Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 5 November 2004 through Sunday, 7 November 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
Friday, 5 November 2004.
Al-Fallujah – ar-Ramadi Province.
US savagely pounds al-Fallujah late Friday night.
In a dispatch posted at 12:55am Saturday morning local time (11:55pm Friday night Mecca time) the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the northern, eastern, and southern parts of the city were at that hour under an extremely fierce US bombardment. In the north, the al-Jaghifi neighborhood was under US fire, in the east of the city American shells were raining down on al-‘Askari neighborhood, while the industrial zone and the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhoods were the American targets in the southern part of al-Fallujah.
The savage US bombardment began at 11:25pm local time Friday night and was still under way as the correspondent filed his report.
A Mafkarat al-Islam dispatch posted at 2:30am Saturday local time (1:30am Saturday Mecca time) reported that the US bombardment was still continuing.
US aircraft pounding al-Fallujah are taking off from bases outside of Iraq.
Mafkarat al-Islam reported early on Saturday morning, that on Friday the websites reporters had kept watch on each and every airfield used by US warplanes in Iraq – namely the airifields in Baghdad, al-Muthanna, al-Asad, and Ba‘qubah; the airfields at the US base in Mosul; the US airbase at al-Habbaniyah; the al-Hadbah airfield; and the US airfield in the agricultural area near al-Fallujah. They were able to confirm that not one US F-16, F-14, F-18 warplane of the type that have been pounding al-Fallujah had taken off from those fields. The only planes that have taken off have been propeller planes and massive C130s and C131s that operate out of occupied Saddam International Airport and serve to transport troops and equipment.
It is therefore obvious that the US aircraft that have been pounding al-Fallujah continuously on Friday night and into Saturday morning are taking off from bases outside of Iraq.
Resistance kills five US troops in ar-Ramadi attack.
Five US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces destroyed a US Abrams tank at 10am Friday on 20 Street in ar-Ramadi. The Second Army of Muhammad claimed credit for the attack and promised a “re-election present” for US President George Bush within the next 48 hours.
Resistance bombardment forces US troops out of al-Habbaniyah base.
Iraqi Resistance forces compelled US troops to withdraw from the al-Habbaniyah base west of al-Fallujah on Friday by pounding the camp with 16 Grad rockets at 9:30am Friday morning. The barrage sent smoke rising into the sky over the camp and forced the Americans out. American Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters were observed landing and taking off, evacuating the dead and wounded.
US bombards al-Fallujah Friday night.
US forces opened up a barrage of the al-Jaghifi and al-‘Askari neighborhoods of al-Fallujah Friday evening, using artillery and tank cannons, and destroying a number of houses in the neighborhoods. Two local Iraqis were wounded in the attack according to a dispatch posted by the local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city at 11:05pm local time (10:05pm Mecca time) Friday night.
US attack on family car wipes out family of seven in al-Fallujah.
A US aircraft on Friday morning opened fire on an Iraqi civilian family car as it drove along the an-Nu‘aymiyah Street in al-Fallujah. All members of the family – father, mother, two sons, and three daughters – were killed in the American attack.
Rebellious mood prevails among puppet soldiers on al-Fallujah front.
A general mood of mutiny is reported prevailing among puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” forces in ar-Ramadi, west of Baghdad. The local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that these troops, brought up to the al-Fallujah area from the south and east and from central Baghdad realized that they were to be used as guinea pigs by the Americans, to be sent in to test the efficacy of the Resistance defenses in the defiant city, virtual bait on American fishing poles.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent wrote of observing five vehicles carrying mutinous soldiers who refused to obey American orders to the Abu Ghurayb concentration camp.
Sixty puppet troops leave al-Fallujah area.
A group of 60 puppet “Iraqi national guardsmen” withdrew from the agricultural area northeast of al-Fallujah on Friday afternoon. The puppet troops were reportedly pulled back to Baghdad due to their fear or reluctance to face the Resistance forces in al-Fallujah.
Seventeen Marines killed as Resistance throws back American assault.
A force of 85 US Marines attempted in vain to storm into al-Jaghifi neighborhood of al-Fallujah on Friday. Iraqi Resistance forces equipped with light and medium weapons fought back, from about 7:30pm until 8pm.
The local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent wrote that the Resistance was in a state of high readiness for the US assault, having taken up positions that enabled them to inflict heavy losses on the Marines who were surprised by the counter attack.
The correspondent wrote that 17 US Marines were killed in the engagement before being driven back along with their Apache helicopters under a hail of Resistance grenades and rockets. Afterwards, US helicopters combed the area outside of town, picking up bodies of the American dead.
US sustains heavy losses as Resistance cuts off, then pounds US forces in as-Saqlawiyah Friday afternoon.
