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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 27 June 2004 through Wednesday, 30 June 2004.  Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.

 

 

Sunday, 27 June 2004.

 

Resistance fighters deploy to meet US advance around al-Fallujah.

 

Informed Iraqi sources reported early Sunday afternoon that members of the Iraqi Resistance from al-Fallujah were at that time engaged in deploying strong forces in the two neighborhoods of as-Sakani and al-Jawlan in the northwestern part of al-Fallujah to confront a rapid advance into those areas by the US aggressor troops.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the al-Fallujah Resistance fighters, in anticipation of some sort of attack by the US aggressor troops, took total control of the area of the railroad station which is on higher ground than the surrounding terrain.

 

The correspondent wrote that during the battles in April the area of the train station was of extreme importance for the US aggressor troops who used it strategically to wage continuous attacks on the other nearby areas of al-Fallujah.

 

The neighborhoods of as-Sakani and al-Jawlan are two areas that were the most intensively bombed and shelled during the April fighting, as the US forces occupied as-Sakani and used it as a base of operations.

 

US, Resistance clash Sunday afternoon around al-Fallujah.

 

Clashes broke out Sunday afternoon between US aggressors and al-Fallujah Iraqi Resistance forces.  The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that in the fighting the US forces took up positions behind the International Highway, while the Resistance fighters fired from the northeastern part of the city.

 

US base east of as-Saqlawiyah hit by Resistance mortar barrage.

 

Iraqi Resistance fighters fired six mortar rounds at the US headquarters east of as-Saqlawiyah on Sunday afternoon.  The open area within the camp was hit, however, and no damage or casualties were reported.

 

The same camp was attacked on Saturday when Resistance fighters fired more than 14 mortar rounds at it, setting half the camp ablaze.

 

Friday Resistance attack in ar-Ramadi leaves 20 Americans dead.

 

Twenty American aggressor troops were killed and 18 others wounded in an Iraqi Resistance attack near ar-Ramadi.  The Resistance mounted its assault when a group of some 50 US foot soldiers gathered near the old al-Muwahhid Garage in ar-Ramadi, from which buses take travelers to Baghdad.

 

According to a report by the local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam, posted at 12:58 Monday, 28 June, the attack took place during the afternoon two days previous.  A high explosive bomb blew up, killing 20 and wounding 18 more of the Americans on the spot.

 

Driver of US truck killed on the at-Taji highway.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported on Sunday afternoon that a large American truck crashed into a big tree on the at-Taji road destroying the front of the truck and killing the driver.  The crash also uprooted the tree.  It is believed that the reason for the accident was that the truck came under Resistance gunfire, causing the driver to veer off the highway where he collided with the tree.

 

One American killed in rocket attack on the outskirts of Baghdad.

 

At least one US soldier was killed on Sunday in an Iraqi Resistance rocket attack on a US base on the outskirts of Baghdad.  The American Associated Press (AP) reported US military spokesmen as saying that the attack struck the “Kyurfu” camp, an American military camp run by the 1st Cavalry Division.

 

Resistance fire strikes Australian aircraft, kills one aboard.

 

US officials confirmed that an Australian C-130 transport plane came under Iraqi Resistance automatic weapons fire on sunday as it was leaving Saddam International Airport near Baghdad.  The US has occupied the airport and turned it into one of their major military bases.

 

The American Associated Press (AP) reported that US officials claimed that the military aircraft was hit in the Resistance attack and at least one American aboard was killed in the attack. The transport took off from the occupied airport at about 5:30pm local time and came under fire 12 miles away from the airport.

 

No Australians were reported injured in the attack and the plane itself was not badly damaged, according to US occupation propaganda spokesmen.

 

Three explosions shake US occupation headquarters in Baghdad.

 

Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported at mid-morning Sunday that three massive explosions had shaken downtown Baghdad.  Other news media said that the explosions hit the so-called “green zone” the American nickname for the compound around the Republican Palace which they have occupied as their headquarters.  It is subject to the tightest security of any place in the occupied Iraqi capital.

 

Five Peshmergah chauvinist collaborationist militiamen severely wounded in Resistance bombing.

 

Iraqi puppet security sources announced on Sunday that five members of the Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah militia were wouned severely when an Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded east of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.

 

Al-‘Arabiyah satellite TV station reported that the bomb exploded as the Peshmergah militia, which collaborates with the US occupation in Iraq, were passing by in two “civilian” cars in the al-Kawkajli district in the east of Mosul.  All the chauvinist collaborator militiamen were wounded severely.

 

The blast took place on the Irbil-Mosul highway.  The wounded were taken to as-Salam Hospital in Mosul.

 

Iraqi Resistance car bombing strikes Irbil, wounding 10.

 

A car bomb exploded on Sunday morning outside a cultural center in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, wounding 10 persons. The Egyptian Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that immediately after the blast, US occupation troops and Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah militia collaborating with the Americans closed off the area.  All roads to the area and to Irbil in general were sealed.  The wounded were taken to hospital.

 

Report: south Korean military took part in fighting around al-Fallujah.

 

Iraqi sources have confirmed that a south Korean military unit took part side-by-side with US aggressor troops in the fighting against the people of al-Fallujah.  The sources, termed “reliably informed” by Agence France Presse (AFP) said that that Iraqi Resistance fighters confirmed that the south Korean unit took part side-by-side with US forces in fighting the people of al-Fallujah, but refused to confirm or deny rumors circulating in the city that some south Korean aggressor troops had been taken prisoner.

 

The south Korean government had earlier asserted that its forces were in Iraq to “aid in reconstruction” and that they would play no combat role.  It appears that those statements were public relations announcements for internal propaganda only, an attempt to face down the strong opposition of some Koreans to the participation of their country in the Anglo-American aggression against Iraq.

 

Death toll rises to 40 in al-Hillah Resistance bombing.

 

Iraqi puppet police sources have announced that the toll from the Iraqi Resistance car bombing in downtown al-Hillah late on Saturday has risen to 40 dead.

 

The American Associated Press (AP) reported that an Iraqi puppet security source disclosed that two explosions took place at about 8:45 local time on Saturday in al-Hillah.  He said that it is probable that the cause of the two blasts was the explosion of two car bombs, not one as had earlier been reported.

 

Friday Resistance attacks leave Baghdad districts tense.

 

The Baghdad area district of ash-Shu‘lah city remained tense on Sunday in the aftermath of a Resistance attack in the area two days earlier.

 

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a US column of armored vehicles and Humvees at 4:00 local time on Friday in the city of ash-Shu‘lah.  The Resistance fighters attacked the Americans with rocket-propelled grenades and BKCs on the ad-Dawli‘i Bridge near the city.

 

Witnesses told a local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that the US occupation troops returned fire, shooting intensely at the Resistance fighters.  The US forces suffered losses of their vehicles as well as several men with various types of wounds.

 

On the same day Saddam International Airport came under a mortar barrage from the Resistance.  Resistance fighters, local eyewitnesses said, fired their 120mm shells from the al-Furat neighborhood in Baghdad.

 

Legal frame up of Sunni religious leaders in al-Fallujah prepared by US occupation regime.

 

Iraqi sources have disclosed that a number of members of the Board of Muslim ‘Ulama’ in al-Fallujah have been arrested and a legal case has been prepared against them.  The sources told the Kuwaiti newspaper ar-Ra’y al-‘Amm that the legal case against the ‘ulama’ was brought together by the Court of High Crimes which is directly subject to supervision by the US occupation authorities.

 

The sources added that the targets of the legal persecution are Shaykh ‘Abdallah al-Janabi, the Imam and preacher in the Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqas Mosque in al-Fallujah; Shaykh Zafir ad-Dulaymi, the Imam of ar-Rawdah al-Muhammadiyah Mosque in al-Fallujah; and Shaykh ‘Umar al-Hadidi.

 

According to ar-Ra’y al-‘Amm, the three religious leaders are charged with “inciting to execute and abuse the bodies of six Shi‘i youths when they were in al-Fallujah.”  The Board of Muslim ‘Ulama’ have hotly rejected the charges, saying that they are in fact another example of the ongoing incitement against the Board members because of their calls for Resistance to the foreign occupation of Iraq.

 

The charges stem from an incident in which collaborators from parties working with the US occupation slipped into al-Fallujah intent on sabotage, but were found and killed by the local Resistance forces.  Shi‘i religious leaders working with the US occupation presented the matter as if it were a sectarian killing and have used their connections with the US aggressors to turn the matter into a “legal case” targeting prominent Sunni religious leaders in al-Fallujah, hoping to spark communal splits and sectarian fighting in the country.

 

Iraqi Resistance group holds US Marine invader hostage, threatens to kill him unless all Iraqi prisoners are released.

 

Al-Jazeera satellite TV on Sunday evening broadcast a video tape showing a group of Iraqi Resistance fighters who announced that they had kidnapped an American Marine invader and were holding him hostage.

 

Al-Jazeera indicated that the American Marine hostage was of Pakistani descent and that the Iraqi Resistance group holding him would only agree to his release if Iraqi prisoners were freed by the occupation.

 

The American Associated Press (AP) reported that the US military had made no comment on the tape, but the videotape showed the Marine’s identity papers, making it plain that he was serving in the US Marine Corps.

 

The Resistance fighters in the tape indicated that they had broken into a US military camp and lured the man out. They then kidnapped him.  The Resistance group demanded that all Iraqi prisoners in the occupation’s prisons be released or else the hostage would be killed.

 

The Iraqi Resistance group gave its name as the “Islamic Response Group – the Security Wing of the 1920 Revolution Brigade.”

