Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 6 May 2005.
and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the
Free Arab Voice.
Friday, 6 May 2005.
Resistance attack on US troops in ar-Ramadi leaves four American
soldiers dead Friday afternoon.
Fighting erupted between Iraqi Resistance forces and a US patrol in
the al-Jarayishi area north of ar-Ramadi at 4pm local time Friday
afternoon. Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the Resistance
fighters were armed with light machine guns and rocket launchers and
that in the course of the battle they killed four US troops and
wounded two more. The witnesses saw one of their Humvees ablaze.
After the attack, US forces imposed a curfew and launched a campaign
of searches in the area, arresting six local people on the claim that
they were involved in the fighting that lasted about half an hour.
Nine US troops killed in Resistance car bombing south of ar-Ramadi
An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove an explosives-laden car
into a US military column in the ath-Thaylah area south of ar-Ramadi
at 11am local time Friday morning. The ar-Ramadi correspondent for
Mafkarat al-Islam reported Captian Ziyad `Abdallah of the puppet army
as saying that the blast destroyed one Bradley armored vehicle and
disabled one Humvee. Nine US troops were killed in the attack, he
said, and four more wounded.
US forces encircled the area and prevented any journalist or even any
Iraqi citizen from approaching the area.
The Iraqi Resistance organization known as the Base [Qa`idah] of the
Jihad in the Land of the Two Rivers, led by the Jordanian Islamist Abu
Mus`ab az-Zarqawi, issued a communiqué, distributed in a number of
local mosques after the attack, announced its responsibility for the
Afternoon Resistance ambush kills six US troops.
In a dispatch posted at 4:55pm Mecca time Friday afternoon, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that a short while before Iraqi Resistance forces
had ambushed a US foot patrol in the al-Jawlan neighborhood of
al-Fallujah. Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the attack left
six US troops dead and two more wounded. The corresponent reported a
source in the puppet police a saying that masked Resistance fighters
armed with medium machine guns and hand grenades attacked the US
patrol, killing six US troops and wounding two more.
Afterwards, US forces encircled the area and launched a powerful
campaign of raids on several houses and shops.
Resistance pounds US `Ayn al-Asad base, after which US fire wipes out
Iraqi family of six.
Iraqi Resistance forces mounted a violent bombardment of the US `Ayn
al-Asad base west of Hit in western Iraq on Friday. In a dispatch
posted at 4:57pm Mecca time Friday afternoon, the Hit correspondent
for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Captain Jawad Kazim of the puppet
so-called "anti-terrorist force" said that Resistance fighters
attacked the US base with rockets and mortars, killing six US troops
and wounding 22 more.
The puppet captain, who entered the American base with his unit after
the attack, added that a barracks in which the US troops sleep took a
direct hit, producing a high casualty rate.
US forces used heavy artillery to return fire in the direction of the
incoming rounds. The correspondent reported that the Americans fired
15 heavy artillery shells, killing an entire family made up of a
husband, wife, and four children.
The Resistance made no mention of any casualties in their ranks as a
result of the US fire, but said that the US attack on the civilian
house was designed to produce hostility among the local population
towards the Resistance. A Resistance communiqué, a copy of which
Mafkarat al-Islam obtained, said that the local people, however,
"understand the dirty tricks and plots of the Jews," an apparent
reference to the Zionist practice in south Lebanon and occupied
Palestine of deliberately battering civilian areas in an effort to
turn local opinion against Resistance fighters.
Resistance bomb kills three US troops Friday afternoon.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb planted in the middle of a road in central
Baghdad's al-Mu`allimin neighborhood exploded by a passing US foot
patrol at 3pm local time Friday. The Americans were on a mission to
snoop on mosques in the city during the Friday congregational prayers.
US forces with translators surround mosques and monitor sermons and
if any seem to encourage worshippers to oppose the occupation of their
country, US troops or Iraqi puppets storm in immediately and arrest
the preacher from the pulpit.
Witnesses who live in al-Mu`allimin told Mafkarat al-Islam that the
bomb killed three US troops and seriously wounded four more. The
local residents described the blast as "extremely powerful," noting
that it shattered glass in nearby houses and left a big crater in the
The correspondent, who was on the scene where the attack occurred,
reported that US forces encircled the area and imposed a curfew on the
neighborhood. They then evacuated the bodies of their dead and
wounded. In its propaganda broadcasts beamed at the local population,
the US admitted that the attack took place, saying that a "home-made
bomb" had exploded by a foot patrol causing "damage" but as usual the
Americans concealed the extent of their casualties.
