Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 16 October 2004 through Monday, 18 October 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
Saturday, 16 October 2004.
Twelve US troops killed in al-Qa’im.
Twelve US troops were killed when an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded on a public street in the al-Karabilah area near al-Qa’im on the border with Syria at midnight Friday-Saturday. One Humveee and a personnel carrier – both of them loaded with US troops – were destroyed in the attack.
US kills civilians in revenge for bombardment of their camp in al-Qa’im.
The US camp in the Customs area of al-Qa’im was attacked at 3pm Saturday with six mortar rounds. The US forces responded by shelling a residential neighborhood, killing three civilians – two women and a youth – and wounding 10 others.
US mortar fire destroys home in al-Qa’im Saturday night.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Qa’im reported that US forces shelled a house in the al-Jam‘iyah neighborhood of the city, destroying the building at 10:30pm Saturday night. The correspondent wrote that the house was believed to be vacant at the time of the US attack, since civilian residents have already fled the area to safer regions. Five mortar rounds struck the home. Afterwards local residents combed the ruins to be sure that there had been no casualties.
Large-scale Resistance attack hits US-Iraqi puppet convoy in ar-Ramadi province.
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 4pm Saturday, a series of four high-explosive Iraqi Resistance bombs blew up under a joint convoy of US and Iraqi puppet forces on the Hit – ar-Ramadi Highway. After the bomb blasts, a forces of some 50 Resistance fighters swooped in on the survivors from all directions. Fierce fighting raged for about 30 minutes.
Two US Bradley armored vehicles, four Humvees, three tankers and three transports carrying six armored vehicles were destroyed by the bombs. Two troop carriers and two Nissan pickup trucks belonging to the Iraqi puppet forces were also destroyed. Local residents counted 25 Americans and 34 Iraqi puppet soldiers dead. Between six and eight Resistance fighters were also killed.
US forces mounted a fierce bombardment of the northern part of al-Fallujah on Saturday, one that was still going on when the local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent filed his report at 11:55pm local time Saturday night (10:55pm Mecca time). The neighborhoods of al-Jawlan, al-Jurayfi, and al-‘Askari were targeted by the Americans who used tank cannon, mortars and C130 aircraft to pound the city with bombs, shells, and machineguns. One C130 escorted by three other aircraft dropped anti-personnel container bombs.
Earlier, the correspondent reported that at least three Iraqis were killed by machine gun strafing from C130 aircraft, tearing their bodies to shreds.
Mafkarat al-Islam: More than 100 Resistance attacks every day since Ramadan began.
Mafkarat al-Islam: the number of Resistance operations every day since the start of Ramadan now tops more than 100 attacks. The news service wishes to stress that their news stories represent only a fraction of this action.
US reportedly shells hospital in Baghdad.
At about 11am Saturday, US occupation forces fired artillery and mortars at a hospital in the center of Baghdad, up the street from a church. The US attack killed an assistant doctor and wounded 19 other persons in the medical facility, according to a dispatch on the al-Akhbar al-‘Alamiyah network.
US arrests Imam of mosque in Samarra’ for urging resistance to occupation.
Iraqi puppet police sources reported that the US occupation forces and members of the puppet so-called national guard arrested Shaykh Mahir ‘Ali ash-Sharaji, the Imam of the al-Bashir Mosque in the al-Ishaqi section of Samarra’ on charges of “inciting terrorism.” Worshippers at the mosque said a large troop of US forces accompanied by “national guardsmen” surrounded the mosque after weekly congregational prayers on Friday and used loudspeakers to announce the arrest order of Shaykh ash-Sharaji and two other individuals. The worshippers said that during his sermon, the Shaykh had called for resistance to the occupation.
Six US soldiers killed in Abu Ghurayb.
Six US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked an American column in Abu Ghurayb at 11:30am. A Resistance car bomb with no one inside was detonated by remote control by a US column, destroying one Humvee and a small personnel carrier carrying supplies. Another such vehicle was disabled.
Three American troops killed in bombing in al-A‘zamiyah, Baghdad.
Three US troops were killed in a Resistance bombing in the al-A‘zamiyah area of Baghdad that destroyed a Humvee at 6pm. A Bradley armored vehicle was also slightly damaged.
US intelligence officers killed in ambush in Baghdad Saturday afternoon.
At 3pm Saturday in al-‘Amil in Baghdad Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US motorcade made up of GMC vehicles believed to belong to US intelligence. The US column consisted of five GMC vehicles – four white and one black in the middle with other escort vehicles. The Resistance fired four anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades at the motorcade, destroying the black car and killing the three Americans aboard. At least one was believed to be a high-ranking CIA officer in the area.
US officer killed in ad-Durah.
At about 1:45pm Saturday Iraqi Resistance forces destroyed a US vehicle in the Sukkaniyah area of ad-Durah in southern Baghdad killing a US officer and two Iraqi puppet troops.
Two US troops killed in Resistance bombing.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb destroyed a US personnel carrier on the highway to Abu Ghurayb at 9am, killing two US troops aboard it.
Resistance destroys Humvee in southern Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance forces in the ‘Arab Jabbur area of ad-Durah in the southern suburbs of Baghdad destroyed a Humvee at about 10am.
US military admits “crash” of two US helicopters and death of two US soldiers Saturday evening.