 

On Monday a spokesman for the Marines acknowledged that a Corporal named Yusuf Hassun disappeared in Iraq on 21 June.  His unit was located in the area of al-Fallujah, according to Marine Commandant Douglas Powell who spoke to Agence France Presse (AFP).

 

Resistance group holds Pakistani hostage.

 

An Iraqi Resistance organization announced on Sunday that it is holding hostage a Pakistani who was working for the US aggressors in Iraq.  A video tape broadcast by al-‘Arabiyah satellite TV showed the Pakistani identifying himself.  He urged the Pakistani President to close the Pakistani embassy in occupied Baghdad and to call home all the Pakistanis working in Iraq.

 

The Iraqi Resistance group threatened to kill the Pakistani within three days if detainees in Iraq are not freed by the occupation.

 

In the video tape, four armed Resistance fighters, their faces covered, are shown standing behind the seated Pakistani hostage.  The Resistance fighters said they captured the hostage by force from the US base in the city of Balad, north of Baghdad, demanded the release of prisoners held in the area of the US base in Balad, ad-Dajil, Yathrib, Samarra’, and the areas around Abu Ghurayb prison.

 

Zionist Mossad agents, posing as businessmen, and cooperating with the Anglo-American occupation have murdered 100 Iraqi intellectuals and professors under the cover of the US occupation.

 

Iraqi university professors on Sunday accused the Zionist Mossad intelligence agency of assassinating some 100 Iraqi university professors and intellectuals since the beginning of the US occupation in spring 2003.

 

Dr. Huda an-Nu‘aymi, the President of the Palestine Research Center in the University of Baghdad declared that the “Israeli” Mossad, committed the murders in collaboration with the US and British occupation forces.  She said that the killings had driven a large number of Iraq’s professors to leave the country.

 

Dr. an-Nu‘aymi added that the Zionists entered Iraq unsupervised under the cover of commercial companies investing in the “reconstruction” of the country.

 

Former colonel in Iraqi Republican Guard assassinated near Kirkuk.

 

A group of armed men on Sunday assassinated a colonel in the Iraqi Republican Guard in ar-Rashid neighborhood, 8km southeast of Kirkuk in northern Iraq.  The armed men fired several bullets at Colonel Awad al-Hadidi near his home, killing him on the spot, according to a report filed by the Egyptian Middle East News Agency (MENA).

 

Shi‘i demonstration in Karbala’ for release of al-Husayni.

 

Hundreds of followers of Shi‘i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr demonstrated on Sunday in Karbala’ for the release of Ahmad Rida al-Husayni an official in an office of as-Sadr.  Al-Husayni has been held by the US aggressor troops for some two weeks.

 

Habib al-Hakim, al-Husyani’s deputy, said “we demand the immediate release of al-Husayni from the hands of the American occupation.  He added, “the arrest was indiscriminate.  There was no arrest warrant nor any evidence against al-Husayni and therefore it was an illegal arrest.”

 

According to Agence France Presse (AFP) the demonstrators demanded to meet a local puppet official or a representative of the occupation authorities, but none appeared.

 

The US invaders arrested al-Husayni during a raid on his house on 14 June.  In that raid the American aggressors also took US$2,000 and 2 million Iraqi dinars (about US$1,380).

 

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Monday, 28 June 2004.

 

Resistance pounds Saddam International Airport with mortars.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces unleashed a violent 120mm mortar barrage on Saddam International Airport Monday, the thunder of the explosions shaking the Baghdad sky.

 

According to the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam, eyewitnesses reported that the Iraqi Resistance fired the mortars from the nearby al-Furat neighborhood.  The barrage sparked fired in various parts of the airport, which is occupied by US military forces and serves as one of their biggest bases in the Baghdad area.

 

There were no immediate reports on the extent of casualties or damage.

 

Mafkarat al-Islam reports: Resistance hit airport with Grad rockets.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported on Tuesday that Iraqi Resistance forces pounded Saddam International Airport near Baghdad at 5:00pm Mecca time Monday.  The Resistance fired Grad missiles at the US base in the airport causing three massive explosions to be heard in the al-‘Amiriyah district.

 

Puppet police chief of al-‘Awjah village assassinated.

 

Puppet police captain Ahmad Hamzah Barrak, police chief in the al-‘Awjah village, was killed on Monday.  Al-‘Awjah village is the home of President Saddam Hussein.  Barrak was killed when a bomb planted by Iraqi Resistance forces in front of his house exploded, according to a report filed by the Qatari News Agency (QANA).

 

America admits: Resistance bomb wounds four US aggressor troops in Tikrit.

 

Four US aggressor soldiers were wounded in an Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb attack on their convoy in Tikrit, on Monday, according to Sharon Walker, a spokeswoman for the  military occupation propaganda center in Baghdad.

 

Resistance fires four mortar rounds at US “green zone” headquarters.

 

Near midnight, four heavy explosions shook central Baghdad, close to the US headquarters set up in the occupied Republican Palace compound, an area the Americans have dubbed the “green zone.”   Resistance attacks on this headquarters of the entire US occupation and puppet regime are a near daily occurrence in the capital, despite the fact that the area is subject to the tightest security in the country.   The US military propaganda department claimed there were no injuries in the blasts, which were caused by mortar fire.

 

Resistance bombing wounds two puppet policemen north of al-Hillah.

 

Two Iraqi puppet policemen were wounded and one reported civilian killed in al-Mahawil district north of al-Hillah when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a puppet police patrol.

 

Two puppet policemen wounded in Sunday night mortar barrage in Baghdad.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces on Sunday night shelled the al-Mushtill puppet police station in Baghdad with mortars.  The Resistance attack, which took place at 11:00pm Sunday night, destroyed the police station and killed at least two puppet policemen.  A large number of other puppet police were wounded and taken directly to hospital.  The mortar barrage also damaged nearby houses.

 

Resistance explosion shakes US headquarters in al-‘Amiriyah district of Baghdad Sunday night.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported from Baghdad that the sounds of powerful explosions were heard coming from al-‘Amiriyah district at 10:00pm Sunday night.  The reporter noted that residents saw tongues of flame and columns of smoke rising from the target area which appeared to be a local headquarters of the US occupation forces, set up in the al-Faris club, attached to Saddam International Airport.  There were no immediate reports of casualties.

 

US carries out wave or raids and arrests in Baghdad neighborhood Sunday night.

 

US aggressor forces carried out raids and arrests on Sunday evening in the Third al-Hurriyah neighborhood near the Mosque of al-Muhaymin in Baghdad.  Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that they saw a large number of US Humvees deploying in the area under air cover from helicopters.  They then set about raiding and searching the neighborhood homes.  Afterward, only one person was arrested for unknown reasons.

 

Resistance blast kills two Iraqi puppet policemen on Sunday afternoon.

 

At 6:30pm on Sunday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under an Iraqi puppet police car in al-‘Amiriyah district on a street that leads to the large Mosque of Hammud Dhiyab al-Kubaysi.  Two puppet policemen were killed immediately and another wounded, according to the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam.  The blast also destroyed the police car that they were driving.

 

Resistance explosion in al-Basrah “wounds or kills” three British aggressor troops.

 

The British Defence Ministry announced on Monday that one British invader soldier was killed and two others wounded in an Iraqi Resistance bombing in al-Basrah.  A spokesman for the British Defence Ministry said that they believe a Resistance bomb went off as a British aggressor patrol was passing by in the city at 5:30am GMT.

 

US military admits one Marine killed Saturday in al-Anbar Province.

 

The US army on Monday announced that a US Marine invader was killed in al-Anbar Province in western Iraq on Saturday 26 June.  The statement gave no further details.

 

Resistance group reports executing US soldier held hostage since April.

 

Al- Jazeera satellite TV said early Tuesday that Iraqi Resistance fighters had killed an American soldier they have held hostage since early April because the US government did not change its policy in Iraq.  Al-Jazeera did not give the name of the US soldier, but the American Associated Press (AP) reported that Private First Class Keith M. Maupin of Batavia, Ohio, was captured in April during an ambush on a convoy west of Baghdad.  Pentagon officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a videotape has surfaced in Baghdad that shows a person who was shot in the back of the head, but that the person was not identifiable.

 

Afraid of Resistance attacks, US aggressors hold “transfer of authority” circus Monday. two days earlier than scheduled.

 

In a surprise move the ceremonies for the theatrics of a “transfer of power” from one set of US-appointed stooges to another set of US-appointed stooges took place on Monday rather than the originally set target date of 30 June.  The reason for the unannounced date change was “security,” i.e., it was an effort to prevent Resistance attacks from spoiling the public relations event staged by Washington.  Al-Jazeera satellite TV covered the change of date.

 

Just hours after the hasty public relations show, US proconsul L. Paul Bremer fled Iraq with a number of his aides on a C-130 transport plane.

 

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Tuesday, 29 June 2004.

 

Iraqi Resistance bomb in Baghdad kills three, wounds two other US Marine invaders.

 

An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb killed three US Marine invaders and wounded two others on Tuesday in Baghdad.  The Resistance attack took place at 10:00am in east Baghdad, the US aggressor command said in a statement.  A Humvee was also destroyed in the Resistance attack, which took place in the al-Qanat neighborhood.

 

Increasingly intense fighting south of al-Fallujah on Tuesday.

 

Intermittent fighting broke out on Tuesday between Iraqi Resistance fighters of al-Fallujah and US aggressor troops in the area of al-Jubayl, south of al-Fallujah according to reports by the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.  In the afternoon the fighting grew considerably more intense

 

In a report posted at 8:50pm Mecca time Tuesday, the correspondent wrote that the battles had raged off and on from the morning and were still going on.  A powerful explosion could be heard in al-Jubayl in the course of the fighting.

