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Iraqi Resistance Report
for events of Thursday, 25 March 2004, through Saturday, 27 March 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice .

Resistance bomb kills one, wounds two more US aggressor troops.

An explosive device planted by the Iraqi Resistance blew up near a US military patrol on Thursday, killing one US invader soldier and wounding two others northeast of Baghdad. According to al-Jazeera TV, a US military occupation spokesman said that the bomb exploded at about 8:25am local time in the town of Ba‘qubah, 65km northeast of the Iraqi capital.

Resistance gunbattle with US invaders leaves one American dead, one wounded.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US aggressor patrol north of the Iraqi capital on Wednesday sparking a fire fight with the invaders that left one US soldier dead and another wounded. The deputy director of operations for the US occupation forces, General Mark Kimmitt, said on Thursday that the fighting took place near the town of at-Taji, about 12 miles north of Baghdad.

Resistance kills one US Marine, wounds two others in ambush east of al-Fallujah.

The Iraqi Resistance delivered a stunning strike on a US Marine convoy east of al-Fallujah on Thursday. Detonating explosives and firing automatic weapons and armor-piercing rocket-propelled grenades, the Resistance left one Marine invader dead and two others wounded, according to an admission by US occupation spokesmen.

With this attack, a total of three US soldiers were listed as killed and five others wounded in a 24-hour period, according to official US military occupation reports.

Iraqi Resistance detonates bomb inside an oil well, greatly disrupting oil theft by the occupation.

Iraqi Resistance forces blasted an oil well that feeds the main oil pipeline in Iraq, 70km west of the city of Kirkuk on Thursday. ‘Adil Qazzaz an official in the Oil of the North company told Agence France Presse (AFP) “the fire that ignited in the oil well after an explosion was the result of an explosive device.”

He said that the blast caused great damage and that fire fighters are battling the blaze with difficult because the explosion took place within the oil well itself. He said that getting the fire under control would take two days.

Ghazi at-Talibani, a security official with the Oil of the North Company also told the German Press Agency that the explosion resulted from an explosive device planted within the well itself. At-Talibani said, “The explosion has greatly disrupted the company's production.”

Qazzaz commented that “part of the output of this well is exported via the pipeline that goes to the port of Ceyhan in Turkey on the Mediterranean Sea. The rest of the output goes to cover the requirements of the domestic market.”

Four collaborators die in hail of Resistance gunfire.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a car carrying Iraqi collaborators who were employed by the US occupation forces on Thursday in at-Ta'mim neighborhood, in the east of Mosul. Four collaborators were killed and one other was seriously wounded in the Resistance attack.

American invaders kill four civilians, wound six others, including women and children.

US aggressor forces shelled and raided the village of al-Mulahimah, south of ar-Ramadi, killing four Iraqi civilians, including two women and child, and wounding six others. Al-Jazeera TV reported eyewitnesses as saying that the indiscriminate shooting by the American invaders destroyed several homes. In addition, the US occupation troops took 14 Iraqis prisoner before sealing off the area.

The witnesses reported that the four Iraqi civilians who were killed included one man, two women, and a two-year-old child. All died in an American operation during the night of Wednesday to Thursday. One witness said that four other children were also wounded in the operation during which US aggressor forces invaded the village in search of “suspects” and arrested 14 persons.

Academic accuses Mossad of assassination of Iraqi professors, clerics.

The Chairwoman of the Center for Palestinian Studies at Baghdad University, Dr. Huda an-Nu‘aymi, has charged that about 100 university professors have been assassinated in Iraq since the Anglo-American occupation began. In addition about 1,000 others have left the country.

Speaking in Amman, Jordan, an-Nu‘aymi accused the Zionist Mossad of liquidating Iraqi religious leaders. “Israeli” infiltration into Iraq has recently increased sharply as they use the medium of private investment companies in the Maysan area.”

An-Nu‘aymi was taking part in a conference on the situation of Iraqi women under the US occupation that began Wednesday in the Jordanian capital. According to the Saudi Press Agency WAS, she disclosed stories of the kidnapping of Iraqi girls and of assaults by US occupation troops on women prisoners in the concentration camps operated by the invaders. She disclosed violations of human rights and explained that women are taken hostage by the US aggressors in an effort to make family members turn in the woman's husband, brother, or son. In many cases these women themselves are assaulted in various ways. The US invader troops also steal the Iraqis' gold jewellery

An-Nu‘aymi said that America's talk about democracy, freedom, and human rights for Iraqis is for domestic US consumption only. Meanwhile no one knows the fate of the oil being plundered by the US invaders.