US military sources admitted that two American helicopters had crashed south west of Baghdad on Saturday evening, killing two soldiers and wounding two others, according to their public announcements. The American military spokesman claimed that the reason for the crashes at about 8:30pm Saturday in a zone known for intense Resistance activity was “unknown.”
US loses 13 troops killed when Resistance wipes out American unit in Baghdad attack.
Thirteen US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US command post in the Suwayd area in the ash-Shurtah al-Khamis neighborhood of Baghdad at 7pm Saturday evening. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance pounded the Americans with RPG7 and C5K rockets and with BKC automatic weapons fire, completely wiping out the American unit. Two US officers were among the dead. One Humvee was destroyed in the attack and one Bradley armored vehicle disabled.
Three US troops killed in an ambush.
Resistance forces firing rocket-propelled grenades killed three US troops on a Humvee, according to the Baghdad correspondent of Mafkrat al-Islam in a dispatch posted at 5:15pm Mecca time Saturday afternoon.
Resistance bomb disables American tank in Baghdad Saturday morning.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US column disabling an Abrams tank at about 11am Saturday morning in the al-Jihad neighborhood of the Iraqi capital.
Seven puppet troops killed in raid on al-Karakh district of Baghdad.
Seven members of the puppet “Iraqi national guard” were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces defied their attempt to arrest “suspected” Resistance members in the al-Karakh district of Baghdad. At 10am the Iraqi puppet forces entered the al-Ju‘ayfar area of al-Karakh. When they started to leave the area, Resistance forces counter attacked with RPG7 rockets, BKC automatic weapons, and hand grenades.
Two US troops killed in fighting in al-Latifiyah.
Fierce fighting erupted in the al-Latifiyah area south of Baghdad on Saturday. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that one Nissan pickup truck belonging to the Iraqi puppet forces was destroyed as was a small personnel carrier. Two US soldiers were killed in the battle. Two Iraqi puppet troops were killed in the fighting and one other wounded. On the other side, one Resistance fighter died a martyr and another was wounded in the engagement.
Kurdish collaborator official assassinated in Kirkuk.
Iraqi Resistance fighters assassinated a Kurdish chauvinist collaborator official in the puppet “educational directorate” in Kirkuk. The Qatari news agency reported that ‘Abd al-Ghafur Abu Bakr was leaving home for work when the Resistance fighters killed him. Abu Bakr belonged to the so-called “Kurdistan National Union” led by Jalal Talibani, an agent of the US invaders.
Three US troops killed in Balad.
Three US troops were killed and one other wounded in the area of Balad north of Baghdad at 7:30am Saturday. A Bradley armored vehicle and a fuel tanker were also destroyed in the attack.
Three US soldiers killed in at-Taji.
Resistance forces destroyed a US Humvee in the Hur al-Basha area of at-Taji, killing three US troops.
Six American soldiers killed in fighting in Madinat as-Sadr in Baghdad.
Fierce clashes broke out Saturday afternoon between 2pm and 3pm between US occupation forces and the Iraqi Resistance in the Madinat as-Sadr area of Baghdad. Six US troops were killed and one Humvee and one Bradley armored vehicle destroyed. Three Resistance fighters were killed as well.
Resistance bombards US headquarters in al-Basrah.
Powerful blasts shook the headquarters of the US command in al-Basrah when four Katyusha rockets slammed into the building at 10:30pm Saturday night. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the rockets produced loud secondary explosions, probably the result of US munitions blowing up. After the rocket attack, ten 82mm mortar rounds also crashed into the US facility.
Bombardments across Iraq on Saturday.
At 5am Resistance forces fired three Tariq rockets at the Presidential Palace in Tikrit, now occupied by US forces.
The US base in as-Suqur south of Baghdad was struck by four Resistance Katyusha rockets at about 5am Saturday.
At 8am the as-Suqur base was again struck, this time by two Grad rockets, sending smoke rising into the sky.
Resistance forces bombarded the US occupation headquarters on the Republican Palace compound, known to the Americans as “the green zone” with three 82mm mortar rounds.
The US Central Command at at-Tallah was struck by two Katyusha rockets at about 9am Saturday.
At 1pm Resistance forces attacked the so-called “Iraqi interior ministry” with four 82mm mortar rounds
At 3pm Saturday, the Resistance attacked the US base at Balad with six Katyusha rockets and one Tariq.
At 4:15pm Resistance forces attacked the US base in al-‘Amiriyah with four mortar rounds.
At 5pm Resistance forces fired three C5K rockets into the so-called “green zone” in Baghdad.
Shortly before sunset, the US as-Suqur base was struck by six Grad rockets, and then by eight 82mm mortar rounds.
At 7:30pm four Katyusha rockets struck the US air base in al-Muthanna in Baghdad.
Resistance forces bombarded the Peace Palace [Qasr as-Salam] on Eagles Square [Sahat an-Nusur] with thirteen 82mm mortar rounds at 9pm.
The US airbase in al-Muthanna in Baghdad was struck at sunset (about 6pm) with twelve 82mm mortar rounds. A violent blast followed that barrage, probably from a Tariq rocket.
At about 8pm the Resistance again bombarded al-Muthanna with four Katyusha rockets.
Sunday, 17 October 2004.
US invaders savagely bombard al-Fallujah Sunday morning.