 

At the time of writing, the correspondent had no information on what sparked the battles, but local townsmen said that it began when Resistance fighters carried out an attack on the US troops.

 

Later, in a report posted at 11:50pm Mecca time, the correspondent reported that intense fighting began in the mid afternoon and only stopped after darkness fell.

 

US occupation troops used heavy weapons and aircraft in the battle.  Nevertheless, the Resistance was able to repulse US attacks and prevent the American invaders from entering the city.

 

A shaky cease-fire has prevailed in al-Fallujah since Monday after Resistance fighters played havoc with US supply lines, isolating the troops besieging the defiant city.

 

Al-Fallujah neighborhoods evacuated as US appears to threaten offensive on the city at midnight, Wednesday morning.

 

In a report posted at midnight Wednesday morning Mecca time, the local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported that the US invaders were massing their forces to the east and north of the city.  In view of the ominous development, the Resistance evacuated the al-‘Askari neighborhood, among others, of its residents.  The Resistance felt that the American aggressors might be preparing to launch a major offensive and the evacuation of civilians was a necessary precaution.  US forces, though cut off by Resistance attacks on their supply lines, continue to aim at breaking into the defiant city.

 

US sniper murders man and woman in al-Fallujah.

 

The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported Tuesday from al-Fallujah that a man and woman were shot to death by an American sniper in the southern part of the city.  The two were standing still when an American sniper shot them down from close range.

 

American snipers played a major and much hated role in the US offensive against al-Fallujah in April, shooting dead many women and children and other innocent civilians of the embattled city from their rooftop perches.

 

Blast shakes Baghdad on Tuesday evening.

 

Early Tuesday evening Baghdad was rocked by a powerful explosion.  Large numbers of US helicopters crisscrossed the sky over the city after the blast as the sounds of ambulance and firetruck sirens resounded.  The explosion was believed to have taken place on the east side of the occupied Iraqi capital, according to a report carried by the Saudi News Agency.

 

Resistance hits US patrol with rocket-propelled grenades.

 

In their second reported attack Tuesday in Baghdad, Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol in the area of Abu Ghurayb on Tuesday with rockets wounding several.  The Qatari News Agency reported that the US forces immediately closed the main road leading to the area and began raids and searches looking for the Resistance fighters.

 

Explosions rock US headquarters in Baghdad.

 

A series of powerful explosions shook the area of the US-occupied Republican Palace compound in Baghdad on Tuesday morning.  The compound, which serves as the headquarters for the US occupation and their puppet regime is called “the green zone” by the Americans.

 

The Qatari News Agency reported that the blasts came less than 24 hours after the propaganda show in which the US handed “authority” over Iraq from one set of American puppets to another set, leaving the US military in real control of the country as it has been since the US invasion in spring 2003.

 

Resistance hits puppet police station in al-Mahmudiyah.

 

Early Tuesday morning Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a puppet police station in al-Mahmudiyah, 20 miles south of Baghdad, killing one puppet policeman and one other person claimed to be a “civilian,” according to puppet policeman Sattar al-Gharari.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces opened fire Tuesday on a US aggressor patrol in the al-A‘zamiyah neighborhood, a predominantly Sunni part of north Baghdad.  US military propaganda claimed that there were no American casualties, but alleged that one Iraqi civilian was killed, according to a report issued by an official in the puppet so-called “Iraqi interior ministry,” who spoke on condition of anonymity.

 

Iraqi Resistance battles US snipers on outskirts to ar-Ramadi.

 

One Iraqi was killed and four others wounded in armed clashes between Iraqi Resistance forces and American snipers at a military checkpoint at the eastern entrance to the city of ar-Ramadi.  Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported that one car was set ablaze in the course of the battle.  There was no immediate information on the extent of casualties among the US aggressor troops.

 

Iraqi Resistance blows up oil pipeline south of Baghdad.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under an oil pipeline running through the al-Yusufiyah district south of Baghdad.  According to al-‘Arabiyah satellite TV tongues of flame and clouds of smoke could be seen rising from the scene as puppet so-called “Iraqi civil defense forces” were rushed to the area to put out the blaze.

 

Al-‘Arabiyah noted that this was the second attack of its kind on the pipeline in the last few days.

 

British mercenary killed by Resistance in Mosul.

 

The British Ministry of Defence announced on Tuesday that a British mercenary was killed when his car was ambushed by Iraqi Resistance fighters.  A spokesman for the British ministry said that Julian Davis of Wales, a “security consultant” – a euphemism for “mercenary” – was working in Iraq training puppet policemen to serve the Anglo-American occupation when he was killed in Mosul, 390km north of Baghdad.  The spokesman said that the company that employed Davis had informed his family that his corpse would be sent home to Britain for burial.

 

Resistance kills two Kurdish chauvinist militiamen in battles in Mosul.

 

Medical sources in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul reported that two members of the Kurdish chauvinist collaborationist militia, the Peshmergah, were killed and two others wounded in battles with Iraqi Resistance fighters in al-Karamah neighborhood in eastern Mosul.

 

Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported that a hospital source said the dead and wounded were brought to Mosul Hospital.

 

Resistance bomb wounds Kurdish chauvinist puppet police official.

 

An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded as a director of the puppet police in the city of Kirkuk, a senior Kurdish chauvinist, was heading to work, killing one of his guards and wounding him and two others, puppet police said.  Colonel Ahmad al-Hamawandi, the head of puppet police in the largely Kurdish district of Azadi in Kirkuk, suffered what were described as minor injuries in the attack that occurred about 8:50am, according to puppet police Colonel Sarhat Qadir.

 

Ahmad al-Hamawandi is a member of the chauvinist collaborationist Kurdish party that calls itself the Kurdistan Democratic Party and is led by American agent Mas‘urd Barizani.  The Azadi district police station is the largest of the seven puppet police stations in the city of Kirkuk, and supervises the predominantly Kurdish areas of the city.

 

Al-Hamawandi’s driver, 28-year-old Khalil Jalil, was killed in the blast that occurred on the ad-Dubbat neighborhood in the southern part of the city.

 

US invaders turn Iraqi weapons into scrap, then sell them to “Israel.”

 

Iraqi sources have disclosed that after destroying Iraq’s munitions factories and military installations, the American aggressors have turned captured Iraqi weapons into scrap metal, which they export to “Israel,” Japan, and India.

 

According to the 29 June 2004 issue of the Jordanian daily al-‘Arab al-Yawm, a correspondent for the paper visited border crossings where he observed and photographed the “scrap” being shipped out of Iraq.  He spoke with informed Iraqi sources who reported that the occupation forces stole Iraqi military equipment.  From direct observation, the correspondent saw that most of the “scrap” loaded on trucks consists of  old and new model Iraqi tanks, which have been broken down to facilitate their shipment; armored personnel carriers; artillery shells; light arms; hand grenades; and missiles named for Iraqi President Saddam Husayn.  Profits from the sale of the “scrap” of course go to the US aggressors and their appointed stooges.

 

US troops carry out wave of raids and arrests in al-‘Amiriyah district in Baghdad.

 

US aggressor troops carried out a wave of raids and arrests in the al-‘Amiriyah district of Baghdad, arresting a large number of people “suspected” of involvement with the Iraqi Resistance.  Eyewitnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that on Sunday US invader troops massed, fully armed, and backed up by armored vehicles and Humvees to launch the campaign.

 

The most prominent person arrested in the latest wave of arrests was Shaykh Waddah Sadid and his brothers, on of the well known tribal shaykhs residing in the area.

 

Three Turkish hostages released after Turkey rises to demonstrate against the criminal Bush.

 

The Iraqi Resistance group that calls itself the Group of Tawhid and Jihad on Tuesday announced that it had released three Turkish hostages it had been holding in Iraq.  On a video tape broadcast by al-Jazeera satellite TV, the three Turks appeared surrounded by Resistance fighters, one of whom announced that the hostages were being released after the Turkish people rose in protest at the visit of US President Bush to their country.  The release also came after the Turks promised not to work any more with the occupation troops.

 

US Associated Press exposes American propaganda nonsense.

 

An indication of the meaningless character of the charade of “transfer of power” and the official US announcement of the “end of the occupation” was the information quoted on Tuesday by the US Associated Press (AP) that “despite the formal end of the occupation, about 160,000 soldiers, mostly Americans, remain in Iraq.”

 

US to call up military retirees to go to Iraq.

 

Faced with the rapidly collapsing situation in Iraq, the US army is preparing to notify about 5,600 retired and discharged soldiers who are not members of the National Guard or Reserve that they will be involuntarily recalled to active duty for possible service in Iraq or Afghanistan, Army officials said Tuesday, according to a dispatch from the American Associated Press (AP).   It marks the first time the Army has called on the Individual Ready Reserve, as this category of reservists is known, in substantial numbers since the 1991 30-nation aggression against Iraq.

 

Those who are part of the involuntary call up are likely to be assigned to National Guard or Reserve units that have been mobilized for duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to Army officials who discussed some details Tuesday on condition they not be identified because a public announcement was planned for Wednesday.

 

Members of Congress were being notified of the decision Tuesday, the officials said.

 

Unlike members of the National Guard and Reserve, the individual reservists do not perform regularly scheduled training. Any former enlisted soldier who did not serve at least eight years on active duty is in the Individual Ready Reserve pool, as are all officers who have not resigned their commission.

 

The Army has been reviewing its list of 118,000 eligible individual reservists for several weeks in search of qualified people in certain high-priority skill areas like civil affairs.