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Friday, 26 March 2004.

Iraqi Resistance battles US invaders in al-Fallujah. One US Marine aggressor killed, others injured. US invaders kill 9 Iraqis, wound 30.

Iraqi Resistance fighters killed one US Marine and wounded a number of others in several hours of bloody battles in streets and lanes of the town of al-Fallujah on Friday.

Nine Iraqis, including three children and an Iraqi cameraman working for ABC News, were gunned down and 30 others wounded by US aggressor forces who opened fire as they raided the al-‘Askari neighborhood in the town of al-Fallujah, 60km west of Baghdad.

The battle reportedly began when Resistance fighters attacked US invader forces in the area with rocket-propelled grenades and bombs, destroying several US military vehicles. The US invaders then concentrated themselves in the al-‘Askari and as-Sina‘i neighborhoods where they opened fire indiscriminately on the citizens in an effort to get them off the streets so they could raid their houses. Witnesses said that a shop owner, a customer, and two bystanders were killed in the American assault. The random American gunfire caused most of the Iraqi civilian casualties, although the cameraman was killed later when US invaders fired on journalists trying to get a view of the battle.

The US invaders closed off the area and began to carry out house-to-house raids. The Americans called on the local people through loudspeakers and leaflets to hand over or inform on individuals whom the aggressors called “terrorists.” Dead and wounded Iraqis were carried to the city hospital, as the US forces closed the entrances and exits to the city, blocking reporters from getting into al-Fallujah.

But then the Iraqi Resistance counter attacked and the journalists could hear the intermittent sound of explosions and the report of heavy weapons fire. Iraqi Resistance fighters, their faces covered in kuffiyehs, clashed with the US invaders, pounding them with explosive devices and mortars and firing rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles.

US invaders fire on reporters covering raid on al-Fallujah, kill ABC cameraman.

Medical sources and eyewitnesses have informed Agence France Presse (AFP) that an Iraqi photographer was shot to death with a bullet wound to the forehead when US occupation troops opened fire on journalists during a raid on al-Fallujah on Friday. Dr. Muhannad as-Samara'i, a physician in al-Fallujah General Hospital, said that an ABC news photographer by the name of Burhan Muhammad al-Luhaybi, was killed by a gunshot to the forehead. Dr. Muhammad al-Kubaysi, another Iraqi doctor, said, “the bullet that killed the Iraqi photographer, as is usual with us, came out of the weapon of an American soldier.”

AFP correspondents and eyewitnesses said that al-Luhaybi was standing among a group of journalists who were covering the clashes in al-Fallujah when the US occupation forces opened fire upon them.

An AFP reporter said “we told him to stay back but he insisted on advancing to get clearer pictures of the battle. It was then that the US forces opened fire on us and mortally wounded him.”

Resistance detonates oil pipeline in southern Iraq.

Iraqi Resistance forces set a secondary oil pipeline ablaze in the ash-Sha‘biyah district near al-Basrah in southern Iraq – a pipeline through which Iraqi oil is exported by the occupation regime.

US invaders desecrate Muslim cemetery “searching for hidden weapons.”

US occupation forces have raided a cemetery in al-Karakh district of Baghdad on the pretext that there might be arms hidden there, according to the Qatari News Agency Qana. Eyewitnesses said on Friday that American occupation forces cordoned off the cemetery and the Mosque of Shaykh Ma‘ruf al-Karakhi on Thursday – Friday night and dug up the graves of the dead, claiming that weapons might have been hidden there.

US aggressor forces also used tanks to seal off al-‘Amiriyah district south west of Baghdad on Thursday – Friday night where they carried out an extensive wave of arrests, cutting the main highway in the area.

Resistance kills four Iraqi puppet security troops.

Iraqi Resistance fighters killed four members of the puppet Iraqi security forces on Friday during a raid on the town of Tikrit. Reuters reported the US military as saying that four members of the puppet so-called Iraqi civil defense forces were wounded in the attack that took place at around 4:00am. The US military claimed that three Iraqi Resistance fighters were also martyred.

Afterward the US aggressors arrested 21 Iraqis.

US Marine helicopters attacked near Syrian border.

The US defense department has confirmed that Resistance forces near the Iraqi-Syrian border fired at two US Marine aggressor helicopters on Wednesday. The American invader aircraft fired returned fire and fled.

