Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 25 September 2004 through Monday, 27 September 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
Saturday, 25 September 2004.
Six Iraqis martyred in pre-dawn US assault on neighborhoods in al-Fallujah.
US aircraft bombed and shelled al-Fallujah Saturday morning according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. Two US airplanes attacked the city at 4:00am local time, striking the al-‘Askari and ad-Dubbat neighborhoods with cluster bombs and rockets. US tanks took part in the bombardment on the ground as well.
The barbaric assault left six Iraqis martyred and nine wounded in al-‘Askari neighborhood. The martyrs included three men, two women and a child. Most were members of the family of Hamid az-Zawbi‘i an ambulance driver who used to work for al-Fallujah Hospital.
US again bombs al-Fallujah Saturday night.
On Saturday evening US aircraft resumed their barbaric bombing of al-Fallujah according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. At least seven Iraqi civilians were wounded in that round of attacks after US aircraft blasted parts of the northwest of the city, in particular the al-Jawlan neighborhood. The old, central part of the city was also attacked by the American invaders – the neighborhood called Ta‘s Na‘umi.
The correspondent reported that the US used a form of anti-personnel cluster bombs in the latest attack, dropping two containers over the city. American ground troops meanwhile pounded the city with mortars and tank artillery.
Seven persons had been admitted to al-Fallujah hospitals with wounds received in that wave of American attacks as of 11:25pm local time, but the number was likely to rise as more people, dead and wounded, are dug out of the rubble of their homes.
The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US forces in their Saturday night bombing raids on al-Fallujah dropped more than 16,000 anti-personnel bombs on the al-Jawlan neighborhood in the northwest of the city and the old part of the city known as Ta‘s Na‘umi. Large numbers of civilian casualties are feared, particularly from the raids in Ta‘s Na‘umi, which is very densely populated and has not until now been a major target of US raids.
In a dispatch posted at 11:45pm local time (10:45pm Mecca time) Saturday night, the correspondent noted that the raids were still under way at the time of writing, as US ground forces continued to pound the city with mortars and tank artillery.
Resistance pounds US targets in the Baghdad area before dawn Saturday.
Early on Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces mounted several rocket and mortar attacks on American troops. The Resistance began by firing six 82mm mortar rounds at al-Muthanna airfield in Baghdad at 1:30am Saturday morning. The Baghdad correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported hearing the sound of explosions and warning raid sirens going off in the US camp.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired five mortar rounds at the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace compound in Baghdad – an area that the US troops have dubbed the “green zone” at about the same time.
Two 82mm mortar rounds crashed into the building of the Baghdad governorate in the Babil area at around the same time.
Resistance groups in al-Karakh neighborhood in Baghdad announced that the attacks were in response to US assaults on al-Fallujah.
Resistance attack Saturday morning leaves two Americans, five Iraqi puppets dead.
Two US troops and five members of the puppet so-called Iraqi national guard were killed when a Resistance attack left a puppet national guard vehicle disabled. The Resistance attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet patrol at 6:30am local time in the as-Sayyidiyah area in Baghdad near the former al-Walid establishment, an Iraqi military industrial site before the US invasion.
US admits three Marine deaths Friday.
The US occupation forces officially admitted on Saturday that three Marines were killed in two separate attacks west of Baghdad on Friday. The US propaganda mouthpieces gave no further information about the engagements in which the Marines were killed.
Resistance targets US intelligence vehicle in Baghdad late Saturday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a vehicle believed to belong to the US intelligence services with hand grenades near the puppet so-called “Iraqi ministry of justice” in Baghdad at about 11:00am Saturday morning local time. The Baghdad correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Blaize Chevrolet was carrying three individuals believed to be US intelligence officers. The correspondent noted that it was unknown whether the agents were killed or wounded in the ambush, as US forces raced in to cordon off the area and search for Resistance fighters.
Resistance rocket hits US C-131 plane.
Iraqi Resistance forces struck a US C-131 aircraft with two C5K anti-aircraft rockets as the aircraft tried to land at Saddam International Airport Saturday at 11:00pm. Eyewitnesses reported that the plane was struck in the right wing but did not crash, though a fire broke out on the wing.
US soldier killed Saturday morning in Baghdad ambush.
Resistance fighters firing rocket-propelled grenades disabled a US Humvee near the az-Zawra’ Club in ar-Rahmaniyah, Baghdad on Saturday morning. One US soldier was killed in the attack.
Resistance pounds “green zone” with Saturday night barrages.
Iraqi Resistance forces pounded the headquarters of the US occupation in Baghdad in the Republican Palace compound – which the Americans have dubbed “the green zone” with six 82mm mortar rounds at 7:00pm on Saturday night.
The barrage was resumed at 8:50pm when a massive explosion shook the “green zone” area, probably the result of the explosion of a Grad rocket.
A violent Resistance barrage pounded the “green zone” later Saturday at about 10:30pm when two Grad rockets hit the compound.
Three 120mm mortar rounds or possibly Katyusha rockets slammed into the “green zone” at 11:45pm Saturday night. Fifteen minutes after that attack, Resistance forces pounded al-Muthanna airfield with four missiles believed to beKatyushas.
Resistance bombards puppet forces in al-Ghazaliyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded an Iraqi puppet army command post on the highway near al-Ghazaliyah in Baghdad at 10:15pm Saturday night local time. Eye witnesses told the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that five 82mm mortar rounds struck the command post, disabling one Land Cruiser. The extent of casualties was unknown.
Resistance hits US command targets in Baghdad with 120mm mortar rounds Saturday night.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the headquarters of the US Central Command in at-Tallah in Baghdad with at least five mortar shells at 10:30pm Saturday night, local time. Large explosions resulted from the bombardment, suggesting that the cause was 120mm mortar rounds.
Iraqi Resistance fighters also bombarded the US Simuk headquarters near the at-Tallah area as well using 120mm mortar rounds.
Five would-be collaborators killed in Resistance attack Saturday morning in Baghdad.
Eye witnesses reported that Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a group of volunteers signing up to serve the US occupation by joining the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in Baghdad on Saturday morning. Five would be puppet soldiers were killed in the attack. The volunteer collaborators were riding in a small truck when they were intercepted by a car. Resistance fighters piled out of the car and opened fire on the collaborators, killing five and wounding more two seriously. The latter two were later taken to hospital. One of the wounded men told Reuters that the collaborator volunteers were from an-Nasiriyah.
Resistance blows up four puppet troops in Baghdad ambush Saturday afternoon.
Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a detachment of the puppet so-called “Iraqi rapid deployment force” – an elite group of the puppet “Iraqi national guard” recruited and run by the American invaders – in the Jabal Ghumarah area of al-Kazimiyah at 5:10pm Saturday afternoon. One Mitsubishi pickup truck belonging to the puppet troops was destroyed in the attack that also killed four puppet soldiers.
Fierce fighting on Hayfa Street Saturday night.
Violent battles broke out between the US aggressors and the Iraqi Resistance on Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district, during which the Resistance forced US troops to retreat. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance threw back a US attack at 11:30pm local time using rocket-propelleg grenades and BKCs as well as C5Ks. One US Bradley armored vehicle was reported disabled but the al-Karakh correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam was unable to verify that claim.
Tariq rocket hits al-Muthanna airbase Saturday night.
At 9:20pm Saturday night, Resistance forces fired a powerful Tariq rocket at the US base in al-Muthanna in Baghdad, producing a thunderous explosion according to the local Mafkarat al-Islam corresponent.
Resistance bombards al-Muthanna airbase in Baghdad.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Karakh reported that the US airfield in al-Muthanna was subjected to a violent Resistance heavy Katyusha rocket barrage Saturday afternoon.
Resistance pounds al-Muthanna airfield twice Saturday night.
Iraqi Resistance forces violently bombarded the US airfield in al-Muthanna, Baghdad, at 8:05pm Saturday evening with mortar shells, scoring several direct hits on targets, according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Karakh. Plumes of smoke and flame could be seen rising over the target area after the 10 82mm mortar rounds crashed into the compound. Afterwards, US helicopters hovered over the area as US and Iraqi puppet troops on the ground closed off all approaches to the facility.
The bombardment of al-Muthanna airfield was then resumed at 9:00pm local time when more than five Katyusha rockets slammed into the American base.
Jaysh al-Mahdi kills four US troops in Madinat as-Sadr fighting Saturday.
Fighting resumed in the Madinat as-Sadr area of Baghdad Saturday between the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia and US forces. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the city reported that the Jaysh al-Mahdi destroyed one US Humvee and disabled another in the fighting, killing four US troops.
Fierce fighting broke out later at 8:00pm in Madinat as-Sadr. Eyewitnesses reported that two troop carriers transporting puppet soldiers were disabled and seven puppet “Iraqi national guardsmen” killed.
Three US troops killed in Saturday afternoon ambush.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a US column in ad-Duwaylibah, disabling two Humvees and killing three US troops. Eyewitnesses told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent that after the ambush, which took place at 3:45pm local time, a US Black Hawk helicopter came in to ferry away the dead and wounded American personnel.
Resistance bomb targets US column near Abu Ghurayb.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in Abu Ghurayb, Baghdad, reported that one US Bradley armored vehicle was struck by a Resistance bomb near the adh-Dhahab al-Abyad village but the blast caused no damage to the vehicle nor any casualties or losses.
Resistance knocks out two provision supply trucks in ar-Ridwaniyah Saturday afternoon.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US provision supply column with rockets at 3:00pm Saturday afternoon local time, destroying one civilian truck and disabling another in ar-Ridwaniyah. The ar-Ridwaniyah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance carried out their mission by firing two rockets that killed the drivers of the vehicles. The nationality of the drivers remains unknown.
One driver killed as Resistance attacks US military convoy in ar-Ridwaniyah Saturday morning.
Iraqi Resistance bombs blew up under a US military column in the ar-Ridwaniyah area, destroying one troop transport vehicle totally, and killing the American driver. The Baghdad correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the column was carrying provisions to US troops, including mineral water, in trucks with Kuwaiti license plates. The operation was carried out at about 10:00am local time Saturday morning.
Resistance kills two US intelligence officers.
Two US intelligence officers were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a car belonging to American intelligence on Hayfa Street in Baghdad at 3:00pm Saturday afternoon. Eye witnesses reported that Resistance fighters first disabled the intelligence officers’ car and then killed them on the at-Tala’i‘ Square in al-Karakh.
Resistance pounds US base at at-Taji Saturday evening.
Iraqi Resistance forces at 7:00pm Saturday night violently attacked the US base at at-Taji, inflicting great damage according to the at-Taji correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam, as seven Katyusha rockets slammed into the facility used by US troops and their Iraqi puppet soldiers.
Four US troops killed in ambush near at-Taji Saturday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol at about 7:45am Saturday morning in the at-Taji area north of Baghdad, totally destroying one Humvee and killing four US troops. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in at-Taji reported that eyewitnesses said that the US soldier manning a weapon aboard the vehicle was thrown nearly seven meters by the force of the blast that struck the Humvee.
Grad rockets strike US base in Balad.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the US base in Balad, north of Baghdad with two powerful Grad rockets Saturday night, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Two Americans killed when Abrams tank hits land mine near Ba‘qubah Saturday evening.
An American Abrams tank ran over a land mine in the al-Miqdadiyah area near Ba‘qubah, killing two American personnel aboard. Eyewitnesses reported that one side of the tank was thrown nearly half a meter into the air as a result of the force of the blast, that left the vehicle so damaged that it could no longer operate. Fifteen minutes after the attack, at exactly 6:30 local time, US forces encircled the area to try to lift the tank wreckage away. Local people were driven far from the scene, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Resistance attack targets US column in Ba‘qubah Saturday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US column in Ba‘qubah Saturday morning at 9:00am, disabling one US Bradley armored vehicle, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. A US aircraft, meanwhile hovered over the column and fired indiscriminately in reply, killing civilians and setting fire to two civilian cars.
Resistance ambush kills four Iraqi puppet troops in Ba‘qubah.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing light arms (BKCs) attacked a group of puppet so-called “Iraqi national guardsmen” who were riding in a Land Cruiser near the Kan‘an area in Ba‘qubah at 7:00am local time. Four of the “national guardsmen” were killed and the Land Cruiser burst into flames according to local witnesses who spoke to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US camp at Abu Ghurayb at 9:10pm Saturday evening, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Resistance bombards US facility in al-A‘zamiyah.
The former offices of the Iraqi government al-A‘zamiyah, Baghdad, were bombarded by the Resistance at 9:00pm local time Saturday night. Five 82mm mortar rounds crashed into the facility now used by the US military and their puppet Iraqi stooge soldiers.
Resistance attacks late Saturday south of Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing rocket-propelled grenades and SBG-9s attacked a US armored vehicle near Abu Ghurayb on the Abu Manaysir bridge at 10:30pm Saturday night, destroying the vehicle.
