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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 21 October 2004 and Friday, 22 October 2004.  Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.

 

 

Thursday, 21 October 2004.

 

Al-Fallujah and ar-Ramadi Province.

 

At least 35 civilians killed as US unleashes violent barrage on al-Fallujah at sunset Thursday.

 

At sunset on Thursday, just as devout Muslims were breaking their day-long fast in al-Fallujah, US forces unleashed a savage bombardment of various parts of the city.  In a dispatch posted at 7:30pm local time Thursday night (6:30pm Mecca time) the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the barrage, still under way, had so far taken the lives of 35 local people.

 

Some 15 shells struck the city – mortar rounds and tank shells – right at sunset as observant Muslims were sitting down to their first drink of water and bite of food after a day of fasting.  The neighborhood of ash-Shuhada’ and the industrial zone both on the southern end of the city, were targets of the attack.

 

Resistance crushes US attempt to storm ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood of al-Fallujah Thursday night as American bombardment continues.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:50pm Thursday night local time (10:50pm Mecca time) the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a US aggressor force with three armored vehicles in the lead had attempted to storm into the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood of Baghdad.  The Resistance stood up to the attackers, however, blocking their advance and cutting the van off from the rest of the force.  Resistance fighters then attacked the cut-off leading part of the column and destroyed it entirely, killing all the 12 Americans who were aboard the vehicles.

 

At the time of writing, the correspondent reported that the southern parts of al-Fallujah were under a fierce American bombardment, with the area of an-Na‘imi, the industrial zone, and the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood being the targets of US guns.  In addition massive C130 airplanes were taking part in the American assault, strafing the city with heavy machine guns.

 

Five Iraqi civilians reported killed in 11:30pm Thursday night bombing.

 

In a report posted at 12:30am Friday morning local time (11:30pm Thursday night Mecca time) the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam wrote that in the latest US bombardment of the southern parts of the city at about 11:30pm local time 12 houses destroyed.  Ten people had been injured and five others killed.

 

Major dust storms force a halt to US bombardment of al-Fallujah after midnight local time Friday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:55pm Mecca time (12:55am Friday morning local time) the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that powerful dust storms swept over the city as US forces were busy bombarding it late Thursday night.  The weather forced US aircraft to call off their attacks and reconnaissance, and that forced an end to the American assault.

 

 

Resistance rockets US command post east of al-Fallujah Thursday afternoon.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired five Katyusha rockets at a US command post east of al-Fallujah on Thursday afternoon.  Four of the rockets hit the post directly.  The fifth missed, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.

 

Resistance rockets US command post near al-Fallujah.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US command post at 1:45pm Thursday afternoon near al-Fallujah.  The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance fired two rockets from the an-Na‘imiyah area at the US outpost.

 

US bombards ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood of al-Fallujah early Thursday.

 

US forces bombarded the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood of al-Fallujah early Thursday.  The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported that three shells struck the neighborhood, sparking clashes between Resistance forces and the US invaders that lasted about five minutes.

 

Two US troops killed in attack in ar-Ramadi Thursday morning.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces firing rocket-propelled grenades attacked a US truck at about 9am in ar-Ramadi, killing two US troops who were aboard the vehicle.

 

Al-Qa’im.

 

Resistance bombards US camp, clashes with American forces near Syrian border.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US base at the Customs area of the city of al-Qa’im on the Iraqi-Syrian frontier with 120mm mortar rounds.  A fierce battle erupted after the bombardment between US troops and Resistance fighters

 

Baghdad.

 

US invaders capture young man, two young women; Resistance demands their release by 6pm.

 

At dawn on Thursday US forces arrested two young women and one yong man in the Bu Khalifah area of al-Karmah.  The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that three US Apache helicopters hovered in the sky at about 2:30am local time, landed on one of the local houses, and arrested Mustafa Khalaf, 24 years old; the wife of his brother Wasin Shakir, 25; and his sister Sa‘iyah Khalaf, 22.

