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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monda,y 8 November 2004.  Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.

 

Monday, 8 November 2004.

 

Al-Fallujah.

 

Resistance drives back US assault on south of al-Fallujah.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces threw back a US ground assault on the southern approaches to al-Fallujah Monday night that followed other attacks on the city from all sides.

 

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that the US troops attempted to storm the city from the south and got as far as 500 meters from the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood.  The Resistance drew the American unit that was trying to break into the city forward and then suddenly pounced on them in force, compelling them to retreat to cover behind the highway.  One Iraqi sharp shooter was able to pick off a US soldier opposite the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood.

 

America savages al-Fallujah neighborhoods with 40,000 cluster bombs, napalm.

 

US airplanes dropped more than 20 container bombs, holding more than 40,000 anti-personnel cluster bombs on al-Fallujah Monday night.  The American bombing targeted the neighborhoods of al-Jaghifi and al-Jawlan.  Eye witnesses told the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam inside al-Fallujah that older men who had taken part in the wars with Iran and had served in Kuwait had never seen such intense bombing as this, which lit up the sky of the city.

 

US forces also shelled residential areas of the city with incendiary napalm, and dropped various types of noise and concussion bombs.

 

Al-Jazeera TV, al-‘Arabiyah TV refuse to broadcast video of US prisoners in al-Fallujah out of fear of US reprisals.

 

Leaders of the Council of Mujahideen of al-Fallujah have announced that as a part of their information struggle against the US occupation troops, Resistance fighters had filmed occupation forces prisoners being held by the Resistance inside al-Fallujah.  The prisoners who were filmed number 36, and they include some US women soldiers.  All were captured in al-Fallujah’s industrial zone Monday morning.

 

Abu Asad, President of the Council of Mujahideen of al-Fallujah, announced to Mafkarat al-Islam’s correspondent that after filming the American prisoners, they gave the film to the al-Jazeera and al-‘Arabiyah satellite TV stations.

 

The two stations, however, refused to broadcast the tape for “security reasons.”  In fact they were afraid of American reprisals against the their stations if they were to broadcast the videotapes, as happened to al-Jazeera after they showed film of US prisoners at the start of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.  As a result of that, al-Jazeera’s internet website was knocked off the internet for several days, an incident of “hacking” that the station in fact blames on “action taken by major countries” (meaning the US Central Intelligence Agency) and not on the mischief of individuals.

 

Sunni Religious leaders call for civil disobedience within puppet regime.

 

In order to counter efforts by US-installed puppet prime minister Iyyad ‘Allawi to provoke sectarian civil strife in Iraq, a group of predominantly Sunni religious leaders in al-Fallujah, headed by the Mufti of al-Fallujah, Shaykh Jamal Shakir an-Nazal and Shaykh Hamzah al-Mufti have issued a call for civil disobedience in all departments of the puppet government against the ‘Allawi regime if the bombardment of al-Fallujah continues.

 

The call for civil disobedience comes in support of a legal opinion issued by Shaykh Mahdi as-Samid‘i of the Salafi puritan movement in Iraq in which he proclaimed that it was impermissible for any Muslim to join the puppet so-called “national guard,” and demanded that any soldiers already in the force leave it.  as-Samid‘i noted that the force aids the US occupation of Iraq in striking cities and people in the country, a violation of Islamic teaching.

 

Al-Fallujah residents fearful ‘Allawi’s Army seeks to spark sectarian war.

 

Many residents of the besieged city of al-Fallujah have expressed their apprehension about the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” which is popularly known as ‘Allawi’s Army.  Local residents feel that unlike the Americans, ‘Allawi’s troops are inclined specially to target the predominantly Sunni population of al-Fallujah for massacre and its mosques and graveyards for desecration should they manage to get inside the city.

 

‘Allawi’s army, they point out, shelled the Sunni cemetery in al-Fallujah, despite the fact that there are no houses around it that could be of any military significance whatsoever, indicating to many residents that ‘Allawi’s aim is to provoke a sectarian civil war in Iraq, now that he has realized that controlling the country is out of the question.

 

Resistance brigade crushes US assault on al-Jawlan neighborhood.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah denied reports carried by Reuters and other western news agencies that Iraqi Resistance forces were hunkering down in the al-Jawlan neighborhood and elsewhere in the city as American forces attacked.

 

In a report posted at 11:55pm local time (10:55pm Mecca time) Monday night, the correspondent wrote that US troops accompanied by 10 US tanks had indeed advanced at around 10pm local time towards the sheep market in the city.  But these Americans were fought back by the Asadallah al-Ghalib Brigade of the Resistance.  Two tanks were set ablaze and it is estimated that at least 12 aggressor troops were killed inside, since they were engaged in an attack and usually the number of troops inside the tanks when they are attacking is greater than under normal conditions, since in an attack the tanks are used to transport a few troops in relative security.