About half an hour after that attack, a US provision and fuel convoy struck Resistance bombs on the highway in the ad-Durah area. Afterwards, Resistance fighters pounced on the convoy firing rocket-propelled grenades, destroying one fuel tanker and a personnel carrier that was carrying food provisions – both military vehicles. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that four US troops were killed in the attack.
Three drivers killed in al-Latifiyah operation as Resistance hits fuel convoy.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US military fuel convoy in al-Latifiyah at about 1:30pm early Saturday afternoon, local time, destroying three fuel tankers. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that three drivers were killed in the attack, but that their nationality was unknown.
Resistance battles US troops in al-Latifiyah.
US aggressor troops clashed with Iraqi Resistance fighters in al-Latifiyah on Saturday. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that one Humvee and one Mitsubishi vehicle were destroyed in the fight and that three US troops and three Iraqi puppet soldiers were killed. American aircraft in large numbers rushed in to hover over the scene after the attack.
Resistance attacks south of Baghdad Saturday night.
At least four Iraqi puppet “national guardsmen” were killed on Saturday and a number of US vehicles disabled in two attacks in the al-Yusufiyah and al-Latifiyah areas, according to correspondents of Mafkarat al-Islam.
At 10:00pm local time Saturday night Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a puppet national guard command post near the al-Yusufiyah area south of Baghdad. A puppet police source in al-Yusufiyah told the correspondent that four puppet soldiers were killed and three others wounded in the Resistance rocket-propelled grenade attack in which Resistance sharpshooters also took part.
An American Marine patrol consisting of three amphibious armored vehicles struck Resistance bombs that disabled one vehicle at 9:15pm local time.
In al-Latifiyah, a US patrol of four Bradley armored vehicles struck Resistance bombs that disabled one Bradley at 11:10pm local time.
Six Marines killed in Resistance ambush in al-Yusufiyah.
At least six US troops were killed at 5:30pm Saturday afternoon after American forces carried out a wave of raids and arrests of Iraqi homes in al-Yusufiyah, south of the capital. The al-Yusufiyah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that dozens of US Marines carried out the house-to-house raids in al-Yusufiyah and when they came out of one house, Resistance forces attacked them, destroying one Humvee and an armored vehicle, and killing six Marines.
Seven US troops killed in Resistance bombing in Mosul Saturday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces planted a bomb in the path of a US column in the northern city of Mosul. The explosion that took place at about 7:15am local time totally destroyed one Humvee and killed seven US troops according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Foreign intelligence officers among dead in Resistance attack on Peshmergah militia patrol in Kirkuk.
At 7:00pm local time a patrol of the Kurdish chauvinist collaborationist Peshmergah militia was attacked by Iraqi Resistance forces in Kirkuk. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in Kirkuk reported that on every vehicle in the Peshmergah patrol there were also western personnel, but the local people were unable to determine whether they were US intelligence officers or Zionist Mossad agents. Two Patrol Safari cars were destroyed and four Pehsmergah militiamen and two foreign intelligence officers killed.
Resistance shoots Chinook helicopter out of the sky over Kirkuk early Saturday.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot down an American Chinook helicopter near the area of at-Tuz in the vicinity of the northern city of Kirkuk. The Resistance fired what is believed to have been a Dimitrov and C5K rockets at the US helicopter, causing it to blow up in the air. The Kirkuk correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that the craft crashed in flames to the ground after the attack that occurred at about 6:15am Saturday morning Baghdad time.
Sunday, 26 September 2004.
Iraqi Resistance pounds base used by Zionists to train American soldiers in al-Qa’im on Syrian border.
On Sunday morning Iraqi Resistance forces carried out a powerful attack on a military base used by a Zionist unit to train American troops in the area of al-Qa’im on the border with Syria, according to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the border city. The Resistance shelled the al-Baghdadi base in al-Qa’im with several powerful Grad rockets at about 8:00am local time.
Then at 5:00pm local time, the US camp called “Camp Saddam” before the US invasion in the al-Husaybah area on the Syrian border was subjected to a violent Resistance barrage of thirty-five heavy120mm mortar rounds.
Seven US troops killed Sunday by Iraqi Resistance on Syrian border.
At least seven US troops were killed on Sunday morning in the al-Fanaf area on the Syrian-Iraqi border. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 11:00am local time, a US patrol of two Humvees and two armored vehicles was ambushed by the Resistance. The two armored vehicles were disabled and two Humvees destroyed and seven Americans killed. Eyewitnesses living in the area reported to the correspondent that three Black Hawk helicopters flew into the area to rescue the beleaguered Americans and carry away the dead and wounded.
Iraqi Resistance on Syrian border shoots down Black Hawk helicopter early Sunday.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing a C5K shot down a Black Hawk helicopter at 6:00am Sunday morning in the ar-Rabt area on the Syrian-Iraqi border according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Four US troops killed in Iraqi Resistance bombing on Syrian border Sunday evening.
Four US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded as a US patrol of six Humvees was passing Sunday afternoon at 6:30pm in the ar-Rabt area of al-Qa’im on the Iraqi-Syrian border, according according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. The blast killed four American soldiers in addition to destroying one Humvee and disabling a second.
Sixteen western soldiers’ bodies unearthed in mass grave in al-Fallujah.
Eyewitnesses in al-Fallujah reported that civilians in the city had discovered a mass grave north of the city containing the bodies of 16 individuals who appear to be foreign. The local residents say they found the grave at 11:00am Saturday local time. The corpses had been killed recently and it is believed that they are US soldiers, according to a German Press Agency DPA report.
The bodies had no identification and were dressed in local clothing, but their hair cuts indicated that they were military personnel and their features and hair color showed them to be foreigners, but their was no information on how they died according to the United Arab Emirates newspaper al-Khalij that carried the DPA story.
A local witness reported that the people discovered the grave after a foul smell started to emerge from the area, prompting people to search for its source. Then the police arrived on the scene and prevented journalists from approaching and photographing the corpses.
Thirty-five US soldiers killed in spectacular car bombings in al-Karmah.
Thirty-five US soldiers were killed Sunday in two Resistance attacks on the headquarters of the puppet so-called “Iraqi civil defense” in al-Karmah, 6 miles northeast of al-Fallujah. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the area reported that the attacks took place at 8:30am local time and that two explosives-laden cars struck the headquarters in al-Karmah, which the US forces use as a guard changing post. US troops gather at the headquarters at 8:00am every day as the night-shift guards hand over to the morning-shift.