A communiqué quoted by CNN reported that the two helicopters were providing support for US aggressor ground forces in northern Iraq when they were targeted by light weapons fire and rocket-propelled grenades from within Syrian territory, according to the American claim.

The US communiqué did not indicate whether the source of the weapons fire might have been Syrian border guards or other parties in the area.

US military officials discussed the incident with the Iraqi puppet border guards who contacted the Syrian border guards. US officials say that they are still investigating the incident in the hopes of avoiding similar incidents in the future.

Resistance circulates laser disks warning collaborators.

Computer laser disks containing films of Iraqi Resistance operations and pictures of members of the Resistance telling about their principles, goals, and the conditions that impelled them to carry out guerrilla operations against the occupation are being widely circulated in occupied Baghdad. Some of the laser disks contain recorded messages of warning issued by men with their faces covered against those who collaborate with the occupation forces.

Dar al-Khalij reports that some Baghdad families have said that they acquired the disks thinking they contained variety shows, feature films, or cooking lessons, but when they were turned on they proved to contain images of individuals with their faces covered issuing warnings to Iraqis against cooperating with the Americans. The say that the fire of the Resistance will never be put out until the last foreign soldier leaves Iraqi territory.

Land mine in Muntazzah, near Kirkuk kills two Iraqis, wounds 14.

A land mine exploded in Muntazzah, near Kirkuk on Friday, killing two Iraqis and wounding 14. The puppet police commander in the area said that most of the wounded had suffered severe injuries. He said that the land mine was probably stray ordnance from the Army of the Republic of Iraq.

Special Reports: Women and Men in the dungeons of the occupation.

Report on ghastly treatment of women prisoners of the US occupation.

Ms. Eman Khammas, head of the International Occupation Watch Center in Baghdad, maintains that it is difficult to ascertain the true number of women prisoners in the occupation's prisons. She points out that the US occupation authorities refuse to discuss the matter, that women prisoners' families are fearful, and that there are other factors as well.

She affirmed, however, in an interview with al-Jazeera, that there were 625 women prisoners in ar-Rusafah prison and 750 other women prisoners in al-Kazimah, as of last December.

The women prisoners held on security charges range in age from girls of twelve to women in their sixties. Khammas explained that human rights organizations face extreme difficulties in trying to obtain information on the conditions in which the women are being held. Unlike prisoners held on criminal charges, the location of political prisoners is not disclosed by the occupation authorities

Political prisoners – or security prisoners, as the occupation calls them – have no right to retain lawyers for their defense, nor does anyone else have the right to defend them or to follow their cases. Women are frequently imprisoned in order to get their wanted male relatives to give themselves up, just as men are often in some cases arrested in order to force a fugitive to surrender himself. There are thousands of people imprisoned solely to put pressure on relatives. There are also thousands who have been arrested on nothing but slight suspicions, or in cases of mistaken identity where they are mistaken for a wanted person because they share the same name, residence, or have a physical resemblance to them.

Khammas noted that the occupation troops' arrests of Iraqis are indiscriminate and collective and that most are carried out without supervision, so that in most cases they get the address wrong and therefore the person arrested is not the person they intended to arrest. In other cases the persons arrested are taken with the intention of trading them for the wanted person.

Denunciations play a big role in the arrests, says Khammas. She notes that there is no authority in the country with recognized legitimacy, nor is there the desired security in the country and with the economy in a shambles and the pressures for making a living mounting, denunciations (for a reward) are common. Personal and economic reasons frequently constitute the background for denunciations and therefore they form the “basis” on which people are imprisoned.

Khammas notes that the occupation refuses to give a definite number for how many prisoners they have in their custody, perhaps so that they can increase or reduce their prison population according to circumstances and what suits their interests. She said that estimates range from 18,000 to 80,000 and as high as 150,000. These astronomical figures are under an administration that claimed that its top priority was to bring freedom to Iraqis.

Khammas said that it can be deduced from those figures that there are five prisons in Iraq whose whereabouts are unknown, in addition to the ten that are known. The Abu Ghurayb concentration camp near Baghdad, with its unsavory reputation; al-Kazimah; ar-Rusafah; a prison at Umm Qasr; and one in an-Nasiriyah; are some of the better known camps.

The natural right for families to visit their incarcerated loved ones is forbidden, and therefore in the era of “liberation,” families have no way of learning for certain the fate of their loved ones. “It is very difficult to get to meet prisoners. It requires going from one American official to another before usually winding up in dismal failure,” Khammas said.