US aggressor forces carried out a savage bombardment of al-Fallujah on Sunday morning that was still under way when the Mafkarat al-Islam submitted his report posted at 11:40am local time (10:40am Mecca time). On the ground, loudspeakers from mosques broadcast prayers and the cries Allahu Akbar! [“God is greatest”] to keep up the defiant spirits of the city residents and defenders.
In a dispatch posted at 1:39pm Sunday afternoon local time (12:39pm Mecca time) the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US forces were at that moment bombing the an-Nazal neighborhood of northern al-Fallujah. American fire was concentrated, he wrote, on the zone between the an-Nazal Mosque and the Mosque of Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Aziz.
US massacres civilians in attacks on cars on highway near al-Fallujah.
US forces killed a whole family when their gunfire targeted their car on the highway near al-Fallujah. A unit of the al-Fallujah police (a force not controlled by the Americans) to the scene of the US atrocity. Due to the condition of the wreck, an exact count of the number of casualties had not been made when the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam filed his report at 6:02pm local time Sunday evening (5:02pm Mecca time).
The police also found another Iraqi civilian car, a white Daiwoo, had also been destroyed by a US shell or rocket, killing the two people aboard it. Documents in their possession identified one of them as Miqdad Sabir Hazzal, an Iraqi civilian on his way from Baghdad to Hit, and the other as another Iraqi citizen named ‘Ali Isma‘il Jalal.
US escalates bombardment, Resistance destroys US tank, killing five crewmen.
In a dispatch posted at 3:25pm Sunday local time (2:25pm Mecca time) the correspondent reported that the US had resumed its heavy bombardment of neighborhoods in al-Fallujah as tension rose throughout the city. The Resistance had observed that US forces were massing to the north and south of the city, and Resistance fighters had immediately destroyed a US tank to the north in an effort to discourage the American deployment. First, a CKF rocket was fired, disabling one tank, and then two more were fired in quick succession, destroying the tank completely and killing the five men presumed to be aboard.
US bombardment of al-Fallujah continues into Sunday night.
In a dispatch posted at 7:30pm local time Sunday evening (6:30pm Mecca time) the al-Fallujah correspondent reported that the US was still continuing its bombardment of various neighborhoods of the city. Five shells had just struck al-Fallujah, two of them in the ash-Shurtah neighborhood.
Six US soldiers killed outside al-Fallujah as Resistance drives Americans back across the highway.
Resistance fire forced US troops to withdraw to beyond the highway that runs outside of al-Fallujah, according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city. At about 11am Resistance forces destroyed one US Abrams tank and a Humvee. They fired three SPG9 rockets at the tank, scoring a direct hit. The Humvee was hit by anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade fire precisely in the middle, blowing it apart. More than six US troops were killed in the engagement.
Sources report desertion of 300 mercenaries from US camp outside al-Fallujah as zero hour approaches.
More than 300 mercenaries serving the US military in the agricultural region north of al-Fallujah on Sunday morning fled from the area, according to reliable sources based in the agricultural area quoted by the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city. Signs of mutiny within the aggressor camp have been growing as the time for the American assault on the city approaches. On Saturday Mafkarat al-Islam reported on the flight of a battalion of Iraqi puppet troops from the area as well.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot down an unmanned American reconnaissance plane at about 7pm Sunday evening using BKC automatic weapons according to the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Hit – Western Iraq.
Four US troops killed in Resistance attack in Hit area.
At about 8am Sunday Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb in the path of a US patrol destroying one Bradley armored vehicle and killing four US soldiers in the vicinity of Hit in western Iraq, according to a report posted by the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
US soldier killed in ambush on road to ar-Ramadi.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US supply convoy in Hit at about 10am on the supply road leading to ar-Ramadi. One US troop transport loaded with military equipment was destroyed, killing one US soldier immediately and seriously wounding another.
Seven American troops killed in ambush early Sunday afternoon.
Seven US troops and three puppet “Iraqi national guardsmen” were killed and six Americans and Iraqi puppets injured when a powerful Iraqi Resistance bomb, probably of Austrian explosives, blew up under a joint US-Iraqi puppet column in the ad-Duwaylibah area in ar-Ridwaniyah at about 2pm Sunday afternoon. Resistance fighters then attacked the survivors with BKC automatic weapons, destroying one pickup belonging to the puppet “national guard.”
Three US intelligence officers, three American troops killed in ambush in Baghdad.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Baghdad reported that a Resistance bomb exploded under a white armored GMC vehicle that was being escorted by three US Humvees. Resistance fighters then attacked the survivors with BKC automatic weapons and SBG9 and RPG7 rockets. Three US intelligence officers and three US soldiers were killed in the attack.
Resistance attack strikes US intelligence officers in al-‘Amil district of Baghdad.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US column of American intelligence vehicles in the al-‘Amil area of Baghdad around sunset at 5:45pm Sunday. Immediately afterwards, Resistance forces opened fire on the column with SPG9 rockets and BKC automatic weapons, killing six Americans and wounding four others, including one intelligence officer who was severely injured. The attack also destroyed one Humvee and one armored white GMC belonging to US intelligence.
Humvee blown up killing an estimated three Americans in Baghdad.
