Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 13 September 2004 through Thursday, 16 September 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
Monday, 13 September 2004.
US targets ambulance with rocket killing 7, as American raids on al-Fallujah massacre 20 civilians.
A US airstrike on the city of al-Fallujah on Monday morning martyred some 20 civilians, seven of them were aboard an ambulance taking wounded to the hospital. Women and children were among the dead. Eye witnesses saw columns of black smoke rising over al-Fallujah and said that hundreds of families had begun to flee the city before increasingly vicious and lethal US pressure on the population.
Two US troops killed in ambush near al-Fallujah.
Iraqi Resistance forces disabled an Abrams tank in an attack near the railroad tracks northeast of al-Fallujah, killing two US troops, according to the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam.
US troops killed in ambush in ar-Ramadi.
Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed two US armored vehicles in ar-Ramadi on Monday killing several US troops, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. The two vehicles were totally destroyed in the Resistance rocket-propelled grenade attack on the main public street in the city.
Resistance attacks troop transports in ar-Ramadi Monday night.
More than 13 US troops were reported killed on Monday evening when two US troop transport vehicles were set ablaze in a Resistance ambush in the city of ar-Ramadi. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance fired rocket-propelled grenades at the two vehicles at 9:55pm local time in front of the former cinema in the city. The correspondent reported eyewitnesses as saying that the attack left the two vehicles ablaze and that they saw 13 Americans dead as a result of the attack, though the total number was likely to be higher.
Resistance attacks US column near Ba‘qubah.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US column in the Khan Bani Sa‘d area south of Ba‘qubah with rocket propelled grenades and BKCs, destroying two Humvees and killing at least six US troops according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam, who added that the first Resistance shells were fired at 8:00pm local time.
Seven US troops said killed in ambush in at-Taji.
Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a US patrol of three Humvees at 3:30pm Monday afternoon as they were passing through the city of at-Taji north of Baghdad. The Resistance had prepared for their arrival and first detonated bombs destroying one Humvee, and then attacked with BKCs killing seven US troops. The third Humvee fled towards at-Taji base.
Three American officers killed in Monday morning ambush in al-Ishaqiyah.
Three Americans, believed to be officers in the US military, were killed on Monday morning in al-Ishaqiyah, north of Baghdad, when the Iraqi Resistance used rocket-propelled grenades to destroy a GMC 2004 Suburban that was being escorted by two Humvees. After the attack the troops from the Humvees were observed pulling three bodies from the Suburban. GMC Suburbans are regularly used by high officers and intelligence officers in the occupation forces.
US snipers shoot people entering hospital on Hayfa Street in Baghdad.
American snipers on Hayfa Street in Baghdad on Monday spent their afternoon picking off Iraqis going up the steps to the Saddam Medical Center across the street from their perch. Five Iraqis, three of them children, were shot to death by the US troops in this manner, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
The correspondent wrote that the snipers remained in their position from 12:00noon until 4:00pm shooting at people entering the hospital, already crowded with sick and injured people as a result of the heavy fighting that shook the area in recent days.
Meanwhile US Apache helicopters strafed shops along the same road, killing three vendors.
As midnight approached on Monday night, violent fighting had again broken out in the Hayfa Street area.
Four US troops killed in attack midday Monday.
At 1:00pm Monday afternoon Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed US troops near al-Ishaqi, north of Baghdad, destroying two Humvees and killing four US troops.
Six suspected intelligence officers killed in Resistance ambush on secret convoy.
Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a US column on the highway near al-Yusufiyah. The convoy was transporting some sort of cargo that was kept concealed from views. A number of Humvees escorted the US convoy as well as three GMC 2004 Suburbans. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that during the ambush, that took place at 11:00am local time Monday, Resistance fighters focused their efforts on targeting the GMCs since they usually are driven by high-ranking officers or members of US intelligence. The scene looked particularly suspicious since the cargo on the trucks was unusually well concealed.
Two of the GMC vehicles were destroyed in the ambush and three passengers in each one were killed.
At least four US troops killed in Monday evening ambush in al-Yusufiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a US column near al-Yusufiyah on the highway to al-Fallujah at 6:00pm Monday evening. Four US troops were reported killed when a four-wheel drive vehicle and two fuel tank trucks were destroyed.
Resistance takes out two US GMC vehicles in al-‘Amiriyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a group of GMC cars believed to be driven by American intelligence officers in the al-‘Amiriyah tunnel. The Resistance fired rocket-propelled grenades and BKCs at the vehicles, destroying one totally and disabling a second. The remaining two fled, despite damage they received in the attack.