The explosions of the two cars killed 35 US troops and destroyed eight Humvees, two troop transport vehicles, and a Bradley armored vehicle. Another Bradley was disabled as were three Humvees in the blasts.
The correspondent reported that the number of Resistance fighters who took part in the attack was still unknown at the time of reporting.
Attack near Saddam International Airport leaves Bradley armored vehicle disabled.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US column in the al-‘Amil neighborhood of southern Baghdad on the highway near Saddam International Airport at 4:00am Sunday morning local time. One Bradley armored vehicle was also disabled in the attack according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Resistance forces back US assault on Hayfa Street Sunday night.
Fierce clashes erupted on Hayfa Street in Baghdad on Sunday after US forces attempted to break into the street and Resistance fighters fought back. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the fighting began when the Resistance shelled the US base at al-Mutahanna with ten 82mm mortar rounds at about 8:30pm local time Sunday night. The American side responded by sending in aircraft to bombard Hayfa Street indiscriminately. Then US armor advanced and attempted to enter the street, under the cover of US snipers atop high buildings surrounding the area. But Resistance forces fought back fiercely with rocket-propelled grenades, automatic weapons, BKCs and C5K rockets, forcing the US troops to retreat.
US forces raid homes in al-Karakh, Baghdad, take small children prisoner as “bargaining chips.”
US forces at 6:30am Sunday morning carried out five waves of raids and searches storming houses in various places of the al-Karakh district of Baghdad. The aim of these raids was the arrest of 15 children, the oldest of whom was 10 and the youngest 6 – a student in the first year of elementary school. Faruq, Bikr, Ahmad, Muhammad, Salman, Haytham, Husayn – all of the al-Mushahadah, al-Jabbur, and al-‘Ani families were treated like criminals, the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported. Their hands were tied behind their backs, their heads thrust into plastic bags, despite their cries and protests. An officer of the new Iraqi puppet army run and recruited by the Americans struck one of the children on his face, then violently threw him to the ground. The children were taken to the US prison at the al-Muthanna airstrip base in Baghdad. One of the questions thrown at them by their interrogators was, “do you know anyone who belongs to the Resistance?” The boy answered in the negative, and the interrogator spit in his face then pushed him violently to the floor, though the child was crying piteously. His head was then put again in a bag and his hands again bound.
The al-Karakh correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the boys were expected to be used as bargaining chips for their fathers, in the hopes that that the latter would turn themselves in to the occupation authorities or testify against the Resistance in al-Karakh – an area only 2,800 meters from the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace grounds, dubbed the “green zone” by the Americans.
The parents of the captive children have lodged an appeal via Mafkarat al-Islam website to international humanitarian organizations to take the matter of their children under consideration and to pressure the US authorities to secure their release.
Two American soldiers killed in Sunday evening ambush in Baghdad.
Two US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked their patrol at 8:30pm Sunday evening near the al-Jadiriyah bridge in the southeast of Baghdad – a bridge linking the as-Sayyidiyah area with al-Jadiriyah. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the patrol consisted of two Humvees and two Bradley armored vehicles and that the Resistance attacked with rocket-propelled grenades, destroying two Humvees and killing the Americans aboard.
Resistance disables armored vehicle in attack Sunday morning in al-Yusufiyah.
In al-Yusufiyah, the local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that a Resistance attack at 10:00am Sunday morning on three armored vehicles disabled one of them.
Five US troops killed in morning ambush in al-Yusufiyah.
Fighting in al-Yusufiyah south of Baghdad left five American troops dead when the Americans launched a raid and search campaign in the area, hunting for Resistance fighters at 6:30am Sunday. Resistance fighters ambushed the security ring that the US imposed on the area with SPG-9s, rocket-propelled grenades, and C5Ks, destroying two Marine amphibious armored vehicles and disabling another in addition to killing five Americans and three Iraqi puppet soldiers who were outside the vehicles. The number of dead inside the vehicles is unknown.
Two US troops killed in Resistance ambush in al-Ghazaliyah, Baghdad.
At least Iraqi puppet soldiers and two US troops were killed when the Resistance attacked several joint US-puppet troop patrols in al-Ghazaliyah in southern Baghdad. At 9:15pm Sunday evening the Resistance forces fired C5K rockets destroying a white Nissan pickup belonging to the puppet police and killing four puppet policemen and two US soldiers.
Five puppet policemen killed in Baghdad Sunday night.
A two-car patrol belonging to the Shi‘i chauvinist collaborationist Badr Brigades was attacked by the Resistance firing BKC automatic weapons in al-‘Amiriyah neighborhood of Baghdad at about 10:30pm Sunday evening. Five members of the puppet police force were killed. The Badr Brigades are the armed wing of the collaborationist so-called Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), which was given a post on the puppet governing council installed by the US in Iraq.
Two US soldiers killed in Baghdad Resistance bombing Sunday evening.
Two US soldiers were killed Sunday afternoon in an Iraqi Resistance attack in Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a US patrol made up of three Bradley armored vehicles struck a land mine at 6:24pm local time near what was formerly the al-Walid military industrial establishment before the US invasion in the as-Sayyidiyah area of the occupied Iraqi capital.
The blast disabled one of the armored vehicles and killed its driver and the machinegunner aboard. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent personally witnessed this attack as he was on the road where it occurred on his way to cover another incident.
Black Hawk helicopter brought down near Ba‘qubah.
Iraqi Resistance forces brought down a US Black Hawk helicopter in the area of Bahraz near Ba‘qubah according to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in that city, in a dispatch posted at 8:10pm Mecca time Sunday night. US forces immediately surrounded the crash site. Then, in turn, Resistance forces began pounding the US cordon with twenty 82mm mortar rounds setting one US armored vehicle ablaze.
Two US troops killed in Ba‘qubah ambush.
A US three-Humvee patrol was attacked by Iraqi sharpshooters near Khan Bani Sa‘d in the area of Ba‘qubah, leaving two US troops dead, the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported in a dispatch posted at 8:10pm Mecca time Sunday night.
Resistance attacks US convoy in Ba‘qubah Sunday morning.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a US column of troop transports and Humvees in the as-Sa‘diyah area of Ba‘qubah, north of Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the area reported that one Humvee and one truck packed with equipment and ammunition were destroyed, and five US troops killed in the bombing that took place at 9:00am local time. The ammunition on the truck continued to explode for 45 minutes after the attack, the correspondent noted.
US soldier killed in ambush in Salah ad-Din Province Sunday.
One US soldier was killed in an Iraqi Resitance ambush on an American patrol in the al-‘Alam area of Salah ad-Din Province Sunday. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reprted that the US patrol of Humvees and Bradley armored vehicles was attacked by Resistance fighters firing rocket-propelled grenades, disabling two Humvees and killing one US soldier.