At about 9:30am Sunday morning, Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a US column in the al-I‘lam area of Baghdad destroying one Humvee. Eyewitnesses reported that the blast was extremely powerful and scattered metal from the vehicle mixed with body parts all around the area. Three men were seen in the Humvee before the blast but it is not certain how many were actually aboard it when it blew up.
Eight US troops killed in ambush in ad-Durah, southern Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US column made up of three Humvees and two Bradley armored vehicles in the ‘Arab Jabbur area of ad-Durah on the southern outskirts of Baghdad at about 5:45pm Sunday afternoon. The assault began when the Resistance detonated a bomb under the column and then opened fire with RPG7 and C5K rockets and BKC automatic weapons, destroying two armored vehicles and a Hummvee and disabling a second Humvee. Eight US troops were killed and four others wounded. Two Resistance fighters died as martyrs in the battle and three others were wounded.
Three US intelligence officers killed in Resistance bomb attack in al-Karradah, Baghdad.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the ‘Arafat al-Hindiyah area of the al-Karradah district of Baghdad, destroying one vehicle believed to belong to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). At least three US intelligence officers were killed in the ambush, according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent whose report was posted at 11:55pm Mecca time Sunday night.
Four US troops killed in assault on US intelligence vehicles in as-Sayyidiyah in Baghdad.
Four Iraqi Resistance bombs blew up in succession under a US military column in as-Sayyidiyah at 6pm Sunday evening, disabling one personnel carrier. Resistance fighters then opened up with RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons, destroying a Humvee and an armored GMC believed to belong to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Four US troops were killed.
Five US troops killed in battle in as-Sayyidiyah Sunday evening.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Baghdad reported that battles erupted in the old as-Sayyidiyah area of Baghdad Sunday evening. Fighting began when a Resistance bomb exploded, and that was followed by Resistance attacks with RPG7 rockets, had grenades, and BKC automatic weapons. An American Humvee was destroyed and a Bradley armored vehicle disabled. Five US troops were killed and three others wounded.
Three US soldiers die in Iraqi Resistance assault on puppet “municipal council” building in as-Sayyidiyah.
Resistance forces fired two C5K rockets and then opened up with RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons on the building housing the puppet “municipal council” in as-Sayyidiyah in Baghdad on Sunday evening. One Humvee was destroyed in the attack, as were two Land Cruisers belonging to the Iraqi puppet police. Eight Iraqi puppet policemen and three US soldiers were killed in the assault.
Three killed when Resistance bomb destroys US vehicle in Baghdad early Sunday.
At 8:30am Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a heavy bomb under a US personnel carrier, destroying it in the al-Hurriyah area of Baghdad. Three persons were killed and two others wounded.
Massive bomb targets Iraqi puppet police hangout in Baghdad.
A massive bomb exploded at a Baghdad café frequented by Iraqi puppet policemen located near the Australian embassy in the occupied Iraqi capital on Sunday night. Reuters reported that there were numerous casualties in the blast and that the puppet police had cordoned off the area to which ambulances were racing.
Three foreign drivers serving occupation troops killed in Resistance bombing of convoy.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a convoy of trucks bringing prefabricated wooden houses to US troops in the highway near the al-Ghazaliyah area, west of Baghdad. The blast occurred in the area of the al-‘Adl neighborhood market, where the powerful bomb had been planted. The blast destroyed two trucks and killed three foreign civilian drivers who were serving the occupation troops.
One American, eight Iraqi puppet troops killed as Resistance repels attack on Hayfa Street. US snipers kill three Iraqi civilians, including a child.
Iraqi puppet troops backed by American forces attempted to storm into Hayfa Street in Baghdad with tanks and armored vehicles at about 8:20am Sunday morning. Eight puppet troops were killed when the Resistance opened fire on the attackers. One American, a tank driver, was also killed in the attack.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that the Resistance threw back the attempted assault by firing SPG9 and anti-tank RPG7 rockets, disabling one Abrams tank and destroying two Nissan pickup trucks belonging to the puppet troops. Three Iraqi civilians, one of them a child, were shot dead by US snipers who were supporting the assault.
Six American troops killed in Abu Ghurayb area.
Six US soldiers were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol in the Abu Ghurayb area at about 10am Sunday morning with RPG7 and SPG9 rockets and BKC automatic weapons destroying two Humvees. A third Humvee fled.
Eight Iraqi puppet troops die in Iraqi Resistance bombing in Abu Ghurayb.
Eight Iraqi puppet troops were killed and five others wounded when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at about 2pm on ash-Shari‘ al-Qadim [“Old Street”] of Abu Ghurayb. One personnel carrier belonging to the puppet “Iraqi army” and full of puppet troops was destroyed.
Resistance bomb disables personnel carrier in Baghdad.
At 1:25pm Sunday, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the highway in the al-Bayya‘ area of Baghdad, disabling a personnel carrier. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam could not ascertain detailed information about casualties in the attack.
Two US troops killed in al-I‘lam area of Baghdad Sunday evening.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired RPG7 and SBG9 rockets at US forces on the highway to New Baghdad in the al-I‘lam area of the city at about 7pm, destroying a troop transport and killing two US troops and wounding three aboard it.
Resistance rockets hotel housing western profiteers in Baghdad.
Resistance forces fired two Katyusha rockets at the al-Hamra’ Hotel in the al-Jadirjiyah area of Baghdad at about 6pm Sunday night.