 

 

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Wednesday, 30 June 2004.

 

US violently bombs neighborhoods of al-Fallujah Wednesday night.

 

US aggressor aircraft carried out violent attacks on a number of neighborhoods in the city of al-Fallujah on Wednesday night.  The Industrial Zone in the south of the city and the al-‘Askari neighborhood in the north of the city were particularly hard hit.

 

The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reports that US airplanes fired missiles and dropped cluster bombs – attacks that were followed up by the strafing of helicopter gunships.

 

In the face of the ferocious US attack, many residents of the neighborhoods have been leaving their homes, as Iraqi Resistance fighters in the area dig in and muster their determination to confront a new wave of US aggression.

 

US aircraft drop ballistic bomb-laden containers on al-Fallujah.

 

US aircraft on Wednesday night dropped eight murderous container bombs on several neighborhoods of al-Fallujah.  American helicopters dropped two containers on the al-‘Askari neighborhood and six on the Industrial Zone and ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood, which are separated from each other only by one street.

 

A container bomb or crater bomb consists of an aluminium box that contains 755 bombs, each weighing one kilogramme.  Helicopters drop the weapons from the highest possible altitude in order that their payload might get maximum distribution.

 

Wednesday night’s bombs inflicted great damage on the three neighborhoods.

 

In his report posted at 1:30am Mecca time, Thursday, 1 July 2004, the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that gunfire was still resounding in the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood, but said that the canister bombs had fortunately not caused any casualties, thanks to the fact that the areas had already been evacuated in the face of heavy fighting with the US invaders opposite those areas.

 

US snipers had deployed in areas of elevated terrain that look down upon the neighborhoods in order to snipe at the residents.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam speculated that the reason for the vicious US bombardment of those districts of the city was the fact that a large American supply column was passing by the city from the north to the south and the air attacks were intended to distract the Resistance from the convoy.

 

Earlier in the week, Resistance in the vicinity of al-Fallujah succeeded in cutting of the US forces gathered outside the city by striking all land convoys seeking to bring in supplies.

 

US rockets family in the courtyard of their al-Fallujah home.  Four dead, 10 wounded.

 

US aircraft rocketed a house in ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood of al-Fallujah on Wednesday night, martyring four Iraqis, all members of one family.  Ten other people were wounded in the American attack, four of them seriously.

 

The American aircraft fired a rocket at the courtyard of a house where family members were gathered at 10:00pm Wednesday night, Mecca time.

 

The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported that most of the wounded are women and children.  The dead include an elderly man, a youth, a woman, and a small child whose small body was torn apart.  The child’s torso was found without head or legs.

 

At the time the correspondent’s report was posted (12:30am Thursday, 1 July 2004, Mecca time), ambulances were still pulling bodies out of the rubble.

 

After massing during the night, US troops pull back from al-Fallujah’s environs.

 

US aggressor troops on Wednesday withdrew in every direction from the environs of the city of al-Fallujah, according to the local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam.  As a result of the US pull-back, the American forces are on the opposite side of the highway from al-Fallujah and there are six American tanks to the east of the city.

 

US troops had massed around the city on Tuesday night, prompting the city’s defenders to anticipate an American attack on the city.  The Resistance prepared for an attack and evacuated civilians from districts particularly at risk.

 

Before dawn Wednesday, however, it became clear that the concentration of forces was intended to divert the attention of the Resistance from a major supply convoy that was sent out from Baghdad to al-Habbaniyah base.  The Resistance in the areas through which the supplies were to arrive immediately went into action to prevent the convoy from getting through.

 

The correspondent also reported that from time to time the US concentrates and then disperses its forces around the city in an effort to tire out the Resistance and to look for weak points in the defenses.  Such antics are also intended as a form of psychological warfare, an effort to keep the city’s defenders off balance.

 

Resistance mortar attack wounds 11 US troops.

 

A propaganda mouthpiece for the US occupation forces has admitted that 11 US troops were wounded on Wednesday morning in an Iraqi Resistance mortar attack on a US base near Saddam International Airport. Agence France Presse (AFP) reported the US spokesman as saying that 10 mortar shells crashed into the US base and that the wounded had been evacuated.

 

Resistance attacks puppet police station near Karbala’ Wednesday morning.

 

An officer in the puppet police force in al-Husayniyah reported that the al-Husayniyah puppet police station, 20km north of Karbala’ came under an armed attack at dawn on Wednesday.  The United Arab Emirates newspaper al-Bayan reported Wednesday that a battle took place in the area that left one puppet policeman wounded and destroyed one puppet police car.  The puppet police were also unable to pursue their attackers.

 

Jaysh al-Mahdi militia takes puppet policemen hostage in an-Najaf.

 

Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen, loyal to Shi‘i cleric Muqtada as-Sadr captured nine puppet policemen in the puppet police station near the tomb of the Imam ‘Ali in an-Najaf on Wednesday.

 

A puppet security source told the German Press Agency (DPA) that Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen took nine puppet policemen hostage in al-Maydan police station, 400 meters from the tomb of the Imam ‘Ali.  The militiamen also seized a number of police cars.  Al-Bayan also reported that the Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen deployed in large numbers throughout the Wadi as-Salam district in the area of the Shi‘i shrine in the center of an-Najaf.

 

Bomb explodes in as-Samawah.

 

Eyewitnesses reported that there was an explosion on Wednesday morning in the town of as-Samawah, 270km south of Baghdad, headquarters for a reported 530 Japanese aggressor troops.  The blast, however, reportedly caused no significant casualties.

 

Reuters reported that a few people received minor wounds in the explosion, and that the blast was not close to the Japanese invaders’ camp.

 

In last weeks in power, Bremer signed 97 decrees imposing rules, personnel on new “Interim Iraqi Government.”

 

In an exclusive story from Baghdad, Dr. Hamid ‘Abdallah of the Bahraini newspaper Akhbar al-Khalij for 30 June 2004, reported that sources in the Iraqi puppet government had disclosed that US civil administrator L. Paul Bremer had issued 97 administrative, political and legal decrees between 14 and 28 June, in the last days prior to his flight out of Iraq.  These decrees are to remain in force even after the so-called “transfer of authority” and imposing curbs on the so-called “Interim Government” whose prime minister has no authority to overrule or nullify.  In addition, sources in the puppet regime’s security agencies report that a scandal-ridden American company is to take on the task of guarding the Iraqi president, prime-minister, and members of government under the new “independent” regime.

 

The sources told Akhbar al-Khalij that before the hand over to the new “Interim Government,” Bremer signed a number of decrees that changed a large number of existing laws and appointed more than 10 Iraqis to government posts for long, several-year terms in an attempt to impose his conception of rule on the regime in Baghdad.   The decrees are to remain valid until an elected Iraqi regime government takes over, and some of the decrees affect how those elections themselves are to be carried out. 

 

The sources pointed out that among the controversial decrees was an electoral law that gives a council of seven persons the authority to deny individuals, groups, and political parties the right to participate in the elections.

 

Bremer, in his final decrees, also appointed a National Security Adviser and the Chief of Iraqi Intelligence who are to serve five-year continuous terms.  In accordance with this decree, those posts will be occupied by Bremer’s appointees even after a new government takes over, and it will be outside the authority of the Iraqi Prime Minister to appoint any other persons to those positions instead of them.

 

Bremer also appointed a group of Iraqis, chosen for him by his aides, to important posts in the puppet “Interim Government.”  A General Inspector, for example, was appointed for each government ministry and given a term of five years.  Bremer appointed a Committee to Organize Communications, Radio, and Commercial Paper Market Affairs.  He appointed a commissioner to oversee the public sector who will have the authority to take “corrupt officials” to court.

 

Many Iraqi observers, including even ministers and officials in the puppet “Interim Government,” believe that by issuing these laws and decrees, Bremer sought to impose long-term close US control over the country.

 

Regime security sources report that the occupation authorities will give the task of guarding Iraqi officials to the American firm DynCorp, a private security company based in Reston, Virginia.  DynCorp is well known for the scandalous behavior of its employees when the firm was employed by the United Nations in Bosnia as an “international police force.”  Several employees were implicated in the buying and selling of prostitutes, including a 12-year old girl, and the videotaping of a rape.  DynCorp is also the object of a law suit in Ecuador filed by peasants who allege that the company used aircraft to spray herbicides in Colombia in an effort to wipe out coca crops, but that the herbicides also fell or leached across the border into their country and caused strange illnesses that killed children as well as legitimate crops over a large expanse of territory.  Hundreds of Ecuadoran peasants have fled their homes as a result of what they allege amounts to the use of biological weapons.

 

DynCorp was also among the leading recipients of fat contracts from the US occupation in Iraq for such things as “rebuilding” the security infrastructure, equipping prisons, and training puppet police.

 

Muhammad ad-Duri: there’s no “Iraqi sovereignty” until the occupation leaves.

 

Iraq’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Muhammad ad-Duri said on Wednesday that sovereignty would not return to Iraq on 30 June; and would not return to the Iraqis until the occupation has left the country.

 

In an interview with the Lebanese television station LBC, ad-Duri asked, “how can we talk about sovereignty when the wealth of Iraq is still in the hands of the foreign occupier?  How can we talk about the return of sovereignty to Iraqis when Iraq’s oil is still in the hands of the occupation?”

 

Ad-Duri said that the “federalism” that some parties in Iraq are seeking to impose amounts to a partition of the country.  As to reports that the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would be training a new Iraqi army, ad-Duri noted that Iraq already has an army and therefore is in no need of training by NATO or any other foreign “experts.”

