Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 4 September 2004 through Monday, 6 September 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
Saturday, 4 September 2004.
US tanks, aircraft wound eight Iraqis in bombardments of al-Fallujah.
US aggressor forces continued their attacks on al-Fallujah with an intensive tank bombardment of the industrial zone Saturday morning. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that six US tanks got as far as the edges of the industrial zone and then launched a fierce bombardment of the area.
US aircraft also bombed the ash-Shuhada’ district of the city at about 4:00am Saturday, and again at 6:00am, and then a third time at about 8:00am.
Eight Iraqis were wounded in the US raids, including one child and two women, according to the correspondent.
According to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the city, eight American tanks opened up with a barrage that began at 8:00am local time and was still under way when he wrote his report posted at 7:40pm Mecca time (8:40pm local time).
Iraqi Resistance forces on Saturday attacked and destroyed a US tank, killing at least five American troops in the process. The attack took place in the ash-Shuhada’ district of al-Fallujah, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. The Resistance fighters knocked out the tank with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) at 7:30pm Baghdad time. A tank cannon barrage that had begun at 8:00am was still underway at that time.
Four US troops were killed and one female soldier wounded when the Iraqi Resistance destroyed an American Humvee in the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood of Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported at 9:45 Mecca time (10:45 local time) that the wounded female soldier was still lying on the main street south of ash-Shuhada’ with one of her hands blown off. The other American forces were unable to get to her, however, because of the intensity of the fighting and the presence of Iraqi sharpshooters ready to pick off American troops attempting to advance.
A similar incident occurred in the same area two weeks earlier, the correspondent writes, but at that time it was American snipers who prevented Iraqi Resistance fighters from rescuing a wounded brother who later died.
The Resistance had asked civilian residents of the ash-Shuhada’ and al-Akrad neighborhoods to evacuate in anticipation of US air strikes or shelling on the area. In fact US troops did fire six rockets at residences in ash-Shuhada’ but casualty counts were not initially available.
Three Americans killed in as-Saqlawiyah Saturday night.
Fierce fighting erupted in as-Saqlawiyah Saturday night near the Technical Institute for Electronics. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the fighting broke out at 9:45pm local time and lasted nearly 15 minutes. Three Americans were killed and two US Humvees were damaged in the fighting.
Eight Americans reported killed in attack near al-Khalidiyah Saturday morning.
Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a US patrol at 10:00am local time Saturday morning in the Hasibat ash-Sharqiyah area, 6km from al-Khalidiyah west of Baghdad. Eyewitnesses told the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam that eight US troops were killed in the Resistance ambush and two Humveess were destroyed.
The Resistance fighters used rocket-propelled grenades(RPGs) in their attack. The patrol consisted of three Humvees, one of which fled when the other two were struck by RPGs.
Nine US troops killed in ambush near Ba‘qubah.
Nine US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked their convoy in the course of a changing of guard patrols at 1:00pm Baghdad time, destroying two Humvees. The Resistance attack took place on Khan Bani Sa‘d Road near Ba‘qubah.
Resistance attack Saturday night leaves five Americans dead.
Iraqi Resistance fighters at about 8:45pm Saturday night attacked a US column with rocket-propelled grenades in the Ba‘qubah area. The patrol, made up of armored vehicles and Humvees, suffered the loss of one Humvee destroyed and one armored vehicle damaged. Eye witnesses from Hurmuz reported that five Americans were killed, according to the report filed by Mafkarat al-Islam.
Resistance car bombing in Kiruk kills 20 puppet police.
An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter detonated a car bomb Saturday outside a police academy in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk as hundreds of trainees and civilians were leaving for the day, killing at least 20 people and wounding 36, puppet authorities said.
Ambulances raced to the scene of the blast where seven cars were on fire. The puppet police sealed off roads leading to the site, and fired shots into the air to frighten away people crowding towards the scene.
Fierce fighting reported in Mosul.