 

After the destruction of the tanks the remainder of the American attacking force retreated and took cover behind the al-Fallujah train station where they were still taking intense  Resistance mortar fire at the time the correspondent filed his report.

 

At the present time, the correspondent wrote in his report, there were no more US invaders in the al-Jawlan neighborhood.

 

Resistance pours 60 rockets into US troop concentration north of al-Fallujah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:50pm Monday night local time (10:50pm Mecca time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that Resistance forces had fired 60 rockets of various times on a concentration of US troops to the north of al-Fallujah.  Accorcing to the correspondent the rockets fired included Grad, Tariq, Sukhoi, and CAT rockets.  Flames could be seen rising from the target areas where the rockets exploded, indicating that vehicles or other aggressor troop targets had been hit.

 

Iraqi Resistance blasts two US bases with Ababil rockets.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces in al-Fallujah blasted the US military base in the agricultural area north of al-Fallujah with seven powerful Ababil rockets after sunset on Monday.  In a report posted at 11:30pm Monday night local time (10:30pm Mecca time) the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that secondary explosions of American munitions were still continuing hours after the Resistance rocket attack as he wrote his dispatch.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces also fired six Ababil rockets into the US al-Hadbah base in al-Habbaniyah.

 

The Ababil rocket was one of the powerful missiles in the arsenal of the Iraqi Army prior to the US invasion of the country in 2003.

 

US attackers target mosques, hospitals, ambulances as they pound al-Fallujah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11pm local time Monday night, 10pm Mecca time, the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US forces were targeting their savage bombardments on the city’s hospitals and mosques.

 

The al-Aqsa Mosque in the al-Mu‘allimin neighborhood of al-Fallujah was virtually completely destroyed by US aircraft.

 

American forces shelled the Zayid Mobile Hospital which is currently being used by local residents for treatment of the wounded.  Al-Fallujah General Hospital, which was the first target of US bombardment, is now surrounded by US troops how have arrested and beaten some of the doctors being held in one ward of the facility.  Three women at the time of writing were in labor in the hospital with no one to help them.  There are, of course, also other patients in critical condition who are also going without care.  American snipers have also positioned themselves on the roof of the hospital from where they pick off individuals walking inside the city.

 

US forces also shelled an ambulance as it traversed the streets of the city, destroying the vehicle and killing its driver, Muhammad Jabal.  Since earlier American assaults on the city had already severely reduced the ambulances available to al-Fallujah residents, the latest American attacks have left only two ambulances, one of them in good condition, the other said to be “falling apart.”

 

Twenty US troops killed in attack on American fuel convoy headed for al-Fallujah.

 

Twenty US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a column of American tank trucks loaded with fuel and heading for al-Fallujah on a branch of the Tigris River.

 

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that all the drivers of the trucks were Iraqis and Syrians working for the American aggressor forces and that the Resistance took all of them captive.

 

The correspondent noted in his report, posted at 7:38pm Monday night Mecca time, that the American military Humvees sent out to escort fuel convoys usually scatter as soon as they come under Resistance rocket-propelled grenade attack.  The Humvee is not heavily armed and can be easily blown up by rocket-propelled grenade.

 

Ten US troops killed, two tanks destroyed in abortive American assault on ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood.

 

Ten US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked an American force driving into the area of al-Jubayl in the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood area of al-Fallujah.  Resistance forces fired RPG7 and SPG9 rockets at two US tanks in the American column, destroying the tanks and killing the 10 Americans.  The remainder of the American force, that was trying to storm into the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood, retreated after losing the tanks and men.  The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported the attack in a dispatch posted at 7:37pm Mecca time Monday night.

 

Eight Marines killed in evening fighting in as-Saqlawiyah.

 

Eight US Marines were killed in fighting with Iraqi Resistance forces in as-Saqlawiyah around sunset on Monday.  A US Humvee was destroyed in the fighting, in which three Resistance fighters also died.

 

Fighting erupts in al-Karmah after Resistance attacks US command post in as-Saqlawiyah.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US command post in the as-Saqlawiyah area south of Baghdad, destroying a US armored vehicle.  After the attack, clashes erupted between US troops and the Resistance near the al-Karmah area north of al-Fallujah.  The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that the fighting was still under way when he filed his report, which was posted at 12:10am local time Tuesday morning (11:10pm Mecca time Monday night.)

