Iraqi Resistance Report for events of
Tuesday, 5 October 2004 through Friday, 8 October 2004.
compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
Tuesday, 5 October 2004.
Four American invader troops captured in ar-Ramadi, US threatens to
destroy whole neighborhoods over the heads of residents if the prisoners
are not released.
Iraqi Resistance forces captured four US troops in ar-Ramadi west of
Baghdad during fierce fighting that was raging there at about 4pm local
The local correspondent of Makfarat al-Islam reported that after
the four Americans were captured, US troops used loud speakers to threaten
the local people that their houses would be destroyed if the four captured
invader troops were not released. The American forces broadcast their
threats of mass house destructions in the neighborhoods of as-Sufiyah,
al-Mal‘ab, al-Ma‘arid, and in the area around the Agricultural College.
The Americans announced that every house in those neighborhoods would
become a target for US fire if the four prisoners are not released.
Fifteen US troops killed in Resistance ambush in Baghdad.
A qualitative attack by Resistance forces on US troops on the Qanat
al-Jaysh Army Canal Road in Baghdad left 15 Americans dead, according to
the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent who personally witnessed the ambush
according to his report of the incident posted at 11:37pm Mecca time
The correspondent of Makfarat al-Islam reported at 11:05pm local
time Resistance forces planted a massive bomb in the path of a US patrol.
The explosion destroyed four Humvees, and then Resistance fighters opened
up on the American survivors with RPG7s, killing all 15 US troops. The
correspondent happened to pass the scene at the time of the attack, which
he witnessed first hand, noting that the attack in all lasted 10 to 12
minutes. The attack was carried out with such overwhelming intensity and
in total surprise, and as a result the Americans had no chance to return
At the time of posting his account of the Resistance ambush the
correspondent wrote that no US troops had as yet arrived on the scene.
US aircraft pound neighborhoods in al-Fallujah.
US aircraft dropped two container bombs full of anti-personnel cluster
bombs on the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood of al-Fallujah on Tuesday evening
according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. US aircraft
dropped another container on the al-Jawlan neighborhood in the northwest
of the city.
US aircraft also pummeled the al-‘Askari neighborhood and American C131
aircraft were still prowling the skies overhead in evident preparation to
drop more container bombs when the correspondent filed his report at
11:55pm Mecca time Tuesday night.
Four Zionist Mossad agents and 13 Peshmergah collaborators killed in
At least four members of the Zionist Mossad and 13 Kurdish Peshmergah
chauvinist intelligence agents were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces
attacked a joint convoy of Mossad and Peshmergah vehicles in Kirkuk. Three
other members of the patrol were reportedly captured.
The Kirkuk correspondent of Makfarat al-Islam reported that the
Resistance attacked the convoy that was made up of three green Patrol
Safari vehicles belonging to the Peshmergah, and two black GMC Suburbans
belonging to the Mossad at 6am local time near the area of the Citadel
(al-Qal‘ah) in Kirkuk.
Local residents who witnessed the attack reported that some 30 or 35
Resistance fighters attacked the intelligence convoy, spraying it with
RPG7 and BKC automatic weapons fire, and hitting it with grenades.
Resistance sharpshooters also participated in the ambush.
Two Mossad GMCs were destroyed and four Mossad agents aboard them were
killed. The three Peshmergah Patrol Safaris were also destroyed, killing
the 13 chauvinist agents aboard them. Some local residents reported seeing
the Resistance fighters take one Mossad agent and two Peshmergah
intelligence officers prisoner, driving them away to an unknown
Resisatnce rocket blows up Black Hawk helicopter over Kirkuk.
Also in Kirkuk, Resistance forces used a C5K rocket to shot down a US
Black Hawk Red Cross helicopter in the al-Huwayjah area at about 7am. The
helicopter blew up in the sky and parts of the vehicle scattered over the
area. At least four US troops are presumed dead in the attack.
Resistance demolishes puppet governorate offices and puppet police
station in al-Latifiyah.
The al-Latifiyah correspondent of Makfarat al-Islam reported that
Resistance forces planted high-explosive TNT under the building housing
the offices of the governor and the puppet police station in al-Latifiyah
and blew them up. The massive blasts totally destroyed both buildings at
6:30am Tuesday morning.
Four Americans killed when Resistance throws back US assault on Hayfa
US forces again tried to storm into Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh
district Tuesday at about 2:30 am. Humvees and 10 Bradley armored vehicles
attacked the area, but were repulsed when Resistance forces disabled one
of the Humvees, killing four US troops and wounding three others according
to the local correspondent of Makfarat al-Islam.
Fighting continues in Defiant Samarra’ as Americans prevent locals from
burying their dead.
Although US forces were crowing about having subdued the Iraqi city of
Samarra’, bodies of civilians killed by US gunfire continued to lie in the
streets, according to local residents. American snipers and US aircraft
regularly fire at anything that moves in the streets, preventing the
locals from gathering and burying their dead. One man reported seeing a
dog eating the body of a woman shot dead by American gunfire.
Despite their claims and the dozens of civilians butchered by the
indiscriminate use of America’s high-tech firepower, the local
correspondent of Makfarat al-Islam in Samarra’ reports that in fact
the Resistance continues to control 45 to 50 percent. The reporter
acknowledged, though, that as a result of their bloody use of brute force
the Americans had managed to take control of most of the important
positions in the city.
