Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 4 April 2005. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
Monday, 4 April 2005.
Seven American troops reported killed in vehicle bombing in ar-Ramadi Monday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed US troops in the al-Fahhamah area of ar-Ramadi, 110km west of Baghdad at about 8am Monday morning, killing seven American troops and wounding four more.
An official puppet regime source told the ar-Ramadi correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that Resistance fighters took over an ambulance belonging to the al-Anbar Health Directorate and rigged it with explosives. Then one of the fighters drove it into an American checkpoint west of the city and detonated it. The official said that the blast killed seven and wounded four Americans.
For its part the First Army of Muhammad Resistance organization declared its responsibility for the attack, calling it the Martyr Ahmad Yasin Attack, in honor of the spiritual leader of the Palestinian Resistance movement Hamas who was murdered by the Zionists just one year ago. The First Army of Muhammad statement appeared in a communiqué that was distributed around mosques in ar-Ramadi.
Resistance car bomb kills five US special commando troops early Monday.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded by a US military patrol in the al-Haswah area, east of al-Fallujah and west of Abu Ghurayb at 9am Monday morning, killing five US special commando troops. A member of the puppet police in al-Fallujah told Mafkarat al-Islam that the explosives-laden car was parked by the side of a road in the al-Haswah area and went off as the US column was passing.
The Iraqi Resistance organization the Army of the Partisans of the Sunna [Prophet’s Practice] took responsibility for the attack in a communiqué that was widely distributed among mosques and to journalists in the area. The communiqué read in part:
“Your mujahideen brothers set an ambush today for the Crusaders near the al-Karakh Cemetery in the al-Haswah area west of Baghdad. They parked a booby-trapped car by the side of the road near an American column. After a time some members of the column began to have suspicions about the car and came over to investigate it. God be praised, they parked one of their Humvees right behind it and then got out to inspect the car. Right away five of the thugs gathered around the car. One of our heroes instantly pressed the remote control and detonated the car that had been packed with explosives. A massive blast resulted that killed five of the Crusader soldiers. As to the ones who were still in the Humvee, we believe they perished or at least sustained serious injuries.”
The communiqué went on: “immediately the road was closed and an American helicopter landed to evacuate the scattered body parts and the wounded.”
The communiqué was signed by the “Military Commission of the Army of the Partisans of the Sunnah.”
Four puppet guards killed by bomb in al-Fallujah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the as-Sajar area of al-Fallujah Monday, killing four puppet so-called “Iraqi national guards.” The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an unknown person directed the attention of puppet guards to a cover that was placed on the ground in the new cemetery, north of the al-Jaghifi neighborhood. It appeared to be a body under a shroud The person told the puppet guards that there was a dead body under the cover, when they went to investigate, the informant disappeared.
When the puppet guards approached the apparent covered corpse the bomb that was hidden under the cover was detonated, apparently by remote control, at 10am local time, killing the four puppet guards.
Americans kill Iraqi civilians in three separate incidents in al-Fallujah on Monday.
One Iraqi civilian was killed when US occupation soldiers shot him at one of their checkpoints in al-Fallujah on Monday. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the city reported that a taxi cab driver was shot to death by US troops when he approached a US checkpoint at the old bridge near al-Fallujah Hospital.
In a separate incident, American soldiers shot two Iraqi civilians in the al-Fallahat area near al-Fallujah on Monday. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance sharp shooter opened fire on US troops in the area. In response, the Americans opened fire indiscriminately in all directions, striking two Iraqi civilians who happened to be in the area. One of the Iraqis was killed, the other wounded.
In a third American killing, another Iraqi civilian died Monday when he was crossing the main street in ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah, just south of al-Fallujah city itself. He set off across the street as an American military column came racing along and was struck and killed.
Resistance bomb targets US armored vehicles in al-Haqlaniyah, killing two Americans.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US column in the al-Haqlaniyah area southwest of al-Haditha in western Iraq on Monday. Residents of the al-‘Askari neighborhood of al-Haqlaniyah who witnessed the bomb attack told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Hadithah that a column of four US armored vehicles was apparently on its way into the city when the roadside bomb went off. The blast disabled one of the armored vehicles and killed two American troops who were aboard it. Four other US soldiers were wounded.