Eyewitnesses and hospital sources reported that fierce fighting broke out on Saturday in Mosul between US troops and Resistance fighters. The battles reportedly left at least seven civilians dead in the northern part of Mosul, 390km north of Baghdad. There were women and children among the casualties.
US helicopters prowled the skies overhead in support of US aggressor troops.
Dr. Khalil Ibrahim Rashid of Tall ‘Afar Hospital reported on Saturday afternoon that at least 12 civilians were killed on Saturday morning and more than 50 others wouned in the Tall ‘Afar area of north-west Mosul in US bombing and strafing of residential areas.
The US attacked the area after first closing all traffic entering and leaving the district, and after battles in the area had left houses and other residential buildings destroyed.
Rashid told al-Jazeera TV that seven or eight houses were destroyed over their occupants. All those admitted to hospital were civilians and all had wounds from US shrapnel, the doctor said.
Resistance downs US helicopter, crew admitted “wounded.”
Iraqi Resistance forces in the area of Tal ‘Afar fired at and hit a US Kiowa spy helicopter, forcing it to make an “emergency landing” and wounding its two-man crew according to US Captain Angela Bowman.
An American Stryker Brigade vehicle at the site of the crash later came under rocket-propelled grenade fire from the Resistance. American spokesmen claimed that the US troops fired back and killed two Resistance fighters. The Americans also called in air support and an American aircraft dropped a bomb on the nearby town. The Americans had no information as to the extent of civilian casualties.
Resistance mortar and rocket attacks target Baghdad “green zone.”
Iraqi Resistance forces fired several mortar rounds at the US occupation headquarters in Baghdad’s Republican Palace – which the Americans have dubbed the “green zone.” The shells landed near a checkpoint outside the “convention center” in the occupied compound where a US-sponsored so-called “Iraqi national congress” is in session. American sources made no report on casualties or damage.
Iraqi Resistance mortar rounds also exploded near the ar-Rashid hotel, near the US occupation headquarters. The hotel is home to visiting US officials and profiteers.
On Saturday evening the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance fired Katyusha rockets at the “convention center” as the US-sponsored “congress” was in session. The correspondent wrote that two rockets struck the convention center building directly at about 10:00am.
Four US troops killed in Resistance bombing on airport road.
Resistance forces attacked a US column on Saturday, destroying one Humvee and killing four US military personnel according to the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam. The attack, in which remote-controlled bombs were used, took place at 8:30am Baghdad time on the road leading to Saddam International Airport.
Resistance pounds Saddam International Airport twice Saturday.
Iraqi Resistance forces pounded Saddam International Airport Saturday with three powerful Grad rockets according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. Clouds of smoke were seen rising from the US facility in the occupied airport.
Earlier the Resistance fired five mortar shells at the entrance to the airport at 8:00am local time, prompting crowds of US troops to flock to the scene.
The Americans crowded the airport road with 10 armored vehicles and 14 Humvees for hours after that attack.
Resistance pounds Saddam International Airport Saturday night again.
The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Iraqi Resistance attacked US positions at Saddam International Airport again on Saturday night at 11:50pm local time. The Resistance this time fired powerful Grad rockets setting off warning sirens inside the US base. Black clouds of smoke enveloped the American facility, indicating that rockets had scored direct hits on vehicles or other inflammable materials.
Resistance attacks US column on road to Abu Ghurayb killing three Americans.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US column of three supply trucks on the supply road to Abu Ghurayb and al-Fallujah on Saturday. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that three Americans were killed in the attack, which took place at 8:30am Baghdad time as the US column was passing. The Resistance used rocket-propelled grenades in their attack.
Resistance blows up oil pipeline in southern Iraq.
Iraqi Resistance forces blew up an oil pipeline in southern Iraq near al-Harthah, north of al-Basrah. A puppet police spokesman admitted that the blaze forced the authorities to shut down the pipeline. The line had carried 15,000 barrels of crude oil a day from the Nahran ‘Umar oilfields to an export storage tank called Zubayr – 1 on the Faw Peninsula. The occupation regime is stockpiling oil in an effort to insulate itself from the damage caused by relentless Resistance strikes on the oil pipelines.