Early Tuesday morning fierce fighting broke out in Samarra’ between the
Resistance and the US aggressors and their Iraqi stooges. The local
correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that on Tuesday American F16s
and F18s continued their criminal assault on the civilian population,
dropping seven container bombs packed with large-size anti-personnel
cluster bombs on residential areas.
Eighteen civilians were killed, most of them women and children. Six
Resistance fighters were also martyred. Five homes of local people were
destroyed, as were several private cars.
Resistance forces continue to pound the rear lines of the US forces in
Samarra’ with rockets. Resistance forces in all the smaller towns in the
area, including ad-Dulu‘iyah have been contributing to the effort to hit
the rear of the US beast as it plods its bloody way through Samarra’.
Resistance sharpshooters have killed 12 US troops in the city and 18 Iraqi
puppet soldiers, according to sources in the Iraqi puppet army itself. The
Resistance also disabled one Bradley armored vehicle, which was then taken
to al-Bakr base. Three Humvees were also knocked out and later taken off
Resistance attacks dummy motorcade of Iraqi puppet “prime minister”
Iraqi Resistance attackers in three BMWs at about 5pm attacked a motorcade
of prominent officials in the US puppet regime. The motorcade was a decoy
convoy, a substitute for the puppet so-called prime minister, Iyyad
‘Allawi. A number of officials and persons escorting the convoy were
killed according to a security source quoted by Makfarat al-Islam.
The Resistance attackers left the scene after the attack, but US troops
and Iraqi puppet forces launched a massive search.
Action in al-Qa’im.
Resistance forces attacked a US column of 10 supply trucks and four
Humvees in al-Qa’im on the Syrian border sparking a battle that lasted
from 10:40am until 5pm during which seven US vehicles were destroyed and
28 US troops killed according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat
al-Islam. The ten trucks and their drivers were taken prisoner and led
away by the Resistance. The drivers were of Pakistani, Indian, and
Resistance forces, meanwhile, pounded the US headquarters in al-Qa’im with
repeated bombardments. Sixty 120mm mortar rounds struck the area at 11am.
The at 5pm 12 rockets, believed to be Grads, slammed into the base.
Resistance car bomb in Baghdad kills 18 puppet policemen.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded at 10pm Tuesday evening. A white
Opel car was probably used in the attack. The Mafkarat al-Islam
correspondent wrote that the blast destroyed five white Land Cruisers and
killed 18 puppet policemen and wounded 10 more according to a source in
the security service.
Other Resistance highlights from Tuesday.
Four Marines killed in Resistance attack in ar-Ridwaniyah.
Six occupation troops killed in a Resistance bombing in Ba‘qubah.
Resistance Katyusha rocket attack on governorate building in ad-Diwaniyah
at 7:45am Tuesday left at least five Polish and/or US occupation troops
dead, according to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
At least four US troops reported killed in Resistance attack in Ba‘qubah.
Two US troops and three puppet policemen were killed in a Baghdad ambush.
Eighteen Iraqi puppet policemen were killed in a Resistance attack on
their patrol in al-‘Amiriyah.
At 11:30am Resistance forces ambushed a US supply convoy, killing two
foreign truck drivers.
Three US soldiers were killed and two Humvees destroyed in Mosul at 8:45
Five US troops were killed and three Humvees destroyed at noon in Mosul.
Three US troops were killed and one Humvee destroyed in an ambush in
al-‘Amiriyah west of Baghdad.
At 9pm an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the path of a US patrol on the
highway near the so-called “green zone” in Baghdad, destroying one armored
Resistance forces bombarded the US headquarters in Mosul, Balad, at-Taji,
the Republican Palace in Baghdad (known as the “green zone” by the
Wednesday, 6 October 2004.
Resistance car bomb in al-‘Anah.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded early Wednesday afternoon at a base
of the Iraqi puppet so-called “national guard” forces at ‘Anah, north of
Baghdad. The American Associated Press (AP) reported that 10 Iraqis were
killed and more than 20 injured. Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported that the
car bomb exploded in front of a puppet “national guard” station as
collaborators were lining up to volunteer to fight for the US-installed
US launches offensive on Resistance in al-Yusufiyah.
The American Associated Press (AP) reported that south of Baghdad in the
al-Yusufiyah area, more than 3,000 US troops and their Iraqi stooges
launched a major operation against the Iraqi Resistance as a part of their
strategy of eliminating cities and towns under the control of the Iraqi
The correspondent of Makfarat al-Islam reported that the US had
thrown 1,200 troops and some 850 Iraqi puppet soldiers into the
The operation in al-Yusufiyah in Babil Province follows the effort by the
United States to wipe out Resistance in the city of Samarra’. There, US
forces unleashed massive firepower to kill large numbers of civilians.
Despite American claims to have “retaken” Samarra’, nearly half of the
city reportedly remains in Resistance hands.
Apparently along the same lines, US troops launched attacks on al-Fallujah
and Madinat as-Sadr in Baghdad on Wednesday, in addition to their new
offensive south of the Iraqi capital in al-Yusufiyah.
