Iraqi Resistance Report
for events of Sunday, 13 March 2005. Translated and/or compiled by
Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
- Sunday, 13 March
- US troops destroy internet café, arrest owner,
11 visitors in ar-Ramadi.
- In another effort to prevent genuine news and
information about the situation in Iraq from reaching the outside world,
US forces stormed an Internet café in downtown ar-Ramadi at 9am local
time Sunday morning. (Iraqi puppet troops also raided internet cafés in
the southern city of al-Hillah. See story below under Babil Province;
al-Hillah.) Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the American
troops arrested 11 Iraqis who happened to be there at the time and took
them away to a nearby US military base.
- The correspondent reported that one of those
arrested in the American raid was the owner of the internet café
himself. He was charged with what the American invaders called
“cooperating with an ‘Islamic terrorist’ website.”
- The correspondent in ar-Ramadi reported an
American Marine sergeant who gave his name as Jason saying “the arrest
of the owner of the café and his visitors followed surveillance of the
activity of the café that works to publish ‘terrorist’ news and
sometimes code words and expressions that we thing are special signals
for the ‘terrorists’ and a means for them to communicate with one
- The correspondent noted that the Americans
totally demolished the internet café after their raid, taking with them
all the computers that were there.
- Resistance bomb kills four US troops in
al-Fallujah Sunday afternoon as puppet troops go on red alert fearing
more Resistance attacks.
- In a dispatch posted at 3:20pm Sunday, Mecca
time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while before an
Iraqi Resistance bomb had exploded in the al-Jawlan neighborhood of
western al-Fallujah, killing four US troops and wounding two more.
- The correspondent reported that the bomb blew up
next to a US foot patrol killing four Americans – the body of one of
them completely shredded – and injuring two more. Their wounds were
described as mortal.
- After the attack, US forces encircled the area of
the blast where they still were at the time the correspondent filed his
- In response to the attack puppet Major General
Salih al-‘Ibadi, the commander of the so-called “al-Fallujah protection
force” told Mafkarat al-Islam that “attacks in al-Fallujah are making us
think that the ghoul that we thought we had destroyed has come back
again, despite the intense security measures taken on all entrances to
the city.” Lest anyone conclude from those remarks that the Resistance
was on the upsurge, the puppet officer quickly added, “but we won’t let
this city or its people go back to the way it was, no matter how many
casualties it costs us.”
- The correspondent reported that, meanwhile, the
puppet forces had raised the alert level to code red, the highest level
of readiness. All leaves for the puppet troops have been cancelled as
the puppet troops have been banned from taking trips to visit their
families in Baghdad or southern Iraq.
- Resistance pounds US base east of al-Fallujah
- In a dispatch posted at 7:15pm Mecca time,
Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier Iraqi
Resistance forces had fired seven powerful Tariq rockets into the US
military base in the agricultural area east of al-Fallujah. The
bombardment sent plumes of dense smoke and flames rising into the sky
over the facility.
- Resistance clashes with US troops northeast of
al-Fallujah Sunday morning.
- Iraqi Resistance forces battled US occupation
troops at an American checkpoint northeast of al-Fallujah for about 45
minutes beginning at about 10am local time Sunday morning and ending at
about 10:45am. The local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam
reported that the extent of losses was unavailable.
- Resistance bombards US camp west of al-Fallujah
- Iraqi Resistance forces fired four 120mm mortar
rounds at a US check point near the freezers belonging to Hajji Sami
west of al-Fallujah about 4pm Sunday afternoon Mafkarat al-Islam
- American troops pull out of area in ‘Amiriyat
al-Fallujah at dawn Sunday.
- US occupation forces left the al-‘Amiriyah
compound south of al-Fallujah at dawn on Sunday. They also abandoned
their concentration points at the Arab Equestrian School located in the
- US forces raid schools, arrest teachers, staff
for not observing Saturday holiday.
- US occupation troops raided boys and girls
primary and secondary schools in the city of al-Habbaniyah, 80km west of
Baghdad on Saturday because faculty and staff there had refused to
comply with the puppet regime’s orders to observe Saturday as a holiday.
- The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam
reported witnesses as saying that US troops forced the children to leave
their classes as they arrested school directors and teachers out of the
- The correspondent reported that US troops raided
the Bilal al-Habashi Primary School for Girls, the Dhat as-Salasil
School for Boys, the Muhammahd Rasul Allah Secondary School and a number
of other educational establishments, terrorizing the children whom they
threw out of classrooms, and arresting their teachers. The faculty and
staff who were arrested were taken away to the US al-Habbaniyah base,
charged with non-compliance with a [puppet] “government” order – the
order to regard Saturday as an official holiday.
