Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 3 May 2005. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
Tuesday, 3 May 2005.
Resistance ambush leaves 11 US troops dead.
In a dispatch posted at 4:38pm Tuesday afternoon, Mecca time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while before, Iraqi Resistance forces had attacked US occupation troops in the al-Andalus neighborhood of western al-Fallujah, killing 11 American soldiers.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported Lieutenant Colonel Lu’ay Ahmad if the Iraqi puppet army as saying that four Resistance fighters armed with anti-personnel pipe rockets and RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades attacked a US patrol in the al-Andalus neighborhood in the area locals refer to as “the area between the two bridges.”
The puppet officer confirmed that 11 US troops were killed in the engagement and said that the Resistance fighters disappeared into the narrow lanes and alleys after their attack.
Local witnesses told the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that at that moment the US occupation forces were encircling the area and that they had imposed a curfew and had begun raiding and searching houses.
The Tuesday attack was the most powerful such ambush since the end of the Battle of al-Fallujah in late January. US forces acknowledged that the attack took place in a statement that omitted all details, as is the standard secretive American practice.
Four US troops killed in ad-Durah late Tuesday morning.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah at 11am local time Tuesday. Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the blast destroyed an American Humvee and killed four US troops and wounded a fifth.
After the attack, US forces encircled the area and closed roads for a whole hour until they finished evacuating their dead. The US military acknowledged the attack in an announcement broadcast on US propaganda TV station “al-Hurrah,” but omitted information on the number of casualties caused by the blast.
Iraqi Resistance guns down guard from prison where President Saddam Hussein is being held.
In a dispatch posted at 12:20pm Mecca time Tuesday, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Captain Husayn ‘Ali, a guard at the US prison holding Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, was liquidated in a Resistance attack in the al-Karradah district of Baghdad.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported witnesses as saying that four masked Resistance fighters got out of an Opel car and ran towards the black Jeep Cherokee in which the guard was riding, unleashing a hail of gunfire on the vehicle. The attack left four men dead at the scene. Then the Resistance attackers quickly left the scene on foot since returning to their car had become impossible when puppet troops deployed in the area responded to the sound of gunfire. Witnesses told the correspondent that the Resistance fighters ran towards Abu Nuwas Street that runs parallel to the Tigris River.
Major Hatim al-Bajari of the puppet security forces confirmed the identity of one of the dead men as Hasan ‘Ali, a guard at the prison where the Americans are holding the Iraqi President, and who appeared on television leading Saddam Hussein in chains into a courtroom several months ago. Later an official spokesman of the puppet regime who was speaking to reporters in the Convention Center in the US occupation headquarters area around the Republican Palace – called the “green zone” by the invaders – acknowledged that the man killed in the attack was “one of the guards at the special prisons” at Saddam International Airport where the Americans now have a headquarters.
Nevertheless, the puppet regime tried to play down the killing by not issuing any official statement over the Arab or international media.
Husayn ‘Ali is the third person connected with the imprisonment of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to be eliminated by the Iraqi Resistance in the last month and a half. The first was a judge who was entrusted with issuing an ‘order of execution’ on the President, and the second was a guard who was killed in the ad-Durah area of Baghdad.
Three Zionist officials to visit Iraq in coming days, Hebrew radio reports.
Zionist occupation radio in occupied Palestine announced in a report in Hebrew on Tuesday that three high-ranking officials of the “Israeli” tourism ministry will be visiting occupied Iraq in the next few days.
The “Israeli” radio report, which did not name the officials concerned, said that they would be visiting places associated with “righteous Jewish holy men” in Iraq. The Zionist officials are to visit what they consider “Jewish” archaeological sites in the city of Mosul in particular.
According to the Hebrew-language broadcast, the Zionist officials will enter Iraq using Turkish passports and no US forces will accompany them during their trip in Iraq.
Mafkarat al-Islam, which reported the “Israeli” radio broadcast, noted that the Iraqi Resistance has already killed numerous Zionist Mossad agents in Iraq and that it is known that most Zionist government officials are also officers in the Mossad secret police.
US loses communication with two fighter airplanes in Iraq.
In a dispatch posted at 11:27am Tuesday, Mecca time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that al-Jazeera satellite TV had just issued a bulletin saying that the US military had announced the discovery of the body of one of the pilots with whom communication was lost the day before. Sources in the Pentagon said that the two planes collided in the air. The US denied any involvement of Resistance fire in the crashes.