Despite the mixed results from that bloody operation, US forces and Iraqi
puppet “national guardsmen” on Wednesday began sealing off roads leading
to Qasir in the al-Yusufiyah area, preventing anyone from entering or
leaving, in preparation for a strike on the people of the area. The
Americans sent in the “national guard” to storm residents’ houses, and,
according to the AP had already succeeded in killing one civilian and
wounding 13 others. The Americans and their Iraqi stooges rounded up 160
local people in what a local resident boldly told the AP were “random”
The AP reported Muhammad Fadil, the 20-year-old owner of a grocery shop as
saying, “The US military operation is unjustified and most of the arrests
are random and it will increase the hostilities in the area. The Americans
want to stop the Resistance, which they call ‘terrorism’ and this is
wrong. In fact it is legitimate reaction to the occupation.”
Meanwhile, two Resistance bombs, a car bomb and a roadside bomb, struck
bridges in the area, as the Resistance attempted to hinder movement of the
aggressor forces in the area. Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the double
bombing destroyed four Marine amphibious armored vehicles, killing 45 US
An Iraqi Resistance bomb on al-Qadisiyah bridge on the northern approaches
to al-Basrah early Wednesday afternoon killed at least one person and
wounded more than 10 others.
Fighting raged in al-Latifiyah in the same region from about 10am until
about 2pm and then continued sporadically into the night. The Mafkarat
al-Islam correspondent there wrote that at least 29 US troops and 72 Iraqi
puppet forces were killed in that combat. Local observers put the number
of Resistance fighters there at about 250.
The Makfarat al-Islam correspondent wrote that the US attempt to
encircle al-Yusufiyah and al-Latifiyah was aimed at cutting off the supply
line to al-Fallujah, a certain target of the US effort to wipe out centers
controlled by the Resistance.
US bombs houses in al-Fallujah.
US aircraft bombed three houses in the al-Mu‘tasim neighborhood of
al-Fallujah, according to al-Jazeera satellite TV. All the residences were
totally destroyed. The attack came in spite of negotiations currently
under way between representatives of the city and agents of the
US-installed puppet regime.
The correspondent of Makfarat al-Islam reported that at 4:30am
Wednesday, US forces began indiscriminately firing at al-Fallujah,
destroying four houses and damaging three others but killing no one. There
were injured, however, and they were taken to hospital. Abu Ghazwan’s
family was expecting a US bombardment, so Abu Ghazwan took his wife and
four children and slept instead in a clay structure, enabling them to
survive the attack.
The correspondent reported that the US bombs were dropped
indiscriminately, so they fell in open ground in the as-Sakkah area and in
the old al-Haswah area.
US attack on Madinat as-Sadr.
US forces carried out a violent attack on the southeastern entrance to
Madinat as-Sadr on Wednesday, al-Jazeera satellite TV reported.
US admits soldier killed in Resistance bombing in ar-Ramadi.
US forces admitted that one of its troops had been killed and seven Iraqis
injured in an Iraqi Resistance roadside bombing in ar-Ramadi on Tuesday
Resistance attack kills three Peshmergah Kurdish chauvinist militiamen.
Three members of the Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah militia were killed and
five others wounded in a Resistance drive-by attack west of Ba‘qubah,
according to a puppet administrative official in the as-Sa‘diyah area of
central Iraq. Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported. One Kurdish civilian was
also reportedly among the dead. Al-Jazeera described the as-Sa‘diyah area
as one that has a large Kurdish population.
Resistance attacks US patrol, killing six probable intelligence agents.
Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb in the path of a US intelligence
patrol of two black armored Ford vehicles accompanied by an escort of
Humvees in Mosul at 7:25pm Baghdad time Wednesday. The local correspondent
of Makfarat al-Islam reported that the blast destroyed one Humvee,
bringing the column to a halt.
Before the Americans could recover from the shock of the blast, Resistance
forces struck them with gun and rocket fire from BKCs, RPG7s and C5Ks. Six
members of US intelligence were killed aboard the Fords and 14 US troops
who were in the escort Humvees.
Five US intelligence officers killed in ambush.
Eye witnesses reported that five US intelligence officers were killed when
Resistance rockets hit their patrol of GMC vehicles at 6am Wednesday on
the highway to Saddam International Airport.
Resistance shoots down US helicopter west of at-Taji.
Resistance forces fired a C5K at a US Chinook helicopter from the
an-Naba‘i base west of at-Taji. At least five Americans are believed
killed in the attack that took place at 7am.
Muqtada as-Sadr spokesman: No agreement with “government” has been
A spokesman for Shi‘i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr denied the
insistent claims being made by the US-installed puppet regime in Iraq that
as-Sadr had reached a peace agreement with the American-run “government.”
‘Abd al-Hadi ad-Darraji reported that talks were underway with the regime
in order to try to come up with a plan for a cease fire. No agreement with
the puppet government had yet been concluded, he said, however in a
telephone interview on al-Jazeera satellite TV.
The Iraqi al-Faruq Brigades Resistance group pounded the British base in
al-Basrah on Tuesday night at 6pm with an advanced version of a rocket
they call the Qa‘qa‘ 1, which has a range of 45km, according to the local
Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent. The group made an announcement on
Wednesday that the Tuesday attack had been the successful test firing of
the rocket that they had developed from existing missiles.