Two Asian drivers killed when Resistance destroys fuel tanker serving the occupation.
Iraqi Resistance forces at 6pm Sunday evening attacked a supply convoy in the al-Ghazaliyah area on the outskirts of Baghdad destroying a fuel tank truck and killing two Asian drivers.
Asian driver killed in Resistance attack on fuel convoy Sunday night in Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance forces destroyed a “civilian” truck carrying supplies to the US occupation troops at 8pm Sunday night near the petrol pumps in the al-Bayya‘ area of Baghdad. One Asian was killed and another wouned in the attack.
Six US troops killed in Sunday morning fighting in ar-Ridwaniyah.
Six US soldiers and four members of the Iraqi puppet army wee killed and 13 others wounded in clashes that broke out at about 9am Sunday in the ar-Rashid area of ar-Ridwaniyah southwest of Baghdad. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the area reported that Resistance fighters were firing BKC automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades in a battle that lasted about 20 minutes.
Two bombs exploded, destroying one US armored vehicle and disabling one Humvee. Then about 45 minutes after the engagement, the Resistance destroyed another US armored vehicle that was empty at the time. A Nissan pickup truck belonging to the Iraqi puppet forces was also demolished. Three Resistance fighters died as martyrs in the battles and four others were wounded.
Resistance shoots down third US aircraft in two days.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot down their third US aircraft in two days in the Suwayb area of ar-Ridwaniyah south of Baghdad. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported that the Resistance fired a Russian-made Strela at about 9am local time, destroying an American Apache helicopter and killing its two-man crew.
On Saturday, Resistance fighters had brought down two other US aircraft with Strela rockets, prompting US forces to offer a $10,000 reward to anyone turning in a Strela launcher.
Later on Sunday the independent Arab satellite TV station al-‘Arabiyah confirmed the Mafkarat al-Islam report that the Resistance had shot down a US helicopter on Sunday south of Baghdad.
US searching for captured helicopter crew shot down on Saturday.
US forces on Sunday intensified their search for two airmen it lost when the Iraqi Resistance shot down their helicopters on Saturday in the ar-Ridwaniyah area near at-Tallah south of Baghdad, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
One American Apache helicopter was shot down on Saturday with a Strela rocket, blowing it apart in the sky and killing three US soldiers who were aboard.
A second helicopter, a Black Hawk, was also struck by a Strela on Saturday, causing it to crash. The two pilots of that craft survived, however, and the Resistance captured them and took them away to an unknown location.
The terrain in which both helicopters were shot down is covered with shrubbery and date palms which afforded cover to the Resistance fighters who were therefore able to strike the American aircraft without having been observed.
Five US troops killed in ambush south of Baghdad Sunday.
Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a US patrol made up of three Bradley armored vehicles and two Humvees in the Hur Rajab area of ad-Durah in the southern outskirts of Baghdad. A Resistance bomb exploded in the path of the US patrol, and then Resistance fighters attacked, firing RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons. One Humvee and Bradley were destroyed and another Bradley disabled. Five US troops were killed and six others wounded, two of them seriously, judging by the intensive efforts undertaken by the Americans during their medical evacuation, according to the local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent whose report was posted at 4:33pm Sunday local time (3:33pm Mecca time).
Salah ad-Din Province.
Five US troops killed in ambush on convoy in Balad.
Five US troops were killed on Sunday when Resistance forces attacked their supply convoy north of Baghdad. Two heavy Resistance bombs exploded under the US column, escorted by four Humvees in the city of Balad, 75km north of the occupied Iraqi capital. The Balad correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the blast destroyed two supply trucks carrying spare parts and tires for Humvees. A Humvee was also destroyed in the attack.
Resistance shells puppet police station in Abu al-Khasib near al-Basrah city early Monday morning.
The puppet police station in the Abu al-Khasib area of al-Basrah Province was struck by two mortar rounds at about 1am Monday morning, according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Basrah.
Director of al-Basrah airport survives assassination attempt.
The Director of al-Basrah airport was the target of an assassination attempt on Sunday at about 4pm, according to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the city.
Bombardments around Iraq on Sunday.
At about 3am Sunday morning, Resistance forces fired four Katyusha rockets at the US base in as-Suqur, south of Baghdad.
At about 6:30am Sunday morning, Resistance forces fired two Grad rockets at the US base in as-Suqur, south of Baghdad.
The Iraqi Resistance bombarded the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace compound in Baghdad – known to the American invaders as “the green zone” at about 8am Sunday with three 82mm mortar rounds.
At about the same time, the Resistance hit the US military base in Balad with a powerful Tariq rocket.
At about 10:30am Sunday morning, Resistance forces fired eight 82mm mortar rounds at the US base in as-Suqur, south of Baghdad.
At 2pm Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US as-Suqur base with two Katyusha rockets.
At about 3:30pm Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US as-Suqur base with four Katyusha rockets.
At the time of sunset prayers – around 5:50pm – the Resistance unleashed a powerful barrage of Grad rockets on as-Suqur.
At about 5:50pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Katyusha rockets into the US airbase in al-Muthanna, and then followed that up with a barrage of eleven 82mm mortar rounds.
At 7pm massive explosions rocket the as-Suqur base when two powerful Tariq rockets blasted into the camp.