Resistance rocket attack on "green zone" drives Iraqi puppet
"ministers" into underground shelters.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the headquarters of the US
occupation and the puppet "government" in the Republican Palace area
of Baghdad – known to the invaders as the "green zone" on Friday.
Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that six powerful Tariq rockets
blasted into the area at about 10am local time Friday morning. The
missiles were targeted on the former area of the arch of triumph where
the offices of the new puppet "ministers" are clustered.
A member of the puppet police told Mafkarat al-Islam that the attack
left dead and wounded Americans and Iraqi stooges. The puppet police
source said, "we laid out a security plan to protect the members of
the [puppet] "government" from such attacks, preparing shelters for
them under ground to protect them from these attacks. That's what
happened today, in fact. They spent half an hour during and after the
bombardment in the shelters."
US forces encircled the area that was bombarded, not allowing
journalists to approach. As a result no information is available as
to the exact nature or extent of casualties.
Bodies of 17 puppet troops found in northern Baghdad.
The Iraqi puppet police announced on Friday morning that they had
found the bodies of 14 members of the puppet police and puppet
so-called "Iraqi national guard" in the Saba` Abkar area of northern
Baghdad. The collaborator personnel had all been shot in the back of
the head, execution style. Later reports put the number of dead
collaborators at 17.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a puppet police
spokesman as saying that the bodies were found by members of the
puppet guards and puppet police and that they had been abducted
several days ago while doing "official duties."
In a communiqué, a copy of which was obtained by Mafkarat al-Islam,
the Resistance organization known as the Army of the Partisans of the
Sunnah [Prophet's Practice] announced their responsibility for the
liquidation of the puppet troops, calling the dead, "apostates from
the religion of God who were working to block the path before the
Resistance in its battles with the occupation."
Bodies of 14 prominent Sunni civilians found murdered in northern
Baghdad. Board of Muslim `Ulama' issues statement.
The Board of Muslim `Ulama' [Scholars] in Iraq, the highest Sunni
religious authority in the country, issued a statement dealing with
the circumstances of what took place between the killing of 17 members
of the puppet police and the puppet so-called "Iraqi national guard"
whose bodies were found in the Saba` Abkar area north of Baghdad, and
the murder of 14 Sunni Iraqi citizens whose bodies were found in the
Kasrat Wa`tash area, 10km from the first location.
The Board statement said, "regarding the news report broadcast by
satellite TV stations today concerning the discovery of a mass grave
of 14 bodies, their hands tied and their eyes blindfolded, in the
Kasrat Wa`tash area northeast of Baghdad, we present below the names
of the deceased as supplied to us by their families.
Nayif Mujawwal Salih ad-Dulaymi, Taha `Abbas Salman ad-Dulaymi, Lu'ay
Mahmud Mjawwil ad-Dulaymi, Jabbar Mutlik Salih ad-ulaymi, `Abdallah
Mahmud Salih ad-Dulaymi, `Abd al-Wahhab Mahmud Salman ad-Dulaymi,
`Umar `Abd al-Wahhab Mahmud ad-Dulaymi, Muhammad Jamil Salim
ad-Dulaymi, Ziyad Mjawwil Sa`id ad-Dulaymi, Qasim Muhammad Sa`id
ad-Dulaymi, Sabah Karim Sa`id ad-Dulaymi, Jasim Ni`,mah Salim
ad-Dulaymi, `Ammar Karim Najm ad-Dulaymi.
It is noteworthy that the survivors of the massacre declared that the
event took place at dawn on Thursday, 5 May 2005, when puppet
so-called `shock troop police" raided a part of the vegetable market
and led away the victims to an unknown location.
The bodies will be taken to their final rest in a funeral procession
beginning in front of the Forensic Medical Hospital in Baghdad
tomorrow morning 7 May 2005.
Iraqi puppet forces today found 14 bodies in Kasrat Wa`tish, 10km from
the place where 17 bodies of members of the puppet "national guard"
were found earlier.
