Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 23 October 2004 through Monday, 25 October 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
Saturday, 23 October 2004.
Al-Fallujah, ar-Ramadi Province.
The truth about US claims to have arrested a lieutenant of Abu Mus‘ab az-Zarqawi.
US occupation troops on Saturday near al-Fallujah arrested an Iraqi named Ghanim Hamid Saqr, 37 years old, claiming that he was a “close associate” of their elusive nemesis Abu Mus‘ab az-Zarqawi.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah has learned, however, that Saqr was formerly an iron worker in a plant in al-Fallujah. He lost his work with that establishment and instead began to buy and sell cars. When he was arrested four men were with him. They are residents of ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah (a settlement south of al-Fallujah) and had come to al-Fallujah seeking to buy winter clothing.
The correspondent writes that Saqr is a simple fellow with no connection to az-Zarqawi. But the US has been trying to prove that az-Zarqawi is staying in al-Fallujah to justify their repeated assaults on the people of the city, and so from time to time claim to have blown up “safe houses” of his followers or arrested his “close associates” in the leadership of the at-Tawhid wa-al-Jihad organization. All such claims have of course been lies.
US forces arrest governor of al-Fallujah.
US forces on Saturday arrested Mahmud Ibrahim al-Jarisi, the governor of al-Fallujah as he returned to the city from Baghdad. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that al-Jarisi regularly travels to Baghdad every Thursday and Friday to visit his family there. When he returned Saturday to resume work in al-Fallujah, however, he came to a US command post east of the city where he was detained for an hour and a half. Then his identity documents were taken from him, he was blindfolded, and led to prison.
Resistance car bombing targets puppet police recruiting station.
According to al-Jazeera satellite TV at least eight puppet police were killed and some 40 others wounded when an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded outside a puppet police recruiting station in the al-Baghdadi area west of Baghdad.
Resistance downs Apache Saturday afternoon.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot down a US Apache helicopter in fierce fighting that raged in the area of al-Qa’im Saturday afternoon on the Iraqi-Syrian border. The al-Qa’im correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the battle began at about 4:30pm between Resistance fighters and a US column of four Bradley armored vehicles, eight Humvees with an Apache helicopter providing air support. After the fighting erupted, Resistance fighters targeted the helicopter with a C5K rocket, bringing it down.
After that, three US aircraft – a Chinook and two more Apaches – appeared in the area. The Chinook, escorted by one Apache, carried away the hulk of the wrecked helicopter. The second Apache remained where it fired rockets indiscriminately, forcing the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent who was observing the combat at some distance to withdraw. As a result, an accurate account of US losses is unavailable.
Five US troops said killed in bomb attack in Abu Ghurayb Saturday afternoon.
At about 2:30pm Saturday afternoon two Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded in succession on the old street in Abu Ghurayb under a US patrol, totally destroying one Bradley armored vehicle. Local eyewitnesses told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent that they saw US troops pull five dead bodies out of the burning vehicle.
Four US troops killed in combat south of al-Mahmudiyah.
Clashes erupted between the Resistance and US troops backed by the Iraqi puppet so-called “national guard” at about 3pm Saturday afternoon south of al-Mahmudiyah, which is south of Baghdad, according to the local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent. Resistance forces destroyed two US Humvees and two Nissan pickup trucks belonging to Iraqi puppet troops. Four US troops and six Iraqi puppet troops were killed. One Resistance fighter was also killed. Eyewitnesses reported that they saw the Resistance fighters carrying away four of their wounded brothers from the battlefield.
Two US troops killed in Saturday rocket attack on truck.
Two US soldiers were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces fired rocket-propelled grenades at a civilian truck bringing supplies to the US troops in the al-Hurriyah ad-Dawli‘i area of Baghdad at 5pm Saturday afternoon. The truck was also destroyed in the attack.
Four US troops killed in afternoon attack near Jadiriyah Bridge.
A heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US military column near the al-Jadiriyah Bridge on the road leading from Baghdad to al-Latifiyah at 3pm Saturday. Afterward the Resistance fired 82mm mortar rounds at the US column. One Bradley armored vehicle was destroyed and another damaged. Four US troops were killed.
Resistance destroys Humvee in al-Karmah.
At 2:30pm Saturday Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol at the water channel south of al-Karmah. They destroyed a Humvee by firing two rocket-propelled grenades.
Three Marines killed in Resistance bombing in ar-Ridwaniyah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb of the powerful Austrian type exploded in ar-Ridwaniyah at about 3:45pm Saturday as a US patrol was passing. One US Humvee was destroyed and three US Marines killed. Two others Marines were wounded.
Resistance bomb kills four US troops in ar-Ridwaniyah.
Four US troops died when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a Humvee in ar-Ridwaniyah, southwest of Baghdad at about 10am Saturday. The vehicle was destroyed.
Five US troops presumed dead in powerful bombing of US tank.
A heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US Abrams tank near the Bathhouse of the Central Markets in the al-‘Amil neighborhood of Baghdad at1pm totally destroying the tank. No US troops emerged from the wrecked vehicle, indicating that all aboard it perished in the blast – an estimated five men.
Five US troops killed in bombing in Abu Ghurayb at 11am Saturday.