Iraqi Resistance forces on Friday attacked US troops as they were massing east of as-Saqlawiyah, pounding them with a fierce bombardment of three powerful Tariq rockets, six Grad rockets, eighteen 120mm mortar rounds, and more than twenty-five 82mm mortar rounds as well as an undetermined number of 60mm mortar shells.
Six US tanks were destroyed and numerous Humvees in the powerful Resistance barrage. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area witnessed four large Chinook transport helicopters evacuating the dead and wounded at 4:20pm. In general, it is the Americans’ practice to have smaller Black Hawk helicopters come to transport their casualties, but apparently in this attack the number of dead and wounded was too many for such diminutive aircraft. The correspondent was unable to ascertain the precise number of casualties because the US base reaches as-Saqlawiyah to the east and is, of course, not accessible to media not under the control of the Pentagon.
Resistance forces also launched a surprise attack, cutting the road that links Abu Shihab west of as-Saqlawiyah with the US base. The large number of American deaths in the barrage is in part due to the fact that that road link had been cut, sealing off one rout for their escape.
In his dispatch posted at 6:25pm local time Friday evening (5:25pm Mecca time) the correspondent noted that the fighting was still continuing in the area, though it had become somewhat less intense, after having been very heavy for about one hour, involving close combat.
Three US aggressors die as America continues to prepare for assault on defiant city.
US forces massed in moderate numbers opposite the al-‘Askari neighborhood in the eastern part of al-Fallujah and opposite the al-Jaghifi neighborhood in the north of the city according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah in a report posted at 5:15pm local time (4:15pm Mecca time) Friday afternoon.
Moderate and light battles broke out intermittently Friday between Resistance forces and the US aggressor troops and their stooges in the al-‘Askari neighborhood area, while Resistance fighters pounded US positions outside the al-Jaghifi area with mortar rounds.
The clashes lasted for about one hour beginning at about 1:15pm Friday. Three Americans were killed when their armored vehicle was destroyed.
Over all an unnatural atmosphere prevails in the defiant city. US invader troops have cut off civilian access to the highway between al-Fallujah and Abu Ghurayb and as-Saqlawiyah to the north, as the Americans are using it to bring up heavy weapons.
Three Iraqi civilians survive US machinegun fire.
A US Apache helicopter opened fire with its machine guns on a car near the large mosque in the city of al-Qa’im on Friday. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Qa’im, which lies on the border with Syria, reported that three persons were aboard the car when it was hit by the US gunfire. Fortunately all survived, though their car was damaged.
Two US troops killed in Resistance attack Friday morning in al-Bayya‘.
Two US troops were killed and a third wounded when the Iraqi Resistance attacked US troops on Airport Road in the al-Bayya‘ neighborhood of Baghdad at 10:50am Friday morning. A Bradley armored vehicle was destroyed in the attack.
One US soldier killed in Resistance bombing in ad-Durah.
At 2:30pm Friday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded, disabling a US Bradley armored vehicle and killing one US soldier in the al-Bu‘ithah area of ad-Durah on the southern outskirts of Baghdad.
Three US troops, one Sudanese translator collaborator killed in Baghdad bombing.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at 4pm Friday afternoon under a US Humvee in the az-Za‘faraniyah area, destroying the vehicle and killing four persons aboard it. One of the dead was an African translator collaborator serving the US occupation troops. He was believed to be Sudanese.
Iraqi archers kill two US troops in al-Karakh Friday afternoon.
At 4pm Friday afternoon, Iraqi archers in the al-Mushadah area of the al-Karakh district of Baghdad killed two US foot soldiers who were part of a patrol in the district that was backed by armored vehicles.
Two US troops killed in bomb attack in al-‘Adl neighborhood.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the path of a US Bradley armored vehicle in the al-‘Adl neighborhood of Baghdad at 3pm Friday, partly destroying the vehicle and killing two US troops and wounding two others.
Two puppet troops killed, two wounded in Resistance bombing in al-A‘zamiyah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the al-A‘zamiyah neighborhood of Baghdad on Friday under a Land Cruiser belonging to the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard,” killing two, one of whom was believed to be a first lieutenant. Two other puppet troops were wounded in the attack.
Three US troops killed in Abu Ghurayb bombing.
Three US troops were killed and a fourth seriously wounded when a heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded as a US armored vehicle was passing through the area west of Abu Ghurayb at 1:30pm Friday. The blast totally destroyed the vehicle. Some witnesses maintained that the fourth American soldier had also died.
US Apache forced down.
A US Apache helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing at about 11am Friday morning after it was struck by Iraqi Resistance fire. The helicopter had been on a reconnaissance mission, trying to determine the source of incoming rocket fire that was striking the US base in the al-Hadbah area.
American troops at Abu Ghurayb reportedly shoot man as passes near Abu Ghurayb prison.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Abu Ghurayb reported Friday that American troops killed an Iraqi pedestrian for no reason as he was walking past the notorious US-run concentration camp prison. The Americans reportedly simply shot him as he was passing by.
Six US troops killed in Resistance bombing in al-Madiq near al-Khalidiyah.
At about 3:45pm Friday a US patrol attempted to drive into the Madiq area west of al-Khalidiyah in order to arrest members of the Resistance, but the American attempt failed as the Resistance drove the US invaders off. A heavy bomb exploded under the patrol, killing six American troops and showering body parts over a large area. American troops are trying hard to put down any Resistance in the al-Khalidiyah area in the run-up to their planned offensive on al-Fallujah. Al-Khalidiyah, near al-Fallujah, is likely to be a source of attacks on the rear of any American attacks aimed at al-Fallujah.
Three suspected CIA agents killed in Resistance attack north of Baghdad.
At 11:45am Iraqi Resistance forces fired RPG7 rockets at a Toyota Land Cruiser car in the area between ad-Dujayl and Balad that was believed to belong to US intelligence. The attack destroyed the vehicle and killed three persons believed to be CIA agents aboard the car.
Five US troops killed in bomb attack in al-Khalidiyah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in al-Khalidiyah as a US patrol was about to launch raids on houses near the local cemetery. The blast, at about 4:30pm destroyed a Humvee and killed five US troops and wounded one other American soldier.
Four Americans die in bomb attack in al-Mushahadah.
A heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol in the al-Mushahadah area of at-Taji, north of Baghdad at 11:15am Friday morning, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing four US troops.
Resistance rocket attack kills three US troops.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US patrol on Airport Road in the area between the neighborhoods of al-‘Amil and al-Jihad at 1:30pm Friday, destroying one Humvee. Three US troops were killed and two others wounded in the attack.
Two US troops killed in midday bombing in al-Ghazaliyah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at 12:15pm Friday in the path of a US patrol in al-Ghazaliyah, destroying one Humvee. Two US troops were killed and three others wounded.
Three pro-American Badr Brigade gunmen killed in Resistance attack.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired Kalashnikov assault rifles and hurled hand grenades in a lightning strike on a white Nissan Sunny car carrying members of the collaborationist Badr Brigades at 11:45am Friday in the al-Mushahadah neighborhood in the Baghdad district of al-Karakh. Three collaborator Badr Brigade gunmen were killed in the attack.
Three US troops killed in ambush in al-Makasib Friday afternoon.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked US troops on the highway in the al-Makasib area of Baghdad at 2pm Friday, destroying one Humvee and killing three soldiers who were aboard the vehicle. Another American soldier was severely wounded in the attack.
Two US soldiers, one an American woman, killed in as-Sayyidiyah.
Two US soldiers, one male and one female, were killed on the highway passing through as-Sayyidiyah in Baghdad at 1:15pm Friday when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked an American convoy, destroying one military truck loaded with tires and spare parts for the occupation troops.
Four American soldiers killed in Salman Bak.
Four US troops were killed in Salman Bak at 12:30pm Friday when Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under two US vehicles, destroying a Humvee and disabling a Bradley armored vehicle.
Seven Americans killed in morning ambush.
Seven US troops were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at about 10am as an American patrol was passing through the al-Ishaqi area north of Baghdad, destroying a civilian supply truck serving the Americans and a US Humvee.
Al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah.
Two Americans killed one seriously wounded in al-Yusufiyah.
Two US aggressor troops were killed and one seriously wounded when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol at about 9am Friday in al-Yusufiyah, southwest of Baghdad. A Bradley armored vehicle was destroyed in the attack.
Three US troops killed, one injured in morning ambush in al-Latifiyah.
Three US invader soldiers were killed and another severely injured when Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under an American column in al-Latifiyah at about 9:30am Friday, destroying a Humvee.
Tikrit – Balad – Salah ad-Din Province.
Four Marines killed in afternoon ambush near Balad.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US armored vehicle in the Balad area north of Baghdad at 2:15pm Friday, disabling the vehicle. After the explosion, Resistance forces fired SPG9 rockets at the vehicle completely destroying it, and killing four US Marines aboard.
Bomb kills US soldier in Tikrit.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded disabling a US Humvee in the Tikrit area at 2:45pm Friday afternoon. The vehicle was disabled, its machine gunner was killed and the driver was wounded in the bombing.
Bombardments around Iraq on Friday.
Iraqi Resistance forces shelled the American as-Suqur camp south of Baghdad with three Katyusha rockets at about 6:15am Friday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the British aggressor camp located between al-Mahaqil and al-Hillah with five 82mm mortar rounds at about 7am Friday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Grad rockets into the joint US-Iraqi puppet “national guard” al-Bakr base in the Balad area at 9:30am Friday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired four 82mm mortar rounds into the US base in the al-‘Uwayrij area south of Baghdad where the Iraqi Meat Company used to operate.
At 2pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Katyusha
rockets into the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace area
in Baghdad – an area known to the invaders as “the green zone.”
At 4:30pm Friday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired four large-size Katyusha rockets into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
Saturday, 6 November 2004.
Resistance now mounting 115 to 125 attacks per day.
In a notice posted at 6:15pm Mecca time Saturday, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Resistance attacks in Iraq are now taking place at a rate of 115 to 125 per day. The website apologized to its readers and the Iraqi people for not being able to report all these attacks individually.
Al-Fallujah – ar-Ramadi Province.
Fighting breaks out near al-Fallujah as US closes its ring around the city.
Fighting light and medium arms took place near the northern al-Jaghifi neighborhood of al-Fallujah Saturday morning, lasting for about half an hour.
US forces reportedly completed their encirclement of al-Fallujah on Saturday once again, returning to the positions they held four days previous. Once again all access to the city has been closed off, except for the route to as-Saqlawiyah where a US command post is located.
For their part Resistance forces have deployed throughout the city in preparation for an American attack. Outside, the number of ambushes by Resistance forces in Abu Ghurayb on the way to al-Fallujah has been on the rise, as Resistance forces inside and outside the city are reportedly in contact. It appears that the defense of the city will be similar to the defense mounted in spring this year, during the last major US offensive on the defiant city.
Thirty-one US Marines blown up in massive Resistance car bombing in ar-Ramadi.
At least 31 US Marines were killed when an Iraqi Resistance GMC car bomb driven by a martyrdom fighter exploded near a US command post at the eastern entrance to ar-Ramadi near Celebration Square and the al-Haqq Mosque. A US Zil personnel carrier with at least 25 Marines on board was there at the time of the attack, along with three Humvees. The attack car aimed at the personnel carrier and when it exploded, it killed 31 US troops, their shredded body parts scattering over a 55-60 meter area. The explosives loaded into the attack car were apparently heavy and powerful because after the blast the three Humvees had been destroyed and nothing remained of the troop transport but a burning frame.
US troops machinegun five Iraqi civilians to death in ar-Ramadi.
US aggressor troops in ar-Ramadi trained their Humvee-mounted machine guns on an Iraqi civilian car and opened fire in cold blood, the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported, killing five local residents as they drove along Twenty Street in the city.
US admits 20 troops wounded by Resistance in ar-Ramadi.
The US military admitted that 20 of its troops were wounded in what it called “security operations” in ar-Ramadi. Local eyewitnesses quoted by al-Jazeera, however said that Iraqi Resistance car bomb attacks targeted the US camp in the al-Fajjariyah neighborhood at the entrance to the city. Ar-Ramadi has seen an upsurge in Resistance activity prior to the launch of a US offensive on neighboring al-Fallujah.
US gunfire, not Resistance attack, cause of civilian deaths in incident in ar-Ramadi.
Fierce fighting broke out at midday Saturday on Twenty Street in ar-Ramadi after which US aggressor troops opened fire indiscriminately on the area killing and wounding numerous local civilians. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam noted that some media had incorrectly attributed the Iraqi civilian deaths to an Iraqi Resistance attack, but this was not true.
Resistance shells US headquarters in ar-Ramadi.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the headquarters of ar-Ramadi governorate where US occupation forces have their local headquarters with 120mm and 82mm mortar rounds. Afterwards, US troops sealed off the area and raided houses in the al-‘Aziziyah neighborhood looking for Resistance fighters, and sealed off the at-Ta’min neighborhood.
Two CIA agents, 12 US Marines killed in car bombing near Abu Ghurayb.
At least 12 US Marines were killed along with two US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents in an Iraqi Resistance car bomb attack at about 2:45pm Saturday. The car bomb exploded next to a US column proceeding along the highway west of Abu Ghurayb on its way to al-Fallujah. The car bomb blasted into two Humvees, a GMC command car, and an armored personnel carrier, destroying them. The GMC was believed to be driven by an officer in the US CIA. More than 10 other US personnel were wounded in the attack, two of them severely.
Two US troops killed in Abu Ghurayb ambush.
Two US troops were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US military supply truck loaded with provisions and heading towards al-Fallujah on the highway passing through Abu Ghurayb west of Baghdad at 5pm Saturday. The Resistance fighters fired RPG7 rockets at the vehicle.
Three US troops killed, two others wounded in bombing in Salman Bak.
Three US troops were killed and two wounded when a heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under their amphibious armored vehicle in the Salman Bak area south of Baghdad at 4:15pm Saturday.
Five Marines, one a woman, killed near Abu Ghurayb prison.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked US troops with SPG9 and RPG7 rockets in the Abu Ghurayb area near the prison at 4pm Saturday, killing five US Marines and seriously wounding two more. One of the dead was an American woman Marine.
US spy shot dead in at-Taji.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing Kalashnikov assault rifles and GSs killed a spy working for the Americans as he got out of his Corona car in al-Mushahadah north of at-Taji at about 2:15pm Saturday afternoon.
Four Marines killed, three wounded in bomb attack.
Four US Marines were killed and three others wounded when a heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US military column near the Khan Darri area west of Abu Ghurayb at 3:15pm Saturday. The blast destroyed a Humvee and disabled an American armored vehicle.
Badr Brigade collaborator official killed.
An official in the Shi‘i chauvinist collaborationist Badr Brigades was assassinated when Iraqi Resistance fighters hurled grenades and opened fire on him with Kalashnikov assault rifles as he was about to get into his 2001 Mercedes in al-Mahmudiyah south of Baghdad at about 2:30pm Saturday.
Resistance assassinates Badr Brigade collaborator official.
An official in the Shi‘i chauvinist collaborationist Badr Brigades was assassinated when Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on him with Kalashnikov assault rifles as he proceeded along a street in the south Baghdad neighborhood of al-‘Amil Saturday.
Two US troops killed in evening bombing.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded as a US military column was passing through the al-A‘zamiyah neighborhood of Baghdad at about 6pm Saturday evening, destroying one Humvee and killing two US troops aboard it.
Three CIA agents, seven US troops killed in Saturday evening ambush.
Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a US military column on the highway between the al-‘Adl neighborhood and the al-Hurriyah neighborhood in ad-Dawli‘i north of Baghdad at 5:30pm Saturday evening. The Resistance fighters fired RPG7 grenades and BKC automatic weapons and destroyed one GMC vehicle belonging to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and two military Humvees. Three US intelligence agents and seven American soldiers were killed in the ambush. Four Resistance fighters were wounded in the engagement.
Officer in puppet forces assassinated.
At about 1:45pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles on an officer in the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” on al-Fahhamah Street in downtown Baghdad’s al-Karakh district as he stepped out of his car, killing him.
US lackey assassinated.
At 2:30pm Saturday Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles on a lackey of the US occupation regime in the al-Muharibin neighborhood in the as-Sayyidiyah area south of Baghdad, killing him instantly.
Four American troops killed in bombing in ‘Arab Jabbur.
Four US troops were killed when a large Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded as a US Bradley armored vehicle was passing through the ‘Arab Jabbur area north of Baghdad at 2:30pm Saturday. The blast was so powerful that it split the Bradley vehicle in two.
Four Da‘wah Party collaborator officials killed.
Four officials in the Shi‘i chauvinist Da‘wah Party were killed, one of them the person in charge of the party’s office in the ash-Sha‘b district of Baghdad. Resistance fighters attacked the four collaborators as they left their party offices at 2pm Saturday afternoon.
Two Marines killed, one wounded in ar-Ridwaniyah.
Two US Marines were killed and a third wounded when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in ar-Ridwaniyah southwest of Baghdad at about 3pm Saturday afternoon.
Three US troops, translator killed in bombing Saturday afternoon.
Three US troops and a collaborator translator, believed to be a Sudanese, were killed when a heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded and destroyed their vehicle in the Hur al-Basha area west of at-Taji at 2:30pm Saturday.
Three US troops killed in bomb attack in al-Mahmudiyah.
Three US troops were killed and a fourth wounded when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the al-Mahmudiyah area south of Baghdad at 1:15pm Saturday, destroying a Humvee.
Twenty-nine US troops die in spectacular Resistance ambush west of Abu Ghurayb.
A detachment of 45 Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a US column west of Abu Ghurayb as it headed from the later town towards al-Fallujah. The Resistance ambushed the Americans by detonating several heavy bombs under their vehicles. Then the Resistance fighters attacked and split the American column, concentrating their fire on a Zil personnel carrier and three Humvees. Twenty-nine US troops were killed in the attack, and four Iraqi Resistance fighters were martyred. The attack was a part of continuing Resistance efforts to cripple the planned US offensive against al-Fallujah.
Car bombs target US troops in Baghdad.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb struck a US convoy on Airport Road in Baghdad, wounding three US troops and martyring the driver of the attack car. Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported Saturday that three US military vehicles were disabled in separate attacks in Abu Ghurayb.
Three US troops killed in grenade attack.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired two rocket-propelled grenades at a US patrol on the highway near as-Sayyidiyah at 1:30am Saturday, destroying one Bradley armored vehicle and killing three US troops and inflicting first-degree burns on another.
Resistance grenade attack leaves two US troops dead, two wounded.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired rocket-propelled grenades at a US patrol on Airport Road near the al-‘Amil neighborhood of Baghdad Saturday, killing two US troops and wounding two others. A Humvee was destroyed in the attack.
Two dead, three wounded in Abu Ghurayb bombing.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol as it passed through Abu Ghurayb near the Biladi Children’s Dairy. A Bradley armored vehicle was destroyed and two US troops killed. Three other American soldiers were wounded.
Six US troops killed in al-Ishaqi ambush.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a US supply column in al-Ishaqi north of Baghdad Saturday morning, and Resistance fighters then opened fire on the US forces with BKC automatic weapons. One supply truck and an escorting Bradley armored vehicle were destroyed and six US soldiers killed.
Two killed in attack on US intelligence car.
At about 9:30am Saturday Iraqi Resistance forces fired rocket-propelled grenades at a white car believed to belong to US intelligence in the al-Khadra’ area of Baghdad, killing two US personnel.
Four US troops killed in bombing in Duwaylibiyah.
At about 10:15am an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol in Duwaylibiyah west of Baghdad killing four US troops.
Three US intelligence agents, four American troops killed in Baghdad car bombing.
An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter detonated a car bomb next to a US column on Airport Road near the Equestrian Club at 9:45am Saturday, destroying a GMC armored command car and killing three US intelligence agents aboard it, one of them an officer. A Humvee was also destroyed in the attack and four US troops in it were killed.
Five Marines killed in Abu Ghurayb.
At 9:15am Saturday Iraqi Resistance forces fired rocket-propelled grenades at a US supply truck on the highway in Abu Ghurayb south of Baghdad, totally destroying the truck and a Humvee that was escorting it and killing five US Marines.
Four US troops killed in double bombing.
At 9am two Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded in succession under a US patrol in the area of the Diyala bridge, totally destroying an amphibious armored vehicle and killing four US troops.
Four US troops killed in ar-Rashidiyah bombing.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at 7:30 in ar-Rashidiyah in the area of the parks and gardens, destroying a Humvee and killing four US troops.
Two US troops killed in early morning ambush in al-Makasib.
At about 6:45am Saturday Iraqi Resistance forces fired rocket-propelled grenades at a US supply truck on the highway in al-Makasib south of Baghdad, killing two US troops.
Three Marines killed, two wounded in bombing.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol in al-Latifiyah at about 7:30am Saturday, destroying a Humvee and killing three and wounding two US Marines.
Thirty-seven puppet troops killed in coordinated Iraqi Resistance car bomb offensive in Samarra’.
Medical and puppet security sources announced that some 37 persons, mostly puppet policemen and puppet so-called “Iraqi national guardsmen,” were killed and dozens more wounded in four car bombings and other armed attacks on puppet police stations and governorate buildings in Samarra’, 125km north of Baghdad.
After the blasts, US occupation troops battled Resistance fighters and sealed off the city, effective as of noon Saturday. Reuters reported that among the dead was Brigadier General ‘Abd ar-Razzaq al-Jarmani, the commander of a puppet rapid deployment unit under the puppet so-called “interior ministry” in the city. Wounded in the attacks was the puppet governor of Samarra’, Major General Tariq Kamil ‘Uwayd.
Morning ambush kills six Marines in Samarra’.
At least six US Marines were killed Saturday morning when Iraqi Resistance fighters fired RPG7s and BKC automatic weapons at a US military foot patrol in Samarra’.
Elsewhere around Iraq. . .
Zionist Mossad has assassinated 310 Iraqi intellectuals since fall of Baghdad.
A conference held in Cairo recently disclosed that the Zionist Mossad had assassinated at least 310 Iraqi intellectuals since the occupation of Baghdad in spring 2003. Ambassador ‘Abd ar-Ra’uf ar-Ridi Deputy Foreign Minister stated at the conference that there was a US-“Israeli” plan to kill and drive out the largest possible number of Iraqi scientists and intellectuals. The aim, other participants said, is to eliminate any intellectual who might pose any sort of threat to the Zionist colonial entity. Dr. ‘Imad Jadd, a specialist in “Israeli” affairs at the al-Ahram Study Center disclosed that the US had taken 70 Iraqi scientists to closed camps in order to prevent their going to places where they might join anti-American activities. He added that Iraqi statistics reveal that more than 310 Iraqi scientists had been killed and 17,000 had fled the occupied country. The Iraqi Higher Education Ministry confirmed the figures, according to a report carried by Mafkarat al-Islam.
Bombardments around Iraq on Saturday.
At about 5:30am Resistance forces bombarded the US base in the former Iraqi Meat company in al-‘Uwayrij south of Baghdad with Katyusha rockets.
At about 9am Saturday Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked the British base in al-Mahmudiyah south of Baghdad with three Katyusha rockets.
At about 9:30am Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets into the building housing the puppet so-called “interior ministry.”
At 3:15pm Saturday Iraqi Resistance forces fired six Grad rockets into the US base in the area of Balad.
At 5pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets into the US airbase at al-Muthanna in Baghdad.
At 6:50pm Saturday Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad with five Katyusha rockets.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired five 82mm mortar rounds into the British base in al-Mahmudiyah south of Baghdad at 4pm Saturday.
At 6:40pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired rockets into the US occupation headquarters in the Republican Palace area of Baghdad, known to the invaders as the “green zone,” sending plumes of smoke into the sky.
At 8:10pm Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Grad rockets into the “green zone.” The rockets came near the Babil Hotel before crashing into the “green zone.” Flame was continuing to blaze in the area of the attacks according to the local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in a dispatch posted at 2:25am Sunday local time (1:25am Mecca time), indicating that the rockets hit fuel tanks or other inflammable targets.
Sunday, 7 November 2004.
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.
Two Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded simultaneously and killed six US Marines and destroyed a US Bradley armored vehicle Sunday night in as-Saqlawiyah.
Massive car bombing Sunday afternoon kills or injures over 30 US and Iraqi puppet soldiers.
At 3:50pm Sunday afternoon and Iraqi Resistance car bomb blew up in a massive explosion near a joint US-Iraqi puppet “national guard” base near the Bath House of al-Hajj Mahdi in al-Karradah in Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that there was extremely high loss of life as a result of the blast, sources saying that more than 30 puppet troops and American soldiers were killed or injured.
Three US Marines killed in bombing in Abu Ghurayb.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded in the path of a column of US Humvees in the Abu Ghurayb area at about 10am Sunday killing three US Marines and wounding two others.
Three US troops killed in at-Taji Sunday morning.
At 11am Sunday morning, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under US vehicles in the Ghur al-Basha area of at-Taji, north of Baghdad, destroying a Humvee and killing three US troops.
Five US troops killed in ambush in al-Mahmudiyah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US supply convoy in al-Mahmudiyah at 11 am Sunday morning. Resistance fighters then attacked with RPG7 rockets, destroying a provision supply truck and a Humvee and killing five US troops.
US armored vehicle destroyed in Abu Ghurayb.
At 2:55pm Sunday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US Bradley armored vehicle on the highway in the Abu Ghurayb area. Resistance fighters then fired RPG7 rockets into the vehicle, completely destroying the Bradley.
Two US troops killed, one wounded in as-Sayyidiyah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at 12 noon Sunday under a Bradley armored vehicle on the highway passing through as-Sayyidiyah south of Baghdad, killing two US troops and wounding a third.
Four US troops killed in bombing in ar-Ridwaniyah.
At 2pm Sunday afternoon, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US armored vehicle on ar-Rashid Square in ar-Ridwaniyah, destroying the vehicle and killing four US troops who were aboard it.
Iraqi Resistance assassinates 12 Badr Brigade officials in Diyala Province.
Media sources in Iran have disclosed that 12 officials in the Shi‘i chauvinist collaborationist Badr Brigades had been killed by the Iraqi Resistance in recent days. An announcement signed by the Arab an-Nahdah Party in Iran’s predominantly Arab region of al-Ahwaz on Sunday reported that 12 Badr Brigade officials were surprised by Resistance fighters on their way home from Diyala Province. The Resistance closed the road before them and then opened fire in an attack that took place last week.
The Badr Brigade is the armed wing of the Shi‘i chauvinist so-called Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) which invaded Iraq together with US forces in spring 2003, and whose leader, ‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-Hakim was appointed to the US puppet “governing council” of Iraq by US proconsul L. Paul Bremer.
The party quoted media sources close to the General Secretary of the Iranian Council for the Maintenance of the Constitution and the former commander of the Revolutionary Guard, General Muhsin Rida’i as saying that among the dead Badr Brigade officials are Abu Zaynab al-Ma‘muri, public relations director for SCIRI in Diyala Province; Abu Furat al-Ma‘muri; and Abu Ibrahim al-Ma‘muri, member of the SCIRI cultural office in Diyala. The collaborators were killed when they were on their way back from attending the funeral of a puppet official in Diyala Province who also had been assassinated by the Iraqi Resistance.
Three Badr Brigade collaborators killed on Hayfa Street.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked two 2004 Land Cruiser cars belonging to the Shi‘i chauvinist collaborationist Badr Brigades with hand grenades and automatic weapons at 10:30am Sunday as they tried to enter Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district. One of the cars was destroyed and three Badr Brigade gunmen killed. The other car was seized along with all those aboard.
Three US troops killed, one injured in bombing in al-Mushahadah.
At 11:15am Sunday an Iraqi Resistance anti-tank bomb exploded in the path of a US Bradley armored vehicle in the al-Mushahadah area of at-Taji, north of Baghdad, destroying the Bradley and killing three US troops and wounding a fourth.
Five US troops killed in Abu Ghurayb bombing.
At 10:45am Sunday a heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol on the old street in the Abu Ghurayb area of Baghdad, destroying a Humvee and killing five US troops. The blast was so strong that the bodies of the US troops went flying, one landed between 10 and 12 meters away from where the bomb had been planted.
Sunday morning Resistance bombing kills two US troops, wounds a third.
At 10:15am Sunday morning an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol in the old Diyala Bridge area, destroying a Humvee and killing two US troops and wounding a third.
Two CIA agents, four US troops killed in Sunday morning ambush.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired RPG7 and SPG9 rockets at a US patrol on Airport Road in the al-‘Amiriyah neighborhood of Baghdad at 10:40am Sunday morning, destroying one Humvee and one GMC armored command car. Four US troops and two American intelligence officers were killed in the attack.
Resistance destroys US truck in ar-Ridwaniyah.
At 7:45am Sunday morning, Iraqi Resistance forces attacked US provisions supply trucks in the ar-Ridwaniyah area, firing RPG7 rockets and destroying one of the trucks.
Two US troops killed in attack Sunday in al-Qanat area.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US supply truck in the al-Qanat area with RPG7 rockets, killing two US troops and destroying the truck.
Seven Marines killed in Sunday morning ambush in al-Latifiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a heavy bomb and fired RPG7 rockets at a US Bradley armored vehicle in al-Latifiyah south of Baghdad at 9am Sunday, destroying the Bradley and also a Humvee, and killing seven US Marines.
Balad – Salah ad-Din Province.
Two US troops killed in Balad ambush.
Iraqi Resistance forces destroyed a US supply truck and killed two US troops in an attack on a convoy in the Balad area Sunday.
Fifteen British aggressor troops believed killed in attack on boats in al-Basrah.
About 15 British aggressor troops were killed when three British boats were set ablaze in al-Basrah port by the al-Faruq Brigades at 1:30am Sunday morning. The Resistance fighters fired RPG7 rockets at the boats, setting the boats ablaze and killing the crews of all the vessels. Each boat usually carries a crew of five.
Resistance bomb kills three puppet troops.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the az-Zubayr Road in al-Basrah at 10:30am Sunday morning, destroying a pickup truck belonging to the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” and killing two puppet soldiers and wounding another.
Resistance battles British and Danish aggressors in al-Basrah.
Iraqi Resistance forces carried out a violent attack on the headquarters of British and Danish troops in the as-Sa‘i area and the al-Barradi‘i district of al-Basrah. British forces responded in force using aircraft to attack the area from which the Resistance fire originated. The attack took place at about 2:15am Sunday morning, but the gun battle continued after that and was still raging when the al-Basrah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam filed his report posted at 5:50pm Sunday evening local time (4:50pm Mecca time). The al-Faruq Brigades of the Iraqi Resistance announced their responsibility for the attacks that targeted the British and Danish invader troops.
Elsewhere in Iraq. . .
Resistance seizes control of downtown areas of al-Qa’im and al-Hadithah.
Mafkarat al-Islam correspondents in a report posted Monday morning at 2:25am reported that Resistance forces had seized control of the cities of al-Hadithah and al-Qa’im on the border with Syria after battles with US forces. American forces have been driven out of the interiors of both cities.
Bombardments throughout Iraq on Sunday.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Grad rockets into the main headquarters of the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the so-called “green zone” in Baghdad on Sunday.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Grad rockets into the headquarters of the US occupation in the compound housing the Republican Palace in Baghdad – known to the invaders as the “green zone” causing huge explosions.
Iraqi Resistance forces at 5:30am Sunday bombarded the US base in Saddam International Airport with two Grad rockets.
Iraqi Resistance forces on Sunday fired five C5K rockets at the US Tariq camp at Abu Ghurayb, sending smoke rising into the sky over the facility.
At 2:30pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Katyusha rockets into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.