Iraqi Resistance forces pounds the area of the puppet military academy with rockets.
Resistance forces fired Katyusha rockets at the puppet military academy in ar-Rustamiyah Saturday morning. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the rockets crashed into the area of the academy.
Later, Saturday evening, the correspondent reported that the college building came under attack a second time Saturday. On the second occasion, the Resistance used powerful Grad rockets as well as six mortar shells.
Resistance shells puppet police academy with mortars.
Iraqi Resistance forces on Saturday pounded the puppet police academy with several mortar shells. The academy lies a couple hundred meters from the puppet “ministry of the interior” in Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the mortar shells landed inside the academy compound in an area full of government office buildings that is very highly guarded.
Three Iraqi puppet police die trying to disarm bomb targeted at US troops.
Three puppet policemen were killed Saturday morning when they tried to disarm an Iraqi Resistance bomb in the al-Jihad section of Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the bomb had been planted in the path of a US patrol, but the puppet police, eager to protect their American masters, attempted to disarm the device and it exploded.
Resistance bomb kills six collaborators in ad-Durah.
Four members of the Badr Brigades, the armed wing of the collaborationist Shi‘i chauvinist party that calls itself the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) were killed Saturday when their Japanese Prado struck a bomb in the Abu Tashir area of ad-Durah, southern Baghdad. The local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that the blast at 5:30pm local time. Two Iraqi puppet policemen who happened to be in the area were also killed in the blast.
Resistance mortar barrage targets US camp north of al-Yusufiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired several mortar shells at the US as-Suqur camp north of al-Yusufiyah (and south of Baghdad) at 5:00pm Saturday afternoon. According to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam, the shells landed in an area where US troops concentrate. US aircraft patrolled the skies over Hayfa street in the al-Karakh district of Baghdad where the shells are thought to have been fired.
US troops driven back when they try to raid Hayfa street in Baghdad.
US aggressor troops raided Hayfa street in Baghdad at about 9:30pm Saturday night according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. Resistance fighters beat back US attacks with hand grenades and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) wounding four US troops. The US patrol then withdrew from the area without attaining their objective. US troops were likely to return three to four hours later with a bigger patrol to renew their raids in the district. Meanwhile US Apache helicopters were thickly patrolling the skies overhead.
Resistance pounds US base at Diyala Airport.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the US headquarters set up in the Diyala airport with rockets at 9:00pm Saturday night. Six Katyusha rockets were fired at the US facility, and according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam, black clouds of smoke enveloped the area. US aircraft prowled the skies above intensely looking for the source of the rockets.
Sunday, 5 September 2004.
Resistance downs US helicopter near al-Fallujah Sunday.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot down a US Apache helicopter near the electric power station in the neighborhood of ash-Shuhada’ in al-Fallujah at about 1:20 Baghdad time Sunday according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. The Resistance brought down the craft with rocket-propelled grenades. At the time he filed his report (1:20pm Mecca time/2:20pm local time), the local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam wrote that US troops were encircling the area close to the al-Fallujah dam and that Resistance fighters were firing at that area from the city.
Seven US troops killed in Resistance ambush near ar-Ramadi.
Seven US troops were reported killed in an Iraqi Resistance ambush on their patrol at 12:00noon on Sunday. According to the local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam, the attack occurred in ar-Ramadi, west of Baghdad, when a US patrol passed through the area of al-Fajjariyah, east of the city. Resistance fighters attacked the invaders with rocket-propelled grenades, destroying two Humvees and killing seven US troops who had been aboard them.
Resistance knocks out position held by US snipers in ar-Ramadi Sunday.
Resistance fighters attacked a building in the at-Ta’min area of ar-Ramadi where US snipers had taken up position. The Resistance fighters fired two CA rockets at the position, destroying half of the building.
Five Americans killed in afternoon Resistance bombing in al-Khalidiyah.
Five American troops were killed on Sunday afternoon when two Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded near the puppet police headquarters in the town of al-Khlidiyah west of Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Khalidiyah reported that the blasts took place at 5:30 local time and left an Abrams tank destroyed.