A very heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the highway in the Abu Ghurayb area west of Baghdad at 11am Saturday, totally destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing five US troops aboard it.
Two US troops killed in rocket attack on Humvee.
At 3pm Saturday afternoon Iraqi Resistance forces fired a C5K rocket at a US Humvee in the Awr neighborhood of the ash-Sha‘b district of Baghdad. The Humvee was destroyed by the rocket and two US troops killed. Three other troops were aboard the Humvee, but the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam was unable to learn anything about their fate, as US troops rushed to the scene, closed off the area and drove away all onlookers.
Two American troops killed in ambush.
At 9:30pm Saturday night Iraqi Resistance forces fired RPG7 rockets at a US provisions truck on the Airport Road in the area between the al-‘Amil neighborhood and the al-Jihad neighborhood. Two US troops were killed in the attack.
Three American soldiers killed in bombing of Humvee.
At 8am Saturday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US Humvee in the area between the ar-Risalah neighborhood and the Saddam neighborhood in Baghdad. The Humvee was destroyed and three US troops were killed. A red civilian car was also destroyed and its driver – of undetermined nationality – was killed.
US arrests 18 Iraqi youths after two American soldiers die in battle.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a group of US foot soldiers who were backed by armored vehicles as they tried to storm an area near Hayfa Street in the al-Karakh area of Baghdad. Two US troops were killed in the engagement.
After the battle, US forces rounded up raided various houses and arrested 18 young men.
Three Badr Brigade gunmen killed in morning ambush.
Iraqi Resistance forces threw hand grenades at a Nissan Patrol Safari belonging to the Shi‘i chauvinist Badr Brigades in the al-Ju‘ayfar area behind Hayfa Street in downtown Baghdad at 7:30 Saturday morning. Three Badr Brigade gunmen were killed.
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 American soldiers killed in bomb attack in Hur al-Basha area of at-Taji.
Five US troops were killed when very heavy Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under US vehicles in the Hur al-Basha area of at-Taji, north of Baghdad at 1pm Saturday. One Humvee was destroyed and another disabled.
Four US troops believed killed in Resistance ambush in at-Tarimiyah.
Four US troops were killed in an Iraqi Resistance ambush on a Bradley armored vehicle at 2:15pm Saturday afternoon in the at-Tarimiyah area north of Baghdad. Resistance fighters fired C5K rockets at the vehicle, totally engulfing it in flames. The local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that no US troops came out of the stricken vehicle, indicating that approximately four must have died inside.
Two US troops killed in afternoon ambush in at-Tarimiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces in at-Tarimiyah attacked a US supply convoy bringing provisions to US forces at 3pm Saturday afternoon. A civilian supply truck bringing supplies to the US forces was hit by C5K rockets, destroying the truck and killing two US soldiers aboard.
Three puppet troops killed in afternoon ambush.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under two vehicles belonging to the Iraqi puppet so-called “national guard” at about 4:15pm Saturday afternoon in the as-Suwayb area south of Baghdad. The two vehicles were destroyed and three puppet troops killed.
Two US soldiers killed in Resistance bombing of supply truck.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US supply convoy bringing food, fuel and other provisions to American occupation forces. The Resistance observed the convoy early Saturday and planted explosives nest to the highway west of Baghdad in the al-Khadra’ neighborhood on which the convoy was traveling. At 9am the Resistance detonated the bomb under one supply truck, destroying it and killing two US troops aboard it.
Two US soldiers killed in attack on fuel tanker.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US military fuel tank truck in the al-Mushahadah area, 40km north of Baghdad at about 8am Saturday morning, destroying the truck and killing two US troops aboard it.
Seven American troops killed in Baghdad ambush Saturday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired RPG7 and C5K rockets, destroying two US Humvees that were transporting troops on the road to Saddam International Airport in the al-Husayn neighborhood of Baghdad at about 7:30am Saturday morning. A troop transport vehicle was also disabled in the attack, wounding five troops who were aboard it. Seven American troops were killed in the ambush.
Blast kills two American troops in ad-Durah.
Two US troops were killed and two others wounded when the Iraqi Resistance detonated a roadside bomb as their patrol was passing. The blast destroyed the Americans’ Humvee at 4:30pm Saturday afternoon in the al-Mikanik neighborhood of ad-Durah on the southern outskirts of Baghdad.
Al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah.
Three American intelligence officers killed in al-Latifiyah.
At least three members of US intelligence were killed in a Resistance attack in al-Latifiyah at 4pm Saturday afternoon. The Resistance fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a black 1997 Opel belonging to US intelligence, destroying it and killing three men aboard it.
Four Iraqi puppet troops killed in late morning attack.
Iraqi Resistance forces in al-Latifiyah, 25km south of Baghdad, destroyed a Nissan pickup belonging to the puppet “Iraqi national guard” when they attacked a puppet unit at 11am Saturday. Four puppet guardsmen died in the attack.
Resistance rockets puppet “Iraqi national guard” base.
Iraqi Resistance forces before sunset Saturday (about 5:30pm) struck a puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” base in Samarra’. No US forces were in the camp when five 120mm mortar rounds slammed into the facility scoring accurate hits on targets and inflicting casualties, according to sources who spoke to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Six puppet troops killed in Resistance bombing.
Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb at about 1pm near a gathering of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” outside the college of economics in al-Basrah Saturday, killing six “national guardsmen” and wounding eight others, three of them seriously. Three civilians were also reported killed in the blast.
Bombardments throughout Iraq Saturday.
Two very powerful rocket blasts shook the al-Bakr US airbase in the Balad area north of Baghdad at 2am.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Grad rockets into the US base at as-Suqur south of Baghdad at about 7am Saturday.
At about 8am the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” base in at-Taji was hit by four 82mm mortar rounds.
At about 9am the US airbase in al-Muthanna in Baghdad was struck by seven 82mm mortar rounds.
At 2pm Saturday Iraqi Resistance forces fired six Katyusha rockets into the headquarters of the US occupation in Iraq in the Republican Palace area, known to the invaders as “the green zone.”
Iraqi Resistance forces struck the US base east of al-Qa’im on the Syrian border with five 120mm mortar rounds at about 3:10pm.
At about 3:30pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Katyusha rockets into the US base at as-Suqur.
At 5:45pm Saturday Iraqi Resistance forces fired six 82mm mortar rounds and two Katyusha rockets into the headquarters of the US occupation in Iraq in the Republican Palace area, known to the invaders as “the green zone.”
At 5:45pm Saturday Resistance forces fired four 82mm mortar rounds into the US base in al-‘Amiriyah located where the Iraqi military staff once had its headquarters in Baghdad.
At 6pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Grad rockets into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
At about 6pm Resistance forces fired four 120mm mortar rounds at the US base east of as-Saqlawiyah.
At 9pm Saturday Iraqi Resistance forces fired six 82mm mortar rounds into the headquarters of the US central command in at-Tallah.
At about 10pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired five 120mm mortar rounds into the US base in al-‘Amiriyah that formerly housed the Iraqi chiefs of staff.
At about 11pm Iraqi Resistance forces shook the US base at Saddam International Airport with two Grad rockets.
At 11pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets into the US airbase at al-Muthanna in Baghdad.
At 11pm the US as-Suqur base was rocked by two powerful explosions probably from two Grad rockets.
Elsewhere in Iraq. . .
Pro-American Shi‘i cleric promises hellfire to anyone not voting in US-staged “elections.”
Talib Ahmad as-Safi a representative of the pro-American Shi‘i religious authority Ayat Allah ‘Ali as-Sistani stated in a Friday sermon in the al-Husayn Mosque in Karbala’ that it was necessary for every Iraqi to take part in the US-staged “elections” planned for January 2004, and that anyone failing to vote would go to hell.
The pro-American Shi‘i clerics are eager to try to rise to power in the country with the help of the US occupation of the country.
US-appointed regime set to expand prisons in occupied Iraq.
When the US invaded Iraq in the spring of 2003, US officials devoted considerable propaganda attention to the claim that the regime of Saddam Hussein was repressive and operated vast prison networks. Today it has been revealed that those prisons are too small to hold the large numbers of Iraqis being rounded up by the new order. As a result the existing prisons – including the notorious Abu Ghurayb camp – are to be expanded and new facilities are to be opened up.
A high ranking source in the Iraqi puppet “interior ministry” has told the London Arabic newspaper al-Quds al-‘Arabi that a project is underway massively to refit Abu Ghurayb prison. The project includes an expansion of the facility, constructing new larger wards to hold a larger number of prisoners and detainees in the future.
The source, who preferred to remain anonymous, added that the al-Hakimiyah prison, which was used by the secret police in the former government, is now undergoing remodeling and expansion.
The interior ministry is also looking at the specifications of buildings and jails in the ar-Ridwaniyah area of Baghdad, with a view to developing them for use as prisons in preparation for the coming period.
Al-Hakimiyah prison was taken over as a headquarters by a party known as Hizb Allah after the American occupation in spring 2003. That organization sought to turn it into a museum to show visitors the dark cells and corridors. Now the building has been taken over by the recently established US-installed Superior Criminal Directorate.
Sources: al-Quds al-‘Arabi, London, 23-24 October 2004.
Sunday, 24 October 2004.
Al-Fallujah – ar-Ramadi Province.
Six Iraqi civilians killed in US air attacks on al-Fallujah Sunday.
The al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US fighterbombers fired rockets at three houses in the city of al-Fallujah, and then used their machine gun cannon to strafe cars on the highway. In all, the American fire claimed the lives of six local civilian residents.
Four persons were killed and three others injured when US aircraft destroyed three local houses. One of the dead was a local policeman named Ra’id Isma‘il. Another was a man aged over 50 years.
Local residents discovered the metal disks that emit a homing signal to US aircraft scattered on the ground around the site, indicating that local agents working for the invaders had been active in the area.
After bombing the homes, the US aircraft turned their attention to cars on the highway. The American attacks there killed two men, wounded four children, and left one woman critically injured wounded.
Consultative Council of Mujahideen Resistance fighters in al-Fallujah secures release of French journalist hostage.
Al-‘Arabiyah satellite TV reported Sunday that the consultative council of the Resistance fighters in al-Fallujah secured the release of a French journalist less than 24 hours after he had been kidnapped.