At 8:30am Resistance forces shelled the headquarters of the US Central Command with six 120mm mortar rounds.
Resistance forces attacked a six-vehicle US patrol in ad-Duwayliyah in ar-Ridwaniyah at 1:00pm Sunday afternoon, killing six US troops. First a bomb exploded under the US patrol then Resistance fighters attacked with rocket-propelled grenades, destroying two Humvees and disabling a third.
Resistance ambushes US column in ar-Ridwaniyah Sunday morning.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in ar-Ridwaniyah, south of Baghdad reported Sunday that at 6:00am local time the Resistance attacked a US column near the highway with C5K rockets and rocket-propelled grenades RPG-7s, disabling three material provision transport vehicles and a US Bradley armored vehicle. The extent of US casualties was unknown.
Six US troops killed in clashes Sunday night in al-Latifiyah, Baghdad.
At 10:15pm Sunday night, fighting broke out between a US patrol and Iraqi Resistance fighters in al-Latifiyah in which the Resistance forces destroyed two US Humvees and killed six US troops, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. Two civilian cars were also destroyed, however, in which Resistance fighters were riding. Apparently two Resistance fighters were killed, according to eyewitness accounts.
Five US troops killed when Resistance knocks out two Humvees in al-Latifiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing rocket-propelled grenades and C5Ks attacked a US patrol made up of five Humvees at 5:00pm local time in al-Latifiyah, according to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam there. Two Humvees were destroyed and five US troops that were aboard them killed.
In another attack Sunday afternoon, Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a US supply convoy 3km from al-Latifiyah, destroying two civilian trucks carrying provisions for the US military. Two US soldiers aboard the trucks were killed in the ambush.
Six US troops, 13 Iraqi stooges killed in al-Latifiyah combat Sunday.
Six US troops and 13 Iraqi puppet soldiers were killed when Resistance fighters forcefully repulsed an American attempt to encircle the al-Latifiyah area, 25km south of Baghdad Sunday. The al-Latifiyah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the SU troops assisted by Iraqi stooge soldiers and covered by Apache helicopter gunships and F-16 fighter bombers attempted to encircle al-Latifiyah but Resitance fighters fought back ferociously, destroying two Humvees, three personnel carriers belonging to the Iraqi puppet troops and one green Mitsubishi pickup also belonging to the puppet forces.
The fighting, that occurred at 6:30pm local time left, by a preliminary count, six US soldiers and 13 Iraqi puppet troops dead. The number is likely to rise, however, according to the correspondent.
Resistance pounds US base in Saddam International Airport repeatedly on Sunday.
Iraqi Resistance forces violently and repeatedly bombarded Saddam International Airport on Sunday.
At 5:00am local time two rockets – probably Grad missiles – blasted into the US facility with a huge explosion.
At about 8:00am two rocket blasts – probably from powerful Tariq rockets – shook the airport, where the US has a major base.
At 11:00am three probably Grad rockets slammed into the base, producing massive explosions.
At 5:00pm two more blasts shook the airport – from Katyusha rockets or 120mm mortar rounds.
Resistance bombardments in Iraq Sunday evening.
The US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace in Baghdad – the area dubbed the “green zone” by the US invaders, came under 120mm mortar barrage at 8:30pm Sunday evening local time. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the rockets seem to have scored direct hits on their targets. Warning sirens sounded inside the US compound and Apache helicopters took to the skies and patrolled overhead for a whole hour after the barrage.
Saddam International Airport was hit by three powerful Tariq rockets at 9:00pm Sunday night local time, setting off three massive explosions.
The US camp at as-Suqur south of Baghdad was hit by three Resistance Katyusha rockets Sunday evening.
The military academy in ar-Rustamiyah in Baghdad was subjected to rocket attacks at 11:00pm local time and then seven 120mm mortar rounds crashed into the facility. Five minutes later the Resistance again mounted attacks on the academy building, firing four Katyusha rockets, followed by three Katyushas 15 minutes after that. The academy is now used by US occupation forces.
US arrests commander of puppet “Iraqi national guard” for ties with Resistance.
The US military announced on Sunday that they had arrested a high-ranking officer in the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” – a force the US invaders set up and run in order to protect and preserve their occupation of Iraq. The Americans announced that they arrested Major General Talib ‘Abd al-Ghayth al-Lahibi a commander in the Ba‘qubah area on 23 September because he had connections with the Iraqi Resistance. Al-Lahibi was in charge of three battalions of the “national guard” in Diyala Province, in which Ba‘qubah is the largest city.
A week earlier the US arrested another “national guard” commander Colonel Dahham Khalil al-Jabburi in al-Huwayjah west of Kirkuk, in the north of the country, on similar suspicions.
US admits Resistance attacks at rate of 70 per day.
On Sunday a US report based on unclassified official US military statistics admitted that the number of Iraqi Resistance attacks runs typically at 70 per day. The American Washington Post newspaper wrote that the report by “Kroll Security International for the U.S. Agency for International Development shows that such attacks typically number about 70 each day.” In contrast, 40 to 50 hostile incidents occurred daily during the weeks that preceded the theatrics of “hand over of power” at the end of June when one US puppet “Iraqi authority” was replaced by another puppet authority nominally run by an “Iraqi” in place of former US proconsul L. Paul Bremer.
The report, based on grossly understated official US military statistics, gives the lie to laughable US claims that their occupation of Iraq is growing more “stable.”
Three Peshmergah chauvinists killed in Kirkuk attack.
Three Kurdish chauvinist members of the Peshmergah militia that works in support of the US occupation were killed and a Humvee military vehicle destroyed when the Iraqi Resistnace attacked a joint US-Peshmergah chauvinist patrol in Kirkuk at 9:00am Sunday morning. The Resistance fighters fired rocket-propelled grenades destroying one white Land Cruiser and diabling a Humvee and killing three Peshmergah collaborator chauvinist gunmen.
Three persons associated with the US occupation killed in Resistance ambush in Kirkuk.
Three persons were killed when the Resistance attacked a joint US-Peshmergah chauvinist militia patrol in the at-Tuz area of Kirkuk at 9:10am Sunday morning. The Kirkuk correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the patrol consisted of civilian vehicles belonging to the US intelligence agencies and Peshmergah Kurdish chauvinist militia. Once GMC vehicle was destroyed and the three persons aboard it killed in the attack.
Nine US troops killed, two captured in Resistance attack in Kirkuk.