 

The correspondent reported that during the raid on their house, the American troops tore up a copy of the Qur’an that was in the possession of their captives – ripping out the pages from the Opening Surah to Surat Hud (the 11th Surah).

 

The US troops took their young captives to an unknown destination.

 

In a dispatch posted at 5:10pm Thursday local time (4:10pm Mecca time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that at 1 o’clock the Resistance issued a warning to the US occupation forces to release the three young people within five hours, i.e., before 6pm local time.

 

Resistance strikes US base in al-Karmah with mortar bombardment Thursday night.

 

In a dispatch posted at 7:10pm Mecca time (8:10pm local time) the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Resistance forces had bombarded the US base in al-Karmah with 120mm mortar rounds.

 

Four US troops killed in Thursday night bomb attack in Baghdad.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces in the as-Sayyidiyah area of Baghdad detonated a powerful bomb on the road leading to the al-Mahmudiyah at 10pm Thursday night as a US column was passing, blowing a Bradley armored vehicle into three pieces, and killing four US troops.

 

Resistance raid kills 15 puppet troops Thursday night.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the headquarters of the puppet so-called Iraqi “national guard” in the ar-Risalah neighborhood of Baghdad at 8:50pm Thursday night, first shelling it with Type 60 mortars, forcing the puppet forces quickly to evacuate the building.  Waiting for them outside were three Resistance detachments armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and hand grenades.  The attackers set two Nissan pickup trucks ablaze and killed 15 “national guardsmen.”  Three Resistance fighters were killed in the attack.

 

The puppet forces captured and are keeping the bodies of the Resistance fighters, refusing to turn them over to their relatives, according to a dispatch posted by the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam at 1:55am local time Friday morning; (12:55am Mecca time).

 

Two US troops killed in attack in al-I‘lam district of Baghdad.

 

At 11pm Thursday night Iraqi Resistance forces in the al-I‘lam district of Baghdad disabled a Bradley armored vehicle, killing two US troops.  Local residents saw American troops pack the corpses in body bags.  Two other American troops were seriously wounded in the attack, burned over large portions of their bodies.

 

Resistance sharp shooter downs US spy balloon over al-Muthanna airbase.

 

Iraqi Resistance fighters blew up one of the most vital pieces of spy equipment being used by the US aggressors, a balloon that floated above the US airbase in al-Muthanna in Baghdad.  The balloon was equipped with numerous cameras used to detect incoming rockets or mortar shells aimed at the US base from as far as 20km away.  The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a Resistance sharpshooter blew up the balloon with a sniper rifle with incendiary bullets.  The explosion of the balloon released a fire ball over the US base.

 

Three spies gunned down by Resistance in ad-Durah.

 

At about 4pm Thursday afternoon three spies for the US occupation were killed when Resistance fighters opened fire on their 1995 Daewoo car with Kalashnikov assault rifles in the ad-Durah area on the southern outskirts of Baghdad.

 

Resistance bomb in ad-Durah kills three US troops Thursday evening.

 

At about 6pm Thursday evening three US troops were killed in the ‘Arab Jabbur area of ad-Durah when a Resistance bomb exploded under their Humvee.

 

Four American soldiers killed in bombing in ar-Ridwaniyah.

 

A high-explosive Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in ar-Ridwaniyah Thursday, destroying one Bradley armored vehicle, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.  The attack occurred at about 8:30am and left four US troops dead.

 

Three American troops killed in az-Za‘faraniyah Thursday morning.

 

At about 9:45am Thursday morning Iraqi Resistance forces destroyed a Humvee in the az-Za‘faraniyah area, killing three US troops aboard it.

 

Six US Marines killed in early morning bombing in at-Tarimiyah.

 

At 7:35am Thursday morning an Iraqi Resistance bomb planted in a road in at-Tarimiyah north of Baghdad exploded under a US military column.  The blast totally destroyed a Humvee and killed six Marines who were aboard it.

 

Ten Americans killed in Thursday morning Resistance attacks in Baghdad area.

 

At 8am Thursday morning a high explosive Iraqi Resistance bomb blew up under a US military truck loaded with provisions in the Abu Ghurayb area, killing two US troops.