The station did not name the journalist but showed a video tape of a bearded man identified as the French hostage. The journalist and his Iraqi driver had been captured by an unnamed group as they headed west towards al-Fallujah from Baghdad.
When news that the French journalist had been kidnapped reached the council of the Mujahideen Resistance fighters in al-Fallujah, the council determined the location where the man was being held and sent a group of seven persons to go to the place and release the journalist and his driver. After his release, the French journalist decided to remain in al-Fallujah.
Three CIA agents killed in Baghdad attack Sunday morning.
Three US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers were killed on Sunday when Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb on the road leading to the ‘Arafat al-Hindiyah area in the al-Karradah district of the city. One civilian style vehicle belonging to the CIA was destroyed. The local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that the blast occurred at about 8am Sunday and left three intelligence agents dead. Eye witnesses reported that four persons in the vehicle were killed but the correspondent was able to confirm only the deaths of three.
Resistance captures suspected CIA officer, driver in al-Karradah district of Baghdad.
Masked Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a civilian car in which suspected agents of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were traveling near the Hyatt Tower hotel in the al-Karradah district of Baghdad. The Resistance fighters stopped the Caprice Dolphin and captured its driver and one other person, a suspected officer in the CIA.
Seven Marines killed in afternoon Resistance attack west of al-Karmah.
Seven US Marines were killed when the Iraqi Resistance detonated tow bombs under a US convoy consisting of three Humvees at 4pm Sunday afternoon by the Jadwal at-Tamimi west of al-Karmah. Two Humvees were totally destroyed and a third disabled in the attack.
Resistance kills two Badr Brigade gunmen, captures three more on Hayfa Street.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked two vehicles belonging to the Badr Brigades on Hayfa Street in the Karakh district of Baghdad at 3:45pm Sunday afternoon. One Land Cruiser was destroyed killing two Badr Brigade gunmen aboard it. The second Land Cruiser was captured along with the three Badr Brigade gunmen aboard it.
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 US troops killed in ambush in al-Karakh, Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol at 10am Sunday in the area between the Bara’atuh Mosque and the Mosque of Shaykh al-Junayd al-Baghdadi in the al-Karakh district of downtown Baghdad. Resistance fighters threw grenades and used various weapons in the ambush, killing four US troops and wounding seven others, three of them seriously. Three Resistance fighters died as martyrs in the combat.
Seven US troops killed in al-Mushahada, north of Baghdad Sunday afternoon.
Fighting broke out at about 3pm Sunday afternoon between US forces and the Iraqi Resistance in the al-Mushahadah area some 40km north of Baghdad. Resistance forces fired C5K and RPG7 rockets, destroying one Humvee and an armored vehicle. Seven US troops were killed.
Resistance attack kills five US troops, Americans kill two passersby in revenge.
At 3pm Sunday afternoon an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US Bradley armored vehicle between the neighborhoods of at-Turath and al-I‘lam southwest of Baghdad. The blast destroyed the Bradley that continued to burn until US reinforcements appeared on the scene. They pulled the corpses of five American troops out of the vehicle.
After the attack, US troops on a Humvee opened fire indiscriminately at Iraqi civilians in the area, taking quick revenge for the Resistance attack victims. Two Iraqi passers by were killed and four others wounded in the wild American gunfire. One of the wounded was an elderly Iraqi woman whose injuries were critical.
Two US troops killed in al-Ghazaliyah ambush.
Two US troops were killed at 4pm Sunday afternoon when Iraqi Resistance forces fired two RPG7 rockets at a US provisions convoy in the al-Ghazaliyah area southwest of Baghdad. One supply truck loaded with military gear and Humvee tires was set ablaze and destroyed in the attack.
Five US troops killed in ar-Ridwaniyah bombing.
Iraqi Resistance forces planted a bomb in the path of a US Bradley armored vehicle in the ar-Ridwaniyah area. The explosion at 11am Sunday morning destroyed one Bradley and killed five US troops who were aboard it.
Two US troops killed in bombing near Sadr al-Qanat.
Two US troops were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US provisions truck on the highway near Sadr al-Qanat at 2:15am Sunday afternoon.
Five American troops killed in rocket attack near al-Furat neighborhood.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired two C5K rockets, totally destroying a US Bradley armored vehicle on the road to Saddam International Airport near the al-Furat neighborhood at 3:30pm Sunday afternoon. Five US troops aboard the Bradley were killed.
Four US troops killed in bombing of Bradley in at-Taji.
An Iraqi Resistance anti-tank land mine exploded in at-Taji north of Baghdad under a US Bradley armored vehicle at about 11am Sunday morning. The Bradley was destroyed and four American soldiers killed .
Two US troops killed, four wounded in Baghdad bombing.
Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb under a US Humvee in Baghdad. The explosion, at 4pm Sunday afternoon, killed two American troops and injured four others. The Humvee was destroyed.
Two US troops killed in bombing in Abu Ghurayb Sunday morning.
Two US troops were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US Bradley armored vehicle in the Kharnabat area of Abu Ghurayb at about 9am Sunday, disabling the vehicle. Local residents said they saw American troops pull two bodies out of the wreckage of the vehicle and put them in black body bags.