Resistance captures drone reconnaissance plane in Baghdad.
Resistance forces in Baghdad shot down a US spy plane over Hayfa Street at
3:15pm Wednesday, prompting the US to send in Bradley armored vehicles and
Abrams tanks to search for it. The correspondent for Makfarat al-Islam
reported that the Resistance took control of the downed drone plane.
Resistance bombardments on Wednesday.
Resistance forces fired bombardments at the US base at as-Suqur south of
Baghdad, the Republican Palace in Baghdad (known to the invaders as “the
green zone”0, the Equestrian club, the military staff college - both US
quarters, the headquarters of the puppet “national guard” and the military
academy in ar-Rustamiyah in Baghdad, the base of the Iraqi puppet “rapid
deployment forces” in at-Taji, the US base in Balad, the US base in
Ba‘qubah, the US headquarters in Kirkuk, the occupation base in al-Hillah,
the US base in Balad Ruz, the US base at al-Habbaniyah northwest of
Thursday, 7 October 2004.
Resistance downs two helicopters, kills 25 US special forces troops in
Resistance forces shot down two US Apache helicopters in Sadr al-Yusufiyah
in clashes that broke out about 6am Thursday. A Chinook helicopter
attempted to land 25 US special forces behind Resistance lines but the
special troops fell into a trap and all were killed in the hour-long
Afternoon fighting in al-Yusufiyah, another Apache shot down, 40 US
troops said killed.
Resistance forces shot down another US Apache helicopter at 3:30pm
Thursday in Nahr al-Qa’id in al-Yusufiyah. Two rockets were fired at the
aircraft. The first missed, the second struck the helicopter, blowing it
up in the air.
In other action the Resistance destroyed a troop carrier and two Kia cars
carrying 10 US troops. In all some 40 US soldiers were killed in the
afternoon engagement as well as 14 Iraqi puppet so-called “national
Makfarat al-Islam's correspondent wrote that the Resistance
observed that many of the “national guardsmen” failed to break up and join
the fighting. This allowed the Resistance to target them with Grad
US intelligence vehicle blown up, three killed in al-Yusufiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked an armored sports utility vehicle
belonging to the US intelligence services on the highway in al-Yusufiyah.
The Makfarat al-Islamcorrespondent reported that the attack, which
took place at 3:35pm local time left the vehicle destroyed and killed
three people aboard.
Fateful battle blunts US offensive in al-Latifiyah. US responds by
bombing local homes, killing at least 30 civilians.
US forces on Wednesday evening and through the night into Thursday
afternoon mounted a wave of fierce attacks on Iraqi Resistance forces in
al-Latifiyah south of Baghdad. The Makfarat al-Islam correspondent
reported that fighting raged in farm fields where the Resistance takes
cover. US forces attempted to encircle the Resistance-held areas, but the
Resistance mounted a violent response with all available weapons,
including machine guns, mortars, and anti-tank rockets, in a what appears
to be a decisive battle.
After US forces backed by puppet troops failed to subdue and capture the
Resistance areas, American aircraft took to bombing homes of local
residents, killing 10 children, eight women and 12 men, most of them
A US Apache helicopter on Thursday morning fired on a GMC and a Safari in
the al-Karaghul area between al-Latifiyah and al-Yusufiyah, killing 12
Iraqi Resistance fighters, according to the local correspondent of
Resistance fighters in al-Latifiyah destroyed three Bradley armored
vehicles, killing 17 US troops and 22 puppet soldiers.
Resistance car bombing in al-Latifiyah leaves 22 US troops dead.
Resistance forces killed more than 22 US troops and 19 Iraqi puppet
so-called “national guardsmen” when a Resistance car bomb exploded under a
convoy of the joint forces south of Baghdad. The Mafkarat al-Islam
correspondent reported that the Kia Fontera car bomb driven by a martyrdom
fighter blew up next to the patrol as a supply convoy was pulling up to a
formation of three US armored vehicles.. Sources in the Iraqi “national
guard” disclosed the casualty figures to the correspondent, adding that
three US armored vehicles were also destroyed.
Samarra’: Resistance downs US helicopter, pounds US troops with
Resistance forces used a C5K to shoot down a US Cobra helicopter at 7:15am
Thursday in the Samarra’ area. The Resistance also pounded the US ring
encircling the city with 45 rockets - various types of Grad, Katyushas,
rocket-propelled grenades, and a Tariq.
Meanwhile the Samarra’ correspondent of Makfarat al-Islam in
Baghdad witnessed several US Red Cross helicopters ferrying dead and
wounded troops into the “green zone” from the battlefield in Samarra’.
The Resistance in Samarra’ destroyed two armored vehicles and six Humvees
belonging to the Americans as well as four Nissans belonging to the Iraqi
puppet forces in the on-going battles for the city, now divided between
the US aggressors and the Resistance.
In the course of the fighting, US aircraft dropped seven container bombs
on Samarra’, specifically on the Makishifiyah and ad-Duwar areas of the
city. Container bombs each contain thousands of anti-personnel cluster
Resistance shoots down US F-14 fighter bomber over western Iraq
Resistance forces shot down a US F-14 aircraft that was flying at low
altitude over the city of Rawah in western Iraq at 4:45pm Thursday
afternoon. Because it passed over the city at low altitude, Resistance
fighters were able to score a direct hit on it with a 14.5mm caliber
Resistance counter attacks US attempted attack on al-Qa’im.