Most bitter is the fact that prisoners on their release are told that they must publicly claim that their treatment was good. One woman who had been imprisoned in Abu Ghurayb and who was subjected to various forms of torture was advised by an Iraqi translator on the day she was to be released that she must present a totally different image of her time in prison to American authorities or else she would be remaining there. Therefore she answered the official in the positive when she was asked whether she was treated well in prison.

The occupation regime has made torture of the women prisoners an art, Khammas says, humiliating and abasing them. An Iraqi female attourney, aged 55, imprisoned for four months, was compelled to gather human waste in a large pot and boil it over a fire, stirring it as it cooked – all in full view of the male prisoners who started to chant “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest!) when they observed this barbaric treatment being meeted out to a lawyer and matron.

Report: American transgressions against Iraqi prisoners.

US occupation forces are attempting to cloak in total secrecy what goes on inside Abu Ghurayb prison camp, the largest American prison complex in Iraq. News media and human rights groups are prohibited from entering the complex or even getting near its gates. Ostensibly this blackout of information is to assure that international law is followed with respect to the treatment of the prisoners inside.

Information leaking out of the institution totally refutes the claims of the US occupation, however, and in no way conforms with the requirements of human rights or the principles of democracy and freedom that the US claimed it was spreading through its invasion of Iraq and with its threats against other states in the region.

The chairwoman of the International Occupation Watch Center in Iraq, Ms. Eman Khammas, says that the first violation committed by the occupation is to conceal the real number of prisoners inside the network of prisons in the occupied country. While the occupation talks in terms of only 13,000 prisoners distributed among nine prison camps, Khammas says that there are more than 80,000 prisoners in Abu Ghurayb concentration camp alone.

Regarding the treatment received by the prisoners in Abu Ghurayb, Khammas says that available information from inside the prison is hard for the mind even to conceive. She cites a letter written by a female prisoner, smuggled out of the camp, and delivered to some Iraqi newspapers. In her letter, the prisoner demands that the tribes and notables of Iraq blow up Abu Ghurayb, since the occupation soldiers have violated the honor of the Iraqi women prisoners detained there.

Iraqi newspapers, including those owned by political parties and individuals in the pay of the occupation, have reported that people living near Abu Ghurayb are moving away in fear that indeed it might be destroyed at any time. Khammas notes that most prisoners who are released from the place refuse to discuss what they were subjected to during their ordeal inside, out of fear of being returned to prison yet again.

What Shaykh Sharif al-Qubaysi, 72 was subjected to in Abu Ghurayb is something that would be unlikely to occur even in the most dictatorial of countries. Although Shaykh al-Qubaysi had not joined the ranks of the Resistance and had not worked for the Iraqi government before the US invasion, he found himself in Abu Ghurayb after the US occupation forces raided his home.

Shaykh al-Qubaysi's advanced age was insufficient to get him appropriate treatment from the American jailers. One evening as he was sitting in his cell, an American woman soldier came in and ordered him to remove all his clothes. She insisted upon it despite his protestations, and then paraded him around in front of the inmates in the prison.

Member of the Board of Muslim ‘Ulama', Dr. ‘Abd as-Salam al-Kubaysi, relates the story of one Imam of an Iraqi mosque. American women soldiers in the prison forced him to put on red women's underwear and they then locked him in a cell with 16 Iraqi women prisoners for three hours. Al-Kubaysi says that the Imam confided in him that “he and the women wept incessantly for the entire three hours.”

Journalistic photographer Sahib ‘Umran who was held in Abu Ghurayb for three months, describes the US treatment of Iraqis in the prison as “humiliating and degrading.” “They would allow us to bathe only once a month, and that was at four in the morning and in extremely cold water. The American occupation forces also prevent prisoners from going to toilets, just in order to humiliate them.”

Sahib added, “we wore red overalls like those that the prisoners in Guantánamo wear. And even when the weather was extremely cold, the air conditioners would be left running. Food was cold, to say nothing of being spoiled.” He said that the Americans would try to break the morale of the prisoners by claiming that they had killed or arrested members of the prisoner's family.

Arshad Fadl, 19, says that he was forced to stand on his feet for three consecutive days with his hands in chains and his head in a sack. Throughout this entire period, Fadl says, he was not allowed to drink water, to eat, or even to go to the toilet. “But whatever kind of bad treatment I got, I was able to bear it. Only, I felt sorry for the elderly prisoners and the for the disabled who were with us in prison,” he said.

