Iraqi Resistance Report
for events of Monday, 14 March 2005. Translated and/or compiled by
Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
- Monday, 14 March
- American sniper kills three Iraqi civilians in
- In a dispatch posted at 10:25am Monday morning
Mecca time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that American snipers in
the city of al-Qa’im on the Syrian border shot and killed three Iraqi
- Resistance forces bombard US facility in
al-Qa’im early Monday.
- Iraqi Resistance forces fired nine
surface-to-surface rockets into the US headquarters set up in the
Customs Directorate in al-Qa’im on the Syrian border at 8am Monday
morning. Mafkarat al-Islam reported a member of the puppet border
police as saying that the barrage killed or wounded 11 American troops.
The correspondent himself saw moke and flame rising from the facility as
four US helicopters hovered overhead and then evacuated the casualties
from the scene, according to the puppet police source.
- Resistance bomb kills three US troops in
ar-Ramadi midday Monday.
- An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol
of four Humvees as it passed through the at-Ta’mim neighborhood
southwest of ar-Ramadi, 110km west of Baghdad, at 12:30pm Monday
afternoon. Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the blast destroyed
one Humvee and killed three US troops and wounded two more. Residents
of the at-Ta’mim neighborhood who witnessed the attack reported that the
US patrol was going along the main road in the neighborhood when the
bomb, which had been planted by the side of the road, exploded.
Resistance bomb kills five American troops early Monday afternoon.
- An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US
military column made up of several vehicles in the al-Kubaysat area of
ar-Rutbah in western al-Anbar Province at 2pm Monday afternoon local
time. Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the blast destroyed one
Humvee and killed five American troops aboard it.
- An official source in the area who refused to
have his name revealed lest he be subject to American reprisals, told
Mafkarat al-Islam that a high-explosive roadside bomb blew up by the
patrol. He spoke with great reluctance because in an effort to prevent
the outside world from learning of the effectiveness of the Iraqi
Resistance, the local governor of al-Anbar Province, Fassal al-Ka‘ud had
given a specific order prohibiting any statements to journalists
regarding any military operations against US forces.
- Resistance bombards US strong points east of
al-Fallujah Monday morning.
- Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded US military
strong points east of al-Fallujah on the roads leading to Baghdad Monday
morning. In a report posted at 11:47am Mecca tiem Monday morning,
Mafkarat al-Islam reported a member of the Iraqi puppet forces as
saying that three heavy mortar rounds blasted into the US military
command post east of al-Fallujah a short while before, destroying two
Humvees and killing at least four American troops and wounding more than
- At the time the correspondent filed his report,
American troops had surrounded the command post. Other US forces were
encircling al-Fallujah’s industrial zone and the ash-Shuhada’
neighborhood, having observed them to be the source of mortar fire.
- Resistance assassinates head of Jewish company
buying up land in Babil area.
- The director of a Jewish company called The
Promised Land of Babel was killed in a Resistance attack in the southern
Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah Monday morning. Mafkarat al-Islam’s
correspondent, who arrived on the scene of the attack about 15 minutes
after it took place reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as
saying the Dawud Moshe the director of the company had been assassinated
along with four of his aides.
- An Iraqi eye witness reported that 10 Resistance
fighters armed with light weapons and pipe rocket launchers attacked the
black Cherokee in which Moshe and his companions were traveling and
which was being escorted by two Iraqi puppet police cars. The
procession was headed towards areas south of Baghdad.
- The witness said that the Resistance fired an
anti-tank rocket into the second vehicle in the caravan – the Cherokee
carrying Moshe and his aides – blasting it apart and totally destroying
it. The Resistance then opened fire on the two police cars, killing all
the puppet policemen. The Resistance fighters then left the area going
towards al-Bayya‘ Square in the center of the area.
- US and Iraqi puppet forces showed up on the scene
where they evacuated bodies of some of the puppet policemen. They were
unable to extricate the body of Dawud Moshe and his partners from the
Cherokee, however, because they were completely charred. The Americans
therefore simply hauled the wrecked vehicle away with the remains
- Mafkarat al-Islam
reported that the Resistance had launched three attacks on that
individual, but all had failed due to the intense security protection
afforded him and his partners.
- The Promised Land of Babel company came into Iraq
just one month after the American occupation of Baghdad. It worked to
buy up agricultural land, houses, and apartment buildings at prices far
above their market rates. They firm focused on buying property in the
south of Iraq, in particular in the area of Babil (Babel) and al-Mada’in
(Ctesiphon) where in ancient times the Persian emperors had palaces, and
which are considered some of the most important ancient sites in Iraq,
very attractive for tourists in peaceful times. Several foreigners,
many of them Jews, were killed by the Resistance in that area some weeks
ago after engaging in theft of ancient artifacts.