Monday, 18 October 2004.
US aircraft rocket neighborhood in al-Fallujah Monday night.
In a dispatch posted at 12:50am Tuesday morning local time [11:50pm Monday night, Mecca time] the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US aircraft had bombed the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood. Two US aircraft fired rockets at the area, the first at about 11:30pm Monday night local time, the second at about 11:38pm. A US C130 airplane also crisscrossed the skies overhead with two unmanned reconnaissance planes in its vicinity.
US releases chief al-Fallujah negotiator, who announces suspension of talks due to ceaseless American attacks on the city.
US forces on Monday morning released Shaykh Khalid Hammud al-Jumayli, the chief negotiator for the city of al-Fallujah, but kept in their custody the commander of al-Fallujah’s police force, Brigadier General Sabbar al-Jannabi for several more hours. Lieutenant Colonel Riyad ‘Adnan ‘Awwad al-Muhammadi was not released
In an exclusive interview with Mafkarat al-Islam, Shaykh Khalid al-Jumayli denounced the US for arresting the al-Fallujah negotiating team on Friday, referring to it as a “despotic” act, that proved that the Americans were not serious about negotiating with the city.
US forces arrested the chief negotiator for al-Fallujah and other prominent representatives of the city after talks on averting another US offensive against the city
broke down last week.
Later on Monday Shaykh Khalid Hammud al-Jumayli, the chief negotiator for al-Fallujah in talks with the puppet regime installed by the US invaders, that talks with the regime had been halted. He said that al-Fallujah had suspended the talks because the Americans were continuing to make arrests and to bomb and shell the city.
In a telephone conversation with al-Jazeera satellite TV, Shaykh al-Jumayli said that the Americans had told him that they intended also to release the commander of the police in al-Fallujah, Sabir al-Jannabi and two other Iraqi officers who were arrested along with him on Friday afternoon.
Shaykh al-Jumayli said of his period in captivity that the US forces transferred him on several occasions to locations that were under intense security. Then finally one of their representatives came to tell him that they had arrested him in error, because they thought that he was negotiating on behalf of the Resistance when in fact he was a negotiator on behalf of the city of al-Fallujah.
In a dispatch posted at 1:55am Tuesday morning local time [12:55am Tuesday morning Mecca time] the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that Brigadier General Sabbar al-Jannabi, police chief in al-Fallujah was released by the US military, as was Captain Muhannad Hamad as-Sawdaywi. But Lieutenant Colonel Riyad ‘Adnan ‘Awwad al-Muhammadi was still being held by the Americans.
American aggressor troops imposed a curfew on the city of al-Qa’im on the border with Syria in an attempt to stop the series of Resistance attacks in the area. All roads leading to the city, located 260km west of Baghdad, have been closed, and all electricity has also been cut off from the city.
Six suspected CIA agents killed in Baghdad ambush Monday afternoon.
At 2pm Monday afternoon, Iraqi Resistance forces, firing RPG7 and C5K rockets, attacked two GMC cars believed to belong to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the ad-Dawli‘i area of northern Baghdad. Six persons, believed to be CIA agents, were killed in the attack, according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Baghdad.
Seven suspected CIA agents killed in Resistance attack in al-Khalis, Baghdad, Monday evening.
At about 6:30pm Monday evening Iraqi Resistance forces attacked two gold colored GMC vehicles – believed to belong to the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the al-Khalis in Baghdad. The Resistance fired SBG9 and armor-piercing RPG7 rockets at the vehicles. Seven persons aboard the cars, all believed to be CIA agents, were killed in the ambush.
Ten American soldiers killed in fighting on Hayfa Street Monday afternoon.
US forces backed by their puppet “Iraqi national guard” stooge troops attempted to storm into Hayfa Street in Baghdad at about 2pm on Monday but were repulsed by Resistance forces. The Resistance fighters fired SPG9 and anti-tank RPG7 rockets as well as BKC automatic weapons, and tossed hand grenades at the invaders and their puppet forces. Iraqi Resistance sharp shooters contributed to the effort to repulse the aggressor forces. Ten US troops and eight Iraqi stooges were killed. Resistance fire also totally destroyed a Bradley armored vehicle and two small armored vehicles as well. Two puppet vehicles – a Nissan pickup truck and a Land Cruiser – were also destroyed.
Three US troops die in barrage on municipal council in as-Sayyidiyah, Baghdad.
Three US soldiers and six Iraqi puppet policemen were killed and two US soldiers were wounded when Resistance forces fired rockets at the municipal council in as-Sayyidiyah in Baghdad. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that after sunset, at about 5:40pm Monday The municipal council in the ad-Dubbat neighborhood of the as-Sayyidiyah area of the Iraqi capital was struck by a barrage of C5K and RPG7 rockets and 60mm mortar rounds, destroying a large part of the building and causing light damage to a house nearby. Two Nissan pickup trucks belonging to the puppet police and one US Humvee were destroyed. Two Iraqi citizens were slightly wounded in the attack.
Four American soldiers killed in Resistance bombing at noon in Baghdad.
Four US troops were killed in the al-‘Atifiyah area of Baghdad at about 12 noon on Monday when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded, destroying one Humvee and disabling a second. A civilian car of Brazilian make was also damaged and its driver wounded slightly in the blast.