Resistance car bomb kills six US troops in Abu Ghuryab.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb blew up as a US column was passing along the Old Street in Abu Ghurayb west of Baghdad at about 8:15am Sunday. The blast destroyed one Bradley armored vehicle and disabled a Humvee. Six American soldiers were killed in the explosion.
Two US troops killed in Resistance attack on supply truck in Abu Ghurayb.
Resistance fighters detonated a bomb under a civilian truck bringing provisions to the US occupation forces on the highway in Abu Ghurayb. After the explosion, Resistance forces attacked firing RPG7 rockets. The truck was destroyed and two US troops aboard it were killed.
Security officer for American State Department admitted killed in mortar attack.
The US State Department admitted on Sunday that Ed Seitz, an American security officer working for the State Department had been killed in a mortar attack at 5am near Saddam International Airport in Baghdad.
Resistance sharp shooter picks off US machine gunner on Bradley armored vehicle.
An Iraqi Resistance sharp shooter shot a US machine gunner atop his Bradley armored vehicle in the ‘Arab Jabbur area of ad-Durah on the southern outskirts of Baghdad at about 3pm Sunday. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in ad-Durah said Resistance fighters observed a US column going through the area.
Three US troops killed in Sunday night bombing on Airport Road.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a US Humvee as the vehicle was passing along the Airport Road in the area between al-Bayya‘ and as-Sayyidiya at 7:55pm Sunday night, destroying the Humvee and killing three US soldiers. Two other US troops were wounded in the bombing.
Four American soldiers killed in ambush in as-Sayyidiyah.
Four US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance fighters in the as-Sayyidiyah area of Baghdad fired two SPG9 rockets at a US Bradley armored vehicle on the public road leading to Saddam International Airport. The vehicle was totally destroyed.
Two blasts kill four US troops between ad-Durah and as-Sayyidiyah.
Two Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under two US Humvees at about 6pm Sunday evening on the road passing between ad-Durah and as-Sayyidiyah to the south of Baghdad. The blasts destroyed one Humvee and disabled the other. Four US troops were killed in the explosions.
Resistance downs unmanned US spy plane in ad-Durah.
At about 3:30am Sunday morning Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire with BKC automatic weapons on an unmanned US spy plane, shooting it down over the ‘Arab Jabbur area in the ad-Durah southern suburb of Baghdad.
Al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah.
Six Marines, seven puppet troops killed in fighting in al-Latifiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces clashed violently with a joint US Marine-Iraqi puppet force patrol in the al-Latifiyah area, 25km south of Baghdad. In a dispatch posted at 12:30am Monday morning local time (11:30pm Mecca time Sunday night) the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the fighting erupted when the Resistance fired GC and BKC automatic weapons and five SPG9 rockets at the aggressor patrol.
Two US Humvees, one Nissan pickup, and one Nissan Patrol Safari belonging to the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” were destroyed. Six US Marines and seven “Iraqi national guardsmen’ were killed. Three Resistance fighters died as martyrs in the battle which was still raging when the correspondent filed his report. There were unconfirmed reports of two American soldiers having been captured by the Resistance and led away to an unknown area.
Bodies of puppet troops killed by Resistance found near Ba‘qubah.
The bodies of 49 Iraqi officers were discovered near Ba‘qubah, north of Baghdad on Sunday. They are believed to be the remains of members of the US-run puppet Iraqi “army” shot by the Resistance after being intercepted on their way to their homes in the southern areas of al-‘Amarah and al-Kut. The puppet troops had previously undergone 20 days of training at the hands of their American masters in camps near the Iranian border
The puppet police chief in Diyala Province told Reuters the bodies were found when an excavation project was undertaken in the Ba‘qubah area.
One Bulgarian aggressor soldier killed three others wounded near Karbala’.
The Bulgarian Minister of Defense announced on Sunday that a Bulgarian soldier had been killed and three others injured when a truck loaded with munitions exploded near a Bulgarian convoy headed for the city of Karbala’ on Sunday. The Minister stated that the three wounded men had been taken to hospital.
Bulgaria, a satellite of the United States since the collapse of the Warsaw Treaty Organization around 1990, has a contingent of 480 aggressor troops serving the imperial interests of the United States in occupied Iraq.
Shi‘i cleric assassinated in Karbala’.
Shi‘i cleric Muslim at-Ta’i, the Director of the Husayn as-Sadr Office and a member of the puppet Iraqi “governing council” was assassinated in a hail of gunfire in Karbala’ on Sunday. At-Ta’i was attacked while riding in his car. Seriously wounded he was taken to al-Husyan Hospital where he later died. The local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reports that at-Ta’i was a socially prominent figure in the city and that he had played an important role in bringing about the cease fire between US forces and the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia in the city in May.
Tikrit – Salah ad-Din Province.
Resistance attacks both northern and southern US facilities set up in occupied presidential palaces.
As US military columns were entering the American base in the northern presidential palace in Tikrit, Iraqi Resistance forces began shelling the Americans with a barrage of fifteen 82mm mortar rounds.
Afterwards, the Resistance struck the base itself with a powerful Tariq rocket. Then, on the heels of the first two attacks, the Resistance struck the base a third time, this time with three Katyusha rockets.