 

Fighting rages in as-Saqlawiyah as Resistance hits US camp with Grad, Katyusha rockets.

 

The as-Saqlawiyah region near al-Fallujah has been the scene of fierce fighting between US aggressor troops and the Iraqi Resistance according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.  In a dispatch posted at 7:32pm local time Monday evening (6:32pm Mecca time) the correspondent wrote that the combat zone extended as far as the al-Bu Shihab area and that all sorts of weapons were being used including heavy arms.  The correspondent wrote that the Resistance had struck the US camp in as-Saqlawiyah, west of Baghdad, with Grad and Katyusha rockets.

 

As-Saqlawiyah is in the al-Fallujah area, and the Resistance in as-Saqlawiyah is undoubtedly endeavoring to strike at the rear of US forces as they pursue their offensive against the defiant Iraqi city.

 

101 puppet troops surrender to Iraqi Resistance in al-Fallujah on Sunday, Monday.

 

The al-Fallujah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that 101 members of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” set up and run by the US occupation forces, have surrendered to Iraqi Resistance forces in the city.

 

Some of the puppet troops surrendered on Sunday, others on Monday, the correspondent reported.  The puppet troops tried to explain their position to Resistance fighters saying, “they forced us to come into this war against the people of al-Fallujah,” and saying that they were subjected to various forms of deception and perfidy by the US occupation troops who told them that they were only going on ordinary maneuvers, and they claimed that they were unaware that they were being sent into a full-scale offensive against the people of al-Fallujah.

 

Meanwhile, local people made fun of statements by US-installed Iraqi puppet “prime-minister” Iyyad ‘Allawi in which he proclaimed a curfew for al-Fallujah, a city over which he and his underlings have no control whatsoever.

 

Resistance surrounds and captures 36 US troops, including women.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces in al-Fallujah captured 36 US troops Monday in the area south of the industrial zone of the city.  The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that the American soldiers were riding aboard three tanks and three Humvees on Monday morning when Resistance fighters completely surrounded them and cut them off from the rest of the American forces.

 

The correspondent writes that the Resistance fighters were surprised at how quickly the Americans surrendered, and attributed that to their state of panic and intense terror as a result of the heavy blows delivered by intense Resistance fire on the advancing Americans.

 

The correspondent reported that among the 36 prisoners is a group of women soldiers.

 

Resistance shoots down two US helicopters early Monday afternoon.

 

In a dispatch posted at 6:22pm local time Monday evening (5:22pm Mecca time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that the Iraqi Resistance had shot down two US helicopters in the northwest of al-Fallujah around midday.

 

The first of the two was downed by Resistance fighters in the residential area of ath-Tharthar at 1:30pm local time.  Resistance fighters opened fire on the American aircraft with Russian-made double Dimitrov anti-aircraft weapons, setting it ablaze and bring ing it down.

 

At 2pm Iraqi Resistance forces shot a C5K rocket at another US helicopter blowing it up in midair over the al-Azraqiyah area of al-Fallujah.

 

The correspondent reported that such helicopters usually have a crew of four, consisting of the pilot, co-pilot, and two gunners, one on each side of the aircraft.

 

Resistance downs US helicopter over al-Jawlan as fighting intensifies in some parts of the city.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:10pm Monday afternoon local time (12:10pm Mecca time) the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that shortly before, Iraqi Resistance forces in the al-Jawlan neighborhood in the western part of the city had fired a C5K rocket and shot down a US helicopter, killing all four American crewmen aboard.

 

The correspondent noted that fighting has intensified in the al-Jawlan neighborhood, and the al-‘Askari neighborhood more than in other parts of the city.  US aggressor forces had cut off electricity to some parts of the city.

 

Resistance shoots down unmanned US spy plane over al-Fallujah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 8:10pm local time (7:10pm Mecca time), the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces had shot down an unmanned US spy plane in the al-Wahdah area of al-Fallujah at about 1pm Monday afternoon.

 

After dawn Monday: Resistance remains steadfast in face of unprecedented US offensive.  American snipers atop city hospital fire on anything that moves inside al-Fallujah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:40am local time Monday morning (10:40am Mecca time) the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkrat al-Islam reported that the city was at that moment witnessing fierce fighting from all sides.  The combat was particularly intense in the al-Jaghifi neighborhood to the north and the al-‘Askari neighborhood in the east of the city and also in the industrial zone and the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood in the southern part of the city, and also in the Triangle.

 

The correspondent wrote that US aggressor forces had occupied the city’s General Hospital and posted snipers on its rooftop from which vantage point they began shooting at everything that moves in the city.