A source in the local puppet police told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent that at least five US troops were killed in the bomb attack, noting that he personally saw the bodies in front of him.
Reports of other attacks in al-Khalidiyah Sunday.
Sunday proved to be a bloody day for the Americans in al-Khalidiyah. At least 19 US troops were reportedly killed in several attacks in the city. A patrol consisting of six Humvees and a tank struck Iraqi Resistance bombs in the Hasibat ash-Sharqiyah area, 6km out of the town, destroying three Humvees and knocking the tank out of commission. A source in the local police told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent that at least 10 Americans were killed and three others wounded in the blast.
Then at 3:00pm Sunday afternoon Resistance fighters fired a C5K rocket at a US tanks that was parked under the al-Khalidiyah bridge, destroying the vehicle totally. The correspondent reported that at least five Americans were killed in that incident.
Then at 2:30pm Sunday afternoon an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood destroying a Humvee and killing four US troops.
Massive Resistance mortar barrage targets US base in agricultural zone near al-Fallujah.
Iraqi Resistance fighters on Sunday morning fired 35 mortar rounds – probably of 120mm caliber – at the area of the US base in the agricultural region known as ‘Uday’s Farm, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. The Resistance barrage on the US base lasted from 1:00am to 6:00am Baghdad time. The attack came from various places and sent flame rising into the skies of the area.
Seven Americans reported killed in fighting near ar-Ridwaniyah Sunday.
Fierce fighting erupted between Resistance fighters and US troops some 2km west of the ar-Ridwaniyah area southwest of Baghdad on Sunday. The fighting left seven US soldiers dead and destroyed two Humvees, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Explosions and gunfire rock early-morning Baghdad.
Explosions and gunfire erupted in areas around Baghdad early Sunday morning according to the Saudi News Agency WAS. Eyewitnesses reported seeing US helicopters prowling the area of southern Baghdad where the blasts are thought to have originated.
Bomb on Hayfa street kills US soldier.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at 2:30pm Sunday afternoon, Baghdad time on Hayfa street in the Iraqi capital damaging a US Humvee and killing one American soldier according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. A number of civilian cars parked nearby were also damaged.
Resistance bombards at-Taji base with powerful Grad rockets Saturday night.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired five powerful Grad rockets at the US base complex in at-Taji at about 11:30pm Saturday night. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that flames rose from the area of the assault.
Resistance hits US Balad airfield twice with rocket barrages Sunday.
Iraqi Resistance forces carried out a number of rocket attacks on the Balad airport – a facility used by the Americans as one of their bases. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the airport was rocketed at 10:00am and again at 7:00pm. Five rockets struck the airport, probably powerful Grad or Katyusha missiles.
Resistance damages US armored vehicle south of Baghdad Sunday evening.
Resistance forces damaged one American Bradley armored vehicle at 6:00pm Baghdad time on the highway leading to the al-Yusufiyah and ar-Ridwaniyah areas south of the occupied Iraqi capital. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the area reported that the extent of casualties was unknown.
Three Americans, eight puppet troops killed in ambush Sunday night south of Baghdad.
Eleven US troops and Iraqi puppet soldiers were killed on Sunday evening in an Iraqi Resistance ambush on a joint US-puppet patrol between ar-Ridwaniyah and al-Yusufiyah south of Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the ambush, which took place at 9:00pm, left three Americans and eight Iraqi puppet troops dead and destroyed the entire patrol. Local residents told the correspondent that the Resistance ambush all took place in a matter of minutes and that the Resistance fighters used rocket-propelled grenades and BKC portable cannon and that 10 minutes after this encounter they met up with another US patrol.
Resistance pounds US base at military college with mortars.
Iraqi Resistance forces showered the Iraqi military college building in ar-Rustamiyah in southern Baghdad with several 120mm mortar rounds on Sunday morning. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that 15 explosions were heard at 8:00am Sunday morning, Baghdad time. The college is used by US troops and their Iraqi mercenary “army” as a base. Some 4,000 US troops are quartered there.