 

At 8:15am Thursday, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US personnel carrier destroying the vehicle and killing four American troops who were aboard it.

 

At 9am two US troops were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb went off under their Humvee in the al-Ghazaliyah area.

 

At 10am Thursday, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the ad-Dujayl area north of Baghdad, totally destroying a truck loaded with spare parts and killing two US troops.

 

Twelve American invaders killed in Thursday morning attacks in the at-Taji area, just north of Baghdad.

 

At about 7:15am Iraqi Resistance forces destroyed a US Humvee and killed three American troops according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.

 

At about 9:15am, an Iraqi Resistance bomb in the town of al-Mushahadah destroyed a GMC vehicle believed to belong to the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  Three soldiers in the vehicle died in the blast that totally destroyed the vehicle.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces firing rocket-propelled grenades and BKC automatic weapons destroyed a Humvee and a US military truck loaded with provisions, killing six US troops in the area between Hur al-Basha and the at-Tarimiyah junction.

 

Five US troops killed in afternoon ambush in al-Ghazaliyah.

 

At 3pm Thursday afternoon, Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 and C5K rockets destroyed a truck loaded with provisions and a US military Humvee in the al-Ghazaliyah area of Baghdad.  Five US troops were killed in the attack.  One Resistance fighter also died.

 

Three suspected US intelligence officers killed in Thursday afternoon ambush.

 

At 5pm Thursday afternoon Iraqi Resistance forces in the al-Hurriyah district of Baghdad fired a C5K rocket and destroyed an American Jeep Cherokee.  Three persons aboard, believed to be American intelligence officers, were killed.

 

Three suspected US intelligence officers killed in Abu Ghurayb ambush.

 

At 5:45pm Thursday afternoon, Resistance fighters in the Abu Ghurayb area fired an RPG7 rocket at a GMC vehicle belonging to US intelligence, setting it ablaze and killing three persons aboard it.

 

Three US troops killed Thursday evening in Resistance bombing.

 

At about 5:45pm Thursday afternoon, a high-yield Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded, destroying a Humvee and killing its three occupants, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam, in a dispatch posted at 2:26am Friday morning, Mecca time.

 

Resistance assault on US forces Thursday night in al-Mansur, Baghdad.

 

At 9:30pm Thursday night Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US column in al-Mansur with light arms and Kalashnikov assault rifles, killing an undetermined number of US troops.

 

Four Badr Brigade members killed in Thursday afternoon ambush.

 

At 2:30pm Thursday afternoon Iraqi Resistance forces throwing grenades and firing Kalashnikov assault rifles attacked a white Nissan vehicle belonging to the puppet police.   Four members of the Badr Brigades were killed, one of them a captain, according to a dispatch posted at 2:26am Friday morning Mecca time by the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.

 

The Badr Brigades are the armed wing of the Shi‘i chauvinist so-called “Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq” (SCIRI) that invaded Iraq together with US troops in spring 2003.

 

Four Badr Brigade gunmen shot dead in al-Karakh.

 

At about 6:30pm Thursday evening, Iraqi Resistance forces lobbed hand grenades and fired automatic weapons at a white Land Cruiser belonging to the Badr Brigades as it traveled through the al-Karakh district of Baghdad.  The attack destroyed the car completely and left four Badr Brigade gunmen dead.

 

Resistance blunts US attempt to storm Hayfa Street early Thursday.

 

US forces backed by Iraqi puppet troops attempted to storm into Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district at about 8:45am Thursday morning.  The local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that Resistance forces counter attacked, however, disabling one Bradley armored vehicle.

 

Two American troops killed in ambush on highway early Thursday.

 

At 7:45am Thursday morning Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol on the highway linking as-Sayyidiyah with al-Mahmudiyah, disabling a Humvee and killing two US troops.

 

At least four administrative employees of US base shot dead in their work bus.

 

Reuters reported employees of the US base at Saddam International Airport as saying that a busload of 25 administrative employees of the US-run facility was attacked by Resistance fighters in Baghdad.  An employee was quoted as saying that at least four of the administrative staff members were killed and others injured.  The bus was riddled with bullet holes and the windows were smashed in the Resistance attack.

 

Reuters commented that the Resistance frequently targets buses carrying employees of the US occupation in their effort to crack down on collaboration with the aggressor forces.

 

Al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah.

 

Five US troops killed in bombing in al-Latifiyah.

 

At 9am Thursday morning, a very heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US military column in the al-Latifiyah area south of Baghdad, blowing up a US armored vehicle and killing five American soldiers aboard it.

 

Resistance downs US drone plane over al-Yusufiyah.

 

An Iraqi Resistance fighter firing a sniper rifle shot down an unmanned US reconnaissance airplane over the city of al-Yusufiyah at about 3pm Thursday afternoon.

 

Mosul.

 

Resistance assassination attempt on puppet “prime minister” ‘Allawi.

 

US appointed Iraqi puppet “prime minister” Iyyad ‘Allawi was the target of an assassination attempt on Thursday while on a visit to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.  During his stay in the city, and while he was inside the local US base, the Iraqi Resistance fired five mortar shells into the facility just as ‘Allawi was about to leave.  Moments after the bombardment, flame and smoke could be seen rising from the helicopters carrying the puppet “leader” and his accompanying delegation.

 

Although no information was available on the extent of casualties as a result of the bombardment, ‘Allawi survived and tried to make light of the attack, saying that since his visit to Mosul had been publicly announced, he was “surprised” that the attempt came towards the end rather than at the beginning of his trip.

 

Such an admission, however, betrays the puppet “prime minister’s” realization that his popularity is so abysmally low that he can expect attempts on his life anytime it is known that he will be venturing out beyond the relative security of his American protectors in the “green zone.”

 

Bombardments throughout Iraq on Thursday.

 

At 7:30am Thursday morning, Resistance forces fired two powerful Tariq rockets at the US “al-Bakr” Base in the Balad area.

 

At 8:35am Thursday the US “as-Suqur” base was hit by three Resistance Grad rockets.

 

Saddam International Airport was struck by three powerful Tariq rockets at about 9am Thursday morning.  Three large explosions followed the attack.

 

Resistance forces at 10am Thursday morning fired nine 82mm Katyusha rockets at the puppet office of the Iraqi chiefs of staff in al-‘Amiriyah in Baghdad.

 

At 5:35pm Thursday evening Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Grad rockets into the compound around the Republican Palace in Baghdad, the area dubbed “the green zone” by the American invaders who use it as the headquarters of their occupation of Iraq.

 

At about 6:15pm Thursday night, Iraqi Resistance forces fired eight Katyusha rockets into the “green zone.”

 

At about 8:30pm Thursday night Iraqi Resistance forces fired four 120mm mortar rounds into the US base in al-‘Amiriyah, formerly the headquarters of the Iraqi staff

 

At about 8:30pm Thursday night, Iraqi Resistance forces struck the as-Suqur base south of Baghdad with six Katyusha rockets.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired six 82mm mortar rounds at the US airbase at al-Muthanna in Baghdad at 8:45pm Thursday night.  Workers inside the base told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent that nine US troops died in the bombardment.

 

Correction.

 

A story under the title “Ten US troops were killed in clashes with the Resistance in ar-Ramadi Wednesday afternoon” appeared in the Iraqi Resistance Report for Wednesday 20 October 2004.  It was based on a dispatch from the Mafkarat al-Islam website.  On Thursday, Mafkarat al-Islam published a correction on that story.  The website said that while the basic substance of the story was true, the incident in which 10 US troops were killed took place in the city of Ba‘qubah.  Ar-Ramadi witnessed only various clashes between the Resistance and the US invaders on Wednesday.

 

Mafkarat al-Islam printed a corrected version of the story as follows:

 

At about 3:15pm Wednesday afternoon fighting broke out in the area of 1920 Revolution Street in ar-Ramadi.  Iraqi Resistance forces fired BKC automatic weapons in the fighting.