A large US force of 25 Bradley armored vehicles and Abrams tanks
surrounded the town of ar-Rummanah at 12:30pm Thursday and proceeded to
attempt to storm into the city of al-Qa’im on the border with Syria. The
Americans had air support in the form of three Apache helicopters.
Resistance forces planted no fewer than 20 powerful bombs made of Austrian
explosive - each weighing 50 - 60 kilogrammes - in their path. These the
Resistance detonated one after the other as the Americans advanced. One
Abrams tank and two Bradley armored vehicles were destroyed by the bombs,
local people reported. Four Abrams and one Bradley were disabled in the
Resistance fighters opened fire on the Americans after that with RPG7s and
SBG9s, destroying one more Bradley and one more Abrams tank. After that an
Apache combed the area thoroughly, killing four Resistance fighters and
setting two Resistance cars - a BMW and a Toyota Corolla - ablaze.
The Resistance attack lasted 40 minutes and left about 15 Americans dead.
US bombs al-Fallujah wedding, killing 11, wounding 10 people, mostly
women in series of attacks on civilian houses.
Eyewitnesses reported to Makfarat al-Islam that in the 7th of April
district of al-Fallujah, US aircraft intensively bombed a local wedding
party, killing 11 people, most of them women. Ten others, also mostly
women, were wounded in the raid. The bodies were so shredded that it was
difficult to distinguish men from women except by the gold jewelry that
the women wore.
US aircraft also bombed a private house in al-Fallujah, trapping many
civilians under the rubble. The local correspondent of Makfarat
al-Islam reported that the US attack took place at 1:15am Friday
morning. US aircraft rocketed a house in central al-Fallujah near the
Earlier, at 11:20pm Thursday night, US aircraft savagely bombed the
al-‘Askari and ash-Shuhada’ neighborhoods of al-Fallujah with two
container bombs each, each one of which holds 2,000 anti-personnel cluster
bombs. Meanwhile US artillery pounded the city from the ground for at
least three hours during the night.
Action elsewhere in Iraq:
At 6:20am Resistance forces ambushed a US patrol on its way to Samarra’,
killing five US soldiers and destroying three fuel tankers.
Resistance forces assassinated a prominent member of the chauvinist
Kurdistani Party that collaborates with the US occupation at about 8am
Thursday morning in Kirkuk. The Resistance mounted a large-scale attack
using RPG7s and BKCs, on a group of three 2003 Landcruisers and a Nissan
Patrol Safari near Tuz in Kirkuk, killing the chauvinist party official
and 110 of his entourage.
Resistance fighters attacked a US patrol at about 9am in at-Tarimiyah,
north of Baghdad, killing six US troops and destroying two Humvees.
At 9:20am Iraqi Resistance forces clashed with US troops in the
ash-Shihabi area east of al-Fallujah, killing six Americans and destroying
one Humvee, and damaging another. Two Resistance fighters were martyred in
Seventeen US troops were reported killed when a Resistance bomb went off
by their military column Thursday morning west of Baghdad in the
Duwaylibah area near al-Fallujah. Resistance fighters then ambushed the
survivors, killing the 17 and destroying two tanks and four Humvees.
A Humvee and small armored vehicle were destroyed in the Hur al-Basha area
near at-Taji Thursday morning.
Three Resistance bombs exploded as a US supply convoy was passing in the
Talul al-Baj area between Bayji and Mosul in northern Iraq, destroying a
troop transport vehicle and damaging an armored vehicle.
At 9am Resistance forces attacked an armored GMC belonging to US
intelligence agents in Mosul, destroying that car and also a Nissan Patrol
Safari belonging to a Kurdish chauvinist party.
At 10am a Resistance bomb in the ash-Shu‘lah district of Baghdad destroyed
a passing Humvee and both US troops aboard it.
The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in Abu Ghurayb reported
seeing a US Mercedes truck ablaze in that area Thursday morning. No
further details were available.
Resistance forces kidnapped three officers in the puppet police Thursday
morning in Ba‘qubah.
At 6am, fierce fighting erupted in the Ba‘qubah area that lasted for an
hour and a half in which both sides sustained casualties. Three Americans,
11 Iraqi puppet troops, and three Iraqi Resistance fighters were killed.
Resistance forces destroyed an Abrams tank in Duwaybilah.
Resistance forces destroyed a truck and killed its driver in
Five US troops and two puppet “nationalguardsmen” were killed in a
Resistance attack at 5:05pm in the al-Bu‘ithah area of ad-Durah, south
Resistance forces attacked a US patrol on the outskirts of Baghdad killing
at least four at 9:50pm.
A US armored vehicle was disabled in Baghdad’s al-Jihad district.
One US soldier was killed near ar-Rashidiyah.
Seven Americans were killed and one Bradley armored vehicle destroyed in
Khan Bani Sa‘d near Ba‘qubah.
Three Iraqi puppet policemen and two puppet “national guardsmen” were
killed in a Resistance attack near Ba‘qubah.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired rocket and mortar barrages at the
following sites on Thursday:
Resistance forces attacked the US-Iraqi puppet troop “al-Ghazali” base in
Mosul at7:15 with three Katyusha rockets.