Iraqi Resistance forces launched a rocket attack on a home used by US forces near the dam on Hamrayn lake in the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq on Sunday. The local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city reported that the Resistance fired a C5K rocket at the house, setting it ablaze and destroying a Humvee and a US troop transport vehicle. Nine US troops were killed in the assault. Local residents of the neighborhood reported that two US soldiers were also taken prisoner by the Iraqi Resistance.
Monday, 27 September 2004.
Four US Marines killed in Monday morning ambush in al-Qa’im.
Early Monday morning a column of eight armored vehicles in the city of al-Qa’im appeared to be headed to the local governorate building. Their real aim, however, was to carry out a surprise wave of raids on local people’s houses in search of Resistance fighters. The al-Qa’im correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance was observing the movements of the US vehicles and determined their true intention and then prepared an ambush for them.
At 7:30am Monday morning local time, the Resistance attacked the US column with C5K rockets, destroying one US armored vehicle and killing four US Marines aboard it.
Resistance shoots down Chinook helicopter in al-Qa’im Monday morning.
At 5:00am Monday morning, Iraqi Resistance forces operating near the Syrian border in the ar-Rabtah area of al-Qa’im shot down a US Chinook helicopter. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance shot down the helicopter with a C5K rocket.
Resistance kills five Marines, seizes equipment in al-Qa’im Monday night.
Iraqi Resistance forces in al-Qa’im on the Syrian-Iraqi border attacked several US patrols that were escorting a US provisions supply convoy made up of trucks that was heading towards the American base in the city. The attack took place at 7:00pm Monday night local time, and left two Humvees destroyed and one armored vehicle disabled. Five US Marines were killed.
Resistance fighters fired rocket-propelled grenades at the Americans and were able to seize two trucks in the course of the attack, taking off some of the provisions with which they were loaded and transferring them to the Resistance’s cars, later driving off with them, according to the al-Qa’im correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Three US Marines killed in attack near ar-Ramadi Monday night.
Three US Marines were killed and three others wounded when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol made up of several Humvees at about 8:00pm in the ar-Ramadi area. One Humvee was destroyed on the western outskirts of ar-Ramadi in the attack
Four American Marines killed in ar-Rufah, near al-Fallujah.
Four US troops were killed and two others wounded in the ar-Rufah area near al-Fallujah, when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at 12:00 noon local time in the path of a US Marine patrol. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the patrol was made up of several Humvees. Ar-Rufah has not seen much Resistance action until now. It is an area west of al-Karmah.
Al-Karmah residents live in agony after US forces besiege town, cut off all water and electricity to “punish” them for Sunday morning’s deadly Resistance attacks.
After two Resistance bombing operations in the al-Fallujah area on Sunday took the lives of some 35 American aggressor troops, the US side attempted to teach the citizens of the town of al-Karmah (6 miles northeast of al-Fallujah) a lesson by cutting off their supply of water and electricity. The al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the area now is living in agony without water or electricity, even as US forces encircle the area where Sunday’s massive attacks took place. Two Resistance car bombs exploded Sunday morning at the headquarters of the Iraqi puppet “national guard” where the US forces were changing their guard. Thirty-five US troops were killed and eight Humvees, and two Bradley armored vehicles destroyed.
Three US Marines killed in ar-Ramadi.
Three US Marines were killed on Monday when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked their patrol at the eastern approaches to the city of ar-Ramadi – the direction from al-Khalidiyah. The ar-Ramadi correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a Resistance bomb went off under the Marine patrol at about 3:00pm local time, destroying one Humvee and killing the three Marines aboard it. A fourth soldier was seen carrying a wounded man away from the scene and the wounded man’s injuries appeared to be severe in view of the intensity of the blast.
Resistance attacks US headquarters in ar-Ramadi twice Monday.
The Iraqi Resistance pounded Saddam Hussein’s palace in ar-Ramadi, currently used by the American forces as one of their headquarters on two occasions Monday. The first bombardment came at about 8:00am local time in which two Grad rockets were used. The second attack took place at about 1:00pm local time and the Resistance fired fifteen heavy 120mm mortar shells in that barrage.
Resistance ambushes US Marines near ar-Ramadi Monday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US Marine column around the 5km mark near the city of ar-Ramadi west of Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance fired C5K rockets, rocket-propelled grenades RPG-7s and SBG-9 rockets at the US column when they attacked it at 8:00am local time Monday morning.
The Resistance ambush left three US armored vehicles destroyed and killed at least eight US troops who would have been aboard them. One Iraqi Resistance fighter was martyred after trying to withdraw from the area in an Opel car.
Massive car bomb blows up at US-Iraqi puppet base in as-Saqlawiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the headquarters of the puppet so-called “Iraqi civil defense forces” near the al-Jisr al-Yabani [“Japanese”] Bridge in as-Saqlawiyah at 7:30am Monday morning with a massive car bomb. The whole area around the base, used jointly by US aggressor troops and their puppet Iraqi stooges, was shaken by the power of the explosion of the black Avalon. American and puppet forces immediately closed off the area so no information on casualties was immediately available.
Later in the day, the BBC confirmed the attack and claimed that three Americans had been killed. Mafkarat al-Islam’s correspondent, however reported that sources within the puppet “national guard” that share the base with the Americans said that in all 16 persons were killed in the Monday morning bombing, six of them US soldiers and ten Iraqi “national guard” personnel.
Ambush in Abu Ghurayb area destroys Bradley armored vehicle, killing all inside.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol made up of two Bradley armored vehicles in the Abu Ghurayb area near Baghdad at 6:30am Monday morning local time. The attack occurred on the bridge leading to the road to adh-Dhahab al-Abyad and left one of the two Bradleys totally destroyed. None of the US crew aboard came out of the burning vehicle after the attack so all are presumed to have been killed. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in Abu Ghurayb reported that the attack also disabled the other armored vehicle.
Child prisoners released by Americans report beatings, abuse, humiliation.
At 1:00pm local time 15 Iraqi children were released from the American prison in the al-Muthanna airbase in Baghdad where they had been confined since their arrests on Sunday. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the fifteen had been beaten about their delicate bodies, and they had been burned with cigarettes on their small hands. Eight-year old ‘AbdAllah’s nose was broken when one of his interrogators hit him in the face. The boy had spit at the Lebanese interpreter when the latter luridly asked him if his “mother was pretty?”, and the interrogator replied by striking the child in the face.
The stories related by the boys indicated that the interrogators wanted to know about the Resistance and their relationship with it. The children related that their captors threatened to slit their throats if they didn’t talk.