Resistance bomb, ambush kill four US troops in al-‘Amil.
At 7:30pm Monday evening a US patrol made up of Humvees struck an Iraqi Resistance bomb in the al-‘Amil section of Baghdad on the highway leading to Saddam International Airport. Eyewitnesses reported that three Humvees fled, leaving a fourth easy prey to the Resistance who wiped out the four US troops aboad.
Twenty Resistance shells pound military academy in Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance forces lobbed twenty 120mm heavy mortar rounds into the military academy in ar-Rustamiyah, Baghdad on Monday at 8:15am. An employee told Mafkarat al-Islam that the rounds landed in the middle of the academy.
Resistance pummels US “green zone” headquarters in Baghdad.
Three Grad rockets blasted into the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace compound in Baghdad – which the Americans have dubbed the “green zone” sending plumes of black and white smoke rising into the sky over the top-security area.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US convoy in ar-Ridwaniyah west of Baghdad on Monday at 8:45am local time. The blast killed four persons who were aboard a Humvee, which was totally destroyed, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Bomb kills two US troops in ad-Durah.
Two US troops were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US column on the highway in the ad-Durah area south of Baghdad at 8:30am Monday. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the blast disabled a Humvee in addition to killing the two Americans.
Resistance shells US base in ad-Durah.
Iraqi Resistance forces violently shelled the US as-Suqur base in the ad-Durah area on Monday using high-explosive 120mm mortar shells, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
One American killed in al-Latifiyah clash.
A fierce firefight broke out in al-Latifiyah, south of Baghdad on Monday between a group of Resistance fighters and a joint US-Iraqi puppet foot patrol at 9:10am. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that eight Iraqi puppet troops were killed as was one American. One Resistance fighter was martyred and two others wounded.
Eight Marines killed in al-Latifiyah.
A series of Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a patrol of US Marines in al-Latifiyah on Monday morning at 9:30am. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the blasts totally destroyed an amphibious vehicle, turning it into a ball of flaming wreckage. The vehicle apparently rode over two double bombs and the resulting massive explosions left eight Marines aboard it dead.
Afternoon and evening action in al-Latifiyah.
At 3:30pm Monday afternoon, Iraqi Resistance forces attacked and destroyed the puppet police headquarters in al-Latifiyah. Ten puppet policemen were killed in the attack, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
At 4:30 Monday afternoon, Iraqi Resistance forces attacked US troops in the area of al-Latifiyah disabling one Humvee and one armored vehicle and killing six US troops, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Puppet governor of Dahuk survives assassination attempt.
Iraqi Resistance forces made an attempt to assassinate the US-appointed governor of Dahuk in northern Iraq on Monday when they detonated a bomb under his motorcade. Puppet governor Nijrafan Ahmad survived the attack, but two of his companions were wounded, according to Abu Dhabi TV.
Ten British troops killed in al-Basrah Sunday night.
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Basrah reported Monday that the local Iraqi Resistance had attacked British forces at in the former Presidential Palace in the al-Barradi‘i section of the city at 11:00pm Sunday night with rocket-propelled grenades. The attack destroyed one British Landrover and killed 10 British troops. Eight others were wounded.
Al-Quds al-‘Arabi, London, Tuesday, 14 September 2004.
Tuesday, 14 September 2004.
Fierce fighting in Baghdad.
Fierce fighting broke out on Tuesday in Baghdad near the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace area, dubbed the “green zone” by the American invaders. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the battles broke out on Hayfa Street, about 2,800 meters from the top security US “green zone.” The battles that continued for several hours left one American tank destroyed and at least five US troops dead.
In the course of the day’s fighting, Resistance forces brought down one US Apache helicopter at noon, as American occupation troops had sealed off the street with more than 12 Abrams tanks, 28 Bradley armored vehicles and Humvees, in addition to more than 200 US troops and 200 puppet soldiers. Four Apache helicopters gave cover to US assaults from the air.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent, himself sealed off on the street, reported that the US helicopters were firing at anything that moved in the street, and that so far they had shot dead 12 Iraqi civilians, including women and children.
Snipers were at work too from their perch atop the Saddam Medical Center building. Two children, 10-year old Muhammad and eight-year old Bikr, were killed with shots to the neck and head respectively. As he contributed his report, posted at 3:30pm Mecca time (4:30pm Baghdad time) the correspondent wrote that because of the intense American sniper fire, none of the local people dared approach the bodies of the two children that still lay in the street.