- The correspondent reported that the families of
the children responded to the American action by not sending their sons
and daughters to school on Sunday – a regular school day – and by
declaring a general strike until the school administrators and teachers
- For its part, the Iraqi Resistance issued a
statement saluting the stand of the people of the city, regarding it as
an act of moral support for the Resistance as the battle against what it
calls the “army of apes and pigs” continues.
- Oil pipeline blown up twice in al-Habbaniyah.
- An oil pipeline carrying Iraqi oil to Jordan was
blown up north of the touristic area in al-Habbaniyah on Sunday
afternoon. The same pipeline had been blown up the day before, Saturday
during the evening. The fires ignited by that attack were put out
Sunday, whereupon the pipeline was attacked again.
- Resistance fires mortar barrage at US base in
al-Qa’im Sunday afternoon.
- Iraqi Resistance forces fired fourteen 120mm
mortar rounds into the US base known as A22 west of al-Qa’im on the
Syrian border at 2pm Sunday afternoon, local time. Mafkarat al-Islam
reported that the bombardment set of numerous powerful explosions within
the US base that could be heard all over the city. The correspondent
wrote that US helicopters landed in the base and evacuated casualties.
A translator collaborating with the Americans on the base confirmed to
the correspondent that the Americans had taken casualties in dead and
wounded as a result of the attack.
Resistance bomb kills four US troops in ad-Durah early Sunday
- Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb in the
path of a US military patrol in the First al-Mahdiyah neighborhood in
the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah at midday Sunday.
- Mafkarat al-Islam
reported witnesses as saying that the blast, which took place at 1:30pm
local time Sunday afternoon local time, destroyed a Humvee and killed
four US troops instantly. The bomb that inflicted the casualties and
damage had been planted by the side of the road leading to the al-Yarmuk
School. A member of the puppet “national guard confirmed that four
Americans were killed and one Humvee destroyed in the attack. He added
that a fifth American soldier was also slightly wounded. He had been in
the vehicle behind the one that was destroyed by the bomb.
- US troops raid home of Sunni religious leader
- A correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in
Baghdad reported that US forces and their Iraqi puppet troops raided the
house of Shaykh Harith ad-Darri, the General Secretary of the Board of
Muslim ‘Ulama’ [Scholars], the main organization representing Sunni
religious leaders on Saturday night.
- Shaykh ad-Darri is regarded as one of the most
prominent patriotic figures in Iraq whose father is regarded as one of
those who ignited a famous 1920 Revolt against the British colonialists
by killing British Colonel Gerald Leachman in the Abu Ghurayb area.
(Leachman, a British adventurer and “Arab expert” had arrived in
British-occupied Iraq in early 1920 and proclaimed that the only way to
deal with rebellious tribes that refused to submit to British rule was
“wholesale slaughter.” Leachman himself was assassinated 11 August
1920. Translator’s note.) The ad-Darri tribe is the largest in Iraq and
has a long history.
- Shaykh Harith ad-Darri has opposed the US
occupation and most recently refused to go along with the sham
“elections” held at Washington’s insistence on 30 January, making him a
prime target of the Americans’ wrath.
- Two US mercenaries killed south of Baghdad
- The US embassy in occupied Baghdad announced on
Sunday that two American mercenaries (whom they described as
“contractors”) working in occupied Iraq were killed when an Iraqi
Resistance roadside bomb exploded under their vehicle as they were
headed towards al-Hillah in Babil Province south of Baghdad on Saturday.
- Reuters reported the US embassy spokesman who
announced the deaths of the mercenaries as saying that a third
“contractor” was wounded in the attack. All the mercenaries worked for
the American security company Blackwater Security. The American
Associated Press (AP) described Blackwater as “a North Carolina-based
contracting firm that provides security for US State Department
officials in Iraq.”
- Salah ad-Din
- Resistance devastates US base in Samarra’ with
unprecedented mortar bombardment.
- Iraqi Resistance forces mounted what was
described as the fiercest rocket attack ever on the US occupation
headquarters west of Samarra’ on Sunday. Mafkarat al-Islam
reported that Resistance forces fired about 42 mortar rounds into the
American compound starting at about 8am Sunday morning local time. The
Samarra’ correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the
bombardment set huge fires raging in the camp which residents of the
city could see from the street outside without even having to go up to
their rooftops to look. The flames rose some 20 meters into the sky and
thick smoke billowed up out of the camp.
- The violence of the explosions going off inside
the American-occupied camp was so great that window glass in most houses
within a kilometer of the base was shattered.