Apparently the rockets and shells hit their targets, because clouds of thick black smoke rose into the sky over the base, a sign that vehicles had been hit. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an American Black Hawk helicopter was observed carrying dead and wounded US troops out of the stricken compound.
Simultaneously with those attacks, the Resistance also struck the southern presidential palace in Tikrit with eight 82mm mortar rounds.
When the US sent forces out of their base, the Resistance detonated two bombs under a US Humvee, destroying the vehicle and killing four American troops who were aboard it.
Al-Basrah and south.
Tribes clash with puppet troops near al-Basrah.
Fierce fighting broke out at about 4pm Sunday afternoon between Bedouin tribes of the al-Basrah area and the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” after the puppet troops arrested one of the tribal leaders. In a dispatch posted at 12:40am Monday morning local time (11:40pm Sunday Mecca time) the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam said that the fighting was still under way as he wrote.
The correspondent said that the fighting was very intense, and that all sorts of weapons from light, to medium were being used, including 60mm, 82mm, and 120mm mortars. The fighting is concentrated around the areas of Umm Shuwayh, ash-Shakhatah and as-Saddah.
Four puppet troops killed on road to al-Faw.
Four puppet “Iraqi national guard” troops were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the road to al-Faw at 9pm Sunday night. The went off as a puppet force pickup truck passed by. The vehicle was destroyed.
Elsewhere in Iraq. . .
The US newspaper The Washington Post reported on Sunday that at the request of the CIA, the American Justice Department has drafted a confidential memo that authorizes the agency to transfer detainees out of Iraq for interrogation – a practice that international legal specialists say contravenes the Geneva Conventions.
Washington Post staff writer Dana Priest wrote that “one intelligence official familiar with the operation said the CIA has used the March draft memo as legal support for secretly transporting as many as a dozen detainees out of Iraq in the last six months. The agency has concealed the detainees from the International Committee of the Red Cross and other authorities, the official said.”
Bombardments throughout Iraq on Sunday.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired nine 82mm mortar rounds at the US base at as-Suqur south of Baghdad at 4:30am Sunday morning.
At 5:30am Sunday morning four rockets crashed into the US as-Suqur base.
At 8am Sunday morning Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets at the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace compound in Baghdad – known to the American invaders as “the green zone.”
At 4pm Sunday afternoon Iraqi Resistance forces fired two 82mm mortar rounds into the so-called “green zone.”
At 6:30pm Sunday evening, Iraqi Resistance forces fired three 82mm mortar rounds into the former headquarters of the Iraqi chief of staff, now a US military camp in the al-‘Amiriyah area of Baghdad.
At 7pm Sunday evening six 82mm mortar rounds slammed into the US as-Suqur base setting off large explosions.
At 7:45pm several Grad rockets were fired into the as-Suqur base, once again producing large explosions.
Monday, 25 October 2004.
Al-Fallujah – ar-Ramadi Province.
Resistance fighter knocks out US tank, killing six aggressor troops then dies a martyr.
An Iraqi Resistance fighter was martyred as he destroyed a US Abrams tank and killed six American aggressor troops Monday afternoon north of al-Fallujah.
The incident began when US forces began to concentrate near the al-Jawlan neighborhood in the northwestern part of al-Fallujah. Seeing this, a Resistance fighter picked up his SPG9 rocket launcher and set off to attack the Americans. When he saw the Abrams tank advancing, he fired a rocket and scored a direct hit on the vehicle, setting off a series of secondary explosions from within the tank as munitions blew up inside, killing the six-man tank crew.
The US aggressors responded to the Resistance attack, however, firing their heavy machineguns from their Humvees at the Resistance fighter, shredding his body.
Resistance brings out new, 7-meter long rocket in latest bombardments of Saddam International Airport.
For the first time since the US invasion, Iraqi Resistance forces used the 7-8meter long al-‘Aadid (“Advocate”) rocket in a bombardment of Saddam International Airport, one of the chief US bases in the country. The al-‘Aadid is the longest rocket so far fired by the Iraqi Resistance since the start of their liberation war. Previously the largest rocket employed by the Resistance was the ar-Ra‘d (“Thunder”) which was shorter.
The Resistance hit Saddam International airport with the al-‘Aadid on Sunday, but no information on casualties or damage is available. It did appear, however, that the rocket scored a direct hit on the airport runway, inhibiting use of the airport by the occupation forces as a means for re-supplying the occupation, much of which is done via C130 transport planes.
Resistance hits Saddam International Airport with two Ababil rockets Monday night.
Iraqi Resistance forces pounded Saddam International Airport in Baghdad with two powerful Ababil rockets at about 7pm Monday night. Apparently the Ababil rockets struck their targets because thick smoke rose from the scene after the barrage, in such an amount that it was visible despite the dark of night over the airport. The Ababil rocket was one of three types of rocket possessed by the Army of the Republic of Iraq before the US invasion, the other two being the al-‘Abid and the ar-Ra‘d.
Australian ambassador target of car bomb assassination attempt Monday morning.
The Australian ambassador in Baghdad was the target of an apparent assassination attempt on Monday morning in Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the attack took place in the al-Jihadiriyah area between the two-story bridge and the road leading to the suspension bridge. A car bomb exploded, disabling an American vehicle and killing four US troops who were providing security. The correspondent confirmed that American troops rushed to the scene of the attack and cordoned it off, transporting the casualties out after that.