Resistance forces have refrained from returning fire at the US snipers for fear of hitting patients in the hospital.
American helicopters have dropped snipers on the rooftops of eight residential buildings in the area, each one of them some 16 stories tall. In other cases US troops have stormed into private homes, confined residents to specific rooms and taken over the rest of the house for use as sniper outposts.
In addition to the correspondent now encircled with the Resistance fighters, Mafkarat al-Islam also had two other correspondents covering the battle, one outside the US encirclement at the north end of the street, the second at the south end of the street.
Resistance forces were fighting back with all the weapons in their arsenal – 82mm and 60mm mortars, C5Kx, SBJ9s, BKCs, and rocket-propelled grenades (RPG-7s). Witnesses reported that some of the Resistance fighters were using Strela rockets.
The correspondent reported that more than 20 US troops had been killed in the day’s extremely intense battle. Two Iraqi puppet forces pickup trucks were destroyed in the as-Saddamiyah area adjacent to Hayfa Street were destroyed with Resistance rocket propelled grenades, killing 12 puppet troops. A US Humvee was disabled.
In a report filed at 4:45pm Mecca time (5:45pm Baghdad time) the correspondent wrote that the US forces had advanced 20 meters beyond their former front line in the course of the fighting, but then the Resistance threw them back 40 meters. American Reinforcements were later seen moving up from the al-‘Alawi area to Hayfa Street.
Resistance kills five suspected CIA agents.
Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed two vehicles carrying Americans believed to belong to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) north of the city of Mosul on the road to as-Sulaymaniyah. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that two supposed CIA agents were riding in the first vehicle, a Mitsubishi; while three persons were aboard the second vehicle, a GMC. Both vehicles were totally destroyed in the attack and all aboard were killed.
Fighting reported in Madinat as-Sadr.
It was reported on Tuesday afternoon that clashes had erupted between US aggressor troops and the Jaysh al-Mahdi in the Madinat as-Sadr area of Baghdad.
AP reports Resistance car bomb shakes puppet police station in Baghdad, witnesses blame US rocketfire.
According to the American Associated Press (AP) an Iraqi Resistance car bomb on Tuesday ripped through a busy market near a Baghdad puppet police headquarters where Iraqi collaborators were waiting to apply for jobs on the force, killing 75 and wounding 114. The AP said that the bomb was inside a Toyota vehicle parked near the market and a short distance down the road from the police headquarters, which was closed to traffic, according to puppet so-called “Interior Ministry” spokesman Colonel ‘Adnan ‘Abd ar-Rahman.
Angry crowds of young men pumped their fists in the air and denounced President Bush and US puppet so-called “interim prime minister” Iyyad ‘Allawi. “Bush is a dog,” they chanted.
The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in Baghdad reported that eyewitnesses in the al-Karakh district of Baghdad were saying that the attack that left some 47 people dead was the result not of a car bomb but of two rockets fired by an American F-16 fighter bomber on a gathering of people in front of the puppet police station.
Tuesday evening Resistance attacks.
At 6:00pm Tuesday Resistance forces attacked an American patrol of two Bradley armored vehicles, disabling one and killing two US troops.
At 7:30pm Resistance forces attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet force patrol made up of several American Humvees and Iraqi stooge Landrovers. One Humvee was disabled and a Landrover destroyed. One American and three puppet troops were killed in the attack.
Six US troops were killed at 6:30pm Tuesday evening when the Iraqi Resistance fired rocket-propelled grenades at a US column of several military fuel tank trucks. Three tankers were totally destroyed and the six soldiers died inside, Mafkarat al-Islam reported.
Five US troops were killed in an Iraqi Resistance ambush on their patrol in the Abu Ghurayb area. A Resistance bomb exploded at 6:45pm local time, destroying a Humvee and killing the five US troops aboard it. The force of the blast, probably from two bombs going off at once, threw the Humvee into the river. None of the five soldiers aboard the vehicle came up.
One US soldier was killed and two others wounded in al-‘Amiriyah district west of Baghdad when the Iraqi Resistance fighters firing BKCs attacked a US patrol consisting of two Humvees and a Bradley armored vehicle.
At 9:30pm local time the Iraqi Resistance resumed its rocket attacks on Saddam International Airport with a barrage of powerful Grad rockets.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the military academy in ar-Rustamiyah with ten 120mm mortar shells sending up clouds of smoke.