Resistance ambushes US Marines patrol in Abu Ghurayb Monday morning.
In a dispatch posted at 10:45am Monday morning Mecca time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at that moment intermittent fighting was going on between the Iraqi Resistance and US occupation troops in the Abu Munaysir area in the west of Abu Ghurayb, 30km west of Baghdad.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam repoeted witnesses as saying that the Resistance ambushed a US patrol made up of four Humvees and one armored vehicle as it was driving around the area. Witnesses said that the Resistance had destroyed one of the American Humvees with a rocket and that the American Marines at the moment were shooting back at the Resistance fighters who are barricaded behind the ring of aerial condensers belonging to the radio and television broadcasting station.
Resistance car bomber blasts two US Humvees as southern gate to Abu Ghurayb prison camp.
An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove an explosives-laden car into the southern gate to the Abu Ghurayb prison camp at about 10am Monday morning, killing and wounding a number of US troops.
Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the martyrdom fighter drove the attack car into two US Humvess that were parked in front of the prison gate. The blast destroyed both Humvees and killed and wounded many US troops, they said.
American occupation forces sealed off the area and called in helicopters to evacuate the bodies of the dead and wounded after the blast. The correspondent was unable to get a more accurate count of US losses because American forces prevented any of the journalists who gathered at the scene from approaching or taking pictures.
Seven headless bodies of US troops found near Abu Ghurayb Monday afternoon.
In a dispatch posted at 3:55pm Monday afternoon Mecca time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier, US forces in Baghdad had found seven beheaded bodies of US troops at the Zawbi‘ intersection to the south of the Abu Ghurayb prison camp.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in Abu Ghurayb reported that American troops were still encircling the area where the corpses were found, preventing anyone from approaching.
The correspondent reported that a lieutenant colonel in the Iraqi puppet army had confirmed that the seven headless bodies had been found. He said that the bodies had apparently been captured and taken away during the battle at Abu Ghurayb prison camp on Saturday night. He said that the blood on the bodies was fresh, indicating that they had been killed Monday morning. Apparently bayonets were used to behead them.
Four US troops die in Resistance bombing in at-Taji.
Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb next to a US patrol in the city of at-Taji, north of Baghdad, destroying one Humvee and killing its crew. People who own groves in the ad-Dulayimah area told the Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that a joint group of US troops and Iraqi puppet soldiers were carrying out a campaign of raids on houses when the bomb went off.
The witnesses said that as they were storming houses, two Resistance fighters managed to plant the bomb in one of the unpaved roads in the village. They then detonated it under one of the American Humvees, destroying the vehicle and killing the four US troops who were aboard it.
Five US Airborne troops said killed in bomb attack in Mosul.
In a dispatch posted at 2:40pm Monday afternoon Mecca time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded a short while before by a US foot patrol in the middle of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
The bomb was planted near the Hafsah bind ‘Umar Primary School in the al-‘Ummal neighborhood of the city and left six American troops dead and more than five more wounded. A captain in the puppet police told Mafkarat al-Islam that the five dead Americans belonged to the 4th Airborne Division. He said that the five wounded troops had injuries ranging from moderate to serious.
The correspondent reported that the sound of the blast shook the whole neighborhood. Eyewitnesses reported seeing Americans transporting the bodies of the dead and wounded away from the area in American Jeeps. At the time the correspondent filed his report, US forces were still encircling the whole area.
Resistance shoots down Cobra helicopter Sunday night, killing American crew.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot down a US Cobra helicopter south of Tall ‘Afar (which is 450km northwest of Baghdad) at 9:15pm Sunday night.
A source in the Iraqi Resistance command in Tall ‘Afar told Mafkarat al-Islam that units of his troops, members of the First Army of Muhammad, shot down the American Cobra helicopter with a Strela rocket that struck front part of the aircraft. The helicopter blew up in the air, killing the crew, he said. The source said that Resistance fighters still at that moment had the body of one of the crewmen in their possession.
After the downing, US forces imposed a curfew on the area and threatened to shoot on sight anyone leaving his or her house.