 

The masses of forces brought together by the Americans is unprecedented, the correspondent wrote, both in terms of their numbers and the military equipment and weaponry at their disposal.

 

During Sunday-Monday night the Iraqi Resistance destroyed two US Abrams tanks and they remain steadfast in the face of the US offensive.

 

Fierce fighting between Iraqi Resistance and US aggressors in al-Jaghifi and Triangle area of al-Fallujah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 5:59am Monday morning local time (4:59am Mecca time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that fierce fighting was under way at 3:50am local time in the al-Jaghifi neighborhood and at the same time in the Triangle area of al-Fallujah. 

 

US savages al-Fallujah neighborhoods with thousands of anti-personnel cluster bombs.

 

In a dispatch posted at 4:40am Mecca time (5:40am local time) the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US aircraft in the last hour had dropped eight large and medium-size container bombs full of anti-personnel cluster bombs on the al-Jawlan and al-‘Askari neighborhoods of al-Fallujah.  Each container bomb contains some 2,000 cluster bombs that blast open in the air and shoot out shrapnel over a large area designed to kill all in their path.

 

US blasts hospital, market, residential neighborhoods in al-Fallujah in indiscriminate bombardment early Monday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:25am Monday morning local time (2:25am Mecca time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that US forces were at that hour indiscriminately bombarding residential neighborhoods of al-Fallujah having failed to storm into the city in an assault earlier during the night.

 

The correspondent wrote that the indiscriminate American bombardment was still under way as he wrote.  US mortar shells and rockets from American aircraft were slamming into residential houses in various parts of the city.  American forces were shelling the al-Fallujah market and the United Arab Emirates Charity Hospital in the city.

 

Resistance beats back US attack, destroys American Abrams tank.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces in the early hours of Monday destroyed a US Abrams tank west of al-Fallujah.

 

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city reported that Resistance fighters beat back a vicious US attack in the west of al-Fallujah – from the area of the hospital – at 2:15am Monday morning local time, and in the process destroyed a US Abrams tank.  The tank was destroyed and none of the crew emerged from the wrecked vehicle, indicating that all were killed inside.  The usual combat crew of an Abrams tank consists of four men, though it can take as many as nine.  Three Resistance fighters were martyred in the fighting.

 

In a dispatch posted at 5:17am local time Monday morning (4:17am Mecca time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that fighting was still raging in the area of the al-Fallujah bridge to the west of the city.

 

Iraqi Resistance downs Apache helicopter at 3am Monday morning over al-Jawlan neighborhood.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces shot down a US Apache helicopter over the al-Jawlan neighborhood of the eastern part of al-Fallujah at 3am local time Monday morning.  The helicopter had been strafing the city with machineguns mounted on its left and right sides until the Resistance was able to bring it down.

 

Resistance blasts attacking Americans with constant barrage of rockets and mortars.  US bombardment kills Iraqi civilians.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:25am Monday morning local time (2:25am Mecca time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city reported that Resistance forces had repulsed US night-time assaults on the city, forcing the American attackers to retreat.

 

US invaders gained no ground to speak of, as of the time of reporting, as the Resistance had inflicted significant casualties on the attackers.  Resistance forces showered the Americans with powerful Tariq rockets, Grad missiles, large and small caliber Katyusha rockets, and C5K rockets.  The Resistance also fired Congress and Sukhoi rockets and 120mm, 82mm, and 60mm mortar rounds into the attacking American ranks. The Resistance used all its weapons in throwing back the US assault.  Hardly five minutes passed without the sound of some Resistance rocket explosion shaking the area.

 

Meanwhile, four Iraqis, two of them women, have died in the American bombardments of the al-Jaghifi neighborhood.

 

Al-Fallujah Resistance downs US helicopters Sunday morning, unmanned spy plane Sunday night.

 

Resistance forces in al-Fallujah fired C5K rockets and shot down an unmanned US spy plane Sunday night.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces shot down a US Chinook helicopter in the an-Nu‘aymiyah area of al-Fallujah at 7:30am Sunday.  Resistance fighters then shot down an American Black Hawk helicopter at 9:30.  Two US aircraft were downed the previous night (Saturday-Sunday) as well according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah.

 

Stupid Americans try to buy Resistance surrender.

 

US aggressor troops scattered leaflets over al-Fallujah on Sunday-Monday night calling on the local Resistance to lay down their arms and accept a “general amnesty” and “enough money to live a good life” from the US invaders.  The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city reported that the Resistance quickly responded to the stupid American tactic, using mosque loudspeakers to proclaim to the American aggressors: “we will walk over your corpses before you give us your money!”