The final questions directed to each of the children were “how old is your mother?, How many sisters do you have? Is your mother pretty? Are your sisters cute?
The 15 children, all between six and ten years old, were arrested Sunday afternoon in a new example of American brutality. (See Iraqi Resistance Report, Sunday, 26 September 2004, “US forces raid homes in al-Karakh, Baghdad, take small children prisoner as “bargaining chips.”)
Resistance bombardments in the Baghdad area.
At 9:00am local time Iraqi Resistance forces fired two powerful Grad rockets into the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace – dubbed by the US invaders “the green zone.”
The Baghdad correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported Monday that the Resistance fired five Katyusha rockets at the building housing the puppet so-called oil ministry at 9:30am Monday morning. The correspondent noted that the same building was subjected to a rocket attack on Sunday as well, that attack taking place at 10:00am.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in ar-Rustamiyah in Baghdad reported that the puppet police academy came under Iraqi Resistance mortar bombardment at 8:30am Monday, local time. Afterwards, three more rockets were fired at the facility.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired three powerful Grad rockets at the US base at Saddam International Airport at 8:30am Monday morning, prompting American troops to close the road leading to the airport for 45 minutes, preventing employees in the facility from getting to work. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the occupation forces’ closure of the road also prevented American troops themselves who were on their way to Saddam International Airport from getting in.
The US base on the western approaches to Baghdad on the road to Abu Ghurayb was rocked by three massive explosions at 8:30am Monday morning local time when three powerful Tariq rockets slammed into the facility.
The Iraqi Resistance lobbed seven 60mm mortar rounds into the US airbase at al-Muthanna in Baghdad at 9:00am Monday morning local time.
Iraqi Resistance forces pounded the so-called “green zone” again on Monday morning at 10:45am local time, firing two Katyusha rockets into the compound.
Iraqi Resistance forces pounded Saddam International Airport at 7:00pm Monday evening with a rocket according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. One rocket hit the airport, apparently a powerful Tariq.
Meanwhile, a US Humvee on the road to Saddam International Airport from the US headquarters in the “green zone” was attacked by GBR rockets at 7:45pm local time, disabling the vehicle and killing the American inside. US forces then closed the road to the area until 8:50pm.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded Saddam International Airport at about 10:30pm local time Monday night according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Karakh district in Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the so-called “green zone” in Baghdad with a Tariq rocket at about 11:00pm Monday night, local time.
At about 11:50pm Monday night local time, Iraqi Resistance forces fired more than thirty-five heavy 120mm mortar rounds at the military academy in southeastern Baghdad’s ar-Rustamiyah district. It had been attacked at 8:30am Monday morning as well, that time with three mortar shells.
Iraqi Resistance forces shelled the airport at Ba‘qubah with three Katyusha rockets at 10:45pm Monday night.
At 7:00pm local time Monday night Iraqi Resistance forces pounded the US base in Kirkuk with an intense barrage of 19 mortar rounds of 82mm and 120mm caliber.
A Grad rocket crashed into the US camp in Ba‘qubah in the former base of Saddam’s Fedayeen Monday night.
At 9:00pm Monday night Resistance forces fired several 82mm mortar rounds into the US airbase at al-Muthanna in Baghdad.
At 1:00am Tuesday morning, the Resistance shelled the so-called “green zone” with three powerful Grad rockets.
Resistance pushes back US assault on Hayfa Street.
A US force of 10 armored vehicles was driven back by the Resistance when it tried to storm into Hayfa Street in Baghdad. Eyewitnesses reported that US snipers still were deployed in strength on high buildings like the Saddam Medical center from where they shot at anything that moved in the street below after 2:00am local time Tuesday morning. Their sites are accurate up to 3km, and their weapons accurate up to 2,300 meters.
Nine US soldiers die in al-Latifiyah ambush.
Nine US soldiers were killed when the Iraqi Resistance attacked a US military column that included a number of fuel tank trucks, Humvees, troop carriers, and other vehicles laden with provisions for the US troops in al-Latifiyah. The Resistance fighters fired rocket-propelled grenades and BKCs at the convoy as it traveled along the international highway in the area at 1:00pm Monday afternoon local time. Two fuel tank trucks were destroyed, killing all four US soldiers aboard them. A troop carrier carrying soldiers was also destroyed in the attack and five US soldiers were killed in that vehicle.
Resistance ambushes US supply convoy in al-Latifiyah Monday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US supply convoy on the highway in the al-Latifiyah area, firing C5K rockets at the vehicles at 7:00am Monday morning. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the attack destroyed one supply truck and killed its driver, but it was unclear what the nationality of the driver was.
Resistance pounds US base in ar-Ridwaniyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces launched a missile attack on the US Central Command headquarters near ar-Ridwaniyah. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the barrage occurred at 3:00pm local time and that two CET rockets were used, producing a massive explosion.
The CET differs from the Grad in that it is 275cm long and is an air-to-ground rocket, but the Resistance have managed to transform it into a surface-to-surface rocket and a surface-to-air weapon as well. It is more powerful than the Grad when striking buildings, but the Grad produces a more intense explosion in the air.
Nine US soldiers die in attack in ar-Ridwaniyah Monday morning.
Nine US troops were killed when the Iraqi Resistance attacked their patrol made up of seven Humvees in the city of ar-Ridwaniyah, south of Baghdad. The Resistance forces fired rocket-propelled grenades and C5Ks in the ambush.
Two US troops killed near ad-Durah.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol of four Humvees and one Bradley armored vehicle in the al-Bu‘ithah area near ad-Durah in southern Baghdad at 10:15pm Monday night. One Humvee was destroyed and two US soldiers killed. Two other US soldiers were wounded in the attack according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Fierce fighting erupts in ad-Durah midnight Monday-Tuesday.
Violent fighting broke out in the al-Bu‘ithah area near ad-Durah at about 12:15am local time just after midnight Tuesday morning. The Resistance destroyed one Abrams tank and one Humvee in the battle. The ad-Durah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at least six US troops were killed, and that number does not include those inside the tank, who normally would be at least five.
Resistance pounds US headquarters in Tikrit.
Iraqi Resistance pounded the palace of Saddam Hussein in Tikrit – now occupied by US soldiers who use it as a headquarters with rockets and mortar rounds at 7:30pm Monday evening local time. The northern part of the palace was targeted with twenty 120mm mortar rounds, and three powerful Tariq rockets. The southern part of the palace, which is separated by the river from the other part, was also struck by twenty 120mm mortar rounds and two Tariq rockets.