 

Elsewhere in Iraq, US forces suffered heavy losses in the Ba‘qubah area in fierce clashes in which Resistance fighters used SBG9 and C5K rockets at the US troops, destroying one Bradley armored vehicle and two Humvees and killing 10 US troops.

 

The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that eight innocent Iraqi civilians perished, one of them a woman, when US troops opened fire indiscriminately in the course of the battle.

 

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Friday, 22 October 2004.

 

Al-Fallujah.

 

Resistance rockets slam into US base in agricultural zone near al-Fallujah.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US base located in the agricultural area northeast of al-Fallujah with two large rockets, probably Grads, that blasted powerfully into the base, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam whose report on the attack was posted at 7:56pm Friday evening Mecca time (8:56pm local time).

 

Resistance bombards US forces in al-Karmah at sunset Friday.

 

Just after sunset on Friday evening, Iraqi Resistance forces unleashed a barrage of twelve 120mm mortar rounds on the US forces in the headquarters of the puppet Iraqi so-called “civil defense forces” in al-Karmah.

 

Dozens demonstrate in al-Karmah for the release of two local women taken captive by US forces.

 

Dozens of Iraqis took part in a large demonstration in al-Karmah, 10km northeast of al-Fallujah to denounce the arrest by American aggressor forces of Iraqi women for no reason.  Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported that dozens came out to protest after Friday congregational prayers against the arrest of two local women.  The gathering demanded that US forces release the women.

 

US resumes bombardment of southern parts of al-Fallujah Friday afternoon.

 

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported in a dispatch posted at 5:55pm local time (4:55pm Mecca time) that the southern parts of the city were at that moment under bombardment from US attackers.  The ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood and the industrial zone were being hit by tank shells at the time he wrote his report.

 

Baghdad.

 

Five US soldiers killed in Friday afternoon ambush.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US column on the highway near Sadr al-Qanat in Baghdad at 4:15pm Friday afternoon.  The Resistance detonated a series of bombs that destroyed one Humvee and a US truck loaded with provisions.  Five US troops were killed in the attack.

 

Four US troops killed in Resistance ambush of supply convoy Friday morning.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US supply convoy on the highway in the Sadr al-Qanat area of Baghdad at about 8am Friday.  One military fuel tank truck and one supply truck were destroyed in the attack.  Four US soldiers who were aboard the vehicles were killed.

 

Three suspected US intelligence officers killed in Friday evening ambush.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US GMC vehicle belonging to US intelligence on the Airport Road in al-‘Amiriyah in Baghdad at about 6pm Friday evening.  The GMC was destroyed and three suspected US intelligence officers killed.

 

Eight Americans killed as Resistance foils American raid on Hayfa Street.

 

US aggressor troops backed by a unit of puppet so-called “Iraqi national guardsmen” attempted to storm Hayfa street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district at about 8pm local time Friday.  The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city reported that Resistance fighters stubbornly stood up to the American attack, firing RPG7 and C5K rockets and destroying two Bradley armored vehicles.

 

Resistance fighters armed with BKCs and other automatic weapons killed eight US troops, and also destroyed one white Nissan pickup truck belonging to the puppet troops.  Three puppet troops were also killed in the battle.

 

Three Iraqi Resistance fighters died as martyrs in the engagement.

 

Four Americans, four Iraqi puppet troops killed in combat Friday morning on Hayfa Street in Baghdad.

 

Four US troops and four members of the Iraqi puppet forces were killed on Friday when fighting erupted between them and the Iraqi Resistance at about 10am on Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district.  One US Bradley armored vehicle and one Nissan pickup truck were destroyed in the fighting.

 

Seven Badr Brigade collaborator gunmen killed in Resistance ambush.

 

Seven members of the Badr Brigades were killed at about 9am Friday morning when Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and hand grenades attacked the two cars in which they were driving through the al-Mushahadah area of the Baghdad district of al-Karakh.  The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that one Nissan Patrol car and one Nissan pickup truck were set ablaze in the attack.