One American soldier killed in Resistance bomb attack on Bradley armored vehicle.
At 3pm Monday afternoon, an American Bradley armored vehicle was disabled when an Iraqi Resistance bomb blew up underneath it. The machine gunner on the vehicle was killed when he was thrown out of the Bradley by the force of the blast.
Three American soldiers killed in afternoon ambush in southern Baghdad.
Three US troops were killed at about 2:40pm Monday afternoon when an Iraqi Resistance bomb made of Austrian explosives blew up, destroying an American armored personnel carrier in southern Baghdad.
Four suspected CIA agents and six US troops killed in car attack in Baghdad.
Ten US troops and members of American intelligence were killed when a BMW car struck a column of US troops coming from the military airport over the al-‘Amiriyah bridge. One black armored GMC car was destroyed, a vehicle usually used by American intelligence agents. The car was under tight escort, surrounded by three Humvees. The Humvees were also destroyed in the attack, and a second GMC was disabled. Immediately after the crash, three US Apache helicopters appeared in the sky above and American soldiers arrived to close off the area. Six US troops were killed in the incident, as were four men believed to be CIA agents. Three other soldiers were wounded.
Two US troops killed in ar-Ridwaniyah bombing.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb in ar-Ridwaniyah exploded amidst a US force near the international highway, destroying one Humvee and killing two and seriously wounding one other US troops.
Resistance fighters liquidate two spies, one woman member of Badr Brigades collaborationist militia on Hayfa Street Monday.
Two major spies for the US occupation forces were killed on Monday on Hayfa Street, as was a female member of the Shi‘i chauvinist Badr Brigades. According to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam, Resistance fighters armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and grenades attacked a 1995 Opel Omega car driven by the two prominent spies as it turned onto Hayfa Street at about 8am Monday morning.
At about 11am Resistance fighters armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles observed the woman member of the Badr Brigades collaborationist group as she drove onto Hayfa street in a 1995 BMW. After confirming her identity, the Resistance fighters opened fire on the car and killed her. The Badr Brigades are the armed wing of the collaborationist so-called “Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq” (ACIRI) that invaded Iraq in tandem with US forces in the spring of 2003.
Badr Brigade official liquidated in southern Baghdad Monday afternoon.
Iraqi Resistance forces opened fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles on a 1977 Daewoo car being driven by an official in the Shi‘i chauvinist Badr Brigades at about 4:15pm Monday afternoon in southern Baghdad.
Eight American soldiers killed in Resistance bombing of truck convoy in Baghdad.
Eight US troops were killed when the Iraqi Resistance detonated a powerful bomb under a US column that was passing along the highway between Baghdad’s al-‘Amil neighborhood and the al-Bayya‘ neighborhood of the city at about 10am Monday morning. The bomb destroyed a truck loaded with troops, as the rest of the column fled the scene. Local people descended on the wreckage of the truck and seized items from it.
Two US military police officers killed in ambush of fuel convoy Monday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces destroyed a fuel tank truck on the highway in the al-Ghazaliyah area west of Baghdad at about 10am Monday morning, killing two US officers in the military police.
Nine US troops killed in pre-dawn Resistance bombing in al-Karmah.
At about 1:45am Monday morning four massive 250km Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a US column near al-Karmah, west of Baghdad. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the extremely powerful blast went off on a dirt road near a branch of the Tigris River near al-Karmah as a column of two US tanks and four Humvees was passing. The two US tanks were destroyed and a total of nine American troops aboard them killed.
The wreckage of the two tanks remained on he scene for half an hour before US forces could get in to pack the corpses in black plastic bags and load the remains of the vehicles on trucks to haul them away. In the mean time, local women and children flocked to the site of the latest Resistance victory. Women climbed aboard one of the wrecked vehicles where they proclaimed “Allahu Akbar!” [“God is greatest!”] and cried for joy.
US soldier killed when Resistance targets supply convoy near Abu Ghurayb Monday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb under a US supply convoy at about 8am Monday morning in the Abu Ghurayb area, destroying an American military truck and killing one US soldier.
Three troops killed near at-Taji north of Baghdad Monday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces blew up a bomb in the Hur al-Basha area near at-Taji, north of Baghdad under a US patrol at 9am. The blast destroyed one Humvee and killed three American troops.
Resistance liquidates pro-US death squad commander.
A fighter in the Iraqi Resistance equipped with a pistol and silencer shot dead Qasim al-Ma‘muri, nicknamed Abu ‘Irak, an officer in an assassination unit within the Shi‘i chauvinist collaborationist Badr Brigades in ad-Durah on Sunday night, according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Baghdad.
The Badr Brigades are the armed wing of the so-called “Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq” (SCIRI) a Shi‘i chauvinist party whose chief was appointed by the Americans to the puppet “government” in occupied Iraq after the Badr Brigades joined the Americans in their invasion of Iraq in the spring of 2003. One division of the Badr Brigades, of which al-Ma‘muri was a leading member, specializes in assassinating activists opposed to the American occupation.
Resistance attack on puppet official leaves 10 bodyguards dead in Baghdad.