 

Twenty-one US troops killed in Nu‘aymiyah area of al-Fallujah.

 

Twenty-one US troops were killed in fighting around al-Fallujah according to a dispatch from the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city posted at 3:25am Monday morning local time (2:25am Mecca time).  The 21 died in fighting in the Nu‘aymiyah axis in al-Fallujah.  Resistance forces also destroyed three US Abrams tanks and a Humvee, according to preliminary data.

 

Three American aggressor troops captured in al-Fallujah.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces took three American troops prisoner in al-Fallujah, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city reported.

 

Resistance in American rear cuts off US forces besieging al-Fallujah.

 

The Resistance cut the roads leading to the city at 11:15pm Sunday night, depriving them of fuel supplies.

 

Resistance throws back US attackers in the south and west, prevents aggressors from advancing in the north and east amidst savage midnight fighting.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:00 midnight Sunday-Monday local time (11:00pm Sunday night Mecca time) the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that savage fighting still raged on the approaches to al-Fallujah but that Resistance fighters had succeeded in driving the American attackers back in several sectors of the front.

 

Resistance forces had advanced 80 meters towards US positions in the area of the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood and the industrial zone in the south of the city.  US aggressor troops also were forced to fall back from the western part of the city after suffering heavy losses.

 

Fighting was still raging fiercely in the north of the city at that hour where the US was attacking the neighborhoods of al-Jaghifi and al-Jawlan.  The fighting there was described as bloody in its intensity and ferocity.  The Resistance, however, was holding together and had not permitted the US forces to advance even one meter towards their positions.

 

The situation on the eastern approaches to the city was similar to that in the north as the Resistance continued to hold its own in the course of savage fighting.

 

Twenty-five US Marines killed as Resistance repulses attempt to storm al-Fallujah Sunday night.

 

At least 25 US Marine invaders were killed in their attempt to storm into al-Fallujah Sunday night.  The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Resistance fighters threw back the Marine assault on the western approaches to al-Fallujah, destroying three Abrams tanks and four Humvees and Bradley armored vehicles.   In a dispatch posted at 11:30pm local time Sunday night (10:30pm Mecca time) the correspondent wrote that the fighting had been under way for two hours, setting areas in the north and east of the city ablaze.

 

American aggressors begin savage assault on al-Fallujah Sunday night, bombing local hospital as ferocious Resistance meets the attackers in neighborhood after neighborhood.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:10pm local time Sunday night (10:10pm Mecca time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that US forces had began their attack on the city Sunday night, and were facing the defiant resistance of local residents.  Several of the city’s neighborhoods on Sunday night were engaged in combat with attacking American troops.  The American offensive began at about 9:30pm local time Sunday night and raged into the night.

 

Al-Jaghifi and al-Jawlan in the north of al-Fallujah, al-‘Askari neighborhood in the east of the city and the industrial zone and the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood in the city’s south were all engaged in fierce fighting, as the Americans bombarded al-Fallujah General Hospital to inhibit medical assistance to residents and fighters injured in the American attack.  At the time of the American bombardment of the hospital there were wounded inside receiving treatment for injuries they had suffered in recent relentless American bomb, rocket, and artillery attacks on the residential neighborhoods of the city.

 

US closes off all approaches to al-Fallujah.

 

Earlier Sunday evening, US aggressor forces on Sunday completely closed off al-Fallujah imposing a blockade and siege on the defiant city.  US forces encircle the city on all sides and have closed all approaches to al-Fallujah both the main roads and the dirt paths that run through the open fields and even the dirt roads in open areas.  The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city reported that families trying to get into their city have gathered in the al-Bu Shu‘ayb area near as-Saqlawiyah.

 

Fighting breaks out around al-Fallujah Sunday night.

 

Fierce fighting broke out between the US aggressors and the Resistance at about 8:50pm local time Sunday night.  Resistance fighters employed all sorts of weapons in the battle which was still raging an hour later when the correspondent filed his report, posted at 9:50pm local time (8:50pm Mecca time) Sunday night.

The American CNN network reported on Sunday that a Kurdish captain in the Iraqi puppet army disappeared from his unit Friday after hearing about plans for the US assault on al-Fallujah, according to a US military mouthpiece.

US army Captain Steve Alvarez claimed that the puppet captain only received a “very low-level briefing,” so he said that the US military were not worried that his disappearance posed a security threat.

It is believed the captain, a Kurdish company commander from the 5th Battalion of the Iraqi puppet forces, returned home to northern Iraq, Alvarez claimed.

The Kurdish captain was commander of a 160-man Kurdish collaborator outfit that was to be part of the American assault forces attacking al-Fallujah.

