Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 28 November 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
Sunday, 28 November 2004.
Calm punctuated by intermittent clashes during the day Sunday follows nighttime battles in various neighborhoods of al-Fallujah.
Iraqi Resistance fighters bombarded the US headquarters in the ad-Dahhami Palace west of as-Saqlawiyah at sunset on Sunday with four Grad rockets, fired in pairs. Previously, Resistance forces bombarded a US command point near the al-‘Askari neighborhood of eastern al-Fallujah with 16 Grad rockets on Saturday evening according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that US forces occupying the governorate building in al-Fallujah were struck by four Grad rockets when the Resistance opened fire on them at 10am Sunday morning. Then at 11:30am Iraqi Resistance fighters struck the US forces in the as-Sakani neighborhood of the city with four more Grad rockets.
Resistance forces fired two large Katyusha rockets at the al-Khalij al-‘Arabi [Arabian Gulf] School in the al-Jawlan neighborhood in the northwest of the city.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent inside al-Fallujah reported that fighting broke out between the Resistance and the US invaders in the neighborhoods of ash-Shuhada’, al-Jubayl, al-‘Askari, and al-Jawlan, in addition to the industrial zone and lasted until dawn on Sunday morning. The fighting was not particularly heavy however, the correspondent noted. After sunrise calm returned to the city, broken only by occasional clashes that would last for about 10 minutes and then subside.
An indication of the difficult conditions faced by US forces in the city is the fact that in some neighborhoods, the US troops have taken to bulldozing houses in their area, and then using the blocks of concrete and rubble to construct road blocks and barriers in the areas they control.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent traveled from the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood to the ad-Dubbat neighborhood without observing any US presence in the area. He then moved on until he reached the northern edge of the al-Muhandisin neighborhood, and there he found US presence just on the northern extremity of the neighborhood, but nowhere else inside the neighborhood.
No sounds of fighting were heard in the Old City of al-Fallujah on Sunday.
During the night, the Iraqi Resistance controls most of the areas of al-Fallujah and it is then that most of the fighting takes place.
Iraqi Resistance shoots down Chinook helicopter near al-Fallujah at dawn Sunday.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot down a large US Chinook helicopter north of ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah at dawn on Sunday. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported that Resistance forces shot it down with a BKC machine gun. The Chinook crashed in an area where US troops were concentrated, and therefore it was difficult to ascertain the extent of casualties aboard the stricken craft.
Puppet “national guard” commander in ar-Ramadi survives assassination attempt.
A spokesman for the Iraqi puppet police announced that the puppet commander of the so-called “Iraqi national guard” in ar-Ramadi survived an assassination attempt on Sunday night, according to Agence France Presse (AFP).
At about 8pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on an-Nimrawi when he was returning to his home from the city of Hit west of Baghdad. Two of an-Nimrawi’s bodyguards were wounded and a car in his motorcade was set ablaze.
Two US troops killed in morning ambush in as-Suwayrah.
At 7:30am Sunday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the as-Suwayrah area south of Baghdad, destroying a Humvee and killing two US troops and wounding three others.
Four US troops reported killed in ambush in al-Ghazaliyah.
At about 1pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US column in the al-Ghazaliyah area south of Baghdad, destroying two military trucks and killing four US troops.
Resistance bombing in al-Jadiriyah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the al-Jadiriyah area of Baghdad at about 3:30pm Sunday, disabling a US Bradley armored vehicle, but inflicting no casualties.
Bomb attack in Salman Bak Sunday afternoon.
At 3:30pm Sunday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the city of Salman Bak south of Baghdad, inflicting heavy damage on a Humvee and killing one US soldier and wounding two others.
Resistance ambush Sunday night in Sadr al-Qanat.
At about 6:30pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US patrol in the Sadr al-Qanat area of Baghdad destroying a US military truck and disabling a Bradley armored vehicle. Three US troops were killed in the attack.
Three US intelligence officers, one US soldier killed in morning car bombing.
At 8:30am Sunday, an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded as a US column was passing down Airport Road in the al-‘Amil neighborhood of Baghdad, destroying a command GMC car belonging to US intelligence. A Humvee was also disabled in the attack. Three US intelligence officers were killed and three others wounded. One US soldier on the Humvee was also killed.
US troops kill three Iraqi civilians in wild shooting after Resistance ambush.