Earlier the US military announced that it had lost communication with two US F/A-18 Hornet fighter planes that were flying over occupied Iraq.
A spokesman for the US military in Iraq said that communications had been lost with the two US Navy planes on Monday evening, claiming that “there was no indication basically of hostile attack” on the planes at the time they lost contact with them.
A US military communiqué quoted by al-Jazeerah satellite TV reported that at that time nothing was known about the fate of the crews. The US military said that the planes had taken off from the USS Carl Vinson, but said nothing about the nature of their mission. The American NBC TV network reported Monday evening that it was possible that the two airplanes had collided.
Resistance bombards US base in al-Latifiyah Tuesday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US base in the city of al-Latifiyah – which was set up in a former Iraqi Army facility – with 13 Grad rockets at about 9:30am Tuesday morning local time. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the city reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the attack killed eight Americans and wounded more than 15. The correspondent reported seeing clouds of smoke rising over the base and hearing the sound of warning sirens inside. Four US helicopters prowled the skies above the area and then landed in the base, apparently to evacuated dead and wounded as is frequently done after bombardments.
Salah ad-Din Province.
Resistance fighters ambush US column, killing seven wounding five early Tuesday.
Colonel ‘Aziz Mukhallaf of the puppet so-called Iraqi commandos told Mafkarat al-Islam that Iraqi Resistance forces armed with C5K shoulder-fired pipe rockets attacked a patrol of three US Humvees and an armored personnel carrier (APC) at the oil junction in the middle of Bayji at 6am Tuesday morning local time, destroying the APC and killing the seven American troops who were aboard it. A Humvee was also partly disabled, he said.
The Resistance fighters then left the area before the Americans or their puppet forces were able to get to the area.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported seeing American troops pulling seven corpses of their men out and evacuating five others who were wounded severely. Two trucks hauled away the wrecked American vehicles.
The Islamic Army in Iraq announced its responsibility for the attack in a communiqué a copy of which was obtained by Mafkarat al-Islam.
Puppet “human rights ministry” documents cases of US soldiers raping Iraqi boys.
The puppet so-called “minister of human rights” in the US-installed “Iraqi regime” on Tuesday lifted the veil on a report that states that a number of US occupation troops raped Iraqi youths ranging in age from 15 to 17 years in the city of at-Tarimiyah, north of Baghdad in February. The report was released in a press conference in Baghdad attended by a correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam.
The report quoted Dr. ‘Umar ad-Dulyami, one of the officials in the puppet ministry, as saying that seven families of youths came forward with complaints to the puppet “Iraqi” government, but that they were ignored.
Dr. ad-Dulaymi said that four of the boys were killed by the occupation soldiers after they were raped, noting that that finding was based on a forensic examination of the bodies in at-Tarimiyah Government Hospital.
A spokesman for the puppet ministry told Mafkarat al-Islam that there were dozens of such cases in which US troops raped Iraqi boys and youths. He said that one case had been registered in Baghdad, in which he said that a number of US soldiers led a boy away as he was coming out of school. They took him to their armored vehicle and raped him inside.
Resistance bomb in Shi‘i district kills four Badr Brigade gunmen.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on a road in the al-Qurnah area of northern al-Basrah as a white patrol car full of Badr Brigade Shi‘i chauvinist collaborator gunmen was passing. The blast destroyed the car and killed four Badr Brigade gunmen, two of them commanders in the collaborationist militia.
US and Iraqi puppet forces surrounded the scene of the attack for two full hours after the attack, but launched no house raids or inspections in the area because the district is entirely Shi‘i.
Sunni official in al-Basrah school system receives sectarian death threat.
In another example of the rampant sectarianism being promoted by the Badr Brigades and other Shi‘i chauvinist parties in the American-backed puppet regime, a Shi‘i chauvinist group calling itself “the Islamic Committee to Battle Wahhabi Sunnis” sent a threatening letter to Dr. ‘Abdalla as-Salman, the city school system’s Educational Supervisor.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Basrah reported that the educational supervisory institutions are some of the most influential parts of the school system, in particular because they deal with Islamic education.
In its threatening letter the Shi ‘ chauvinist committee said that they were monitoring all the Sunnis and Wahhabis and “reminded” as-Salman of the assassination of school supervisor ‘Abd ar-Rahman al-Qarih nearly one month ago and the arrest of school supervisor Kamal Faysal by the puppet regime.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam noted that ‘Abdallah as-Salman was never a member of the Baath Party, and in fact opposed the Baath in some instances.