Religious leaders of al-Fallujah warn pro-American Shi‘i cleric against sparking sectarian civil war.

Sunni religious scholars (‘Ulama’) in al-Fallujah warned pro-American Shi‘i cleric ‘Ali as-Sistani against starting a sectarian civil war in Iraq, by permitting militiamen who support him to join the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” forces armed and backed by the American forces and now being driven into battle against al-Fallujah.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that the ‘Ulama’ of al-Fallujah had sent a letter to as-Sistani warning him against starting a civil war, noting that 85 percent of the puppet “national guard” driven to the gates of al-Fallujah are Shi‘i, in particular the collaborationist forces of the Badr Brigades and the militia of the Shi‘i chauvinist Da‘wah Party, both of which worked together with the US invaders since the preparatory stages of the American invasion.  The Sunni ‘Ulama’ warned that a point of no return could be reached if things continued on their present course, a point where reason would no longer avail.

Influential Zionist neo-Conservative officials in Washington have on repeated occasion come out in favor of a partition of Iraq along sectarian lines should the country prove too much for American aggressor forces to control.

London Sunday Times reports al-Fallujah ready for US aggressors.

The correspondent for the paper in al-Fallujah reported on Sunday that more than 100 cars laden with high explosives had been distributed throughout the city to be detonated when US marines mount a long-awaited ground offensive.

One commander told the Times that 300 foreign fighters had volunteered for martyrdom bombings.

The Times reporter visited al-Fallujah last week and wrote in the Sunday edition of the paper that “it was impossible to verify such claims, but as the only western newspaper reporter in al-Fallujah last week, she said she saw thick black cables running across roads to the city centre, indicating the sites of ‘improvised explosive devices’- home-made bombs intended for American convoys.”

The Times wrote that a commander pointed out bridges, a railway track and several networks of narrow alleys in three districts of the city, saying they had been mined.

Snipers have been recruited by al-Fallujah’s commanders from other cities and were already in position this weekend.

The Resistance told the conservative British paper that they had surface-to-air missiles with which to counter attacks by helicopter gunships.

They also said that a number of missiles had been tipped with deadly chemicals including cyanide. One said these would be fired at American forces from their rear.

“We have created a rear position, mainly outside al-Fallujah, that will provide assistance to the fighters inside once the battle starts,” the commander told the Times.

 

Al-Qa’im.

 

Sixteen US Marines killed in Sunday-Monday combat in al-Qa’im.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:30pm local time Monday (11:30am Mecca time) the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Qa’im on the Syrian border reported that fighting had been raging there since Sunday evening.  US Abrams tanks had been destroyed and more than 16 US Marines had been killed.

 

Baghdad.

 

Four US Marines killed in bombing in al-Mahmudiyah.

 

Heavy Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under US forces, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing four US Marines Monday at 10am in al-Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad.

 

Resistance sets four Humvees, Abrams tank ablaze, killing 12 suspected CIA agents.

 

Twelve Americans believed to be agents of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were killed in Baghdad Monday, when Iraqi Resistance forces fired rockets setting their four Humvees and an Abrams tank ablaze.

 

Three US troops, four puppet soldiers killed in ad-Durah.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets ambushed a joint US-Iraqi puppet “national guard” patrol in ad-Durah on the southern outskirts of Baghdad at 10am Monday, destroying a Nissan pickup truck belonging to the puppet forces and a US Humvee.  Three American soldiers and four puppet troops were killed in the attack.

 

Two US troops killed in at-Taji attack.

 

Two US troops were killed, and two others injured – one of them severely – when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the Hur al-Basha area of at-Taji north of Baghdad at about 2pm Monday, destroying a Humvee.

 

Thirty US troops killed before they could get to al-Fallujah.

 

At least 30 US troops were killed at about 1pm Monday afternoon when Resistance forces fired more than eight RPG7 rockets at US troop carriers loaded with American troops in the ad-Duwaylibah area of ar-Ridwaniyah, southwest of Baghdad.  The transports were on their way to the battle in al-Fallujah.  The Resistance then opened fire with BKC automatic weapons.  In all two transport vehicles were destroyed and all those aboard them – about 30 American soldiers – were killed.

 

Two American troops killed in Resistance attack in as-Sayyidiyah.

 

Two US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a Humvee on the highway in as-Sayyidiyah in Baghdad at 7:45pm Monday night, destroying the vehicle.

 

Two US troops killed in bombing in as-Sayyidiyah.

 

At 9pm Monday night an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the highway in as-Sayyidiyah, disabling a US Bradley armored vehicle and killing two US troops.