The Republican Palace compound where the US occupation has its
headquarters (known to Americans as the “green zone” was hit by a Tariq
rocket at 8am.
Five Katyusha rockets struck the puppet police academy in Baghdad.
Three Katyusha rockets struck the puppet interior ministry at the same
time as the rocket attack on the puppet police academy.
Resistance forces in Tikrit bombarded the US base there with six Katyusha
rockets at 8am.
The puppet so-called “ministry of petroleum” was attacked by a rocket
barrage at 8:30am.
Resistance forces fired about 37 mortar rounds into the US base in Kirkuk
Resistance forces fired a powerful Tariq rocket at the “green zone” in a
second attack at 12:35pm.
Resistance forces struck the US forces in the agricultural area north east
of al-Fallujah with a Grad rocket Thursday afternoon.
Resistance fighters fired two powerful Tariq rockets into the US airbase
in Ba‘qubah, destroying two US Black Hawk helicopters.
Resistance forces shelled the Polish base in al-Hillah.
Resistance forces fired eight Katyushas at as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
Resistance forces fired another Taria rocket at the “green zone” at 7pm.
At 7:05pm Resistance forces pounded the US base in Balad with two Tariq
rockets equipped with chemical warheads, forcing US troops to evacuate the
camp. In a dispatch posted at 10:10pm local time (9:10 Mecca time) the
Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent wrote that the Americans had still not
returned to the camp.
Friday, 8 October 2004.
Americans resume attacks on al-Fallujah Friday night.
US forces renewed their bombardment of the city of al-Fallujah Friday
night, firing barrages on the industrial zone of the city and the
al-‘Askari neighborhood. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam
reported that the US forces shelled the areas with mortars. The al-‘Askari
neighborhood alone was struck by more than 25 mortar rounds.
The al-Fallujah correspondent of Makfarat al-Islam reported that
the Americans also fired some 50 flare shells, lighting up the area over
Meanwhile, US troops cut the road linking al-Fallujah to ar-Ramadi.
Two Americans, three Resistance fighters killed in battle near
Iraqi Resistance forces fired twelve 82mm mortar rounds at the US base set
up in an Iraqi Presidential Palace at Kilometer 5 west of ar-Ramadi at 2pm
Friday afternoon. After the barrage, a US patrol of four Humvees rushed to
the area and opened fire on the Resistance fighters. A battle ensued in
which three Resistance fighters were martyred and their car set on fire.
Two American troops were also killed and their Humvee destroyed by a RPG7
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reports that the number of
Resistance fighters taking part in the attack apparently was small and
that they were evidently inexperienced in battling the US troops, their
only aim being to fire the barrage at the base.
Resistance blows up Bayji oil pipeline.
Fire broke out in an oil pipeline near Baghdad on Friday morning. The
local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at exactly 11am,
fire broke out on the Bayji oil pipeline. Flames were still coming from
the pipeline at the time he filed his report posted at 6:20pm local time
(5:20pm Mecca time).
International market prices for oil have risen to a record $53 per barrel
as a result of the Iraqi Resistance’s effective campaign to cut off the
theft of Iraqi oil by the US occupation regime.
Battle resumes in al-Latifiyah, south of Baghdad Friday evening.
Fighting resumed in the al-Latifiyah area 25km south of Baghdad on Friday
evening. The Makfarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Latifiyah
reported that the battle broke out at 6:25pm when US forces attempted to
raid several houses in the area. Resistance fighters fought back, however,
surprising the Americans with a counter attack in which they used RPG7
automatic weapons and C5K and CBG9 rockets as well as 60mm mortars.
The correspondent wrote that the fighting was still raging when he
submitted his report, posted at 10:35pm local time (9:35pm Mecca time)
Faced with the defiance of the Resistance, the Americans sent in F-16
fighter bombers to bomb the area, destroying four houses and killing five
women, three children, and four men, mostly elderly.
The Resistance, for its part destroyed one US Abrams tank and disabled
another. The Resistance also blasted apart four military fuel tank trucks
and three Nissan pickup trucks belonging to the puppet Iraqi “national
guard” that the Americans had stationed in the road to try to block the
advance of Resistance reinforcements into the area. A 2-ton Kia belonging
to the puppet “national guard” was also destroyed. The US also suffered
casualties, but the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent was unable to provide
Resistance captures US woman soldier in al-Latifiyah, after killing
eight members of an American patrol.
At about 6:30pm Friday evening, Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US
patrol of three Bradley armored vehicles and three Humveees in al-Musayyib
town near al-Latifiyah. The Resistance destroyed one armored vehicle and
disabled a Humvee. Eight men aboard the vehicles were killed. The rest of
the patrol fled, leaving behind one US servicewoman whom the Resistance
captured and took to an unknown destination.
At 8pm Friday night the Resistance issued statements in al-Latifiyah and
al-Yusufiyah carrying the picture of the captive servicewoman, and stating
that she is an American of Jewish origin.
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported Friday night that
the Americans had massed more than 3,000 Marines in the area of
al-Yusufiyah and al-Latifiyah south of Baghdad. About 1,500 had actually
gone into action in the areas.