 

The Badr Brigades are the armed wing of the Shi‘i chauvinist so-called “Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq” (SCIRI) that invaded Iraq together with US troops in spring 2003.

 

Resistance car bomb kills three US intelligence agents, three US troops in Baghdad.

 

A car bomb driven by an Iraqi Resistance fighter slammed his car into a column of US troops and intelligence officers on the road to Saddam International Airport at 6:15pm local time Friday evening.  The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the blast destroyed one GMC command car owned by the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and also one Humvee that was accompanying the column.  Three American CIA agents, one believed to be an officer, were killed in the bombing.  Three US troops were also killed in the car bombing.

 

Eight puppet troops die in Resistance ambush Friday night.

 

Iraqi Resistance fighters with hand grenades and BKC automatic weapons destroyed a pickup truck belonging to the Iraqi puppet forces in the al-I‘lam neighborhood of Baghdad at 9pm Friday night.  Eight puppet troops were killed, including one officer with the rank of first lieutenant.

 

Fourteen US troops killed in battle in ar-Ridwaniyah early Friday afternoon.

 

Fighting broke out between US aggressor troops and the Iraqi Resistance at 1:30pm Friday afternoon in the ar-Rashid area of ar-Ridwaniyah in Baghdad.  In the course of the battle Resistance fighters destroyed two Humvees and two armored vehicles.

 

The Resistance fighters also fired a C5K rocket at a US Black Hawk helicopter, setting it ablaze in the air.  The craft stayed aloft, though on fire, until it flew out of sight.  Its ultimate fate remains unknown.

 

In all 14 US troops were killed and six Iraqi Resistance fighters were martyred.

 

Four US Marines killed in bombing in ar-Ridwaniyah.

 

An extremely powerful Iraqi Resistance bomb blew a US armored vehicle into two parts in the ar-Ridwaniyah area, killing at least four Marines according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in a dispatch posted at 4:46 Mecca time (5:46 local time) Friday afternoon.

 

Two American soldiers killed, another seriously injured in ar-Ridwaniyah.

 

Two US troops were killed and a third seriously wounded when an Iraqi Resistance bomb, believed to be of powerful Austrian explosives, blew up under an American Humvee in ar-Ridwaniyah, according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in a dispatch posted at 4:50 Mecca time (5:50 local time) Friday afternoon.

 

Unmanned reconnaissance plane shot down by Resistance.

 

At 9am Friday an Iraqi Resistance sharp shooter in the ad-Duwaylibah area of ar-Ridwaniyah brought down an unmanned US reconnaissance plane.

 

Three US troops killed in az-Za‘faraniyah.

 

Three American soldiers were killed and two others wounded when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a small US armored vehicle in az-Za‘faraniyah south of Baghdad at 7am Friday morning.

 

Seven US troops killed in Friday evening ambush.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces on Friday attacked a US patrol on the road to Saddam International Airport in the al-Jihad neighborhood at about 5:40pm.  The Resistance fired rocket-propelled grenades at the US patrol, destroying one Humvee and one Bradley armored vehicle.  Seven American soldiers died in the ambush.

 

Three American soldiers wounded in bombing late Friday morning.

 

Three US troops were wounded, one of them seriously when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US Bradley armored vehicle in the al-Jihad neighborhood of Baghdad at about 11am Friday.  The blast heavily damaged the vehicle and wounded the three men.  Local witnesses described the wounds of one of the men as serious, judging from the way the other US troops treated him.

 

Four American troops killed in Resistance bombing in ad-Durah.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol in the ‘Arab Jabbur area of ad-Durah on the southern outskirts of Baghdad.  One Humvee was destroyed in the bombing, killing four US troops.

 

Al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah.

 

Seven US Marines killed in Resistance ambush near al-Latifiyah Friday afternoon.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces 4:30pm Friday afternoon attacked a US patrol on the main public road leading from al-Mahmudiyah to al-Latifiyah.  Mafkarat al-Islam’s correspondent reported that Resistance bombs and rocket-propelled grenades destroyed one Humvee and one Bradley armored vehicle.  Seven US Marines were killed in the attack.