 

US APC blown up Monday evening in Abu Ghurayb.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US armored personnel carrier (APC) on the highway in Abu Gurayb as it headed towards al-Fallujah west of Baghdad at about 7pm Monday night.  The attack totally destroyed the APC, in which it is believed nine US troops were riding.

 

Surviving American troops then opened fire indiscriminately at Iraqi civilians in the area of the blast killing nine of them.

 

Car bombing at sunset targets puppet “national guard” station.

 

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked the headquarters of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in al-‘Amil neighborhood of Baghdad with a car bomb at 6:45pm Monday night, leaving a large number of dead and wounded.

 

Seven US troops killed in ad-Durah.

 

Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under two US vehicles near the Assyrians’ Market in ad-Durah on the southern outskirts of Baghdad at sunset Monday.  Resistance fighters then opened fire on the American patrol with rocket-propelled grenades, killing seven American soldiers.

 

Two American troops killed in Salman Bak bombing.

 

Two US troops were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in Salman Bak, southesast of Baghdad at about 1:15pm Monday afternoon, disabling a Bradley armored vehicle.

 

Resistance kidnaps Pakistani collaborator in Baghdad.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces kidnapped at gunpoint a Pakistani collaborating with the US occupation forces in the al-Mansur ar-Rafi neighborhood of Baghdad at 3pm Monday afternoon.

 

Six US CIA agents believed killed in Baghdad ambush.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked two vehicles believed to belong to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the al-Khadra’ neighborhood of Baghdad at 5pm Monday evening.  Resistance fighters detonated bombs and then attacked with RPG7s, destroying the two cars and killing six suspected CIA agents.

 

Seven US troops killed in afternoon ambush in Baghdad.

 

Seven US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked their two Bradley armored vehicles and one Humvee as they proceeded through the al-I‘lam neighborhood of Baghdad at 4:30pm Monday afternoon.

 

Three American soldiers killed in ambush on Hayfa Street.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US Bradley armored vehicle on Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district with RPG7 rockets at 2pm Monday, killing three US troops.

 

Four US troops killed in afternoon ambush in ar-Ridwaniyah.

 

At 3:30pm Monday afternoon Iraqi Resistance forces fired RPG7 rockets at a US Bradley armored vehicle in the ar-Ridwaniyah of Baghdad, killing four US troops.

 

Three US troops killed in afternoon ambush in at-Taji.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed an American convoy in the at-Taji area north of Baghdad at 4pm.  Resistance fighters fired RPG7 rockets, destroying two trucks and killing three US troops.

 

Three US troops in afternoon ambush in Abu Ghurayb.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired C5K rockets at a US Bradley armored vehicle in the Kharnabat area of Abu Ghurayb at 2:30pm Monday afternoon, killing three US troops.

 

Three US intelligence officers die in ambush.

 

Three US intelligence officers died when Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under their GMC command vehicle in Baghdad at 12:30pm Monday afternoon.

 

Five US troops die in Abu Ghurayb ambush Monday afternoon.  Americans gun down four civilians in “quick revenge.”

 

Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a US patrol on the old road in the Abu Ghurayb area at about 1:45pm Monday afternoon.  The attack began when Resistance bombs exploded under the American unit, and then Resistance fighters opened fire with RPG7 rockets, killing five US troops.  The American soldiers responded to the attack by firing indiscriminately at Iraqi civilians, killing four passers by in what has come to be known as “quick revenge.”

 

Six US troops killed in ambush in Abu Ghurayb area.

 

Six US troops were killed when American troops fell into an Iraqi Resistance ambush near the village of az-Zaydan in the Abu Ghurayb area.  At about 11:30am Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under the American patrol and then Resistance fighters opened fire on the Americans with SPG9 rockets, destroying a small armored vehicle and a Humvee.

 

Four US troops killed, two wounded in al-Mushahada, in at-Taji.

 

At about 9:30am Monday Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US convoy in the al-Mushahadah area north of at-Taji, firing RPG7 rockets and destroying a US military truck and killing four American soldiers and wounding two others seriously.

 

Puppet official in ‘Allawi’s party kidnapped.

 

An official in the Political Bureau of the so-called “National Accord” party led by US-installed puppet “prime minister” Iyyad ‘Allawi was kidnapped at about 11am Monday in the al-Bayya‘ district of Baghdad.

 

Six US troops killed as they head towards al-Fallujah Monday night.

 

Six US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked their military patrol in the Abu Ghurayb area as it headed along the highway towards al-Fallujah.  Resistance fighters fired RPG7 rockets, destroying two US military trucks and one Humvee at about 9pm Monday night.