Iraqi Resistance forces pounded the US base in the area of Balad with two waves or Iraqi rockets. Grad missiles crashed into the US compound in two barrages of four rockets each at about 7:09pm Tuesday, according to eye witnesses who spoke to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
A US Humvee fell into an Iraqi Resistance ambush that destroyed the vehicle and killed two of the Americans according to Mafkarat al-Islam in a report posted at 1:20am Wednesday, Mecca time.
Resistance rockets US base southwest of Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired 10 Grad rockets into the US airbase located southwest of Baghdad on Tuesday according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam, who wrote that there were two attacks on the facility, one at 8:00am and the second at 12:00noon.
Resistance attacks puppet police van in Ba‘qubah.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a van carrying puppet police home from work in Ba‘qubah, killing 11 officers and a “civilian,” according to said Qaisar Hamid of Ba‘qubah General Hospital. The attack occurred when the policemen were returning to their station after they were told that a trip to a training camp has been postponed, said an officer, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Other action in the Ba‘qubah area.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the US base at the entrance to the city of Ba‘qubah with rockets and then again with Katyusha rockets targeted on the city airport, now a base occupied by the US invaders.
The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that five Katyushas crashed into the airport.
Tuesday afternoon three US troops were killed and a fourth wounded near Hazar, near Ba‘qubah as their vehicle ran over an Iraqi Resistance land mine.
Also near Ba‘qubah, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the village of Kan‘an north of Ba‘qubah, disabling an Abrams tank. Another US tank showed up afterward and towed it to a transport vehicle that took it away.
Huge blast shakes US as-Suqur base.
A massive explosion reportedly rocked the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad at noon Tuesday according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. Thick clouds of smoke still enveloped the facility four and a half hours after the blast.
Resistance fires eight powerful Grad rockets into Saddam International Airport.
Iraqi Resistance forces pounded Saddam International Airport south west of Baghdad with eight high-powered Grad rockets at 7:00pm Tuesday night. Repeated explosions were heard inside the camp after the rockets struck the US-occupied facility.
Resistance battles US forces Tuesday night in al-Latifiyah.
Fighting resumed on Tuesday night at about 8:00pm in al-Latifiyah, 25km south of Baghdad. An Iraqi puppet army Nissan pickup was set ablaze and one US Humvee disabled. One Iraqi puppet soldier was killed and five US and Iraqi puppet troops were wounded, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
US admits two soldiers killed in Baghdad.
The US military admitted on Tuesday that two American troops had died in a Resistance attack on their patrol in Baghdad. Three others had been wounded, the American propaganda mouthpieces admitted when the Resistance opened fire and threw hand grenades at them.
Resistance blasts oil pipeline junction, shuts down power throughout whole country.
Iraqi Resistance fighters blew up a junction where multiple oil pipelines cross the Tigris River in northern Iraq on Tuesday, setting off a chain reaction in power generation systems that left the entire country without power, puppet officials said.
Firefighters struggled to put out the blaze after the attack near Bayji, 155 miles north of Baghdad. Crude oil cascaded down the hillside into the river. Fire burned atop the water, fueled by the gushing oil.
Bayji is the point where several oil pipelines converge, said Lieutenant Colonel Lee Morrison of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
One of them apparently was a domestic pipeline that fed a local power plant. The explosion set off a fire that melted cables and led to the power outage, electricity officials said. “Bayji is the chokepoint,” Morrison told the US Associated Press (AP). “It's so easy to hit.”
Wednesday, 15 September 2004.
Eight US troops reported killed in ar-Ramadi as Resistance executes spy in the city.
At least eight US troops were reported killed on Wednesday evening in ar-Ramadi, west of Baghdad. The hour of 8:00pm local time Wednesday night found US troops battling Iraqi Resistance forces in front of the governorate building in the city. The Resistance used rocket-propelled grenades to destroy two US Humvees, killing at least eight American troops aboard them.
Iraqi Resistance forces also captured a traitor spy who had been working for the US occupation forces. The spy was executed in front of the al-Qattani police station after it was proven that he had been an agent for the occupation.
Sharp battles erupt in ar-Ramadi Wednesday night. US pushes fresh Korean soldiers to front lines.
Fierce fighting broke out in ar-Ramadi, west of Baghdad, at about 8:30pm Wednesday night centered around The 1920 Revolution Street and the city’s industrial zone. The battles were still raging when the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam posted his report at 9:35pm local time (8:35pm Mecca time).
The correspondent wrote that US troops were using armored vehicles and Abrams tanks and received air support from Apache helicopters. The helicopters strafe and shell from a distance out of fear of being shot down by Resistance anti-aircraft missiles.
Resistance fighters were using medium BKCs and rocket-propelled grenades – both the anti-tank and anti-personnel type.
The correspondent reports that south Korean troops who recently arrived in Baghdad are taking part in the battle. These men have spent less than two weeks in Iraq before being sent to the front lines in ar-Ramadi by their American masters, eager to reduce US casualties as the American elections approach. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reports, however, that the Americans have done the Koreans a great disservice by not allowing them to adjust gradually from the more “secure” to the “least secure” parts of rebellious Iraq, and they have now proven to be easy targets for the seasoned and resourceful Resistance fighters of the area.
Resistance attack near al-Fallujah leaves eight Americans dead.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US command post on the road to as-Saqlawiyah 1.5km south of the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood of al-Fallujah at 4:25pm Wednesday afternoon.
The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported that Resistance fighters used the SPG-9 – an improved version of the rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) – to fire more than 16 explosive shots at the command post.
One troop transport vehicle was destroyed in the attack and another disabled. A Humvee was also destroyed, and at least eight US troops were reported killed.
Resistance fires noon-time barrage on Saddam International Airport.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired nine Katyusha rockets at Saddam International Airport in al-‘Amiriyah at 12:00 noon Wednesday according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Four US Marines die in Resistance ambush, US helicopter responds by killing nine civilians in the area.
Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a US Marine patrol in al-Yusufiyah, south of Baghdad at 12:30pm Wednesday. The patrol was made up of four amphibious armored vehicles, one of which was destroyed in the attack, killing four US Marines, and wounding several others.
Minutes after the attack, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the area a US Cobra helicopter was observed flying into the area with a range of 4km. It began firing at any moving target that it came upon, killing six Iraqi civilians who were working in their fields, one taxi driver, and two children who were playing on the roof of their house.
Three US troops killed in Resistance attack in al-Khalidiyah Wednesday.
Three US troops were killed in al-Khalidiyah when Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked US forces and destroyed a Humvee under the al-Khalidiyah bridge, and disabled an American Abrams tank in front of the police station. The Humvee was apparently parked and waiting for the arrival of an American patrol when the Resistance destroyed it. The local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported the attack.
Resistance bomb near al-Khalidiyah kills three, wounds two US soldiers Wednesday afternoon.
Iraqi Resistance forces destroyed one US Humvee with a bomb near ash-Shaykh Mas‘ud, 15km from al-Khalidiyah at 2:00pm local time Wednesday afternoon. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that three US troops were killed and two others wounded when the Humvee struck the bomb.
Resistance mortar barrages strike US troops in al-Habbaniyah and the Eighth Brigade west of ar-Ramadi.
Iraqi Resistance fighters fired ten 120mm mortar rounds at the US base in al-Habbaniyah, and another ten 120mm mortar rounds into the US Eighth Brigade west of ar-Ramadi on Wednesday, according to Mafkarat al-Islam correspondents in the area.
Four US troops die in Wednesday morning Resistance ambush of convoy south of Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing rocket-propelled grenades ambushed a US convoy bringing petroleum products and provisions to US forces near al-Yusufiyah at about 10:00am Wednesday. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that one US fuel tank truck was destroyed as were two civilian trucks being used by the US military. Four soldiers aboard the vehicles were killed.
Resistance blunts US attack on Hayfa Street in Baghdad.
In the encircled area of Hayfa Street under US siege, the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported Wednesday afternoon that an American patrol made up of four armored vehicles had attempted to break through the Resistance lines, but the defenders sprayed them with a hail of BKC fire as Iraqi sharpshooters fired at them from their hide outs. The American assault was forced back.
Resistance ambush in al-Latifiyah kills four American troops Wednesday morning.
Four US troops were killed 10:30am Wednesday when Iraqi Resistance opened fire intensively on a US patrol at their command post on the highway in al-Latifiyah, 25km south of Baghdad, according to a source in the al-Latifiyah puppet police who spoke with the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
One American killed in New Baghdad Resistance bombing Wednesday morning.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded as a US patrol of three Humvees was passing through the New Baghdad area in the south of the capital at 9:30 Wednesday morning, local time. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the attack killed one US soldier and wounded two others as it disabled a Humvee. Two civilian cars that were nearby were also damaged by the blast.
Four Americans killed in Resistance bombing in al-Qa’im Wednesday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces in al-Qa’im, on the border with Syria, mounted a rocket-propelled grenade attack on a US patrol at 9:00am Wednesday that totally destroyed one American Humvee. Eye witnesses told the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam that four bodies of US soldiers were taken from the scene and put aboard another Humvee in black body bags, indicating that they were dead. The Resistance attack took place in front of the governorate building in the city.
Four US troops reported killed near Salman Bak east of Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance forces mounted a rocket attack at a US patrol that destroyed a Humvee, disabled a Bradley armored vehicle and killed four US soldiers, according to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. The attack took place at 8:30am Wednesday in the Salman Bak area east of Baghdad.
Three US troops killed in Resistance ambush at Abu Ghurayb.
Three US occupation troops were killed and two others wounded when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol west of Baghdad at about 8:30am Wednesday morning. Eye witnesses told the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded as the US patrol was passing through the area of Abu Ghurayb. After the bombs detonated, the Resistance sprang on the Americans firing rocket-propelled grenades.
Resistance ambush kills six US intelligence agents, one US soldier in Diyala Province.
Six US intelligence officers were killed and one US soldier also died when Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed an American military column at 7:30am Wednesday morning in Diyala Province on the road to Baghdad.
The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US column consisted of Humvees and “civilian” GMC vehicles – the type used by US military intelligence. The Resistance attack destroyed two GMCs and killed three intelligence officers in the first car, and three in the second. A Humvee was disabled in the attack as well, killing one soldier who was aboard it.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent wrote that US intelligence agents and “Israeli” Mossad personnel ride GMC vehicles when they travel about occupied Iraq. British intelligence agents travel in Landrovers, and the Mossad agents sometimes also uses Mitsubishi vehicles. American and “Israeli” intelligence personnel usually put red Iraqi kuffiyeh’s on their heads when they drive around, in an attempt to pass for local people.
Resistance attack disables two CIA vehicles on road to Saddam International Airport.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under two “civilian” American GMC vehicles on the highway to Saddam International Airport at 7:00am Wednesday morning. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that both vehicles were disabled by the blast and could not move. Immediately helicopters arrived on the scene and hovered over the vehicles, as armored vehicles trundled up to the area to offer protection ion the ground. Officers of the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) regularly ride in GMC vehicles in occupied Iraq.
Resistance captures Lebanese captain working with US troops in Iraq.
Iraqi Resistance forces captured a Lebanese officer working for the US aggressor troops on Wednesday morning near the Eighth Brigade west of ar-Ramadi, according to a correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam. The capture came as the Resistance fighters attacked a US patrol and disabled an American Humvee that the offier was driving. The other American vehicles fled as combat began. The Lebanese officer, a captain tried to flee on foot but was quickly captured.
The Iraqi Resistance is trying to arrange an exchange of prisoners: men such as these held by the Resistance for their own fighters imprisoned by the US invaders in their many concentration camps. One such prisoner exchange took place earlier in the year when 250 prisoners being held in the notorious Abu Ghurayb facility were exchanged for captives held by the Resistance in al-Fallujah.
Thursday, 16 September 2004.
Fierce fighting rages in ar-Ramadi US, south Koreans killed, captured.
Fierce fighting broke out on Thursday morning between Iraqi Resistance forces and US occupation troops in the city of ar-Ramadi west of occupied Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the fighting erupted at about 7:00am local time and was still raging when he filed his report, which was posted at 12:55 local time (11:55 Mecca time) on the Mafkarat al-Islam website. There have been several casualties among the joint US-south Korean forces, he reported.
At the moment of writing, American snipers were deploying atop buildings in the area of The 1920 Revolution Street and on the roof of the governorate building. For their part Iraqi Resistance sharpshooters have taken up various positions in defense of the city.
An informed source told Mafkarat al-Islam that during the last three days of combat, Resistance fighters had captured a number of US occupation troops and south Korean soldiers. The Resistance had also taken possession of a Humvee and driven it off to an unknown location.
Iraqi sources report that operations of the Resistance now being carried out in ar-Ramadi are of a different type than those mounted earlier. The Resistance in nearby al-Fallujah are blocking and smashing any American attacks forcing them to withdraw. But the Resistance in ar-Ramadi are waging a protracted war of attrition, they say, trying to draw in the occupation troops, giving them the illusion that they have won and then springing sudden surprise attacks on them that inflict large-scale losses in their forces.
The correspondent noted that the largest movement of US supply convoys and patrols are now those headed for ar-Ramadi.
Resistance rocket assault timed for changing of the guard yields large numbers of US casualties east of ar-Ramadi Thursday morning.
A large number of American troops were killed and wounded and more than eight US Humvees were destroyed when the Iraqi Resistance launched a surprise rocket attack on an American camp east of ar-Ramadi at 8:00am Thursday morning. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance timed their attack to coincide with the changing of the guard and forces at the base that formerly served Iraqi special forces. Because of the timing of the attack, a large number of Americans were present and exposed when the powerful Grad rockets crashed into the camp.