Ten bodyguards who were surrounding an official in the US-installed puppet “government” of Iraq were killed when the Resistance mounted an attack in the al-Mansur area of Baghdad at about 9am Monday morning. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city reported that the official entered al-Mansur surrounded by seven escort vehicles and that the Resistance fired rockets – probably RPG7s and C5Ks at the motorcade. Two Nissan Land Cruisers were destroyed as was one white Nissan pickup truck. It was unclear whether the puppet official survived the attack.
Panicky US troops deploy to kill . . . a cat.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Baghdad reported that some days ago a detachment of Americans on their way through al-Khalidiyah heard a loud and suspicious sound coming from a garbage barrel. Thinking that it might be a Resistance fighter preparing to attack them, the Americans opened fire on the barrel and silenced the noise. Not convinced of their safety, they commanded a local Iraqi to turn the barrel over. The man doubled up with laughter on finding that the US troops had killed a cat. The man paid for his irreverence to the ‘greatest power on earth’ however, by spending two days in a US prison camp.
Al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah.
Eleven US troops killed in Monday afternoon fighting in al-Yusufiyah.
Fierce fighting broke out in the area of al-Yusufiyah at 4:15pm Monday afternoon in the Central Palace area. Resistance forces armed with hand grenades, SPG9 and RPG7 rockets, and BKC automatic weapons battled US troops and their puppet “Iraqi national guard” stooge forces. Two Bradley armored vehicles, a Humvee and two Nissan pickup trucks belonging to the “national guard” were destroyed in the attack. Eleven US troops were killed and 13 others were injured. Eight puppet national guardsmen were killed and six others of them injured. Six Resistance fighters died as martyrs in the engagement and four others were moderately wounded.
Five American soldiers killed in al-Latifiyah area ambush Monday morning.
Five US troops and three Iraqi puppet policemen were killed on Monday when the Resistance ambushed a joint US-Iraqi puppet patrol in the al-Latifiyah area, 25km south of Baghdad. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported that at about 8am the Resistance attacked the column with RPG7 and C5K rockets and BKC automatic weapons. A Nissan pickup truck belonging to the puppet police was destroyed, as were a Humvee and a small American armored vehicle. Two Iraqi Resistance fighters died as martyers in the combat.
Salah ad-Din Province.
Five US troops killed in fighting near Balad Monday morning.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that at 8:30am Monday morning fighting broke out between the Resistance and the US aggressors that left five US troops dead and three others wounded in the area of Balad, north of Baghdad. Two Resistance fighters also died as martyrs and four others were wounded in the fighting.
Four US troops killed when Resistance bomb destroys Abrams tank in at-Tarimiyah.
A powerful Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol at 9am in the al-Mushahadah area of at-Tarimiyah, north of Baghdad, destroying one Abrams tank and killing four US troops.
Three American soldiers killed in ambush on fuel convoy near Samarra’.
Three US troops were killed when the Iraqi Resistance attacked a convoy of fuel trasport vehicles on its way from Balad to Samarra’ where it was to supply US forces. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported that the Resistance fired RPG7 and SBG9 rockets, destroying two fuel tankers and killing three US troops aboard them.
Resistance bombardment of collaborationist Badr Brigades office in Abu al-Khasib kills local director.
The Director of the office of the Shi‘i chauvinist Badr Brigades in the Abu al-Khasib district of south al-Basrah killed when Resistance fighters fired rockets at the office at about 11pm Monday evening local time.
The Badr Brigades are the armed wing of the collaborationist so-called “Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq” (ACIRI) that invaded Iraq in tandem with US forces in the spring of 2003.
Elsewehere in Iraq. . .
Britain redeploys 750 troops to back up Americans as they prepare another offensive on al-Fallujah.
The British media on Monday reported that about 750 British troops had been redeployed to the south of Baghdad to replace Americans preparing for an offensive on the defiant city of al-Fallujah. The London Times reported Monday that some 650 of the Scottish Black Watch Brigade had been transferred from al-Basrah in the south to serve as reserve units in the south of Baghdad and other towns such as al-Iskandariyah, al-Latifiyah and al-Mahmudiyah. Challenger2 tanks and their crews are to be brought up with the British forces, making for a total redeployment of about 750 men.
British military experts have voiced fears that the transfer of troops out of southern Iraq would leave a large “security vacuum” in the south. Nevertheless, Britain, a satellite of the United States, was compelled to make the move on orders from Washington. US forces are already feeling severe strains as they battle some 100 daily Resistance attacks and mounting a major attack on al-Fallujah – the town that smashed their last offensive in the spring – requires reinforcements from somewhere.
Bombardments throughout Iraq on Monday.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired four mortar rounds at the Palace of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein north of Tikrit at 7:30am Monday morning. They then fired three powerful Tariq rockets at the US base set up in the Presidential Palace south of Tikrit.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Katyusha rockets at the US base in as-Suqur south of Baghdad at about 7:30am Monday morning.
Resistance forces attacked the US as-Suqur base again at 9am, firing two Grad rockets.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired six Katyusha rockets into the US base at as-Suqur, south of Baghdad at about 5:30pm Monday afternoon.
At about 5:30pm Monday afternoon, Iraqi Resistance forces fired eight 82mm mortar rounds into the US airstrip base at al-Muthanna in Baghdad.
Resistance forces fired a barrage of four Grad rockets at the British base in the al-Barradi‘ section of al-Basrah on Monday at about 8pm.