 

For the first time since US invasion: Resistance blasts Americans in Saddam International Airport with powerful Sumud missile.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces on Monday struck the US base set up in Saddam International Airport with a powerful Sumud missile.   The Sumud is one of the most substantial missiles that was in the Iraqi military arsenal before the US invasion in 2003.  Today’s strike on Saddam international Airport marked the first time the Sumud was used in combat since the US invasion.  The Sumud was used during the American-led 30-nation aggression against Iraq in 1990-1991.

 

Resistance destroys 13 American fuel tankers in large-scale assault.  At least 26 Americans said killed in raid.

 

A detachment of 60 Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a convoy of US military fuel tank trucks north of the at-Taji area (located north of Baghdad), killing at least 26 US troops and destroying the cabs of 13 tank trucks in the American convoy.

 

The Resistance fighters began their attack on the convoy by striking the first two vehicles in the column forcing the rest of the vehicles to halt.  Then Resistance forces poured RPG7 rockets on the other tank trucks.

 

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent explained that the Resistance fighters aimed for the heads of the trucks, taking advantage of their cargoes of flammable fuel.

 

Afterwards, local Iraqis drew off the fuel from the trucks that remained undamaged.

 

Attacking US tankers is an almost daily occurrence for the Iraqi Resistance as they strive to deprive the American occupation bases of spare parts and fuel, limiting their mobility.

 

Three troops killed in morning in southern Baghdad neighborhood.

 

Three US troops were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on Airport Road in the al-Furat neighborhood of southern Baghdad at about 11am Monday morning, destroying a Humvee.

 

Eleven American soldiers killed in as-Suwayrah ambush Monday morning.

 

Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a US patrol in the as-Suwayrah area at about 11am Monday morning.  The Resistance attack began when they detonated bombs in the path of the Americans and then attacked with C4K rockets, destroying two Bradley armored vehicles and a Humvee and killing 11 US troops.  Three Iraqi Resistance fighters were also martyred in the battle.

 

Four US troops killed in morning ambush in as-Suwayrah.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces killed four US troops when a Resistance bomb exploded under their Humvee vehicle in front of the Tabuq Factory in the as-Suwayrah area south of Baghdad Monday morning.

 

Al-Latifiyah.

 

Six US Marines, nine Iraqi puppet troops killed in battle in al-Latifiyah.

 

Fifteen US Marines and puppet “Iraqi national guardsmen” were killed in battles in al-Latifiyah on Monday.  The Resistance bombs exploded under a joint US-Iraqi puppet force trying to get into the area.  Resistance fighters then opened fire with RPG7 rockets, destroying two Humvees and killing six Marines in them.  Nine puppet troops were killed in the battle as well.  Resistance fire set a Nissan pickup truck belonging to the puppet forces ablaze.

 

Resistance captures 10 British soldiers in al-Latifiyah.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces detonated bombs under a British patrol consisting of several vehicles including a personnel carrier in the al-Latifiyah area south of Baghdad.  They then opened fire on the patrol with RPG7 and SPG9 rockets, killing a number of British troops and taking 10 more prisoner.

 

Al-Basrah.

 

Two British soldiers, Somali interpreter killed in Resistance attack.

 

Two British soldiers were killed along with their Somali interpreter in an Iraqi Resistance ambush in al-Basrah.  An  Iraqi Resistance land mine exploded on the road to the at-Tanaw‘amah Bridge, destroying their Land Rover.

 

Bombardments throughout Iraq on Monday.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Grad rockets into the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace compound in Baghdad, known to the occupation troops as the “green zone” at about 6:30am Monday.

 

At 7:30am Monday Iraqi Resistance forces fired four 120mm mortar rounds into the British base in al-Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired eight Katyusha rockets into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad at about 8:30am Monday morning.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets into the US as-Suqur base at about 3pm Monday afternoon.

 

At about 8pm Monday night, Iraqi Resistance forces fired 15 rockets into the US as-Suqur base, extending a special “welcome” to British troops transferred there from the south of the country.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired four more Grad rockets at 9pm Monday evening into the so-called “green zone.”

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired six Katyusha rockets into the US al-Muthanna airbase in Baghdad, sending smoke rising into the sky over the facility.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US troops encamped in what formerly was the Iraqi Meat company in the al-‘Uwayrij area south of Baghdad, with 10 Grad rockets setting off powerful explosions in the surrounding area.

 

At 6pm Monday evening, Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the ash-Shu‘aybi Refinery in al-Basrah with a Grad rocket, setting it ablaze.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired thirteen 82mm mortar rounds into the US base formerly known as al-Bakr in the Balad area at about 2am Monday.

 

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