- Resistance ambushes US convoy headed towards
- Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US truck
convoy bringing supplies and equipment to US forces in the Salman Bak
area south of Baghdad on Monday. The correspondent for Mafkarat
al-Islam in Salman Bak reported that the Resistance, armed with
light weapons and RPG7 rocket launchers, attacked the US column of one
Humvee and six supply trucks at 1:30pm Monday afternoon, local time,
destroying two US trucks and killing four American troops and wounding a
- A resident of the Salman Bak area who witnessed
the attack reported that the Resistance attack left two of the American
trucks ablaze and four US troops dead and one more wounded. US troops
then came in to encircle the area and prevent journalists from
approaching the scene.
- Four Americans killed in Monday morning
bombing in Abu Ghurayb.
- An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded next
to a US Humvee on the main street known as the Old Road in the Abu
Ghurayb area west of Baghdad at 9am Monday morning. Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that the blast destroyed a Humvee and killed four
US troops instantly. Iraqi puppet police confirmed the death toll to
- Salah ad-Din
- Resistance car bomber kills 11 US troops north
of Baghdad Monday.
- An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded at the
southern entrance to the city of at-Tarimiyah, 30km north of Baghdad,
destroying a US armored vehicle and a Humvee and killing 11 American
troops. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported sources
in the puppet police and the puppet army as saying that an Iraqi
Resistance martyrdom fighter drove his explosives-laden car into a US
column of numerous vehicles and blew it up, killing seven Americans
instantly in the armored vehicle and four more in the Humvee. The
correspondent reported that US forces then encircled the area and
prevented journalists from approaching. They confiscated cameras in the
possession of journalists who had already arrived on the scnene –
including that of the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in
at-Tarimiyah – as well as those of six satellite TV reporters and local
Iraqi newspaper photographers.
- Ninwa Province.
- US helicopter kills woman, two children in
- Three Iraqi civilians, two of them children, were
killed and five more wounded when a US helicopter opened fire on two
civilian cars in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul witnesses reported
- The US occupation army issued a statement
claiming that an American helicopter came under small arms fire from a
nearby building and said that the aircraft returned fire. The American
propaganda statement said that at least five Iraqi civilians were
wounded in the incident and said that they were taken to a hospital in
the city for treatment and that the US was investigating the case.
- Meanwhile the Australian Courier Mail reported
witnesses and hospital sources as saying that three Iraqi civilians were
killed, two of them children and the third a woman. The paper quoted
one of those injured as saying that Resistance fighters had shot at the
helicopter and that the aircraft then began to shoot.
- Babil Province.
- Resistance bomb kills US soldier in
- In a dispatch posted at 6:20pm Mecca time Monday
night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier an Iraqi
Resistance bomb exploded by a US military column made up of several
vehicles in the city of al-Iskandariyah, south of Baghdad.
- The correspondent wrote that the blast disabled
one US Humvee in the column, killing an American soldier and wounding
three more. Witnesses reported that the roadside bomb exploded as soon
as the occupation forces turned onto the road.
- Afterwards, US troops encircled the area and
began raiding nearby houses. The Americans arrested four local men,
accusing them of involvement in the bombing.
- Resistance pounds Polish occupation troops
with rockets, heavy mortars.
- Iraqi Resistance forces fired an intense barrage
of Grad rockets and 120mm mortar shells into the Polish occupation base
in al-Hillah, south of Baghdad, killing and wounding more than 10 Polish
troops. Mafkarat al-Islam reported Captain Hasan Jawdah of the
local puppet police in al-Hillah as making a statement to local and
international satellite TV stations that the Resistance had fired a
heavy barrage of traditional Grad rockets and heavy mortar rounds into
the Polish base at 6am Monday morning, killing and wounding more than 10
Polish troops and destroying a number of Polish military vehicles.
- The captain added that the barrage set massive
fires burning inside the facility but with the help of the local Iraqi
fire department, all the blazes were successfully extinguished, he said.
- Six British intelligence officers killed in
Monday morning ambush in al-Basrah.
- Iraqi Resistance forces attacked two “civilian”
cars belonging to British military intelligence as they made their daily
routine patrols in the center of al-Basrah under protection of armored
- Mafkarat al-Islam
reported witnesses as saying that more than 10 Iraqi Resistance fighters
attacked the British convoy in the predominantly Sunni district of
az-Zubayr with medium weight weapons and pipe rocket launchers. The
attack destroyed two armored GMC vehicles and killed six British
intelligence officers and wounded two more. Iraqi puppet police
confirmed the deaths of six British personnel, saying that the British
intelligence officers were on a mission to evaluate the situation of the
British soldiers in al-Basrah when they came under attack and lost their
- The correspondent saw British forces encircling
the area and evacuating the bodies of the dead in two British
helicopters. The correspondent wrote that Monday’s attack brought to
more than 98 the number of British intelligence officers (not soldiers)
killed since the invasion of Iraq, according to statistics being kept by
Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Basrah and by sources in the local puppet
- The Resistance organization the Squadrons of the
Merciful God took responsibility for the attack in a communiqué
distributed locally. The statement also reported that one Resistance
fighter had been killed by British gunfire Monday’s the attack.