At about 1:30pm Sunday, an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded on the highway in the al-Bayya‘ neighborhood in the south of Baghdad, destroying a Humvee and a Bradley armored vehicle and killing seven US troops. American forces then opened fire indiscriminately at civilians around the area, killing three and wounding five others.
Two US troops killed in afternoon ambush.
At about 5pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US column on Airport road in the al-‘Amiriyah neighborhood, destroying a military truck that was taking electric devices to US troops. Two American soldiers were killed in the attack.
Attacks in ad-Durah Sunday.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the highway in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah at about 9am Sunday morning, disabling a Bradley armored vehicle and killing one US soldier.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in ad-Durah after noon on Sunday, severely damaging a Humvee and killing one US soldier and wounding three other American troops.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US column 30km south of Baghdad in the Hur Rajab area, destroying two Humvees and killing five American troops.
At about 11am Sunday, Iraqi Resistance fighters firing Kalashnikov assault rifles attacked Iraqi puppet police personnel in the al-Athuriyin area of ad-Durah, killing a lieutenant colonel in the puppet police and one of his companions.
Four puppet guards killed in Resistance ambush in ar-Ridwaniyah.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing C5K rockets attacked a puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” check point in the al-Qasr al-Abyad area of ar-Ridwaniyah, southwest of Baghdad at about 4:30pm Sunday. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that four puppet guards were killed in the attack.
Eleven puppet “national guards” killed in fighting on Hayfa Street.
Fierce clashes erupted between the puppet so-called “national guards” and Iraqi Resistance fighters who fired RPG7 rockets and BKC machine guns and threw hand grenades at the puppet forces on Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district Sunday afternoon. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that the fighting destroyed a Nissan pickup and left 11 puppet guards dead. Three Resistance fighters were martyred in the fighting
Lethal noon attack in at-Taji north of Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked a truck loaded with supplies for the US occupation forces, killing four people aboard it. The attack took place in the Hur al-Basha area of at-Taji, 20km north of Bagdhdad at about 12 noon on Sunday.
Resistance attack in Sunday in as-Sayyidiyah.
At 7am Sunday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded and destroyed a US Humvee on the highway in the as-Sayyidiyah area south of Baghdad. Two US troops were killed and two others wounded in the blast.
Resistance attacks in Abu Ghurayb.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked a truck loaded with supplies for the occupation troops in the Abu Ghurayb area at about 8am Sunday, killing one US soldier.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded as a Bradley armored vehicle was passing through Abu Ghurayb at exactly 11am Sunday. Afterwards, Resistance fighters opened fire with RPG7 rockets, destroying the armored vehicle and killing four American soldiers.
At about 11am Sunday, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded west of Abu Ghurayb, destroyin a Humvee and killing three US troops.
Four collaborator gunmen killed in Resistance attacks in Baghdad Sunday.
At about 9:30am Sunday, Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on a red Peugeot belonging to the Badr Brigades collaborationist organization in the al-‘Amil neighborhood in the south of Baghdad, killing one collaborationist gunman.
At 2:30pm Sunday, three collaborationist Badr Brigade gunmen died when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded and destroyed their Nissan patrol car in the Karradat Maryam area of central Baghdad.
Four US intelligence officers killed in attempted assassination of puppet sports official Sunday morning.
At about 11am Sunday, Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a column of GMC vehicles and Land Cruisers on the highway in the al-Khadra’ neighborhood of south Baghdad. Resistance fighters then attacked the motorcade with RPG7 rockets, destroying one GMC belonging to US intelligence and one Land Cruiser. Four US intelligence officers were killed as were five bodyguards serving a puppet official in the US-installed so-called “Iraqi ministry of youth and sports.” The puppet sports official is believed to have been wounded in the attack.
Iraqi Resistance car bomb attack with ambush follow up annihilates US column in Abu Ghurayb.
An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom car bomber drove a red Brazilian car into a US military column in the Sahilat area of Abu Ghurayb. The car was packed with a large quantity of explosives and detonated with a massive blast. Resistance fighters then opened fire with RPG7 and SPG9 rockets and BKC automatic weapons, destroying the entire column.
The American column had consisted of three Abrams tanks, a Bradley armored vehicle, three Humvees, and an armored personnel carrier. All the vehicles were destroyed in the blast that occurred at about 5pm Sunday evening.
Resistance hits puppet troops in al-Iskandariyah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in al-Iskandariyah at about 2pm Sunday, destroying a Nissan pickup and killing four members of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guards” and wounding two other puppet guardsmen.
Attacks north of Baghdad Sunday.
At 1:15pm Sunday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by the old Diyala bridge west of Baghdad, destroying a Humvee and killing two US soldiers and wounding two others
At about 1:30pm Sunday, a heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the al-Ishaqi area north of Baghdad, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing three US soldiers and seriously burning two others.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded south of Tikrit at about 2:30pm Sunday afternoon, disabling an Abrams tank and killing one US soldier.
Sunday attack south of Baghdad.
On the highway in the al-Hurriyah area south of Baghdad, Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US column, destroying a military truck and killing one US soldier.
Saturday attacks south of Baghdad.
At about 12 noon on Saturday, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in ad-Duwaylibah south of Baghdad, destroying a Humvee and killing two US troops.
A heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in al-Iskandariyah, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing three US troops.
At about 7pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 and C5K rockets attacked a US patrolnear the fuel station in the al-Bayya‘ area south of Baghdad, destroying two Bradley armored vehicles and killing eight US troops. The Americans the opened fire indiscriminately at a civilian car, killing five members of an Iraqi family that was aboard it.
Turkish truck driver killed while serving US occupation in at-Taji.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets attacked a truck loaded with supplies for the US occupation troops in al-Mushahadah in at-Taji north of Baghdad at about 12 noon Sunday, killing a Turkish truck driver.
Bomb on highway bridge kills three US troops Sunday night.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the bridge on the highway in al-Qadisiyah, south of Baghdad at exactly 8:30pm Sunday night, killing three US troops.
Bomb attack targets Marines in al-Mahmudiyah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in al-Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad, at about 3pm Sunday, destroying a Humvee and killing four US Marines who were aboard it.
Bomb attacks leave US troops, Marines dead.
Six Marines were killed when Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded and destroyed two Humvees at about 3pm Sunday in the Imilhah area of al-Latifiyah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the al-Janibayn area of al-Latifiyah at about 3pm Sunday, destroying a Humvee and killing two US troops.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the Qaraghul area near al-Latifiyah at about 5pm Sunday evening, killing three US soldiers.
Resistance targets puppet troops.
At about 10:30am Sunday, Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded by a patrol of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in al-Latifiyah, destroying two Nissan pickups and a troop transport and killing 15 puppet guards and wounding seven others.
Al-Basrah and the south.
At least 81 youths arrested in puppet police raids on homes and mosques in southern Iraq.
Iraqi puppet police carried out a wave of raids and arrests in southern Iraq Sunday, capturing a large number of predominantly Sunni Iraqi youths.
According to statistics compiled by Mafkarat al-Islam’s correspondents in the region, the puppet police raids netted at least 81 young people. Of these:
16 were arrested in the city of al-Basrah,
11 were arrested in the az-Zubayr district,
12 were arrested in the Abu al-Khasib district, and
42 were arrested in al-Kut city.
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that some sources maintained that the number of persons arrested was higher than this figure, but the statistics above are those that could be verified.
Shaykh Zayd as-Sa‘dun of the al-Yarmuk Mosque was among those arrested in the az-Zubayr district, where the Imam of the Suq ash-Shuyukh Mosque was also arrested.
The puppet police tried to justify their sweeping raids and arrests in mosques and home by saying that they were undertaken on the basis of intelligence received in the area where the Badr Brigades are in charge – the armed wing of the Shi‘i chauvinist collaborationist so-called Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) whose gunmen took part in the invasion of Iraq alongside American aggressor troops in spring 2003.
The captive youths were photographed next to weapons brought in by the puppet police, in an effort to “prove” trumped up charges that they were found in possession of arms.
Resistance bombardments throughout Iraq.
At 6am Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets into the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace area in Baghdad, known to the invaders as the “green zone.”
At about 7am Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Katyusha rockets into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
At about 10am Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Katyusha rockets into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
At 12:30pm Iraqi Reisistance fighters fired two Grad rockets into Saddam International Airport where the US has one of its main bases.
At 4pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Grad rockets into the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace area in Baghdad, known to the invaders as the “green zone.”
At 5pm Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US camp that occupies the former headquarters of the Iraqi chiefs of staff in al-‘Amiriyah with seven mortar rounds.
At about 5pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired six 82mm mortar rounds into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
At 6:30pm Iraqi Reisistance fighters fired one Grad rocket into Saddam International Airport where the US has one of its main bases.
At 8:30pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired five 82mm mortar rounds into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance foreces fired eight 82mm mortar rounds into the joint US-Iraqi “national guard” base in at-Taji north of Baghdad