 

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 27 June 2004 through Wednesday, 30 June 2004.  Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.

 

 

Sunday, 27 June 2004.

 

Resistance fighters deploy to meet US advance around al-Fallujah.

 

Informed Iraqi sources reported early Sunday afternoon that members of the Iraqi Resistance from al-Fallujah were at that time engaged in deploying strong forces in the two neighborhoods of as-Sakani and al-Jawlan in the northwestern part of al-Fallujah to confront a rapid advance into those areas by the US aggressor troops.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the al-Fallujah Resistance fighters, in anticipation of some sort of attack by the US aggressor troops, took total control of the area of the railroad station which is on higher ground than the surrounding terrain.

 

The correspondent wrote that during the battles in April the area of the train station was of extreme importance for the US aggressor troops who used it strategically to wage continuous attacks on the other nearby areas of al-Fallujah.

 

The neighborhoods of as-Sakani and al-Jawlan are two areas that were the most intensively bombed and shelled during the April fighting, as the US forces occupied as-Sakani and used it as a base of operations.

 

US, Resistance clash Sunday afternoon around al-Fallujah.

 

Clashes broke out Sunday afternoon between US aggressors and al-Fallujah Iraqi Resistance forces.  The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that in the fighting the US forces took up positions behind the International Highway, while the Resistance fighters fired from the northeastern part of the city.

 

US base east of as-Saqlawiyah hit by Resistance mortar barrage.

 

Iraqi Resistance fighters fired six mortar rounds at the US headquarters east of as-Saqlawiyah on Sunday afternoon.  The open area within the camp was hit, however, and no damage or casualties were reported.

 

The same camp was attacked on Saturday when Resistance fighters fired more than 14 mortar rounds at it, setting half the camp ablaze.

 

Friday Resistance attack in ar-Ramadi leaves 20 Americans dead.

 

Twenty American aggressor troops were killed and 18 others wounded in an Iraqi Resistance attack near ar-Ramadi.  The Resistance mounted its assault when a group of some 50 US foot soldiers gathered near the old al-Muwahhid Garage in ar-Ramadi, from which buses take travelers to Baghdad.

 

According to a report by the local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam, posted at 12:58 Monday, 28 June, the attack took place during the afternoon two days previous.  A high explosive bomb blew up, killing 20 and wounding 18 more of the Americans on the spot.

 

Driver of US truck killed on the at-Taji highway.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported on Sunday afternoon that a large American truck crashed into a big tree on the at-Taji road destroying the front of the truck and killing the driver.  The crash also uprooted the tree.  It is believed that the reason for the accident was that the truck came under Resistance gunfire, causing the driver to veer off the highway where he collided with the tree.

 

One American killed in rocket attack on the outskirts of Baghdad.

 

At least one US soldier was killed on Sunday in an Iraqi Resistance rocket attack on a US base on the outskirts of Baghdad.  The American Associated Press (AP) reported US military spokesmen as saying that the attack struck the “Kyurfu” camp, an American military camp run by the 1st Cavalry Division.

 

Resistance fire strikes Australian aircraft, kills one aboard.

 

US officials confirmed that an Australian C-130 transport plane came under Iraqi Resistance automatic weapons fire on sunday as it was leaving Saddam International Airport near Baghdad.  The US has occupied the airport and turned it into one of their major military bases.

 

The American Associated Press (AP) reported that US officials claimed that the military aircraft was hit in the Resistance attack and at least one American aboard was killed in the attack. The transport took off from the occupied airport at about 5:30pm local time and came under fire 12 miles away from the airport.

 

No Australians were reported injured in the attack and the plane itself was not badly damaged, according to US occupation propaganda spokesmen.

 

Three explosions shake US occupation headquarters in Baghdad.

 

Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported at mid-morning Sunday that three massive explosions had shaken downtown Baghdad.  Other news media said that the explosions hit the so-called “green zone” the American nickname for the compound around the Republican Palace which they have occupied as their headquarters.  It is subject to the tightest security of any place in the occupied Iraqi capital.

 

Five Peshmergah chauvinist collaborationist militiamen severely wounded in Resistance bombing.

 

Iraqi puppet security sources announced on Sunday that five members of the Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah militia were wouned severely when an Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded east of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.

 

Al-‘Arabiyah satellite TV station reported that the bomb exploded as the Peshmergah militia, which collaborates with the US occupation in Iraq, were passing by in two “civilian” cars in the al-Kawkajli district in the east of Mosul.  All the chauvinist collaborator militiamen were wounded severely.

 

The blast took place on the Irbil-Mosul highway.  The wounded were taken to as-Salam Hospital in Mosul.

 

Iraqi Resistance car bombing strikes Irbil, wounding 10.

 

A car bomb exploded on Sunday morning outside a cultural center in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, wounding 10 persons. The Egyptian Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that immediately after the blast, US occupation troops and Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah militia collaborating with the Americans closed off the area.  All roads to the area and to Irbil in general were sealed.  The wounded were taken to hospital.

 

Report: south Korean military took part in fighting around al-Fallujah.

 

Iraqi sources have confirmed that a south Korean military unit took part side-by-side with US aggressor troops in the fighting against the people of al-Fallujah.  The sources, termed “reliably informed” by Agence France Presse (AFP) said that that Iraqi Resistance fighters confirmed that the south Korean unit took part side-by-side with US forces in fighting the people of al-Fallujah, but refused to confirm or deny rumors circulating in the city that some south Korean aggressor troops had been taken prisoner.

 

The south Korean government had earlier asserted that its forces were in Iraq to “aid in reconstruction” and that they would play no combat role.  It appears that those statements were public relations announcements for internal propaganda only, an attempt to face down the strong opposition of some Koreans to the participation of their country in the Anglo-American aggression against Iraq.

 

Death toll rises to 40 in al-Hillah Resistance bombing.

 

Iraqi puppet police sources have announced that the toll from the Iraqi Resistance car bombing in downtown al-Hillah late on Saturday has risen to 40 dead.

 

The American Associated Press (AP) reported that an Iraqi puppet security source disclosed that two explosions took place at about 8:45 local time on Saturday in al-Hillah.  He said that it is probable that the cause of the two blasts was the explosion of two car bombs, not one as had earlier been reported.

 

Friday Resistance attacks leave Baghdad districts tense.

 

The Baghdad area district of ash-Shu‘lah city remained tense on Sunday in the aftermath of a Resistance attack in the area two days earlier.

 

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a US column of armored vehicles and Humvees at 4:00 local time on Friday in the city of ash-Shu‘lah.  The Resistance fighters attacked the Americans with rocket-propelled grenades and BKCs on the ad-Dawli‘i Bridge near the city.

 

Witnesses told a local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that the US occupation troops returned fire, shooting intensely at the Resistance fighters.  The US forces suffered losses of their vehicles as well as several men with various types of wounds.

 

On the same day Saddam International Airport came under a mortar barrage from the Resistance.  Resistance fighters, local eyewitnesses said, fired their 120mm shells from the al-Furat neighborhood in Baghdad.

 

Legal frame up of Sunni religious leaders in al-Fallujah prepared by US occupation regime.

 

Iraqi sources have disclosed that a number of members of the Board of Muslim ‘Ulama’ in al-Fallujah have been arrested and a legal case has been prepared against them.  The sources told the Kuwaiti newspaper ar-Ra’y al-‘Amm that the legal case against the ‘ulama’ was brought together by the Court of High Crimes which is directly subject to supervision by the US occupation authorities.

 

The sources added that the targets of the legal persecution are Shaykh ‘Abdallah al-Janabi, the Imam and preacher in the Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqas Mosque in al-Fallujah; Shaykh Zafir ad-Dulaymi, the Imam of ar-Rawdah al-Muhammadiyah Mosque in al-Fallujah; and Shaykh ‘Umar al-Hadidi.

 

According to ar-Ra’y al-‘Amm, the three religious leaders are charged with “inciting to execute and abuse the bodies of six Shi‘i youths when they were in al-Fallujah.”  The Board of Muslim ‘Ulama’ have hotly rejected the charges, saying that they are in fact another example of the ongoing incitement against the Board members because of their calls for Resistance to the foreign occupation of Iraq.

 

The charges stem from an incident in which collaborators from parties working with the US occupation slipped into al-Fallujah intent on sabotage, but were found and killed by the local Resistance forces.  Shi‘i religious leaders working with the US occupation presented the matter as if it were a sectarian killing and have used their connections with the US aggressors to turn the matter into a “legal case” targeting prominent Sunni religious leaders in al-Fallujah, hoping to spark communal splits and sectarian fighting in the country.

 

Iraqi Resistance group holds US Marine invader hostage, threatens to kill him unless all Iraqi prisoners are released.

 

Al-Jazeera satellite TV on Sunday evening broadcast a video tape showing a group of Iraqi Resistance fighters who announced that they had kidnapped an American Marine invader and were holding him hostage.

 

Al-Jazeera indicated that the American Marine hostage was of Pakistani descent and that the Iraqi Resistance group holding him would only agree to his release if Iraqi prisoners were freed by the occupation.

 

The American Associated Press (AP) reported that the US military had made no comment on the tape, but the videotape showed the Marine’s identity papers, making it plain that he was serving in the US Marine Corps.

 

The Resistance fighters in the tape indicated that they had broken into a US military camp and lured the man out. They then kidnapped him.  The Resistance group demanded that all Iraqi prisoners in the occupation’s prisons be released or else the hostage would be killed.

 

The Iraqi Resistance group gave its name as the “Islamic Response Group – the Security Wing of the 1920 Revolution Brigade.”