Explosion heard inside Saddam International Airport Sunday afternoon.
An explosion rocked Saddam International Airport at 4:45pm, local time Sunday afternoon according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. Thick black smoke rose over the US-occupied installation in the Baghdad suburbs.
Resistance fires rockets at Saddam International Airport Sunday evening.
A later report indicated that the Iraqi Resistance struck Saddam International Airport with three powerful Grad rockets at 8:45 Sunday night Baghdad time. Warning sirens wailed inside the compound.
Fourteen American troops killed in ambush south of Baghdad Sunday evening.
Fourteen US troops were reported killed in an Iraqi Resistance bomb and rocket-propelled grenade attack on a US supply convoy on the International Highway near al-Mahmudiyah, 30km south of Baghdad at 7:00pm Baghdad time Sunday evening.
The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance detonated a number of bombs as the US convoy passed by and after that they sprung at the stricken column firing rocket-propelled grenades.
Three troop carriers were destroyed, killing the 10 Americans who were aboard them. The trucks carrying supplies were also destroyed. One of the Humvees escorting the convoy was destroyed, killing four Americans aboard it. A Bradley armored vehicle was damaged but there was no information about losses aboard it.
After the attack, US troops closed off the area completely for at least five hours.
Resistance mortar attack on Abu Ghurayb said to use unusual shells.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US base at Abu Ghurayb near Baghdad at 11:00am Saturday morning with mortar shells according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. But the shells used in the bombardment were reportedly unusual in that they released green colored gas after they struck the American facility.
Two US Black Hawk helicopters made eight flights to Abu Ghurayb after the attack, apparently ferrying dead and wounded persons away from the scene of the attack.
Resistance attack near Mosul reportedly kills 13 US troops.
Iraqi Resistance forces killed at least 13 American troops at 1:30 Sunday afternoon near the northern city of Mosul. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a convoy of 12 US Humvees was ambushed by the Resistnace in the al-Hadr area, some 25km south of the city. Eye witnesses reported that the Resistance used rocket-propelled grenades and BKCs in the attack and destroyed three Humvees and crippled one other, killing 13 Americans.
Iraqi sharpshooters shoot four US troops near Diyala.
Iraqi sharpshooters shot and killed four US troops in the city of Diyala on Sunday evening according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. At 8:30pm local time, the Iraqi snipers picked off the four Americans as a US column passed near the Hamirayn mountains over the as-Sudur area of Diyala.
Resistance bombards Diyala airport Sunday night.
Iraqi Resistance fighters fired fifteen 120mm mortars at the US base in Diyala airport at 10:00pm Sunday night, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Two US troops killed in al-Qa’im Saturday.
At least two US troops were killed in the city of al-Qa’im that lies on the border with Syria on Saturday. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 11:30pm Saturday night, an American Humvee in the as-Sikak (“train tracks”) area of the city was struck by an explosive, killing the two Americans who had been aboard. Afterwards, US forces opened fire indiscriminately in the area, killing an Iraqi civilian who had been walking near the scene of the blast.
British soldier killed in Sunday morning attack on fuel truck.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the al-Faw highway south of al-Basrah setting a British military fuel truck ablaze, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. One British soldier was killed in the attack that took place at 7:00am local time.
Resistance attacks UK vehicle killing one, wounding one in al-‘Amarah Saturday.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a British military vehicle on Saturday in the southern Iraqi province of al-‘Amarah. The driver of the vehicle was killed and another British soldier wounded in the attack, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam, who wrote that the ambush took place at 11:30am Saturday.
Puppet security men and Iranian intelligence officer arrested by British troops in al-Basrah.
British troops arrested five members of the Iraqi puppet police and one Iranian intelligence officer on Saturday. The individuals were found to be in the possession of explosives and light arms. The men were arrested in the center of al-Basrah province Saturday afternoon as they carried the weapons and explosive material presumably intended for an attack on local Sunni residents.