According to a forensic medical report issued by al-Yarmuk General
Hospital in Baghdad, 14 dead ranged in age between 29 and 43 years.
They were Sunni and disappeared two days ago according to sources in
the Islamic Party who spoke to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam
A member of the party told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent that
the dead were prominent Sunni personalities in the area. Most people
refused comment on who was likely behind the mass killing, but a few
persons who asked not to be identified said that members of the Shi`i
chauvinist collaborationist Badr Brigades were responsible for the
murders. Those sources also threatened to respond to the crime.
The Resistance organization the Salafi Army of the Partisans of the
Sunnah [Prophet's Practice] announced its responsibility for the
execution of the 17 members of the puppet police and "national guards"
who werer found at 9:15am local time Friday morning in northern
Baghdad's Saba` Abkar area. (See story above.)
Car bomb explodes in vegetable market in as-Suwayrah.
An official in the Iraqi puppet police claimed on Friday that an Iraqi
Resistance martyrdom fighter drove an explosives-laden car into a
vegetable market in the town of as-Suwayrah, south of Baghdad on
Friday, killing at least 22 people and wounding at least 45 more. The
al-Jazeera satellite TV station reported the attack as told to them by
the puppet police official, noting that as-Suwayrah is predominantly
Salah ad-Din Province.
Resistance car bomb kills seven puppet police in Tirkit.
An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove an explosives-laden car
into a bus that was carrying puppet policemen to their place of work
in the city of Tikrit on Friday morning. Reuters reported the puppet
police announced that the blast killed seven puppet policemen and
wounded another 15.
Resistance pounds US base in al-Khalis early Friday.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired more than 10 mortar rounds into the US
base in the area of al-Khalis, west of Ba `qubah at 8am Friday morning
local time. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the city
reported witnesses a saying that the bombardment ignited fires in two
different places inside the base. Sirens wailed inside the
American-occupied facility minutes after the attack began. US
helicopters prowled the skies above the facility in an unusual way.
Seven Apache helicopters took off above the area around the base and
landed inside, apparently to evacuate dead and wounded.
Puppet police and "national guards" refused to disclose the extent of
casualties as a result of the attack.
For its part, the Base [Qa`idah] of the Jihad in the Land of the Two
Rivers issued a communiqué, a copy of which was obtained by Mafkarat
al-Islam, announced its responsibility for the attack, saying that the
bombardment inflicted many dead and wounded in the ranks of the enemy.
Four US troops killed in early morning bombing in Mosul.
A high explosive Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb blew up in the
al-Islah az-Zira`i neighborhood west of Mosul at 7am Friday morning.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported Captain Ahmad Lami of
the Mosul puppet police as saying that the blast went off as a US
column was passing by on its way to the main American base to the
north of the city. The explosion destroyed one Humvee and killed four
US troops and wounded three more, two of them "may as well be dead,"
the source said.
Fighting breaks out in an-Najaf between US forces, Sadr militia.
Muqtada as-Sadr issues general call to arms. Jaysh al-Mahdi militia
mobilize throughout southern Iraq.
Combat broke out between members of the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia loyal
to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr and US occupation troops and
their puppet police and puppet "national guard" stooges in the
southern Iraqi city of an-Najaf on Friday. The an-Najaf correspondent
for Mafkarat al-Islam reported in a dispatch posted at 5:05pm Mecca
time Friday afternoon that the fighting erupted because US occupation
troops backed by puppet troops and police surrounded the tomb and
mosque of the Imam `Ali ibn Abi Talib during Friday congregational
prayer services. The Americans and their stooges blocked the
worshippers inside the mosque from leaving after the prayers to
prevent them from joining a rally called by the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia
to demand the release of Jaysh al-Mahdi prisoners.
When the Jaysh al-Mahdi insisted on going ahead with their protest
despite the armed presence of the American invader troops, Iraqi
puppet forces opened fire on the protesters, killing two Jaysh
Two hours later US occupation forces stormed the ancient mosque in
an-Najaf and the area known as the "home" of the Imam `Ali ibn Abi
Talib where his tomb is located. This attack prompted Muqtada
as-Sadr, through one of his aids, to issue a general call to arms of
the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia and to prepare for what he called a
"protracted battle" against the occupation and its helpers.