Ten American troops blown up in car bombing in al-Khalidiyah.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb – an American Oldsmobile, according to some eyewitnesses – blew up Monday morning near the puppet police station in al-Khalidiyah as three Humvees were gathered there. Two Humvees were totally destroyed in the blast and 10 American troops including four aboard the Humvees, were killed. Body parts were blown all around the scene of the attacks.
Resistance assassinates chief of puppet municipal council of al-Mahmudiyah.
The chairman of the puppet municipal council of al-Mahmudiyah south of Baghdad was assassinated on Monday when masked Resistance fighters opened fire with automatic weapons on his 1994 Daewoo Prince car at about 10am. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that one of the chairman’s bodyguards was also killed in the attack.
Badr Brigade death squad leader assassinated Monday night in ad-Durah.
At 10:30pm Monday night Iraqi Resistance fighter assassinated ‘Ali al-Kubbi, one of the most prominent and best-known leaders of the Badr Brigade death squads. Al-Kubbi was killed in a shop opposite the al-Iskan Mosque in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah, 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. The Badr Brigade formed its death squads after the US invasion with the aim of assassinating all important Iraqi social and political leaders opposed to the American occupation.
Three US troops killed in bombing in ad-Durah Monday afternoon.
At 2pm Monday afternoon, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US Humvee on a road in the ‘Arab Jabbur area of the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah. The Humvee was destroyed and two American soldiers killed and three others wounded in the blast.
One US soldier killed in Monday afternoon bombing near ad-Durah.
At about 2pm Monday afternoon an Iraqi Resistance bomb blew up under a small US armored transport on the road between as-Sayyidiyah and ad-Durah, damaging the armored vehicle. One American soldier was killed and two others wounded in the attack according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Six Americans die as Resistance repels US attempt to storm Hayfa Street. Four Resistance fighters fall as martyrs.
Four Iraqi Resistance fighters were martyred on Monday afternoon as they stood up to a new attempt by American aggressor forces to storm into Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district. At about 3:30pm Monday afternoon American troops attempted to storm the street, but Resistance forces fought back using SPG9 rocket launchers, hand grenades, and BKC automatic weapons. One US Bradley armored vehicle was destroyed and six Americans aboard it killed.
Three American troops killed in ambush on Hayfa Street.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing BKC automatic weapons and throwing grenades attacked an American foot patrol on Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district at 10am Monday morning. Three US troops were killed.
Three US troops killed in Resistance bombing in at-Taji Monday afternoon.
Three US troops were killed and two others wounded in an Iraqi Resistance attack in the city of at-Taji, 40km north of Baghdad. An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US Humvee in the Hur al-Basha area of at-Taji, destroying the vehicle at 1pm Monday afternoon.
Two American soldiers killed in New Baghdad area Monday afternoon.
Two US troops were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under an American military truck loaded with provisions as it traveled along the highway in the New Baghdad area of the occupied Iraqi capital at about 2pm Monday afternoon. The Resistance fighters attacked the US truck with RPG7 rockets after the bomb exploded, destroying the truck.
Four American troops killed when their Abrams tank is bombed in al-Mushahadah.
At least four American soldiers were killed when the Iraqi Resistance ambushed and destroyed an American Abrams tank at 2:30pm Monday afternoon in the al-Mushahada area north of Baghdad.
Six Americans killed in the Duwaylibiyah area early Monday.
Six US troops were killed when a heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at about 8am Monday in the Duwaylibiyah area southwest of Baghdad. A Bradley armored vehicle was destroyed in the attack and a Humvee disabled.
Three American intelligence officers killed in Resistance bomb attack in Abu Ghurayb.
Three US intelligence officers were killed at about 2pm Monday afternoon when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the Abu Munaysir area of Abu Ghurayb, destroying their command style Land Cruiser. The vehicle, of the type used by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Iraq was believed to be driven by an American officer.
Five US soldiers killed in Abu Ghurayb bombing Monday afternoon.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US Bradley armored vehicle in the Abu Ghurayb area at about 1:30pm Monday afternoon, destroying the vehicle and killing five US troops aboard.
Four US troops killed in afternoon bombing in Abu Ghurayb.
At about 2:30pm Monday afternoon, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the area across from ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood in Abu Ghurayb, destroying an American personnel carrier. Four US soldiers were killed in the blast and four others wounded.
Twelve US troops killed in Resistance attack in Abu Ghurayb area.
Iraqi Resistance forces clashed with a US patrol in the adh-Dhahab al-Abyad area of Abu Ghurayb at 9am Monday morning. The Resistance fired rocket-propelled grenadesa and BKC automatic weapons, killing 12 American troops and destroying two Humvees, a military supply truck loaded with provisions and a fuel tank truck.
Two American soldiers killed in afternoon bombing in al-Ghazaliyah.
Two US troops were killed and four others wounded seriously when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US armored personnel carrier (APC) at the end of Mudir al-Amn Street in al-Ghazaliyah, southwest of Baghdad. The APC was destroyed in the blast, which took place at 4pm Monday afternoon.
Two American troops killed in ambush in al-Ghazaliyah area.