- The correspondent reported that the Americans
called in more than 15 helicopters to aid with evacuation of their
numerous dead and wounded. Dozens of bodies were carried out in full
view of all the city’s residents. The evacuation operation alone lasted
about an hour and a half during which helicopters came and left, landed
and took off laden with the casualties.
- Resistance shoots down US F-16 near Balad;
American crew bails out.
- Iraqi Resistance forces struck a US F-16 fighter
bomber as it flew over Balad, 70km north of Baghdad on Sunday. The
correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the city saw the American
plane with its rear section on fire, flying at low altitude over the
The Resistance group called the Salafi Squadrons of Abu Bakr declared
their responsibility for the attack, saying that they struck the
aircraft with a Russian made SAM-9 surface-to-air rocket. Witnesses
confirmed that the crew of the aircraft bailed out by parachute near the
US base that lies west of Balad.
- Resistance ambushes US supply convoy killing four
US troops Sunday afternoon.
- Iraqi Resistance forces attacked and destroyed
two trucks loaded with equipment and provisions for the US military in
ad-Dulu‘iyah north of Tikrit. The ad-Dulu‘iyah correspondent of
Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the attack took place at 4pm Sunday
afternoon local time and also left four US troops dead and two more
- Local residents who saw the attack reported that
a group of Resistance fighters armed with light weapons and RPG7
anti-tank rockets attacked the US convoy of four Humvees and six trucks
loaded with supplies at 4pm as it was on its way along the main street
in ad-Dulu‘iyah to the main US base in the city. The attack set two of
the trucks ablaze and killed four American troops and wounded two more,
- Babil Province.
- Resistance bomb early Sunday kills seven US
- Iraqi Resistance fighters began their activities
on Sunday morning south of Baghdad with a bomb attack on a US convoy in
the al-Latifiyah area, some 40km south of Baghdad. The correspondent of
Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance planted a
high-explosive bomb in the middle of a rough dirt road west of
al-Latifiyah. The bomb exploded under a US convoy mane up of several
vehicles, destroying one giant Bradley armored vehicle, as they are
known in Iraq, and instantly killing seven US troops inside it.
- An Iraqi Resistance group called the Army of the
Rightly Guided Ones (Jaysh ar-Rashidin) issued a communiqué that they
distributed at a local mosque in which they took responsibility for the
attack and threatened the Resistance with more painful blows this month.
- Resistance sharp shooter kills Polish
occupation soldier on patrol in al-Hillah.
- An Iraqi Resistance sharp shooter shot and killed
a Polish occupation soldier in downtown al-Hillah, Mafkarat al-Islam
reported Sunday. Witnesses told the local Mafkarat al-Islam
correspondent that a Polish foot patrol was stopped in the middle of
al-Hillah on a mission to search and comb the streets of the city
looking for bombs that are frequently planted by the Iraqi Resistance.
Suddenly one of the Polish soldiers was felled by an Iraqi sharp
shooter’s bullet which struck him directly in the head, killing him
- Witnesses in the area said that the attacker
belonged to a Resistance group known as the Sharpshooter Squadron and
that he had climbed to the top of a tall building on the street in order
to target the invader troops. The sharpshooter actually fired two
shots, the witnesses said. The first struck and killed a Polish
soldier; the second missed another Pole who was standing next to the
- Occupation troops then completely encircled the
area and mounted a search of the nearby rooftops within a radius of
1,000 to 100 meters, since Iraqi sniper rifles are believed to have a
range of between 100 and 1,000 meters. The Poles found nothing except a
piece of paper on a rooftop some 300 meters from where the soldier died
on which was written, “Are you waiting for them to go into your women
before your eyes?” – an apparent message directed at those who oppose or
fail to join the Iraqi Resistance.
- US troops raid internet cafés in al-Hillah.
- Iraqi puppet forces raided a number of internet
cafés in the city of al-Hillah south of Baghdad, arresting owners and
visitors in the establishments. (US occupation forces also raided an
internet café in ar-Ramadi, see story above under al-Anbar Province;
- The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in
al-Hillah reported that Iraqi puppet “national guard” troops raided five
internet cafés in the city and arrested the owners and all the customers
who were using the facilities at the time – a total of more than 40
people. The puppet troops offered no explanations for their attacks.
Local people ascribed the attack to the same motivations as that
prompting a similar raid in ar-Ramadi Sunday morning
- Ninwa Province.
- American lackey deputy police chief
assassinated in Mosul.
- Iraqi Resistnace forces executed the top aide to
the puppet police chief in Mosul along with two of his assistants at 9pm
Saturday night local time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported Sunday.