A source in the Iraqi puppet police told Mafkarat al-Islam that at
least two US troops were killed at the beginning of the fighting.
The correspondent in an-Najaf also reported that a number of Shi`i
puppet so-called "government ministers" in the puppet regime and Shi`i
religious leaders headed to the home of Muqtada as-Sadr to convince
him to back down from his call to arms.
The correspondents of Mafkarat al-Islam in Baghdad, Karbala' and a
number of other places in southern Iraq, meanwhile, reported that
offices of the Sadr movement in those areas were massing their militia
in preparation to go to an-Najaf to join the fighting.
Jaysh al-Mahdi hits US troops in Baghdad . . .
In a dispatch posted at 5:40pm Mecca time Friday afternoon, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that members of the Jaysh al-Mahdi had attacked a US
Bradley armored vehicle with RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades in
Baghdad. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the largely Shi`i
section of Baghdad nicknamed "Madinat ath-Thawrah" said that the
attack totally destroyed the Bradley and killed five US troops.
The correspondent reported that four Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen
attacked the US vehicle as it was parked near the Shi`i Muhammad
as-Sadr Husayniyah place of worship.
US forces seal off an-Najaf, prevent reporters from entering the
In a dispatch posted at 6:20pm Mecca time Friday evening, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that US occupation troops at the time of writing
were surrounding the Shi`i holy city of an-Najaf on all sides, having
deployed a large number of military vehicles and giant armored
vehicles around the city.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the American
occupation troops had prevented journalists coming from Baghdad from
getting into an-Najaf, setting a serious precedent of further
inhibiting news coverage in the country.
The correspondent noted that keeping journalists out also was an
ominous sign, seriously suggesting that the US harbored evil intent
with respect to the city of an-Najaf and its residents.
Not only did US forces prevent journalists from getting into an-Najaf,
they also broke the reporters' cameras and tape recorders that the
reporters had brought with them.
Huge US military columns with air support converge on an-Najaf.
In a dispatch posted at 6:59pm Mecca time, Friday evening, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that massive US military columns were heading
towards the city of an-Najaf backed by Apache and Black Hawk
helicopters. The columns were approaching the city from four
directions. American troops already in the area of the city had
earlier sealed off an-Najaf.
Within the city unusual movements were underway as Jaysh al-Mahdi
militiamen deployed in the streets and lanes of the city in numbers
that have not been seen since the battles of an-Najaf at the end of
Muqtada as-Sadr urges followers to prepare for a confrontation with
the occupation and its stooges.
In a dispatch posted at 5:59pm Mecca time Friday afternoon, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that a short while before Shi`i religious leader
Muqtada as-Sadr had addressed a number of his followers and commanders
in the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia in the grand mosque in al-Kufah.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that as-Sadr told his
followers that if the occupation violates the truce it signed months
ago with the Jaysh al-Mahdi, that that would be the signal for the
beginning of an attack by the Jaysh al-Mahdi on occupation forces and
whoever is siding with them – in an allusion to the puppet police and
puppet so-called "Iraqi national guard."
The an-Najaf correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam quoted sources close
to the Shi`i religious leader as saying: Sayyid Muqtada as-Sadr
directed a message to the members of the new `government', which he
called a "shadow government," saying "if you go back to fighting we
will go back to fighting, and if you violate, we will defend
ourselves." As-Sadr warned his followers that the first spark would
set everything ablaze.
Jaysh al-Mahdi commander in al-Basrah issues warning to British
troops, puppet police Friday afternoon.
After fighting broke out between US invaders and the Jaysh al-Mahdi
militia loyal to Shi ` religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr in an-Najaf on
Friday afternoon, the commander of the Jaysh al-Mahdi in al-Basrah
held a press conference in which he warned British invader troops and
the Iraqi puppet police against attacking the militia in al-Basrah.
Bomb targets puppet police in al-Basrah.
In a dispatch posted at 12:55pm Mecca time Friday, Mafkarat al-Islam
reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at the al-Muwaffaqiyah
intersection in the southern Iraqi city of al-Basrah as a support
patrol of the Iraqi puppet police was passing. The correspondent for
Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Basrah reported a puppet police spokesman as
saying that the bomb inflicted no casualties, although it was very
powerful, according to witnesses.