 

On Monday a spokesman for the Marines acknowledged that a Corporal named Yusuf Hassun disappeared in Iraq on 21 June.  His unit was located in the area of al-Fallujah, according to Marine Commandant Douglas Powell who spoke to Agence France Presse (AFP).

 

Resistance group holds Pakistani hostage.

 

An Iraqi Resistance organization announced on Sunday that it is holding hostage a Pakistani who was working for the US aggressors in Iraq.  A video tape broadcast by al-‘Arabiyah satellite TV showed the Pakistani identifying himself.  He urged the Pakistani President to close the Pakistani embassy in occupied Baghdad and to call home all the Pakistanis working in Iraq.

 

The Iraqi Resistance group threatened to kill the Pakistani within three days if detainees in Iraq are not freed by the occupation.

 

In the video tape, four armed Resistance fighters, their faces covered, are shown standing behind the seated Pakistani hostage.  The Resistance fighters said they captured the hostage by force from the US base in the city of Balad, north of Baghdad, demanded the release of prisoners held in the area of the US base in Balad, ad-Dajil, Yathrib, Samarra’, and the areas around Abu Ghurayb prison.

 

Zionist Mossad agents, posing as businessmen, and cooperating with the Anglo-American occupation have murdered 100 Iraqi intellectuals and professors under the cover of the US occupation.

 

Iraqi university professors on Sunday accused the Zionist Mossad intelligence agency of assassinating some 100 Iraqi university professors and intellectuals since the beginning of the US occupation in spring 2003.

 

Dr. Huda an-Nu‘aymi, the President of the Palestine Research Center in the University of Baghdad declared that the “Israeli” Mossad, committed the murders in collaboration with the US and British occupation forces.  She said that the killings had driven a large number of Iraq’s professors to leave the country.

 

Dr. an-Nu‘aymi added that the Zionists entered Iraq unsupervised under the cover of commercial companies investing in the “reconstruction” of the country.

 

Former colonel in Iraqi Republican Guard assassinated near Kirkuk.

 

A group of armed men on Sunday assassinated a colonel in the Iraqi Republican Guard in ar-Rashid neighborhood, 8km southeast of Kirkuk in northern Iraq.  The armed men fired several bullets at Colonel Awad al-Hadidi near his home, killing him on the spot, according to a report filed by the Egyptian Middle East News Agency (MENA).

 

Shi‘i demonstration in Karbala’ for release of al-Husayni.

 

Hundreds of followers of Shi‘i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr demonstrated on Sunday in Karbala’ for the release of Ahmad Rida al-Husayni an official in an office of as-Sadr.  Al-Husayni has been held by the US aggressor troops for some two weeks.

 

Habib al-Hakim, al-Husyani’s deputy, said “we demand the immediate release of al-Husayni from the hands of the American occupation.  He added, “the arrest was indiscriminate.  There was no arrest warrant nor any evidence against al-Husayni and therefore it was an illegal arrest.”

 

According to Agence France Presse (AFP) the demonstrators demanded to meet a local puppet official or a representative of the occupation authorities, but none appeared.

 

The US invaders arrested al-Husayni during a raid on his house on 14 June.  In that raid the American aggressors also took US$2,000 and 2 million Iraqi dinars (about US$1,380).

 

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Monday, 28 June 2004.

 

Resistance pounds Saddam International Airport with mortars.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces unleashed a violent 120mm mortar barrage on Saddam International Airport Monday, the thunder of the explosions shaking the Baghdad sky.

 

According to the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam, eyewitnesses reported that the Iraqi Resistance fired the mortars from the nearby al-Furat neighborhood.  The barrage sparked fired in various parts of the airport, which is occupied by US military forces and serves as one of their biggest bases in the Baghdad area.

 

There were no immediate reports on the extent of casualties or damage.

 

Mafkarat al-Islam reports: Resistance hit airport with Grad rockets.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported on Tuesday that Iraqi Resistance forces pounded Saddam International Airport near Baghdad at 5:00pm Mecca time Monday.  The Resistance fired Grad missiles at the US base in the airport causing three massive explosions to be heard in the al-‘Amiriyah district.

 

Puppet police chief of al-‘Awjah village assassinated.

 

Puppet police captain Ahmad Hamzah Barrak, police chief in the al-‘Awjah village, was killed on Monday.  Al-‘Awjah village is the home of President Saddam Hussein.  Barrak was killed when a bomb planted by Iraqi Resistance forces in front of his house exploded, according to a report filed by the Qatari News Agency (QANA).

 

America admits: Resistance bomb wounds four US aggressor troops in Tikrit.

 

Four US aggressor soldiers were wounded in an Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb attack on their convoy in Tikrit, on Monday, according to Sharon Walker, a spokeswoman for the  military occupation propaganda center in Baghdad.

 

Resistance fires four mortar rounds at US “green zone” headquarters.

 

Near midnight, four heavy explosions shook central Baghdad, close to the US headquarters set up in the occupied Republican Palace compound, an area the Americans have dubbed the “green zone.”   Resistance attacks on this headquarters of the entire US occupation and puppet regime are a near daily occurrence in the capital, despite the fact that the area is subject to the tightest security in the country.   The US military propaganda department claimed there were no injuries in the blasts, which were caused by mortar fire.

 

Resistance bombing wounds two puppet policemen north of al-Hillah.

 

Two Iraqi puppet policemen were wounded and one reported civilian killed in al-Mahawil district north of al-Hillah when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a puppet police patrol.

 

Two puppet policemen wounded in Sunday night mortar barrage in Baghdad.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces on Sunday night shelled the al-Mushtill puppet police station in Baghdad with mortars.  The Resistance attack, which took place at 11:00pm Sunday night, destroyed the police station and killed at least two puppet policemen.  A large number of other puppet police were wounded and taken directly to hospital.  The mortar barrage also damaged nearby houses.

 

Resistance explosion shakes US headquarters in al-‘Amiriyah district of Baghdad Sunday night.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported from Baghdad that the sounds of powerful explosions were heard coming from al-‘Amiriyah district at 10:00pm Sunday night.  The reporter noted that residents saw tongues of flame and columns of smoke rising from the target area which appeared to be a local headquarters of the US occupation forces, set up in the al-Faris club, attached to Saddam International Airport.  There were no immediate reports of casualties.

 

US carries out wave or raids and arrests in Baghdad neighborhood Sunday night.

 

US aggressor forces carried out raids and arrests on Sunday evening in the Third al-Hurriyah neighborhood near the Mosque of al-Muhaymin in Baghdad.  Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that they saw a large number of US Humvees deploying in the area under air cover from helicopters.  They then set about raiding and searching the neighborhood homes.  Afterward, only one person was arrested for unknown reasons.

 

Resistance blast kills two Iraqi puppet policemen on Sunday afternoon.

 

At 6:30pm on Sunday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under an Iraqi puppet police car in al-‘Amiriyah district on a street that leads to the large Mosque of Hammud Dhiyab al-Kubaysi.  Two puppet policemen were killed immediately and another wounded, according to the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam.  The blast also destroyed the police car that they were driving.

 

Resistance explosion in al-Basrah “wounds or kills” three British aggressor troops.

 

The British Defence Ministry announced on Monday that one British invader soldier was killed and two others wounded in an Iraqi Resistance bombing in al-Basrah.  A spokesman for the British Defence Ministry said that they believe a Resistance bomb went off as a British aggressor patrol was passing by in the city at 5:30am GMT.

 

US military admits one Marine killed Saturday in al-Anbar Province.

 

The US army on Monday announced that a US Marine invader was killed in al-Anbar Province in western Iraq on Saturday 26 June.  The statement gave no further details.

 

Resistance group reports executing US soldier held hostage since April.

 

Al- Jazeera satellite TV said early Tuesday that Iraqi Resistance fighters had killed an American soldier they have held hostage since early April because the US government did not change its policy in Iraq.  Al-Jazeera did not give the name of the US soldier, but the American Associated Press (AP) reported that Private First Class Keith M. Maupin of Batavia, Ohio, was captured in April during an ambush on a convoy west of Baghdad.  Pentagon officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a videotape has surfaced in Baghdad that shows a person who was shot in the back of the head, but that the person was not identifiable.

 

Afraid of Resistance attacks, US aggressors hold “transfer of authority” circus Monday. two days earlier than scheduled.

 

In a surprise move the ceremonies for the theatrics of a “transfer of power” from one set of US-appointed stooges to another set of US-appointed stooges took place on Monday rather than the originally set target date of 30 June.  The reason for the unannounced date change was “security,” i.e., it was an effort to prevent Resistance attacks from spoiling the public relations event staged by Washington.  Al-Jazeera satellite TV covered the change of date.

 

Just hours after the hasty public relations show, US proconsul L. Paul Bremer fled Iraq with a number of his aides on a C-130 transport plane.

 

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Tuesday, 29 June 2004.

 

Iraqi Resistance bomb in Baghdad kills three, wounds two other US Marine invaders.

 

An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb killed three US Marine invaders and wounded two others on Tuesday in Baghdad.  The Resistance attack took place at 10:00am in east Baghdad, the US aggressor command said in a statement.  A Humvee was also destroyed in the Resistance attack, which took place in the al-Qanat neighborhood.

 

Increasingly intense fighting south of al-Fallujah on Tuesday.

 

Intermittent fighting broke out on Tuesday between Iraqi Resistance fighters of al-Fallujah and US aggressor troops in the area of al-Jubayl, south of al-Fallujah according to reports by the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.  In the afternoon the fighting grew considerably more intense

 

In a report posted at 8:50pm Mecca time Tuesday, the correspondent wrote that the battles had raged off and on from the morning and were still going on.  A powerful explosion could be heard in al-Jubayl in the course of the fighting.