- Residents of Mosul reported that the Resistance
attacked the car of the deputy police chief who is known for his total
obedience and loyalty to the US occupation and its puppet regime, and
for his severity in dealing with members of the Resistance and their
families in the city. He would, for example, arrest everyone related in
any way to a person suspected of being a Resistance fighter. In
response to his approach, Iraqi Resistance fighters in Mosul had to send
their wives, children, and other relatives far away from the city to
keep them out of the American lackey’s grasp. The deputy police chief
reportedly grew even more vicious after meeting with his boss, US
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on his last visit to Mosul.
- Witnesses said that the deputy puppet police
chief was found dead in his car along with two of his aides. They were
killed by gunshots to the head and a piece of paper was found along with
the bodies on which was written a passage from the Qur’an, “And we did
not wrong them; rather it was they who wronged themselves.”
- Tall ‘Afar.
- Baby Gharib born an orphan after Americans gun
down family on the way to the maternity hospital.
- US forces killed members of an Iraqi family as
they tried to get to a hospital during the night in “violation” of the
curfew imposed on the city by the invaders.
- The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in
the city of Tall ‘Afar, north of Baghdad reported on Sunday that the
local man ‘Abd al-Wahid, his wife, and their 12-year old daughter were
shot by US troops at 3am local time Sunday morning as they rushed to a
- Neighbors told Mafkarat al-Islam that the
woman woke up to find herself in labor in the middle of the night,
forcing the family to set out for the city hospital, taking their only
daughter along with them. The Americans had imposed a curfew on the
city, making the trip a dangerous necessity.
- A US military patrol was stopped at the end of a
street along their route opened fire on the family car with no
hesitation. The father and pregnant mother were killed instantly while
American bullets ripped through the daughter’s head, seriously wounding
- Iraqi puppet troops approached to investigate and
secure the area and finding the car, they took the dead and dying to the
local hospital. Dr. Ahmad ‘Abd al-Karim at the hospital reported that
the mother had been killed by the gunshots but that they were able to
surgically remove the baby in her womb safely. Dr. ‘Abd al-Karim said
that the baby is in good health and resting in the infants’ ward in the
hospital. The surgeon who worked on the baby’s older sister Maryam,
however, described her as being “between life and death,” when he spoke
to Mafkarat al-Islam.
- Meanwhile, local residents buried the bodies of
the father and mother amidst pledges to avenge their vicious murder by
the American invaders.
- At the time of writing, the correspondent said
that Maryam was in critical condition in Tall ‘Afar General Hospital.
Her little brother, born an orphan thanks to the Americans, was named
Gharib ‘Abd al-Wahid by one of the doctors, and that name appeared on
the announcement of his birth.
- One of the local religious leaders of Tall ‘Afar
pledged that he would take both children after they get out of hospital
and raise and care for them, neighbors of the family told Mafkarat
- Resistance car bomb attack on US checkpoint kills
19 Americans, after demonstrations against US murder of family fill city
- In a dispatch posted at 3:10pm Sunday afternoon,
the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in Tall ‘Afar reported
that a short while before an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove an
explosives-laden car into a US check point in the city. The
correspondent wrote that the fighter dove an Opel car into a check point
that the Americans had set up on Sunday following demonstrations that
burst out across the city after the American murder of members of the
‘Abd al-Wahid familiy (see story above).
- Sources in the adh-Dhib Brigade of the Iraqi
puppet army, set up by the Americans, said that the martyrdom attacker
slammed his car into a US checkpoint in downtown Tall ‘Afar, killing 19
Americans and wounding a large number of others. Four Humvees were
destroyed in the attack, some of them totally demolished.
- US forces encircled the area of the attack and
the correspondent reported that at the time of writing helicopters were
coming in to evacuate the American casualties.
- Two Americans killed in Resistance bombing in
- An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a column of
four US military vehicles in the 1 March neighborhood in northern Kirkuk
at 10am local time Sunday morning. Mafkarat al-Islam reported
that the blast disabled one military vehicle and killed two US troops
and wounded two more, witnesses said. A source in the local puppet
police said that the blast killed or wounded four Americans.
- The correspondent reported local witnesses as
saying that the Resistance had planted the bomb by the side of a side
street leading to the Turcoman neighborhood. After the attack, US
forces encircled the area and imposed a curfew on the district. They
also prevented journalists from approaching the scene. The Americans
also arrested one Sunni religious leader in the city on charges of being
connected with the attack.
- Resistance bomb kills two British troops Sunday
- An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a British
military column in the az-Zubayr district, 20km south west of
al-Basrah. Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the bomb was
planted by the side of the road leading to the center of az-Zubayr. The
blast, which occurred at 4:30pm Sunday afternoon local time, killed two
British soldiers and moderately wounded a third. A British armored
vehicle was disabled in the attack.