 

Resistance bombing kills three US troops in al-Latifiyah.

 

At 1pm Friday afternoon, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the path of a US patrol in al-Latifiyah, destroying a Humvee and killing three US troops.  Two other American soldiers were wounded.

 

At least three US Marines die in bombing of Humvee in al-Latifiyah.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb at 11am Friday in the al-Latifiyah area, reducing a Humvee to a ball of flame and killing at least three US Marines.  Some eye witnesses reported that four Marines had been aboard the Humvee.

 

Three Badr Brigade collaborator gunmen killed in al-Latifiyah.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired rocket-propelled grenades at a Nissan Patrol vehicle belonging to the Badr Brigade Shi‘i chauvinist collaborator militia at about 8am in al-Latifiyah, killing three Brigade members, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.

 

The Badr Brigades are the armed wing of the Shi‘i chauvinist so-called “Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq” (SCIRI) that invaded Iraq together with US troops in spring 2003.

 

Five puppet troops killed in Resistance bombing shortly after 8am in al-Latifiyah.

 

Five minutes after the above-mentioned attack on a Badr Brigade patrol vehicle in al-Latifiyah, an Iraqi Resistance bomb in the same area exploded under a Nissan pickup truck belonging to the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” destroying the truck and killing five puppet troops aboard it.

 

Mosul.

 

US, puppet forces raid mosque during Friday sermon.

 

Mafkarat al-Islam reported in a dispatch posted at 11:15pm Friday night Mecca time that eyewitnesses in Mosul said that Iraqi so-called “national guardsmen” backed by US aggressor troops raided the Dhu an-Nurayn Mosque in Mosul as the Friday congregational service was under way and while the Imam was delivering his sermon.  The excuse the troops gave for their raid was that they were searching for Iraqi Resistance fighters.

 

The aggressor troops smashed the gate to the mosque courtyard and surrounded the building.

 

A US military mouthpiece said that 106 members of the Iraqi puppet “national guard” carried out the raid and claimed that not one US soldier entered the mosque.  Lieutenant Colonel Paul Hastings said that there were no US troops closer than two buildings away from the mosque.  He maintained that the Americans simply took part in setting up the ring that encircled the mosque compound.

 

The Imam of the mosque, however, Shaykh Rayyan Tawfiq, who is a member of the Board of Muslim Scholars of Iraq said that unarmed worshippers prevented the Americans and the puppet forces from entering the mosque itself.  In a telephone conversation with Reuters, Shaykh Rayyan refuted US claims that the Americans did not come near the mosque, saying, “the American forces provoked great outrage when they entered the part of the mosque reserved for the women.”  Witnesses said that after that confrontation the troops pulled back, to the joy of the worshippers who proclaimed triumphantly, “La ilaha illa Allah!” (“There is no god but God!”)

 

Al-Basrah.

 

Three Danish invader troops killed in Resistance bombing Friday evening.

 

A high-yield Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at 5:30pm Friday evening under a Danish aggressor patrol on the road to az-Zubayr in the area of al-Basrah.  The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that two armored vehicles were disabled and one Land Cruiser was destroyed by the blast.  Three Danish troops were killed and two others wounded.

 

Bombardments throughout Iraq on Friday.

 

The US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad was struck by three Katyusha rockets at about 9am Friday morning.

 

The headquarters of the US central command in at-Tallah in Baghdad was hit by six 82mm mortar rounds at 9am Friday morning, sending plumes of smoke into the sky over the facility.

 

The US as-Suqur base came under Resistance barrage at 1pm Friday afternoon when two powerful blasts shook the facility as Grad rockets exploded.

 

At 3pm Friday afternoon Iraqi Resistance forces fired nine 82mm mortar rounds at the US base in as-Suqur south of Baghdad.

 

At 3:30pm Resistance forces struck the headquarters of the US occupation in Iraq in the Republican Palace compound, dubbed the “green zone” by the invaders, with two Katyusha rockets.

 

At 5:40pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Katyusha rockets at the US airbase in al-Muthanna in Baghdad.

 

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