 

At the time of writing, the correspondent had no information on what sparked the battles, but local townsmen said that it began when Resistance fighters carried out an attack on the US troops.

 

Later, in a report posted at 11:50pm Mecca time, the correspondent reported that intense fighting began in the mid afternoon and only stopped after darkness fell.

 

US occupation troops used heavy weapons and aircraft in the battle.  Nevertheless, the Resistance was able to repulse US attacks and prevent the American invaders from entering the city.

 

A shaky cease-fire has prevailed in al-Fallujah since Monday after Resistance fighters played havoc with US supply lines, isolating the troops besieging the defiant city.

 

Al-Fallujah neighborhoods evacuated as US appears to threaten offensive on the city at midnight, Wednesday morning.

 

In a report posted at midnight Wednesday morning Mecca time, the local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported that the US invaders were massing their forces to the east and north of the city.  In view of the ominous development, the Resistance evacuated the al-‘Askari neighborhood, among others, of its residents.  The Resistance felt that the American aggressors might be preparing to launch a major offensive and the evacuation of civilians was a necessary precaution.  US forces, though cut off by Resistance attacks on their supply lines, continue to aim at breaking into the defiant city.

 

US sniper murders man and woman in al-Fallujah.

 

The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported Tuesday from al-Fallujah that a man and woman were shot to death by an American sniper in the southern part of the city.  The two were standing still when an American sniper shot them down from close range.

 

American snipers played a major and much hated role in the US offensive against al-Fallujah in April, shooting dead many women and children and other innocent civilians of the embattled city from their rooftop perches.

 

Blast shakes Baghdad on Tuesday evening.

 

Early Tuesday evening Baghdad was rocked by a powerful explosion.  Large numbers of US helicopters crisscrossed the sky over the city after the blast as the sounds of ambulance and firetruck sirens resounded.  The explosion was believed to have taken place on the east side of the occupied Iraqi capital, according to a report carried by the Saudi News Agency.

 

Resistance hits US patrol with rocket-propelled grenades.

 

In their second reported attack Tuesday in Baghdad, Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol in the area of Abu Ghurayb on Tuesday with rockets wounding several.  The Qatari News Agency reported that the US forces immediately closed the main road leading to the area and began raids and searches looking for the Resistance fighters.

 

Explosions rock US headquarters in Baghdad.

 

A series of powerful explosions shook the area of the US-occupied Republican Palace compound in Baghdad on Tuesday morning.  The compound, which serves as the headquarters for the US occupation and their puppet regime is called “the green zone” by the Americans.

 

The Qatari News Agency reported that the blasts came less than 24 hours after the propaganda show in which the US handed “authority” over Iraq from one set of American puppets to another set, leaving the US military in real control of the country as it has been since the US invasion in spring 2003.

 

Resistance hits puppet police station in al-Mahmudiyah.

 

Early Tuesday morning Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a puppet police station in al-Mahmudiyah, 20 miles south of Baghdad, killing one puppet policeman and one other person claimed to be a “civilian,” according to puppet policeman Sattar al-Gharari.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces opened fire Tuesday on a US aggressor patrol in the al-A‘zamiyah neighborhood, a predominantly Sunni part of north Baghdad.  US military propaganda claimed that there were no American casualties, but alleged that one Iraqi civilian was killed, according to a report issued by an official in the puppet so-called “Iraqi interior ministry,” who spoke on condition of anonymity.

 

Iraqi Resistance battles US snipers on outskirts to ar-Ramadi.

 

One Iraqi was killed and four others wounded in armed clashes between Iraqi Resistance forces and American snipers at a military checkpoint at the eastern entrance to the city of ar-Ramadi.  Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported that one car was set ablaze in the course of the battle.  There was no immediate information on the extent of casualties among the US aggressor troops.

 

Iraqi Resistance blows up oil pipeline south of Baghdad.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under an oil pipeline running through the al-Yusufiyah district south of Baghdad.  According to al-‘Arabiyah satellite TV tongues of flame and clouds of smoke could be seen rising from the scene as puppet so-called “Iraqi civil defense forces” were rushed to the area to put out the blaze.

 

Al-‘Arabiyah noted that this was the second attack of its kind on the pipeline in the last few days.

 

British mercenary killed by Resistance in Mosul.

 

The British Ministry of Defence announced on Tuesday that a British mercenary was killed when his car was ambushed by Iraqi Resistance fighters.  A spokesman for the British ministry said that Julian Davis of Wales, a “security consultant” – a euphemism for “mercenary” – was working in Iraq training puppet policemen to serve the Anglo-American occupation when he was killed in Mosul, 390km north of Baghdad.  The spokesman said that the company that employed Davis had informed his family that his corpse would be sent home to Britain for burial.

 

Resistance kills two Kurdish chauvinist militiamen in battles in Mosul.

 

Medical sources in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul reported that two members of the Kurdish chauvinist collaborationist militia, the Peshmergah, were killed and two others wounded in battles with Iraqi Resistance fighters in al-Karamah neighborhood in eastern Mosul.

 

Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported that a hospital source said the dead and wounded were brought to Mosul Hospital.

 

Resistance bomb wounds Kurdish chauvinist puppet police official.

 

An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded as a director of the puppet police in the city of Kirkuk, a senior Kurdish chauvinist, was heading to work, killing one of his guards and wounding him and two others, puppet police said.  Colonel Ahmad al-Hamawandi, the head of puppet police in the largely Kurdish district of Azadi in Kirkuk, suffered what were described as minor injuries in the attack that occurred about 8:50am, according to puppet police Colonel Sarhat Qadir.

 

Ahmad al-Hamawandi is a member of the chauvinist collaborationist Kurdish party that calls itself the Kurdistan Democratic Party and is led by American agent Mas‘urd Barizani.  The Azadi district police station is the largest of the seven puppet police stations in the city of Kirkuk, and supervises the predominantly Kurdish areas of the city.

 

Al-Hamawandi’s driver, 28-year-old Khalil Jalil, was killed in the blast that occurred on the ad-Dubbat neighborhood in the southern part of the city.

 

US invaders turn Iraqi weapons into scrap, then sell them to “Israel.”

 

Iraqi sources have disclosed that after destroying Iraq’s munitions factories and military installations, the American aggressors have turned captured Iraqi weapons into scrap metal, which they export to “Israel,” Japan, and India.

 

According to the 29 June 2004 issue of the Jordanian daily al-‘Arab al-Yawm, a correspondent for the paper visited border crossings where he observed and photographed the “scrap” being shipped out of Iraq.  He spoke with informed Iraqi sources who reported that the occupation forces stole Iraqi military equipment.  From direct observation, the correspondent saw that most of the “scrap” loaded on trucks consists of  old and new model Iraqi tanks, which have been broken down to facilitate their shipment; armored personnel carriers; artillery shells; light arms; hand grenades; and missiles named for Iraqi President Saddam Husayn.  Profits from the sale of the “scrap” of course go to the US aggressors and their appointed stooges.

 

US troops carry out wave of raids and arrests in al-‘Amiriyah district in Baghdad.

 

US aggressor troops carried out a wave of raids and arrests in the al-‘Amiriyah district of Baghdad, arresting a large number of people “suspected” of involvement with the Iraqi Resistance.  Eyewitnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that on Sunday US invader troops massed, fully armed, and backed up by armored vehicles and Humvees to launch the campaign.

 

The most prominent person arrested in the latest wave of arrests was Shaykh Waddah Sadid and his brothers, on of the well known tribal shaykhs residing in the area.

 

Three Turkish hostages released after Turkey rises to demonstrate against the criminal Bush.

 

The Iraqi Resistance group that calls itself the Group of Tawhid and Jihad on Tuesday announced that it had released three Turkish hostages it had been holding in Iraq.  On a video tape broadcast by al-Jazeera satellite TV, the three Turks appeared surrounded by Resistance fighters, one of whom announced that the hostages were being released after the Turkish people rose in protest at the visit of US President Bush to their country.  The release also came after the Turks promised not to work any more with the occupation troops.

 

US Associated Press exposes American propaganda nonsense.

 

An indication of the meaningless character of the charade of “transfer of power” and the official US announcement of the “end of the occupation” was the information quoted on Tuesday by the US Associated Press (AP) that “despite the formal end of the occupation, about 160,000 soldiers, mostly Americans, remain in Iraq.”

 

US to call up military retirees to go to Iraq.

 

Faced with the rapidly collapsing situation in Iraq, the US army is preparing to notify about 5,600 retired and discharged soldiers who are not members of the National Guard or Reserve that they will be involuntarily recalled to active duty for possible service in Iraq or Afghanistan, Army officials said Tuesday, according to a dispatch from the American Associated Press (AP).   It marks the first time the Army has called on the Individual Ready Reserve, as this category of reservists is known, in substantial numbers since the 1991 30-nation aggression against Iraq.

 

Those who are part of the involuntary call up are likely to be assigned to National Guard or Reserve units that have been mobilized for duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to Army officials who discussed some details Tuesday on condition they not be identified because a public announcement was planned for Wednesday.

 

Members of Congress were being notified of the decision Tuesday, the officials said.

 

Unlike members of the National Guard and Reserve, the individual reservists do not perform regularly scheduled training. Any former enlisted soldier who did not serve at least eight years on active duty is in the Individual Ready Reserve pool, as are all officers who have not resigned their commission.

 

The Army has been reviewing its list of 118,000 eligible individual reservists for several weeks in search of qualified people in certain high-priority skill areas like civil affairs.