Two US troops were killed when the Iraqi Resistance attacked a US supply truck in the al-Ghazaliyah area at about 10am Monday morning. Resistance fighters fired RPG7 rockets, destroying the truck.
Five Americans killed in Resistance car bombing on Airport Road Monday afternoon.
An Iraqi Resistance BMW car bomb exploded at about 2:30pm Monday afternoon on Airport road near the Equestrian Club as a US column was passing. The blast destroyed an American GMC command car, killing four Americans aboard it, one of them an officer. The explosion also damaged a Humvee, killing one soldier aboard that vehicle.
Three US troops killed, two others wounded in ar-Ridwaniyah Monday afternoon.
Three US soldiers were killed and two others wounded when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the Suwayb area of ar-Ridwaniyah at about 3pm Monday afternoon, destroying the Humvee in which the troops were riding.
At least two US soldiers killed in early morning ambush in al-‘Amil neighborhood.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired two rocket-propelled grenades at a US patrol on the Airport Road in the al-‘Amil neighborhood at about 7:30am Monday morning. Two American soldiers were killed. Local witnesses reported that there might have been three Americans killed. One Humvee was destroyed.
Four US troops killed in ambush on Airport Road.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired an SPG9 rocket at US forces on the road to Saddam International Airport at 11:30am Monday morning, destroying one Humvee and killing the four American troops aboard it.
Four US troops killed in lighting attack in ‘Arafat al-Hindiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces carried out a lightning attack at 8:15am Monday morning near the ‘Arafat al-Hindiyah area on a US armored vehicle, killing the four soldiers who were aboard it.
Resistance ambush leaves two US soldiers dead Monday morning.
Two US troops were killed and a third injured when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a supply truck bringing provisions to the US military occupation forces at 11am Monday morning in the al-Hurriyah ad-Dawli‘i area of Baghdad. The attack destroyed the truck.
Resistance bomb targets US column, puppet regime admits.
A mouthpiece for the puppet so-called “Iraqi interior ministry” announced Monday morning that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on a road in the al-Karradah district of Baghdad as a US patrol was passing inflicting “numerous injuries.”
The American Associated Press (AP) reported Major General ‘Adnan ‘Abd ar-Rahman of the “interior ministry” as saying that the bomb injured “Iraqi civilians.” The US military refused to comment on the attack, as usual trying to conceal its losses. Eye witnesses reported seeing columns of smoke rising from the scene of the blast on the edge of the Tigris River, and US helicopters flying in over the area.
Resistance group claims attack on US facility that killed American diplomat security officer.
The al-Jazeera satellite TV station broadcast a video tape in which an organization called the Islamic Army in Iraq announced that they fired two rockets in a “precise” attack on a US military facility that they referred to as an “officers’ lounge” at the edge of the Saddam International Airport where the US State Department security official Ed Seitz was killed.
The video broadcast on al-Jazeera showed several rockets lined up on the ground and then showed scenes in which they were fired. The fighters proclaimed Allahu Akbar! (“God is greatest!”) with every shot they fired.
Al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah.
Three US troops, including one female, killed in Resistance bombing at 2pm.
Three US troops, including one female soldier, were killed in an Iraqi Resistance bomb blast on the road to Karbala’ in the al-Latifiyah area, 25km south of Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 2pm an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded as a US military truck loaded with supplies was passing. The truck was destroyed and the three troops – including one woman – were killed.
Two American troops killed when Resistance bomb destroys US Humvee.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb destroyed a US Humvee between al-Latifiyah and al-Mahmudiyah at about 3pm Monday, killing two US troops and wounding two others..
Seven US troops, 12 puppet soldiers killed in morning ambush in al-Latifiyah.
Seven US troops and 12 puppet so-called “Iraqi national guardsmen” were killed in an Iraqi Resistance ambush on their joint patrol in the al-Latifiyah area, 25km south of Baghdad.
The attack began at about 8am with the detonation of three bombs under the patrol. Then Resistance fighters attacked the troops with RPG7, SBG9, and C5K rockets and BKC automatic weapons. A US armored vehicle, and two Nissan pickup trucks and a Land Cruiser belonging to the Iraqi puppet forces were destroyed. Four Iraqi Resistance fighters were killed in the combat.
Bombardments throughout Iraq on Monday.
At 5am Monday morning Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Katyusha rockets at the US “as-Suqur” base south of Baghdad.
At 12 noon Monday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired two 120mm mortar rounds at the US “as-Suqur” base south of Baghdad.
At about 2:45pm Monday afternoon Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Grad rockets igniting a powerful fire in the camp.
Iraqi Resistance forces unleashed a fearsome bombardment on the US al-Bakr base in Balad, north of Baghdad at about 3pm Monday afternoon, pounding it with nine powerful Tariq missiles, sending plumes of smoke into the air.
At about 4pm Monday afternoon Iraqi Resistance forces fired two four 60mm mortar rounds into the US airbase at al-Muthanna in Baghdad.
At about 6pm Monday evening, Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Katyusha rockets at the US “as-Suqur” base south of Baghdad.
At about 8pm Monday night, Iraqi Resistance forces fired two 82mm mortar rounds into the US occupation headquarters in the compound around the Republican Palace in Baghdad – known to the US invaders as the “green zone.”