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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 27 April 2005.  Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice

 

Wednesday, 27 April 2005.

 

Al-Anbar Province.

Ar-Ramadi.

 

Two US troops killed early Wednesday in ar-Ramadi.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:15am Mecca time Wednesday, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded on the Railroad Road in ar-Ramadi, 110km west of Baghdad on Wednesday morning.  The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the city reported witnesses as saying that the blast heavily damaged one American vehicle and killed two US troops and wounded two more.

 

The correspondent reported that US forces then began raiding houses near the scene of the attack, arresting two local people.  They charged one with involvement in the attack, since the bomb was planted in front of him.  The other they charged with knowing the persons who planted the roadside bomb.

 

A lieutenant in the Iraqi puppet forces confirmed to Mafkarat al-Islam the casualties that resulted from the bombing.

 

US troops raid ar-Ramadi Hospital.

 

A large force of US military raided ar-Ramadi Hospital at midday Wednesday on the pretext of searching for the Jordanian Resistance leader Abu Mus‘ab az-Zarqawi, the head of the Base [Qa’idah] of the Jihad in the Land of the Two Rivers.

 

Dr. Mun‘im ‘Aftan, Director of ar-Ramadi Hospital said that a large number of occupation troops stormed into the Hospital looking for Abu Mus‘ab az-Zarqawi, Reiuters reported.  ‘Aftan said that the Americans claimed that they had information that az-Zarqawi was there and that four Opel cars had come in guarding him as he went into the hospital.

 

Witnesses told the press that the occupation troops were still in the hospital at the time of reporting while another large number of US troops were encircling the medical facility.

 

The Americans carried out a number of other operations at the same time, searching in areas adjacent to the hospital.  They raided several houses to the east of ar-Ramadi in the al-Mal‘ab, ad-Dubbat, and ‘Ishrin neighborhoods near the facility.

 

Resistance group claims responsibility for liquidation of puppet officials west of Baghdad.

 

The Resistance organization Base [Qa‘idah] of the Jihad in the Land of the Two Rivers led by Abu Mus‘ab az-Zarqawi published a communiqué on the internet announcing that their organization had carried out an attack on a car carrying First Lieutenant Jihad Labib of the Iraqi puppet forces and his son, an official in the puppet so-called “interior ministry” along with their three body guards.  The communiqué, quoted by Reuters, said that the “Mujahideen unleashed a hail of bullets” on the puppet officials west of Baghdad.

 

Al-Bu ‘Isa.

 

Sixteen bodies discovered south of al-Fallujah Wednesday.

 

Sixteen bodies were discovered in the al-Bu ‘Isa area south of ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah at mdday on Wednesday.  The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that fifteen of the bodies belonged to members of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” while the sixteenth body had apparent western features.  His nationality was unclear.

 

The correspondent reported that the bodies appear to have been shot to death.  The corpse of the westerner was naked.

 

Baghdad.

 

Resistance eliminates collaborator politician in front of her home in Baghdad.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked and liquidated Lam‘iyah ‘Id Sabri, a member of the collaborationist so-called “patriotic association” party in the puppet “Iraqi parliament” set up by the occupation, and a figure on the election list headed by out-going puppet “prime minister” Iyyad ‘Allawi.

 

Sources in the Iraqi puppet police told al-Jazeera satellite TV that the collaborator “MP” was in front of her home in the al-Bunuk neighborhood of downtown Baghdad when the Resistance forces caught up with her.

 

Resistance land mine lives two Ukrainian invaders dead, two wounded.

 

An Iraqi Resistance land mine exploded by a patrol of Ukrainian invader troops north of as-Suwayrah (which is just south of Baghdad) at 12 noon local time on Wednesday.  Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the blast largely destroyed two vehicles and killed two Ukrainian troops and wounded two more.

 

Sources in the local puppet police said that at least two Ukrainian troops were killed in the attack and two more wounded, one of them seriously.

 

The correspondent noted that the US forces had admitted that an attack occurred, but the Ukrainians had as of the time of reporting still made no announcement of the attack.  The Mafkarat al-Islam report was posted at 5:20pm Mecca time Wednesday afternoon.