Fierce fighting raged on Saturday in al-Latifiyah, starting at 6:00am local time and lasting until 5:00pm continuously – some 11 hours. Forty US tanks took part in the fighting, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam, along with a number of Humvees and armored vehicles and more than 250 Iraqi puppet police and Iraqi puppet troops.
In the course of the fighting, five amphibious Marine vehicles were destroyed, killing at least 10 troops aboard. Twenty-five other Americans were killed and more than 20 other wounded according to sources with the puppet security service.
Five puppet police cars were also destroyed and 15 Iraqi puppet troops killed, two of them officers. Twelve puppet policemen were also killed in the fighting.
Jaysh al-Mahdi kills three US troops late Sunday night.
Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen loyal to Shi‘i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr killed three US troops on Sunday in the area of Baghdad known as Madinat as-Sadr. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 11:00am Sunday Jaysh al-Mahdi fighters attacked a US patrol that was driving into Madinat as-Sadr hunting for supporters of the religious leader. Three US troops were killed in the ambush.
Monday, 6 September 2004.
Seven Marines admitted killed in Resistance car bombing in as-Saqlawiyah near al-Fallujah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in as-Saqlawiyah on the outskirts of al-Fallujah on Monday, killing seven US Marine invaders and three puppet so-called “Iraqi national guardsmen” according to the US military. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the attack occurred at 10:30am Monday as a US column was passing. He added that in addition to the seven US dead, several others were wounded.
The Resistance bombing nine miles north of al-Fallujah destroyed two Humvees, witnesses said. Medical teams in helicopters swept into the dusty, barren site to ferry away the injured, and troops sealed off the surrounding wreckage.
The force of the car bomb sent the vehicle's engine "a good distance" from the site, a military official said on condition of anonymity.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent wrote that US aggressor troops responded to the attack by firing indiscriminately but intensively at the houses in the area.
Two US Chinook helicopters came to ferry the dead and wounded away as US Apache helicopters provided air cover for the evacuation. US troops closed the road to the scene of the attack for a full hour.
US aircraft carried out intensive bombing raids that lasted for five straight hours on Monday targeting residential areas in the al-‘Askari neighborhood of al-Fallujah.
The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that local people hurried to get out of their houses after the American attack began. Resistance forces protected the population by opening fire on the attacking American aircraft. The correspondent reported that the US forces fired two mortar rounds at about 11:30am, targeting Iraqi civilians, but fortunately none was injured. One of the rounds landed in the ruins of an old building, while the other fell into a stock of building supplies that a local resident had been planning to use to build a house with.
Resistance bombs kill six US troops south of Samarra’ at noon Monday.
A powerful Iraqi Resistance explosion struck a US patrol in al-Ishaqi north of Balad and south of Samarra’, according to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. The attack took place at noon Baghdad time and left two Humvees destroyed. Six US troops were killed and two others wounded, one of them seriously. After the attack, US troops sealed off the area for three straight hours.
Resistance attack on Hayfa Street Monday morning leaves five US troops dead.
Iraqi Resistance forces launched a powerful attack at 10:00am Monday in Baghdad when they assaulted a US patrol on Hayfa Street in the al-Karakh area. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance threw hand grenades at the US patrol and opened KGC fire on them as well, killing five American invaders and wounding five others.
Eyewitnesses reported from Hayfa Street that when the Resistance attacked, the US troops responded with wild indiscriminate gunfire that struck and wounded 10 civilians, among them women and children, who happened to be in the area.
Resistance in al-Fallujah shoots down US helicopter Monday evening.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot down a US reconnaissance aircraft over al-Fallujah on Monday according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam, whose report was later confirmed by the American Associated Press (AP). The correspondent reported that the craft had been shot down at 7:30pm over the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood of southeastern al-Fallujah. The Resistance employed a shoulder-fired missile to bring the aircraft down.
Iraqi Resistance knocks two Marine armored vehicles out of action south of al-Fallujah.
Two US armored vehicles were crippled on Monday afternoon in the at-Tulibiyah area in ar-Ridwaniyah, south of al-Fallujah according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. At 3:00pm Monday the Resistance attacked the two US Marine vehicles.