At 5:30 local time the Resistance renewed the barrage, shelling the northern part of the palace with twenty 120mm mortar rounds and two Tariq rockets, and striking the southern part of the palace with the same number and type of ordnance.
Resistance bombards US camp in Balad.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the US base in the city of Balad north of Baghdad with an intense rocket barrage that compelled the Americans to send patrols out from their camp. The Balad correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 5:00am local time Monday the Resistance fired two powerful Tariq rockets that shook the US facility, prompting the Americans to send patrols out to try to protect their camp. Ten military vehicles including Abrams tanks and Bradley armored vehicles came out of the camp to drive around it.
Resistance forces planted a mine in the path of one Abrams tank, destroying it totally and killing all the men aboard – at least five crewmen.
At least six US troops killed in Resistance attack near Balad.
Six US troops were killed in an Iraqi Resistance attack on a US column in the ad-Dajjil district of Salah ad-Din Province near Balad. The Balad correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that witnesses reported that the US column ran into Resistance bombs and then an ambush by the Resistance firing rocket-propelled grenades. One Bradley armored vehicle was disabled and two Humvees destroyed. Six US troops who were in the Humvees were killed. The number of dead inside the armored vehicle is unknown.
Resistance ambush near Balad after midnight.
At 1:30am Tuesday morning local time Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a joint force of US and Iraqi puppet forces near the city of Balad. The Resistance fighters used SBG-9s and C5Ks, destroying an Abrams tank totally and killing all aboard. A Humvee that was carrying eight Iraqi puppet troops was also destroyed in the attack. The patrol had come out of the joint base in Balad after Resistance forces shelled that facility at 12:15am with one powerful Tariq rocket which apparently set fire to inflammable materials because thick smoke was seen rising from the camp.
Resistance disables armored vehicles in Monday night attack near Balad.
Iraqi Resistance forces used rockets to attack a US military patrol made up of six Bradley armored vehicles north of Balad and south of Samarra’. The Balad correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the attack took place at 9:00pm Monday night and that the Resistance fighters fired C5K rockets and CBG-9 rockets disabling two of the armored vehicles.
Resistance rocket attack near at-Taji leaves four US troops dead.
Four US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces launched a missile strike on a US patrol in the Hur al-Basha area near at-Taji north of Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US patrol was made up of seven Humvees and that the Resistance fired rocket-propelled grenades at the patrol at 9:00pm local time, destroying two Humvees and disabling another.
At least five members of the Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah militia were killed in Ba‘qubah at 7:00pm local time when two Peshmergah vehicles – one white Patrol Safari and the other a Toyota pickup truck – were attacked and all aboard were killed. The Resistance also seized their weapons. The Resistance drove the vehicles away.
Two evening attacks on US troops in Ba‘qubah area.
At 6:00pm Monday Iraqi Resistance sharpshooters attacked a US patrol of five Humvees and two Bradley armored vehicles in the Kan‘an viallage in the Ba‘qubah area north of Baghdad. Three US troops were shot dead, one of them a driver of an armored vehicle and the other two manning the machineguns fixed to the Humvees.
At 8:00pm local time Monday night, Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a US column of four Bradley armored vehicles and five Abrams tanks in the Ba‘qubah area. Then Resistance fighters attacked the convoy with C5K rockets and SPG-9 rockets, disabling one Abrams tank and one Bradley armored vehicle. The extent of US casualties was unknown.
Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah militia leader assassinated.
Iraqi Resistance forces assassinated a Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah militia leader at 8:30pm Monday night in the Husayn ‘Awni area as he drove his Corolla model 99. Eyewitnesses reported that US and Peshmergah militia sealed off the area after the assassination.
Resistance in Mosul kills six troops, three US intelligence officers Monday afternoon.
At 4:00pm local time a US column made up of several fuel tank trucks and Humvees was attacked near the district of al-Hadar. The Resistance detonated explosives under the column and then attacked with rocket-propelled grenades. Two fuel tankers were destroyed, as was one Humvee. Six US soldiers were killed according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
At 7:30pm local time the Resistance attacked an armored GMC belonging to the US intelligence agencies with a bazooka and BKC automatic weapons. The vehicle was totally destroyed and all aboard were killed – three persons in all – two civilians and one military man, though it appears that all belonged to US intelligence.
Resistance bombards US base in Mosul Monday morning.
The Iraqi Resistance fired eight 120mm mortar rounds into the US al-Ghazlani base in Mosul at 7:15am Monday morning, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
US troops killed in Mosul ambush.
In another Resistance attack on a US patrol that took place at 9:30am Monday morning in the Tal‘athir area of Mosul, two American Humvees were destroyed in a column that also included armored vehicles. All those aboard the Humvees were killed.
Twenty puppet “Iraqi national guardsmen” killed in remote-control car bombing in Mosul.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded by remote control in the path of a patrol of puppet so-called “Iraqi national guardsmen” in Mosul Monday morning. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the patrol had been made up of five cars, four Mitsubishi pickup trucks, and one troop transport vehicle.
The bomb attack took place at 8:00am local time across from the site of the Tomb of the Prophet Yunus and destroyed all the cars in the patrol. Twenty members of the “national guard” were killed in the attack.
One Danish soldier killed, three others wounded in Resistance bombing.
One Danish soldier was killed and three others wounded when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in southern Iraq. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the blast occurred at 6:00pm local time on the road to al-Faw and disabled the Landrover in which the Danish aggressors were riding.
Muqtada as-Sadr spokesman: ‘no participation in elections if US troops still in Iraq.’
An aide to Shi‘i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr announced on Monday that their movement would not participate in the “elections” to be rigged up by the US occupation and their Iraqi puppets in January 2005, so long as US forces remain in the country.
‘Abd al-Hadi ad-Darraji said that the as-Sadr movement would not participate in those elections and would not nominate anyone to run. Ad-Darraji said he expected the as-Sadr movement to boycott the elections, and he demanded that the US forces leave Iraq.
The al-Jazeera satellite TV network reported that these statements contradicted those of another of Muqtada as-Sadr’s aides in August who had announced that they would be participating in the elections.
US pounds Madinat as-Sadr.
US forces bombarded Madinat as-Sadr in Baghdad bombing it with F-16s and Apache helicopters as well as heavy bombers late into Monday night and Tuesday morning. A large number of local people were killed and wounded in the US assault.
More than 14,000 anti-personnel cluster bomblets fell on the area between and 10:30pm Monday night and 1:30am Tuesday morning, all dropped from massive container bombs, according to the local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent.