Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 14 November 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
Sunday, 14 November 2004.
The office of Mafkarat al-Islam received a communiqué late on Sunday night from the Consultative Council of the Mujahideen of al-Fallujah concerning the nature of the powerful explosion that rocked part of the city around sunset Sunday.
The communiqué disclosed that the blast was the result of an Ababil rocket fired by the Resistance at the Hajji Dahham Ice Factory in the industrial zone of the city. The explosion destroyed a number of American tanks and armored vehicles, the communiqué said.
The communiqué also refuted claims that some sort of negotiations had begun with the occupation forces. It also discounted claims that a cease-fire with the occupation troops was a possibility. No such thing could take place so long as the US operations around the environs of the city were continuing.
The communiqué also stated that there was no truth in the statements made by some people speaking on behalf of the city’s residents concerning the situation in the city. The communiqué stressed that there were no American tanks in any of al-Fallujah’s streets other than a small number that are encircled on some streets. The US presence on the main streets in the city consists only of American snipers in specific locations on ath-Tharthar Street.
The communiqué stated that the morale of the Iraqi Resistance fighters in al-Fallujah is at its highest possible level. “The American strike,” the communiqué said, “has only increased us in firmness, defiance, and resilience in the path of Truth.”
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that on Sunday the city experienced relative calm, as fighting between the invaders and the Resistance were on a very limited scale.
Resistance pounds US troops outside al-Fallujah with 53 rockets as the residential areas of the city return to normal.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired more than 50 Grad rockets at US forces deployed around al-Fallujah on Sunday. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that rockets were fired from al-Karmah to the east of al-Fallujah; from as-Saqlawiyah to the north of al-Fallujah; from ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah to the south. In all 53 rockets – Grads and powerful Tariqs – crashed into the US troop concentrations, according to eye witness accounts.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent inside al-Fallujah reported on Sunday that the city residents had begun freely moving about the streets and neighborhoods of the city. They must run, however, whenever they get near any of the main streets of the city where US snipers are still deployed on some buildings. A peaceful situation reigns away from those main streets, however.
Resistance issues communiqué on US losses in al-Fallujah. Discrepancies with Abu Sa‘d interview noted.
In a dispatch posted at 7:03pm Mecca time, the office of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported that it had received a short while before a communiqué issued by the Consultative Council of the Mujahideen of al-Fallujah which discussed the number of American, British, and puppet ‘Allawi Army dead, wounded, and captured.
The communiqué stated that in the operations of the last few days, the Iraqi Resistance had shot down two F-16 fighter bombers, 11 helicopters, 5 unmanned spy planes, and one Chinook helicopter with some 60 US troops aboard.
The communiqué said that 136 US troops, 15 British soldiers, and 123 members of the ‘Allawi Army (i.e., puppet so-called “Iraqi national guardsmen”) had been captured by the Resistance. About 400 American troops and 140 ‘Allawi troops have been killed, the statement reported.
The communiqué confirmed that the Iraqi Resistance had commandeered seven tanks and had destroyed a large number of other tanks, armored personnel carriers and other armored vehicles.
Mafkarat al-Islam noted that the figures cited in the communiqué differed from those cited in a telephone conversation to al-Jazeera satellite TV by the Abu Sa‘d ad-Daylami, the official spokesman of the Consultative Council of the Mujahideen of al-Fallujah on Saturday (see this report, below) in which he also mentioned that US forces had taken the major streets in al-Fallujah. Informed sources explained the discrepancies by observing that it was obviously much easier for the different Resistance organizations to coordinate their fighting activity than it was for them to coordinate their information gathering techniques and reporting.
The sources did express surprise at the relatively low numbers attributed by al-Jazeera to ad-Daylami, considering that there were reports from many sources that confirmed that 30 tanks and 12 other vehicles had been destroyed by the Resistance and that the Resistance had blown up the ice factory where the Americans had parked a large number of their military vehicles and where dozens of US troops were killed or wounded.
The Resistance sources repeated that the main streets of al-Fallujah – like ar-Ramadi Street, ath-Tharthar Street, al-Hadrah Street, and al-Jumhuriyah Street had been cleared of US troops, but that fighting was still underway on al-Wahdah Street and in the al-Jawlan neighborhood.
Spokesman for al-Fallujah Resistance denies US claims.
Abu Sa‘d ad-Dulaymi, the official spokesman of the Consultative Council of the Mujahideen of al-Fallujah, announced that the military situation of American forces in al-Fallujah had not changed for three days. He made the remarks in reply to US claims to have completely seized control over al-Fallujah.
Speaking by telephone to al-Jazeera satellite TV Abu Sa‘d said that the occupation troops have not been able until now to get near the al-Jawlan neighborhood; all they control are the main streets in al-Fallujah, backing up their presence with fierce air strikes.
Abu Sa‘d ad-Dulaymi said that when the Americans refer to “pockets of resistance” they mean the whole neighborhoods of al-‘Askari, ash-Shuhada’, al-Jaghifi, al-Wahdah, al-Jumhuriyah and the industrial zone – if they mean all these areas when they talk about “pockets of resistance,” then I tell you these “pockets” are al-Fallujah; these neighborhoods don’t exist outside of al-Fallujah.
The US forces are in a big public relations bind, Abu Sa‘d said, since they’ve declared an end to military operations at a time when US forces are facing the Resistance on the inside and are surrounded on the outside of the city, being hit by rockets and mortars. In fact the proof that they are in a bind is the very fact that they have announced the end of the military operation.
Abu Sa‘d denied claims that 1,000 Resistance fighters had been killed. He confirmed that 100 Resistance fighters had been killed. The remainder of the casualties are civilians He also said that the Chairman of the Consultative Council of the Mujahideen of al-Fallujah, ‘Abdallah al-Janabi, still leads the Resistance from within the city.
Iraqi Red Crescent relief convoy makes it into al-Fallujah on Sunday.
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society was able on Sunday to get a convoy of food and medical aid into the city of al-Fallujah. Firdaws al-‘Ibadi, a spokeswoman for the Iraqi Red Crescent, said that the convoy entered al-Fallujah from the north led by ambulances emblazoned with the Iraqi Red Crescent sign.
The convoy consisted of four trucks loaded with food and three ambulances in which were medical teams.
Al-‘Arabiyah.net reported that the trucks were loaded with foodstuffs such as bread, rice, and water as well as medical supplies.
Although this one convoy was able to get into al-Fallujah, the Red Crescent spokeswoman al-‘Ibadi warned that it was far too little to fill the urgent needs of the people inside the city and in its environs.
Informed sources in the Red Crescent report that at least 150 families are still in the heart of al-Fallujah. Furthermore there are fears concerning the conditions in which tens of thousands of refugees from the city are currently living in camps outside the city.
On Friday the Red Crescent Society sent three trucks full of food supplies and an ambulance to the city of al-Habbaniyah where 1,500 refugees from al-Fallujah are living in camps. In addition there are numerous refugees spread throughout nearby regions such as ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah where 400 families are now staying.
Seven Mossad agents killed in ambush.
At 7:20 Sunday Iraqi Resistance fighters detonated bombs under a column on Airport Road in the al-‘Amil neighborhood and then attacked with RPG7 rockets, destroying a Humvee and a GMC vehicle belonging to the Zionist Mossad. Three US troops and seven Mossad agents were killed.
Morning ambush on Airport Road.
At 6:30am Iraqi Resistance fighters firing BKC automatic weapons attacked a joint US-puppet “national guard” patrol on Airport Road in the al-‘Amil neighborhood, destroying a Nissan pickup truck and killing three US foot soldiers. One Resistance fighter was martyred.
Three US troops killed in Airport Road ambush.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing two RPG7 rockets attacked a US patrol on Airport Road in the al-‘Amil neighborhood at 6pm Sunday, destroying a Humvee and killing three US troops.
Ambush in al-I‘lam area of Baghdad.
At 5pm Sunday Iraqi Resistance forces detonated bombs under a US patrol in the al-I‘lam area of Baghdad, destroying a Humvee and killing three US troops and seriously wounding two more.
Evening ambush in al-Ghazaliyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US patrol on the highway in al-Ghazaliyah at 7pm Sunday, destroying two Humvees and killing six US troops.
Unmanned spy planes downed.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing BKC automatic weapons and sniper rifles shot down two unmanned US spy planes in the ar-Rashid area of ar-Ridwaniyah at 2pm Sunday.
Resistance attack in Qanat al-Jaysh.
At 3:30pm Sunday Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a civilian truck loaded with supplies for US occupation troops as it traveled along the highway passing through the Qanat al-Jaysh area of Baghdad. The attack destroyed the truck as well as a Humvee and killed two US troops and wounded two others. The Asian truck driver was also killed.
Ambushes in al-A‘zamiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces in al-A‘zamiyah in Baghdad attacked a joint US-puppet “national guard” patrol at 5pm Sunday, destroying a Humvee and a Nissan pickup and killing three US troops and four puppet soldiers.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets ambushed a joint US-Iraqi “national guard” patrol in al-A‘zamiyah in Baghdad at 11:30am Sunday, destroying two Humvees and a Nissan pickup belonging to the puppet forces. Six US troops and four Iraqi puppet soldiers were killed.
Sunday fighting in at-Taji.
At 9:45am Sunday clashes broke out between Resistance forces and the US occupation troops in at-Taji north of Baghdad. The fighting left a military fuel tanker, a Humvee, and a US military truck destroyed and six American troops dead. Two Resistance fighters were killed and six others wounded.
An Iraqi Resistance anti-tank land mine destroyed an Abrams tank in the al-Mushahadah area of at-Taji at 10:30am Sunday, killing seven US troops.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US convoy in Hur al-Basha in the at-Taji area at 12:15pm Sunday, destroying two Turkish tank trucks bringing fuel to the US troops. The two Asian drivers of the Turkish trucks were killed.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a civilian truck supplying the US occupation troops in al-Mushahadah near at-Taji at about 4pm Sunday, killing the driver who probably was Asian.
Resistance attack in ar-Rashidiyah.
At about 3pm Sunday Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US patrol in the garden areas of ar-Rashidiyah area, destroying two Humvees and killing four US troops.
Resistance bomb kills puppet policemen by Old Diyala Bridge.
Iraqi Resistance bombs destroyed a Land Cruiser belonging to the puppet police near the Old Diyala Bridge, killing four puppet policemen.
Two US troops killed in Baghdad area bomb attack.
At 4pm Sunday, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US Bradley armored vehicle destroying it and killing two US troops.
Clashes in as-Suwayrah.
Clashes between the Resistance and US occupation forces erupted in the as-Suwayrah area south of Baghdad at about 9am on Sunday. Resistance fighters firing C5K and SPG9 rockets destroyed two Humvees and a Bradley armored vehicle and left seven US troops dead and two others wounded.
Attack in az-Za‘faraniyah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol in the az-Za‘faraniyah area south of Baghdad at 9:30am Sunday, destroying a Humvee and killing three US troops.
Resistance attacks US convoy in al-Ishaqi north of Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets and detonating bombs destroyed two US Bradley armored vehicles and three US fuel tank trucks in an attack in the al-Ishaqi area north of Baghdad on Sunday. Twelve American soldiers were killed in the attack after which the road was shut down for two and a half hours.
Resistance attacks US forces in Abu Ghurayb area of Baghdad Sunday.
At 8am Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired rockets at a US patrol on the highway in Abu Ghurayb, destroying two military trucks loaded with provisions for the US troops. Three American soldiers were killed and one other wounded.
At 2:45pm Sunday Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US patrol on the Old Street in Abu Ghurayb, destroying an armored vehicle and killing four US troops.
Iraqi Resistance fighters fired RPG7 and C5K rockets at a US column in the al-Kharnabat area of Abu Ghurayb on Sunday, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing three US troops and wounding two others.
Bomb attack in ad-Duwaylibah.
At 9:30 Sunday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol in the ad-Duwaylibah area west of Baghdad, destroying a Humvee and killing two US troops and wounding four other American soldiers.
Afternoon attack in al-Mahmudiyah.
At 3:30pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a US patrol in al-Mahmudiyah then Resistance fighters attacked firing C5K rockets, destroying a Humvee, disabling a Bradley armored vehicle and killing four US troops and wounding a fifth.
Fighting on Hayfa Street in al-Karakh, Baghdad.
At about 10am Iraqi Resistance forces destroyed one Bradley armored vehicle and disabled another and killed five US troops on Hayfa Street. Two Resistance fighters were martyred.
At 1:30pm Sunday, clashes spread to the Vanguards’ Square [Sahat at-Tala’i‘] on Hayfa Street after US troops tried to enter the al-Jaghifi Center from the ar-Rahmaniyah Road. Two Humvees were destroyed and a Bradley armored vehicle and a smaller armored vehicle were disabled in the combat after they came under RPG7 rocket and BKC automatic weapons fire from the Resistance. Nine US troops were killed, two of them by Iraqi Resistance sharp shooters. Four Americans were wounded.
Attack in al-Mushahadah in al-Karakh.
Iraqi Resistance fighters fired an anti-tank rocket into a US Bradley armored vehicle in the al-Muhsahadah area of al-Karakh in Baghdad, destroying the vehicle and killing two US troops and wounding a third.
Five CIA agents believed killed.
At 12 noon Sunday Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under US troops on the highway in al-Ghazaliyah, destroying a Humvee and a GMC command car and leaving five dead Americans, believed to be CIA agents behind.
Battle in al-Hurriyah area of Baghdad.
At 1pm Sunday Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb under US troops in the ad-Dallu‘i in the al-Hurriyah area of Baghdad and then attacked with RPG7 rockets, destroying a supply truck and two US Humvees and killing four US troops.