 

 

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Wednesday, 30 June 2004.

 

US violently bombs neighborhoods of al-Fallujah Wednesday night.

 

US aggressor aircraft carried out violent attacks on a number of neighborhoods in the city of al-Fallujah on Wednesday night.  The Industrial Zone in the south of the city and the al-‘Askari neighborhood in the north of the city were particularly hard hit.

 

The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reports that US airplanes fired missiles and dropped cluster bombs – attacks that were followed up by the strafing of helicopter gunships.

 

In the face of the ferocious US attack, many residents of the neighborhoods have been leaving their homes, as Iraqi Resistance fighters in the area dig in and muster their determination to confront a new wave of US aggression.

 

US aircraft drop ballistic bomb-laden containers on al-Fallujah.

 

US aircraft on Wednesday night dropped eight murderous container bombs on several neighborhoods of al-Fallujah.  American helicopters dropped two containers on the al-‘Askari neighborhood and six on the Industrial Zone and ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood, which are separated from each other only by one street.

 

A container bomb or crater bomb consists of an aluminium box that contains 755 bombs, each weighing one kilogramme.  Helicopters drop the weapons from the highest possible altitude in order that their payload might get maximum distribution.

 

Wednesday night’s bombs inflicted great damage on the three neighborhoods.

 

In his report posted at 1:30am Mecca time, Thursday, 1 July 2004, the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that gunfire was still resounding in the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood, but said that the canister bombs had fortunately not caused any casualties, thanks to the fact that the areas had already been evacuated in the face of heavy fighting with the US invaders opposite those areas.

 

US snipers had deployed in areas of elevated terrain that look down upon the neighborhoods in order to snipe at the residents.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam speculated that the reason for the vicious US bombardment of those districts of the city was the fact that a large American supply column was passing by the city from the north to the south and the air attacks were intended to distract the Resistance from the convoy.

 

Earlier in the week, Resistance in the vicinity of al-Fallujah succeeded in cutting of the US forces gathered outside the city by striking all land convoys seeking to bring in supplies.

 

US rockets family in the courtyard of their al-Fallujah home.  Four dead, 10 wounded.

 

US aircraft rocketed a house in ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood of al-Fallujah on Wednesday night, martyring four Iraqis, all members of one family.  Ten other people were wounded in the American attack, four of them seriously.

 

The American aircraft fired a rocket at the courtyard of a house where family members were gathered at 10:00pm Wednesday night, Mecca time.

 

The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported that most of the wounded are women and children.  The dead include an elderly man, a youth, a woman, and a small child whose small body was torn apart.  The child’s torso was found without head or legs.

 

At the time the correspondent’s report was posted (12:30am Thursday, 1 July 2004, Mecca time), ambulances were still pulling bodies out of the rubble.

 

After massing during the night, US troops pull back from al-Fallujah’s environs.

 

US aggressor troops on Wednesday withdrew in every direction from the environs of the city of al-Fallujah, according to the local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam.  As a result of the US pull-back, the American forces are on the opposite side of the highway from al-Fallujah and there are six American tanks to the east of the city.

 

US troops had massed around the city on Tuesday night, prompting the city’s defenders to anticipate an American attack on the city.  The Resistance prepared for an attack and evacuated civilians from districts particularly at risk.

 

Before dawn Wednesday, however, it became clear that the concentration of forces was intended to divert the attention of the Resistance from a major supply convoy that was sent out from Baghdad to al-Habbaniyah base.  The Resistance in the areas through which the supplies were to arrive immediately went into action to prevent the convoy from getting through.

 

The correspondent also reported that from time to time the US concentrates and then disperses its forces around the city in an effort to tire out the Resistance and to look for weak points in the defenses.  Such antics are also intended as a form of psychological warfare, an effort to keep the city’s defenders off balance.

 

Resistance mortar attack wounds 11 US troops.

 

A propaganda mouthpiece for the US occupation forces has admitted that 11 US troops were wounded on Wednesday morning in an Iraqi Resistance mortar attack on a US base near Saddam International Airport. Agence France Presse (AFP) reported the US spokesman as saying that 10 mortar shells crashed into the US base and that the wounded had been evacuated.

 

Resistance attacks puppet police station near Karbala’ Wednesday morning.

 

An officer in the puppet police force in al-Husayniyah reported that the al-Husayniyah puppet police station, 20km north of Karbala’ came under an armed attack at dawn on Wednesday.  The United Arab Emirates newspaper al-Bayan reported Wednesday that a battle took place in the area that left one puppet policeman wounded and destroyed one puppet police car.  The puppet police were also unable to pursue their attackers.

 

Jaysh al-Mahdi militia takes puppet policemen hostage in an-Najaf.

 

Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen, loyal to Shi‘i cleric Muqtada as-Sadr captured nine puppet policemen in the puppet police station near the tomb of the Imam ‘Ali in an-Najaf on Wednesday.

 

A puppet security source told the German Press Agency (DPA) that Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen took nine puppet policemen hostage in al-Maydan police station, 400 meters from the tomb of the Imam ‘Ali.  The militiamen also seized a number of police cars.  Al-Bayan also reported that the Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen deployed in large numbers throughout the Wadi as-Salam district in the area of the Shi‘i shrine in the center of an-Najaf.

 

Bomb explodes in as-Samawah.

 

Eyewitnesses reported that there was an explosion on Wednesday morning in the town of as-Samawah, 270km south of Baghdad, headquarters for a reported 530 Japanese aggressor troops.  The blast, however, reportedly caused no significant casualties.

 

Reuters reported that a few people received minor wounds in the explosion, and that the blast was not close to the Japanese invaders’ camp.

 

In last weeks in power, Bremer signed 97 decrees imposing rules, personnel on new “Interim Iraqi Government.”

 

In an exclusive story from Baghdad, Dr. Hamid ‘Abdallah of the Bahraini newspaper Akhbar al-Khalij for 30 June 2004, reported that sources in the Iraqi puppet government had disclosed that US civil administrator L. Paul Bremer had issued 97 administrative, political and legal decrees between 14 and 28 June, in the last days prior to his flight out of Iraq.  These decrees are to remain in force even after the so-called “transfer of authority” and imposing curbs on the so-called “Interim Government” whose prime minister has no authority to overrule or nullify.  In addition, sources in the puppet regime’s security agencies report that a scandal-ridden American company is to take on the task of guarding the Iraqi president, prime-minister, and members of government under the new “independent” regime.

 

The sources told Akhbar al-Khalij that before the hand over to the new “Interim Government,” Bremer signed a number of decrees that changed a large number of existing laws and appointed more than 10 Iraqis to government posts for long, several-year terms in an attempt to impose his conception of rule on the regime in Baghdad.   The decrees are to remain valid until an elected Iraqi regime government takes over, and some of the decrees affect how those elections themselves are to be carried out. 

 

The sources pointed out that among the controversial decrees was an electoral law that gives a council of seven persons the authority to deny individuals, groups, and political parties the right to participate in the elections.

 

Bremer, in his final decrees, also appointed a National Security Adviser and the Chief of Iraqi Intelligence who are to serve five-year continuous terms.  In accordance with this decree, those posts will be occupied by Bremer’s appointees even after a new government takes over, and it will be outside the authority of the Iraqi Prime Minister to appoint any other persons to those positions instead of them.

 

Bremer also appointed a group of Iraqis, chosen for him by his aides, to important posts in the puppet “Interim Government.”  A General Inspector, for example, was appointed for each government ministry and given a term of five years.  Bremer appointed a Committee to Organize Communications, Radio, and Commercial Paper Market Affairs.  He appointed a commissioner to oversee the public sector who will have the authority to take “corrupt officials” to court.

 

Many Iraqi observers, including even ministers and officials in the puppet “Interim Government,” believe that by issuing these laws and decrees, Bremer sought to impose long-term close US control over the country.

 

Regime security sources report that the occupation authorities will give the task of guarding Iraqi officials to the American firm DynCorp, a private security company based in Reston, Virginia.  DynCorp is well known for the scandalous behavior of its employees when the firm was employed by the United Nations in Bosnia as an “international police force.”  Several employees were implicated in the buying and selling of prostitutes, including a 12-year old girl, and the videotaping of a rape.  DynCorp is also the object of a law suit in Ecuador filed by peasants who allege that the company used aircraft to spray herbicides in Colombia in an effort to wipe out coca crops, but that the herbicides also fell or leached across the border into their country and caused strange illnesses that killed children as well as legitimate crops over a large expanse of territory.  Hundreds of Ecuadoran peasants have fled their homes as a result of what they allege amounts to the use of biological weapons.

 

DynCorp was also among the leading recipients of fat contracts from the US occupation in Iraq for such things as “rebuilding” the security infrastructure, equipping prisons, and training puppet police.

 

Muhammad ad-Duri: there’s no “Iraqi sovereignty” until the occupation leaves.

 

Iraq’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Muhammad ad-Duri said on Wednesday that sovereignty would not return to Iraq on 30 June; and would not return to the Iraqis until the occupation has left the country.

 

In an interview with the Lebanese television station LBC, ad-Duri asked, “how can we talk about sovereignty when the wealth of Iraq is still in the hands of the foreign occupier?  How can we talk about the return of sovereignty to Iraqis when Iraq’s oil is still in the hands of the occupation?”

 

Ad-Duri said that the “federalism” that some parties in Iraq are seeking to impose amounts to a partition of the country.  As to reports that the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would be training a new Iraqi army, ad-Duri noted that Iraq already has an army and therefore is in no need of training by NATO or any other foreign “experts.”

 

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