The massing of troops in the area is aimed at closing a pincer around
al-Fallujah, as can be seen by the US practice of setting up command posts
wherever they penetrate into the area. The purpose of the tactic being to
secure American lines of supply for when they attack al-Fallujah.
The Resistance, for its part, has massed some 800 men according to
Mafkarat al-Islam’s sources, and they have prevented the Americans
from fully carrying out their aims.
The battles currently raging in the area are among the largest ever since
the American occupation of Baghdad in spring of 2003, in terms of the
numbers of forces and the extent of their deployment.
Two US intelligence agents and five American troops killed in Mosul
Resistance forces attacked a black US intelligence GMC vehicle that was
being escorted by Humvees and a Bradley armored vehicle in the at-Tudh
area in Mosul at 3:30pm Friday afternoon. Two persons aboard the spy car
were killed in the attack in which the Resistance fired rocket-propelled
grenades, automatic weapons, and BKCs. Two Humvees were also destroyed,
killing five Americans aboard them.
Twenty-two helicopter loads of US casualties pour into Baghdad from
A source employed inside the US occupation headquarters in the Republican
Palace in Baghdad, known to the Americans as the “green zone,” told
Makfarat al-Islamon Friday that from early morning until 4pm about 22
US Red Cross Black Hawk helicopters landed near the Ibn Sina Hospital. The
helicopters were bringing wave after wave of US dead and injured from
various places in Iraq to the occupied capital for shipment home or
Five Americans died in ambush, US troops kill Iraqi family in revenge.
Three powerful Austrian explosive bombs blew up in the at-Tarimiyah area
25km north of Baghdad, destroying a US Humvee and disabling another.
Resistance fighters then opened fire on the members of the patrol on the
damaged vehicle with their RPG7s, killing five American soldiers, and
causing the remainder of the patrol to panic and flee some 500 meters from
the scene of the attack. There the Americans began firing indiscriminately
on Iraqi civilians, killing one man, his wife, and their three children
after setting their Kia ablaze.
Resistance liquidates puppet officer in Ba‘qubah.
At about noon on Friday Iraqi Resistance forces in Ba‘qubah assassinated
an officer in the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” outside his
house in the al-Mal‘ab “Playing field” area in the city. Sources reported
that the officer was very close to the occupation forces, in particular
with regard to providing them information on the Iraqi Resistance.
Resistance throws back nighttime US assault on Hayfa Street.
At 9:10pm Friday night, US forces attempted to storm into Hayfa Street in
Baghdad with four Bradley armored vehicles. The Resistance fought back
with hand grenades, forcing the Americans to turn back. The local
correspondent of Makfarat al-Islam reports, however, that the
Americans responded by opening fire indiscriminately in the area.
Resistance action across Iraq.
Resistance forces attacked a US supply convoy with CBG9 and C5K rockets at
about 7am in the ad-Dulu‘iyah area, destroying one US armored vehicle, a
Humvee, and a truck carrying provisions. Ten US troops who were aboard the
various vehicles were killed.
Then at about 7:30 also in ad-Dulu‘iyah an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded
in the path of a US column of Abrams tanks, disabling one when its treads
At about 8am Resistance forces attacked Iraqi puppet troops in Samarra’,
destroying two small buildings and two towers in their command post. One
puppet officer who tried to put up a fight was killed. The Resistance
seized quantities of weapons from the command post.
At about 8am Friday Resistance forces in the al-Jihad area of Baghdad
attacked two puppet police cars, killing three puppet policemen and
wounding two more.
One American and three Iraqi “national guardsmen” were killed when an
Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in Ba‘qubah at the as-Sa‘diyah gate. A
Humvee and a Mitsubishi were disabled by the blast.
Resistance forces attacked a US column of two armored GMCs being escorted
by four Humvees in al-Huwayjah north of Baghdad, killing two Americans at
about 8am Friday morning.
Resistance forces attacked the US base in the Abu al-‘Ajal area near
Tikrit with Katyusha rockets at around 8am, forcing the Americans and
puppet troops to pour out of the base where the Resistance then attacked
them with BKCs, killing five Iraqi puppet guards and two US troops and
destroying a Nissan vehicle and disabling a Humvee at the entrance to the
At about 12 noon two Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah Patrol Safari vehicles
were attacked by the Resistance in the al-Huwayjah area, killing three and
destroying one of the cars. The other managed to flee.
At least five US troops were killed Friday when the Resistance attacked
several of their tanks in the area of al-Qa’im on the Syrian border. The
Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Qa’im reported that the Resistance
planted a 250km bomb in the path of the American Abrams tank, totally
destroying it near the phosphate works in the city. At least five US
troops would have been killed aboard the tank.
Two members of the Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah were killed in the
at-Tarqat area near Mosul when their convoy of two Land Cruisers and two
armored GMCs was attacked by Resistance fighters firing BKCs at 1pm. One
GMC was destroyed and one Peshmergah gunman who was wounded in the attack
Six puppet policemen were killed in a Resistance attack on their patrol of
three Land Cruisers in the Khan Bani Sa‘d area south of Ba‘qubah. Two Land
Cruisers were destroyed in the attack.
Resistance forces attacked a Polish aggressor patrol made up of two Jeeps
and three Mitsubishi pickup trucks belonging to the puppet so-called
“Iraqi national guard” in the as-Suwayrah area at 4:30pm Friday afternoon.