Bremer: prisoners may be sent to Guantánamo.

US proconsul L. Paul Bremer announced that some non-Iraqi prisoners being held by the US occupation forces in Iraq might be transferred to the concentration camp set up by the Americans in Guantánamo, Cuba, according to a report carried by the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Qabas. Bremer claimed that the Iraqi prisoners, who he said numbered 7,000, are being held in Abu Ghurayb and Umm Qasr prisons and that among them are 11 women. Their cases, he said, would be reviewed after investigations have been completed.

In contrast to Bremer's claims, the US military itself recently announced that it was holding more than 13,000 Iraqis. Meanwhile international organizations looking into the situation in Iraq maintain that there are some 18,000 Iraqi prisoners, distributed among 10 prison camps, including 625 female prisoners in ar-Rusafah prison and 750 more in al-Kazimah prison.

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Saturday, 27 March 2004.

Three US soldiers wounded in bomb attack in Samarra'.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb struck a US aggressor convoy near the city of Samarra', north of Baghdad, wounding three American invader troops, according to a spokeswoman for the US military.

Resistance fires mortar barrage at US base at Abu Ghurayb.

Following an Iraqi Resistance rocket attack that struck Abu Ghurayb concentration camp on Saturday morning (see following report) the Iraqi Resistance fired a barrage of mortar shells at the US military base in Abu Ghurayb.

Iraqi Resistance forces rocket Abu Ghurayb US base and concentration camp.

Iraqi Resistance rockets slammed into the US concentration camp and base at Abu Ghurayb, near Baghdad, on Saturday morning, according to a report carried by al-Jazeera TV. Some of the rockets landed within the prison.

Resistance bomb wounds five workers for the US occupation.

An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded on Saturday morning in the Abu Nuwas district of Baghdad, wounding five persons working with the US occupation forces, at least three of them non-Iraqis. The explosive device also totally destroyed the vehicle in which the five were traveling – a vehicle of the type used by the American occupation army and foreign security companies in its employ.

The sound of gunfire rang out immediately after the Resistance bomb blast, which was so powerful that it shattered glass in the windows of homes in the vicinity. US invaders sealed off Abu Nuwas district after the attack.

Explosions rock Baghdad on Friday – Saturday night.

Iraqi Resistance forces pounded al-Muthanna airport, which the US occupation forces have turned into a local headquarters in the center of Baghdad, with dozens of rockets on Friday night. According to al-Jazeera TV, clouds of smoke could be seen rising from various parts of the airport. US occupation forces and puppet police deployed in the nearby areas of the city.

Al-Jazeera reported that many powerful explosions could be heard within the US headquarters in the so-called Green Zone where the Republican Palace has been taken over by the US occupation as its national headquarters. US helicopters could be seen hovering over the area in which the explosions took place. US military spokesmen, however, would not confirm the location of the blasts.

A communiqué issued by a group calling itself the Patriotic Islamic Resistance – Brigade of the mujahid Ahmad Yasin reached al-Jazeera TV in which the organization claims credit for the explosions, which, it said were in retaliation for the assassination by the Zionists of Shaykh Ahmad Yasin, leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas.

Reuters reported hospital sources as saying that at least six Iraqi civilians had been injured, among them a child, in the blasts.

Doctors in al-Yarmuk Hospital reported that three men, a woman, a youth, and a child were admitted to the emergency room shortly after the explosions. Two of the injured persons were in serious condition and were transferred to another hospital.

Resistance rockets strike puppet Municipal Council building in Mosul.

Iraqi Resistance forces – reportedly three fighters – fired two Katyusha rockets before noon on Saturday, at the Municipal Council Building in Mosul in northern Iraq. The Iraqi puppet police reported that four persons, including one child, were killed in the attack on the local puppet authority headquarters, and 19 others wounded – five of them in serious condition. The puppet police claimed to have found the rocket launcher used in the Resistance attack but could not capture the fighters.

US Marine aggressors seal off al-Fallujah after coming under Resistance attack.

US occupation tanks and armored vehicles sealed off the city of al-Fallujah on Saturday evening after clashes between US Marine invaders and Iraqi Resistance forces.

Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that the US Marine aggressors had sent tanks to close all the city's entrances and exits. A US military communiqué reports that the American aggressor troops are carrying out offensive operations in al-Fallujah in order to “guarantee security and stability” for their occupation of the city.