Two suspected CIA agents killed in al-‘Amil neighborhood.
Early Sunday morning, Iraqi Resistance forces attacked and destroyed a white US GMC belonging to American intelligence on the Airport Road in the al-‘Amil neighborhood of Baghdad, killing two presumed CIA agents.
Attacks in ad-Durah.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 and C5K rockets attacked US troops near 60 Street in the Hur Rajab area of the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah, destroying a Humvee and a Bradley armored vehicle and killing seven US troops and wounding two. US forces opened fire indiscriminately around the area, killing six innocent Iraqi passersby.
A heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the ‘Arab Jabbur area of ad-Durah killing two US troops and wounding three at 1:45pm Sunday.
In the Abu Tushir area of ad-Durah, Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons attacked a US convoy destroying a Humvee civilian truck bringing supplies to the US forces at 1:30pm Sunday. Twelve US troops and the Asian driver of the truck were killed.
At 4:30pm Sunday a fierce battle erupted in the al-Bu ‘Isa area in which the Resistance detonated bombs and then fired RPG7 rockets, killing nine US troops and wounding four more. One Iraqi Resistance fighter was martyred and three seriously wounded.
Black Hawk downed.
Iraqi Resistance fighters fired a C5K rocket and shot down a US Black Hawk helicopter in the al-Janabayn area west of al-Latifiyah at about 2:30pm Sunday.
At about 7:30am Sunday Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 and SPG9 rockets attacked a US column, destroying two Bradley armored vehicles and a Humvee in al-Latifiyah.
At 2:30pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed and destroyed two US GMC vehicles belonging to US intelligence in al-Latifiyah, detonating bombs under them and killing the five agents aboard.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb destroyed a Humvee and killed three US troops and wounded three others in an attack in al-Latifiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets attacked US troops in al-Latifiyah, destroying two Toyota Landcruisers belonging to the collaborationist Badr Brigades and killing four gunmen aboard.
In the al-Karaghul area of al-Latifiyah where there is a tribe by the same name, extremely fierce fighting broke out between the US forces and the Resistance in which 11 US troops were killed and a Bradley armored vehicle, another armored vehicle, and a Humvee were destroyed. US troops then opened fire indiscriminately on Iraqi civilians, killing six and wounding two more.
In the as-Sayyid ‘Abdallah area of al-Latifiyah Iraqi Resistance forces detonated 15 very powerful bombs under a US patrol. The Resistance then opened fire with RPG7, C5K, and SPG9 rockets to make sure that they had totally destroyed the US patrol. Two Bradley armored vehicles, three Humvees and a military fuel tanker were destroyed and 18 American troops killed.
US aircraft then opened fire on Iraqi civilian houses in the area to get revenge, destroying four homes and damaging three others and killing seven Iraqi civilians and wounding 14 others.
Bombardments throughout Iraq on Sunday.
At 6:45am Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Grad rockets into the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace compound, known to the invaders as the “green zone.”
At 7:30am Iraqi Resistance forces fired six 82mm mortar rounds into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
At 8:30am Iraqi Resistance forces fired six 82mm mortar rounds into the US base in the southern part of Tikrit.
At 9am Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Ktyusha rockets into the US base in the southern part of Tikrit.
At 9:30am the Iraqi Resistance struck the British headquarters in al-Mahawil with seventeen 82mm mortar rounds.
At 9:30am Iraqi Resistance forces struck the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” base in the ar-Risalah neighborhood in Baghdad with six 60mm mortar rounds.
At 10am Iraqi Resistance forces fired nine 120mm mortar rounds into the US base in the southern part of Tikrit.
At 12:45pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US camp in what was formerly the Iraqi Meat company in al-‘Uwayrij south of Baghdad with three Katyusha rockets and six 82mm mortar rounds.
At 2pm Sunday Iraqi Resistance forces on Hayfa Street in Baghdad bombarded the US airstrip base in al-Muthanna in the Iraqi capital with five Katyusha rockets and fourteen 82mm mortar rounds.
At 2:30pm Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the joint US-Iraqi puppet “national guard” base in at-Taji north of Baghdad with four 120mm mortar rounds.
At 3:30pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US camp in what was formerly the Iraqi Meat company in al-‘Uwayrij south of Baghdad with two Katyusha rockets.
At 5pm the Iraqi Resistance fired two Grad rockets into the US base in Saddam International Airport.
At 8pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets into the so-called “green zone.”
At 8pm Sunday night, Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Katyusha rockets into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
At 8:15pm the Iraqi Resistance fired four 120mm mortar rounds into the US base in Saddam International Airport.
At 11:30 Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Grad rockets into the US base in Saddam International Airport.