The Resistance fired rocket-propelled grenades and BKCs, destroying two
Jeeps and killing three Poles. Two pickups were also destroyed, killing
five Iraqi puppet “national guardsmen.” Witnesses reported that a puppet
officer in the “national guard” was captured.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US column of four Bradley
armored vehicles east of al-Qa’im on the Syrian border at 6:10pm, damaging
Resistance forces at 6:45pm Friday attacked a US patrol of two Bradley
armored vehicles under the Abu Munaysir Bridge near the village of
adh-Dhahab al-Abyad in the Abu Ghurayb area, disabling one Bradley by
cutting its tread.
At 10:35pm Resistance forces firing rocket-propelled grenades attacked a
US supply convoy made up of six civilian trucks near al-Ghazaliyah. Two
trucks were destroyed and their drivers, who are believed to have been
Asians, were killed.
At 10:45pm Friday violent battles erupted between the Resistance and the
puppet “national guard” in the area of a command post at the ad-Dulu‘iyah
Bridge. One Humvee and two Mitsubishi pickup trucks belonging to the
puppet “guard” were destroyed.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the road to Saddam International
Airport near the al-Jihad neighborhood of Baghdad, disabling a US Bradley
At 11:10pm the Resistance attacked a US patrol made up of four Humvees at
the southern entrance to Mosul, destroying one vehicle. Eyewitnesses
reported that at least one American was killed in the attack because a
body was seen thrown eight meters through the air. It is unknown whether
the rest of the US soldiers were killed or wounded.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded numerous US and Iraqi puppet
facilities on Friday.
At 6am, Resistance forces fired a powerful Tariq rocket at the Republican
Palace in Baghdad, headquarters of the US occupation, known to the
invaders as “the green zone.”
At about 6am the governorate office building in Mosul was struck by five
60mm mortar rounds.
Resistance forces fired more than 45 small Katyusha rockets at the US base
in at-Taji, north of Baghdad at about 7am, sowing panic among the US
personnel in the facility and forcing them and their Iraqi stooges to flee
out of the camp.
Two powerful Grad rockets slammed into the US base in Samarra’ at about
8am Friday morning.
At 9am the US base north of Mosul was struck by eight large Katyusha
Then at 11am three more Grad rockets struck the US base in Samarra’.
Resistance forces fired three powerful Grad rockets into the US base at
the ash-Shuhada’ Bridge in al-Yusufiyah, 20km south of Baghdad at 11am,
after which US troops deployed around the base.
Resistance forces fired four Katyushas at the US base in Balad Ruz, in the
Ba‘qubah area at 12 noon Friday.
The US base in the Ba‘shiqah area near Mosul was hit at about 12 noon by
five Katyusha rockets.
Resistance forces bombarded the Italian aggressor base in Suq ash-Shuyukh
in an-Nasiriyah Province with three powerful Tariq rockets at about 7pm
Friday evening. The an-Nasiriyah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam
reported that the barrage sent the Italians into a panic. They raced out
of the base and spread out around it, in fear that the barrage of the base
At 7pm Resistance forces fired four small Katyusha rockets into the
as-Suqur US base south of Baghdad.
At 7pm Resistance forces fired a Grad rocket at the US base in Saddam
International Airport southwest of Baghdad, there was so much black smoke
after the attack that people could see it clearly despite the gathering
At 7pm the Iraqi Resistance fired four Katyusha rockets into the US
al-Ghazlani base in Mosul.
The Resistance fired eighteen 82mm mortar rounds into the US base at Abu
Ghurayb at 8pm Friday night.
At 8pm Friday Resistance forces fired two Congress rockets into the
headquarters of the US central command in at-Tallah.
Resistance forces struck the US airbase at al-Muthanna in Baghdad with
nine 82mm mortar rounds at 8:30pm Friday, setting off warning sirens in
Resistance forces pounded the joint US-puppet base in at-Taji north of
Baghdad with two powerful Tariq rockets at about 9pm.
At 9:55pm Resistance forces bombarded the US bases in ad-Duwaylibah and
al-Yusufiyah with more than 24 Katyusha rockets.
At 9:45pm Friday night the Resistance fired five C5K rockets at the puppet
so-called interior ministry building in Baghdad.
At 10pm Friday night Resistance forces struck the US base in the military
academy in Baghdad’s ar-Rustamiyah district with five Katyusha rockets.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Basrah reported that the
al-Faruq Brigades at 10pm Friday night struck the headquarters of the
British occupation troops in the al-Jubaylah area with three Grad rockets.
At 10:20pm the Resistance struck the US so-called “green zone”
headquarters with a type of Katyusha rocket.
NATO approves plan to send 300 troops to train Iraqi puppet forces on
behalf of USA.
The US-controlled NATO alliance agreed on a plan on Friday to send 300
military trainers to occupied Iraq, but did not publicly announce a date
for the start of that mission. A NATO official did say, however, that the
trainers would leave for occupied Iraq before the sham “election” rigged
up by the American occupation administration is to be held in January
2005. NATO ministers also agreed in their meeting in Brussels on the
establishment of a training academy for Iraqi puppet troops, according to
a report on the meeting carried by al-Jazeera satellite TV.