Fierce battles have raged on and off since Friday in al-Fallujah, west of Baghdad, leaving at least 10 dead and many others injured.

Iraqi puppet police officer assassinated by Resistance.

Iraqi Resistance fighters assassinated an officer in the puppet police in the northern city of Kirkuk on Saturday. The officer was shot dead as he left his home. The officer was in charge of issuing licenses to possess weapons.

An Iraqi Resistance group claims credit for the over-night blast.

A communiqué issued by a detachment of the Iraqi Resistance active in the area of al-Fallujah, the Brigades of the 1920 Revolution, has called on Iraqis to make the current month of March a month of fire burning the occupation, turning the land of Iraq into a graveyard for invaders.

According to Quds Press, the communiqué said, “On the anniversary of the butchery of Baghdad and on the anniversary of the aggression against Iraq, the Patriotic, Islamic Resistance pledges, the Patriotic Islamic Resistance pledges to God, be He exhalted, that they will wage jihad to martyrdom until the occupation has disappeared.

The communiqué went on to say that the Brigades of the 1920 Revolution was a sharp sword for all who try to attack the Muslim lands. Coming days should provide ample proof of that, God willing. The communiqué called for making March the month of revenge for Shaykh Ahmad Yasin. “Everyone knows that the cause in Iraq and Palestine is one and the same and the enemy is one. The road to Palestine begins at Baghdad, and the land of Iraq will not abandon the land of Palestine.”

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a truck carrying supplies to the Japanese aggressor forces based in the city of as-Samawah in southern Iraq. A report carried by Reuters said that the truck was on its way to as-Samawah from Kuwait and that one Iraqi was killed in the attack. It offered no further details. Nor did the Japanese government immediately offer further information.

A group of 120 Japanese occupation troops crossed the border from Kuwait to Iraq on Saturday morning. According to the Kyodo News agency, this is the last batch of Japanese aggressor troops to enter Iraq at the present time on their mission as servants of the US occupation.

Another Iraqi Academic found murdered.

The Dean of the College of the Sciences in al-Mustansiriyah University, Dr. ‘Abd as-Sami‘ al-Jannabi, was found dead on the side of a Baghdad street on Saturday, according to a report broadcast on US-run Radio Sawa. As reported in the Iraqi Resistance Report on Thursday, 25 March 2004, over 100 Iraqi academics have been murdered since the occupation of Iraq nearly one year ago. The Zionist Mossad is suspect in the serial killings.

US invaders shoot up private car, kill 3-year-old, wound seven other people.

US aggressor forces killed a three-year-old child when they opened fire on a private car in which eight people were riding in Tikrit, 175km north of Baghdad, according to puppet police sources. A major in the Iraqi puppet police said that the eight persons – four children, three women, and the male driver – were in the car when the US invaders opened fire on the vehicle, killing the child and wounding everyone else inside.

A Reuters photographer reported seeing a red car riddled with bullet holes, its seats soaked in pools of blood and covered with splinters of glass and from the shattered windows of the vehicle. Doctors reported that the three-year-old child died in the hospital from a severe wound in the abdomen. The child's mother, May Qahtan, said from her hospital bed “The Americans are criminals. . . They're the ones who kill all the people, and all the children. Isn't that terrorism?” An Iraqi rescue worker said that an American convoy opened fire on the car. A US officer in Tikrit acknowledged that it was possible that US forces were responsible for the shooting because a large-caliber automatic weapon appeared to have been used.

US invaders blow up Muslim Youth Association building in Baghdad, arrest all inside.

Al-Jazeera's correspondent reported from Baghdad that US aggressor forces, supported by helicopter gun ships, destroyed the headquarters of the Muslim Youth Association in al-Mansur district of the Iraqi capital. All those who were inside the building at the time of the raid were taken into US custody.

The Muslim Youth Association, which concerns itself with the cultural, educational, and scientific dimensions of the lives of young people, is one of the oldest public associations working in Iraq.

Resistance attacks US patrol in Kirkuk. Invaders shoot civilian to death, wound two others “by mistake”.

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a US occupation patrol in the city of Kirkuk late on Friday-Saturday night, according to the Commander of the puppet police in Kirkuk, Major General Shayrgu Shakir. Shakir said that the Americans responded to the attack by “accidentally” shooting and killing one Iraqi civilian and wounding two others late on Friday-Saturday night. The Americans reportedly missed their targets when they struck the Iraqi civilians.

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