At least 13 US troops reported killed in two Iraqi Resistance actions in the al-Fallujah area on Thursday.
At 9:00am, a US patrol in the village of Zawba’, south of al-Fallujah, came under an attack in which one Humvee was destroyed and three American troops killed and two others severely injured, lying on the ground for a long period of time, according to villagers who witnessed the incident.
At 2:00pm a series of bombs exploded under US column on the highway east of al-Fallujah. The explosives were extremely powerful and therefore were likely of the Austrian type – bombs made from the explosive material contained in artillery shells manufactured in Austria. Four Humvees were destroyed in the attack. Eyewitnesses were able to see 10 body bags carrying the corpses of US troops before the Americans drove them away from the scene of the attack a mere five minutes after it occurred. It is possible, therefore, that there were even more casualties in the attack
Five American troops killed near al-Fallujah Thursday morning.
Five US troops were killed when they ran over an Iraqi Resistance bomb near al-Fallujah Thursday morning. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported that the Resistance bomb went off as the American patrol was passing a point 15km east of the al-Fallujah at exactly 11:30am Thursday morning. Plumes of smoke rose from the wreckage of a Humvee under which two bombs exploded, destroying the vehicle and killing all the soldiers aboard. Eyewitnesses reported the taxi drivers who were nead the scene of the attack and whom the Americans detained afterwards reported seeing five bodies in black body bags at the site.
Iraqi sniper shoots and kills US soldier in al-Qa’im.
Iraqi sharpshooters shot and killed one US soldier who was on foot patrol on the main public street in the city of al-Qa’im on the border with Syria at around noon on Thursday.
US patrol in al-Qa’im breaks up into a brawl.
In another incident, the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US troops on a patrol got into a fistfight with one another. A patrol of 12 US foot soldiers on the main street in the 7th-of-April [Sab‘ah Nisan] neighborhood in al-Qa’im dissolved into a fight for reasons unknown to the reporter, and began hitting one another sometimes using boards.
Seven US troops reported killed in Resistance bombings near al-Qa’im Thursday morning.
Iraqi Resistance bombs detonated under a US patrol in the Sa‘dah area 6km east of al-Qa’im on the Syrian border. A US Humvee was totally destroyed in the explosions which took place at 6:00am Baghdad time Thursday morning. Eye witnesses told the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam that four US soldiers were killed in the explosion.
About one hour later, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under another American patrol in the Karabilah area 5km east of al-Qa’im destroying one Humvee, killing three US troops, and wounding two others apparently. The al-Qa’im correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the two injured soldiers appeared to be severely wounded, which he said was not surprising considering that nothing remained of the Humvee other than its wrecked skeleton.
Twelve US troops reported killed in Resistance attack near al-Khalidiyah Thursday afternoon.
At least 12 US troops were killed in an Iraqi Resistance guerrilla operation carried out Thursday afternoon in al-Hasbiyah ash-Sharqiyah in the al-Khalidiyah area.
A source in the al-Khalidiyah police force informed the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam that the Resistance attack destroyed at least three US Humvees and left no fewer than 12 American soldiers dead.
Five US troops killed when Resistance ambushes US convoy near Ba‘qubah.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked an American convoy passing near the village of Hazar near Ba‘qubah in Diyala Province at about 10:00am Thursday, local time. The Ba‘qubah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US convoy was carrying provisions and military equipment. Resistance fighters used rocket-propelled grenades to attack the vehicles. One vehicle loaded with provisions was set ablaze and a Humvee was destroyed. Five US soldiers were killed in the ambush.
Resistance ambush leaves one American, four Iraqi puppet soldiers dead.
Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a joint US-Iraqi puppet force patrol in the ar-Ridwaniyah area near ad-Duwyliyah at about 7:30am Thursday morning Baghdad time. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance fighters attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and BKCs, killing four Iraqi puppet soldiers and one US soldier. Two other American troops were wounded in the ambush.
Two American troops killed as Iraqi Resistance counter attacks US early-morning raid on Hayfa Street in Baghdad.
US aggressor troops carried out a raid in the Hayfa Street area at 6:30am Thursday. According to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam, American troops stormed the Hayfa Street area and then began a campaign of raids during which they ransacked homes of numerous Iraqis living in the area.