Unprecedented wave of Resistance attacks strikes US aggressors Monday.
Iraqi Resistance forces carried out a series of unprecedented attacks on US bases in Iraq Monday. The US camp at al-Ghazali south of Mosul came under a violent barrage of mortar shells and Katyusha rockets. More than 30 explosions were heard and clouds of smoke rose thickly over the building.
In Baghdad the military college building in ar-Rustamiyah – the recent target of several Resistance attacks – again was a target for Resistance racketeers at 5:50pm Monday afternoon according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. Twelve explosions were heard in the camp and by their sound they probably were the result of 120mm mortar shells going off, or possibly Katyusha rockets.
The US base at the as-Suqur camp south of Baghdad came under Resistnace Katyusha rocket attack.
The Resistance fired two powerful Grad rockets into Saddam International airport at 7:00pm Monday evening, local time.
The Resistance attacked the military staff college in al-‘Amiriyah – a facility used by the American invaders as another of their bases – with mortars also at 7:00pm Monday.
At 10:30pm Monday night, the Resistance fired at least eight 82mm mortar shells at al-Muthanna Airfield in Baghdad where the Americans have another of their occupation camps.
At least eight US troops were killed along with three Iraqi puppet soldiers in various Resistance attacks in Baghdad and Diyala on Monday. The Baghdad correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 6:45pm Monday night a land mine blew up under a US patrol, in al-‘Amir district of Baghdad, destroying a pick-up truck and killing the three Iraqi collaborators who were aboard it. Three Humvees were escorting the convoy. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent personally observed the insignia “Bahraini Forces” on the door of one of the blown up vehicles – the first time such an insignia has been seen in occupied Iraq.
On the Baladruz road north of Ba‘qubah, a convoy of US military supply trucks came under Resistance rocket-propelled grenade attack destroying two vehicles and killing four US troops aboard them.
In the far west of Iraq in al-Qa’im, US troops were ambushed after they came out of ah house they had ransacked in the as-Sikak (“the Railroad tracks”) section of town. The actual attack took place in the ar-Rabt area north of al-Qa’im, which lies on the Syrian border. One armored vehicle was destroyed and four US troops aboard it killed. After the Resistance ambush, US aircraft prowled the skies over the area but Resistance fighters opened fire on the aircraft, which retreated.
US troops battle Jaysh al-Mahdi militia in Baghdad.
US forces battled Jaysh al-Mahdi forces in the Madinat as-Sadr area of Baghdad on Monday, in particular in the as-Saddah area. US Apache helicopters provided air cover as the Americans battled the militia which shelled the urban council offices in Madinat as-Sadr with more than 15 mortar shells at 10:30pm Baghdad time Monday night. One US soldier was killed and three others wounded in the fighting.
Resistance shells US camp near Balad Monday evening.
Iraqi Resistance forces shelled the US base in the old Iraqi al-Bikr Camp in the Balad area north of Baghdad at 7:30 pm Monday. The Resistance fired three powerful Grad rockets into the US facility.
Resistance shells US troops in Iraqi military college in Baghdad again Monday night.
The Iraqi Resistance pounded the Iraqi military college again at 6:00pm Monday evening with five mortar shells according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
Zionist Mossad assassins suspected as another Iraqi nuclear physicist is shot to death.
An Iraqi nuclear physicist died from gunshot wounds in al-Mahmudiah, 20km south of Baghdad on Monday according to Agence France Presse (AFP) who quoted the man’s brother.
‘Ala’ Tawqi Husayn at-Taliqani (40 years old) had worked in the nuclear field since 1984. He was wounded Saturday by five bullets as he was driving his car in the district. He was a resident of the town of al-Kifl, 100km south of Baghdad.
Oraganizations of Iraqi college professors and intellectuals have accused the Zionist Mossad secret police of waging a campaign of assassination of Iraqi scientists and academics. Over 100 have been found murdered for no apparent reason since the US occupation in spring 2003.