 

For its part the Resistance organization the Base [Qa ‘idah] of the Jihad in the Land of the Two Rivers issued a communiqué distributed around local mosques in as-Suwayrah announcing its responsibility for the attack.

 

Oncolongist says: US use of experimental, limited nuclear weapons sends cancer rates rising.

 

Dr. Mahmud al-‘Amiri, Director of Oncology in al-Yarmuk Hospital in Baghdad, told the press on Wednesday that the current and still on-going war in the country was creating deadly diseases.

 

In a Baghdad press conference attended by a correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam, Dr. al-‘Amiri said “The United States has been using in its current war in Iraq 61 untested rockets, which it only tested in Iraq.  The US used uranium and limited nuclear weapons in very large amounts in al-Fallujah, ar-Ramadi, Samarra’, Mosul, Tall ‘Afar, and Ba‘qubah, and in an-Najaf with the Jaysh al-Mahdi, causing an increase in cancer cases.

 

Dr. al-‘Amiri drew on offical puppet ministry statistics quoting a rate of 40 cases of cancer every month afflicting Iraqis, with 7,500 cases of skin cancer alone registered at the end of last year.

 

Since the start of the US occupation and until today, the Dr. al-‘Amiri reported, there have been 140,000 cases of cancer of the skin, a large percentage of those in children between the ages of nine months and 10 years.  This shows that the US forces are deliberately trying to conceal the situation since its disclosure would constitute a historic scandal.

 

Diyala Province.

Ba‘qubah.

 

Resistance sharpshooter kills US Marine early Wednesday.

 

An Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter shot and killed a US Marine on al-Wahdah Street in the middle of Ba‘qubah at 6am Wednesday morning.  The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported witnesses as saying that the Marine was felled by one bullet in the face that killed him instantly.

 

Afterwards, US troops went up all the high buildings on the street looking for evidence of the attacker but found nothing.  The Americans did, however, open fire intensively into the air and at the facades of the nearby buildings in an attempt to provoke and frighten local people.

 

US forces acknowledged the attack on their internal propaganda radio “al-Hurriyah” beamed at local residents a short while before the correspondent filed his report, posted at 10:05am Mecca time Wednesday.

 

Salah ad-Din Province.

Samarra’.

 

Fourteen American troops reported killed in Resistance rockete attack on US base.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired six Grad rockets into the US base west of Samarra’, killing 14 US troops according to a spokesman for the Iraqi puppet forces.  The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Major ‘Aziz Akram said that the attack killed 14 American soldiers and wounded more than seven when two Resistance rockets blasted into the base parade ground, where daily training drills are conducted.  The spokesman said that a number of US officers were among the dead.

 

An official spokesman in Baghdad admitted that the attack occurred but provided no details on casualties.

 

The local residents of the city who awakened to the sound of rockets exploding confirmed that at four helicopters were called into the base to evacuate the American casualties.

 

Balad.

 

Resistance shoots down US Apache helicopter early Wednesday afternoon.

 

In a dispatch posted at 2:20pm Mecca time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while before Iraqi Resistance fighters had shot down a US Apache helicopter in the area of al-‘Alam village near Balad, north of Baghdad – an area witnessing an escalation of Resistance operations in the last few days.

 

The correspondent reported witnesses as saying that the US helicopter was hit in the side by a SAM-7 surface-to-air missile as it hovered at moderate altitude.  The rocket blew up the helicopter in the air, killing its two-man crew.

 

US forces encircled the area where the wreckage of the craft came to earth, near the city communications center.

 

At-Tarimiyah.

 

Resistance fighters ambush US column, killing three US troops Wednesday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:40pm Mecca time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that four Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a US patrol on the highway leading into Salah ad-Din Province in the at-Tarimiyah area, just north of Baghdad on Wednesday.

 

A source in the Iraqi puppet police told Mafkarat al-Islam that three US troops were killed in the attack and two more wounded when four Resistance fighters attacked the column of several US Humvees that was going extremely, and unusually, slowly along the highway.  The fighters unleashed a hail of bullets, killing three US troops and wounding two more, the source said, adding that one of the wounded men was hit in the thigh and the other in the forearm.  The source said that one of the Resistance fighters was martyred in the battle but that the rest of the attackers left the scene disappearing among the houses and small lanes of the city.

 

US forces immediately, and hysterically, according to local people, surrounded the scene of the attack and began searching for the Resistance attackers.  The Americans arrested two shopkeepers whose places of business are on the highway, but they gave no reason why they picked them and hauled them away.

 

Tikrit.

 

Resistance bomb kills US soldier, wounds five more Wednesday afternoon.

 

An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded in Tikrit at about 4pm Wednesday afternoon, local time.  The Tikrit correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” as saying that the blast targeted a US armored vehicle, disabling it and killing one US soldier who was struck in the head by shrapnel.  Another five American troops received moderate to serious wounds in the bombing.

 

The Islamic Army in Iraq took responsibility for the attack, which US forces also acknowledged later in a report broadcast on their internal propaganda radio beamed at residents of the city.  The Americans concealed all information about their casualties, however, as is their usual secretive practice.

 

Babil Province.

Al-Mada’in.

 

Resistance martyrdom bomber kills six US troops in al-Mada’in Wednesday afternoon.

 

An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove a car bomb into a US military column in the middle of al-Mada’in south of Baghdad at 3pm Wednesday afternoon, local time.  The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the local puppet police on duty at the scene of the attack as saying that the blast destroyed one Humvee and disabled a second and killed six US troops and wounded three more.

 

Al-Mundhiriyah.

 

Four US troops killed in Resistance bombing near Iranian border.

 

In a bulletin posted at 6:35pm Mecca time Wednesday evening, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb had exploded by a US patrol in the area of al-Mundhiriyah on the Iraq-Iran border.  The correspondent reported that the blast destroyed a Humvee and killed four US troops.  At the time of reporting, American soldiers were encircling the attack zone and launching raids, storming into a number of places in the city.  They also were searching the shopping complex in the area.

 

At-Ta’mim Province.

Kirkuk.

 

In major Resistance victory: Americans driven out of second-largest base in Kirkuk.

 

A series of Iraqi Resistance attacks over the past week that targeted the second-largest US base in Kirkuk finally forced US troops to abandon the base located in the west of the city on Wednesday.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in Kirkuk reported official sources in the puppet military as saying that the occupation forces were compelled to evacuate the base after a string of rocket attacks pounded the base and inflicted heavy damage on the facility.  The sources said that the repeated bombardments had left the base uninhabitable, and said that the occupation forces had moved all their military equipment to Kirkuk International Airport, where the Americans have their largest base in the area.

 

The US forces announced that the abandonment of the base followed the facility being dropped from a list of US military installations, due to its coming under repeated Resistance attacks.

 

Local residents told Mafkarat al-Islam that they see the base as having fallen militarily several weeks ago and not just now, because it was subjected to so many punishing missile strikes on a daily basis during that period.

 

Ninwa Province.

Mosul.

 

Resistance ambushes US convoy, killing four US troops Wednesday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:40am Mecca time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a column of seven US Marine trucks loaded with supplies and food for US forces when it was on its way from Baghdad to Mosul on Wednesday morning.  The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported witnesses as saying that the Resistance attackers used shoulder-launched rockets and medium and light machine guns in their attack, which destroyed four trucks and killed four US troops and four truck drivers – one Turk and three Nepalese.

 

A captain in the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” confirmed that casualty and loss information and said that the rest of the trucks in the convoy escaped.  The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a US helicopter was able to follow several of the Resistance fighters who left the area and went into the thickets around Mosul.  At least two of them were martyred when the helicopter fired a rocket at their position before they could get away.

 

The Abu Bakr as-Siddiq Salafi Brigades announced its responsibility for the attack in a communiqué, a copy of which was obtained by Mafkarat al-Islam.  The communiqué reported that two of the Resistance fighters were martyred and three others wounded.

 

Al-Basrah Province.

Al-Basrah.

 

Four puppet police killed in Resistance bombing in al-Basrah.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a Chevrolet car being used by the Iraqi puppet police on patrol in al-Basrah at 10am Wednesday morning.  The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the blast destroyed the car and killed four puppet policemen.

 

A spokesman for the puppet police acknowledged that attack claiming that the only casualties were some wounded civilians.

 

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