Meanwhile, however, Iraqi sharpshooters had been observing the movements of the Americans and suddenly opened up on them with intense fire, killing one US soldier who was driving one of the armored vehicles. The Hayfa Street correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Iraqi sharpshooters were also able to kill a US soldier who was on foot, whereupon the American patrol withdrew from the area, having failed to complete the storming of the neighborhood.
Resistance attack damages US intelligence vehicle near Saddam International Airport.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked two GMC vehicles in the al-‘Amil neighborhood of Baghdad near Saddam International Airport at about 11:45am Thursday morning. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-‘Amil neighborhood reported that the attack severely damaged one of the two GMC vehicles, which continued to try to drive until US reinforcements arrived to rescue them. GMC vehicles are regularly used by American intelligence officers.
Resistance bomb damages Abrams tank in al-Yusufiyah.
Iraqi Resistance fighters planted explosive devices on a road in the al-Yusufiyah area south of Baghdad and they exploded at about 8:20am Baghdad time when a US column passed over them. One Abrams tank was disabled. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that although the blast was very powerful, the extent of US casualties was unknown because American forces quickly closed off the entire area around the site.
Fighting reported in al-Latifiyah leaves a reported seven US troops dead.
Fierce clashes between the Iraqi Resistance and US aggressor troops erupted at about 11:30am in al-Latifiyah after a Resistance contingent ambushed an American patrol in the area. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that seven US troops were killed in the fighting and two Humvees destroyed.
The correspondent wrote that immediately after the Resistance ambush, the US troops responded by shooting at a civilian car that happened to be in the area. One man, two women, and a child were shot to death by the US troops’ gunfire.
Occupation arrests Mafkarat al-Islam employees in Baghdad.
In a dispatch posted at 7:30pm Mecca time Thursday, Mafkarat al-Islam apologized to readers for delays in its Iraq coverage starting Wednesday night. The problems were due to the fact that two employees of the Mafkarat al-Islam office in Iraq were arrested Wednesday afternoon in the as-Sayyidiyah area of the occupied Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The website reports that those men had worked bringing together and transmitting reports from northern, eastern, and southern Iraq, and that their arrest has for several hours affected the website’s ability to cover events in the country.
Iraqi Resistance liquidates leading collaborator in the Badr Brigades.
‘Amir Karim the “interior minister” within the Badr Brigades Shi‘i chauvinist and collaborationist militia organization, was assassinated by the Iraqi Resistance on a Baghdad street at 4:00pm Thursday afternoon local time. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Karim, one of the top leaders of the Badr Brigades, and five of his bodyguards were killed when the white Landrover in which they were driving blew up. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that Karim was at the top of the list of individuals the Resistance wanted eliminated.
The Badr Brigades are the armed wing of the Shi‘i chauvinist and collaborationist so-called “Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) which invaded Iraq in tandem with US forces in the spring of 2003. The leaders of the SCIRI have held posts in the US-appointed Iraqi puppet governments under the occupation.
Iraqi Resistance bombards various US facilities in Baghdad and throughout Iraq Thursday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces unleashed a rocket attack on the US base in the occupied Saddam International Airport near Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 8:15am local time the Resistance fired powerful Grad rockets at the airport.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired eight 120mm heavy mortar shells into the American-occupied military academy in the ar-Rustamiyah district of Baghdad at about 8:15am Thursday morning local time. Columns of thick smoke rose from the facility after the destructive attack.
At about 11:30am Thursday, Iraqi Resistance forces mounted an attack on the US airfield in Ba‘qubah. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent there reported that 10 rockets, probably Katyushas, were fired into the US base. Warning sirens wailed inside the facility as plumes of black smoke rose into the sky.
Iraqi Resistance forces also barraged the US airfield at al-Muthanna in Baghdad with five 82mm mortar shells at about 12:00 noon on Thursday.
Four Iraqi “national guard” puppet troops killed in Resistance bombing in al-Basrah.
Four members of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” were killed in an Iraqi Resistance attack near al-Basrah at 4:45pm local time Thursday. The al-Basrah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the puppet troops were riding in a Nissan pickup truck when a land mine or roadside bomb exploded under them. Eyewitnesses reported that the incident occurred on al-Qurna road 15km north of al-Basrah.
Resistance attack in Mosul on Wednesday destroyed three armored vehicles.
Iraqi Resistance forces destroyed three armored vehicles in the al-Yarmuk circle near the Railroad in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, leaving a number of dead and wounded. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam was unable to determine the exact extent of the casualties, except that at least four were killed. US forces drove all the local people out of the area after the attack which occurred on Wednesday afternoon.