.
At 3:30pm Friday afternoon, The Resistance fired two powerful Tariq rockets at the US base at as-Suqur.