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Iraqi Resistance Report
for events of Thursday, 9 December 2004 through Sunday, 12 December 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice

 

Thursday, 9 December 2004.

 

Ar-Ramadi.

 

Violent fighting resumed for the second straight day in the city of ar-Ramadi, west of Bahdad.  The battles lasted for more than one and a half hour.

 

Western Iraq.

 

Iraqi puppet “border guards” have prohibited the entry of cars and passengers through the Rabi‘ah crossing on the Iraqi-Syrian border.  They gave no explanation for their action that resulted in traffic pileups, stranding travelers in the middle of the remote region.

 

Baghdad.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol in Abu Ghurayb west of Baghdad on Thursday.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded a US patrol with mortar rounds in Abu Ghurayb on Thursday.  The American troops responded by opening fire indiscriminately, killing five Iraqi civilians and wounding two others.

 

The Iraqi Resistance organization called the Abu Bakr as-Siddiq Brigades announced that it had carried out an operation that left three US troops and one Nepali collaborator dead in the building housing the offices of the Municipal Council of Abu Ghurayb.

 

US forces launched a wave or house raids and mass arrests in the al-Ghazaliyah area west of Baghdad.  As usual, the Americans said they were searching for individuals connected with armed Resistance activities against their invader troops.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired five mortar rounds into the headquarters of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in the al-Waziriyah area of Baghdad on Thursday, killing three puppet troops and wounding five others.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a puppet police patrol, wounding two Iraqi puppet policemen in the ad-Dawudi area of Baghdad.

 

The puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” arrested Shaykh Ahmad al-‘Iqabi, a leader in the movement headed by Shi‘i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr.  Puppet forces raided the religious man’s home in the al-Husayniyah area of Baghdad, dragged him outside and severely beat him before leading him away.  The move came despite announcements by the Sadr movement that it intended to participate jointly with pro-American clerics in the theatrical “election” farce to be staged by the occupation in January.

 

Al-Hillah.

 

A headless body was found floating in the Euphrates River near the city of al-Hillah.  It is believed that it was the remains of a member of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” who was killed by the Iraqi Resistance.

 

Mosul.

 

An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded in Mosul by a US patrol in the al-Islah az-Zira‘i area of the city.  The American military admitted only that one US aggressor soldier and one Iraqi were wounded.

 

An Iraqi Resistance motorcycle bomb exploded by a puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” patrol in Mosul, destroying two of the puppet forces’ vehicles and wounding five of the puppet troops.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces assassinated three members of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in Mosul.  In addition, the bodies of 19 others, most of them acknowledged to be members of the puppet “national guard” were also found in the city.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the Mosul headquarters of the collaborationist Kurdish chauvinist Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party whose chief sits on the American-appointed puppet council.  The mortar barrage on the chauvinist collaborator party headquarters in the at-Ta’mim section of the city set the building ablaze.

 

US forces encircled the as-Sulayman Mosque north of Mosul on Thursday, prompting Iraqi Resistance attacks on them from numerous directions.  The Americans, as usual, refused to report any information regarding the number or extent of their casualties.

 

The puppet so-called “Iraqi interior ministry” dismissed Brigadier General ‘Adil ‘Abdallah, the administrative aide to the Ninwa puppet police chief.  The dismissal came days after the dismissal of Major General Muhammad Khayri al-Burhawi, the former puppet police chief in the city.  The dismissals followed a successful Iraqi Resistance offensive on the city in November in the course of which Resistance fighters seized control of Mosul, the third-largest city in Iraq.

 

Source:

http://www.qudspress.info/data/aspx/d21/8851.aspx

 

 

Friday, 10 December 2004.

 

Al-Fallujah – ar-Ramadi.

 

US forces admitted that one of their Marines had been killed in combat.  As usual, the Americans refused to provide more detailed information on the circumstances of the death, saying only that it took place in al-Anbar Province – the province in which al-Fallujah and ar-Ramadi are located.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces shot down an unmanned US spy plane at the Kilometer 5 location near ar-Ramadi on Friday.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US camp in al-Warrar west of ar-Ramadi on Friday, firing 14 rockets into the American base.

 

Hit.

 

The puppet governor of Hit and the puppet police chief in the city announced their resignations on Friday, citing the deterioration of security in Hit as the reason for their departure.

 

Baghdad.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol near the headquarters of the US occupation in the Republican Palace in Baghdad – known to the invaders as the “green zone.”  The blast damaged a Humvee but American sources as usual refused to disclose details regarding the extent and nature of their casualties.

 

Two Resistance fighters were apparently killed as they were attempting to fire a mortar barrage at the US airbase in al-Muthanna in Baghdad, when the barrel of their weapon exploded.

 

Frustrated at the lack of public response to the occupation call for farcical “elections” under the gun barrels of the US invaders, the puppet so-called “high commissioner” for the “elections” announced that the period for nomination and registration of parties and organizations that plan to take part in the theatrics would be extended until 15 December.  The deadline for registration had bee set to expire on Friday, but due to the lack of response, the puppet regime decided to extent the period.

 

Ba‘qubah.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the city of Ba‘qubah, destroying a Humvee and wounding a number of US troops.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a patrol of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard,” wounding three puppet troops.

 

Hundreds of residents of the town of Bahraz near Ba‘qubah came out to demonstrate after Friday congregational prayers, condemning the US occupation and denouncing the theatrical farce known as “elections” to be held to try to put a “legal” cover over the American seizure of the country.  The demonstrators denounced the “elections” as illegal and carried placards  condemning the puppet so-called “prime minister” and long-time CIA agent Iyyad ‘Allawi.

 

US forces carried out a campaign or raids and arrests in the area of Khan Bani Sa‘d east of Ba‘qubah.  The American house invaders swept through numerous neighborhoods and villages after having first sealed off the area.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces blew up an oil pipeline in the al-Khaniqin area near Ba‘qubah.  The pipeline serves the ad-Durah refinery south of Baghdad.  The blast set the pipeline ablaze.

 

Mosul.

 

The puppet police chief of Mosul, ‘Adil ‘Abdallah Fatthi was forced to resign after failing to bring security back to the US occupation forces in the city following a massive Resistance offensive in November in the course of which the Resistance controlled the city for a time.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces mounted attacks on US forces that continued to encircle the as-Salman Mosque in Mosul, finally compelling the Americans to retreat.

 

Source:

http://www.qudspress.info/data/aspx/d26/8856.aspx

 

 

Saturday, 11 December 2004.

 

Al-Fallujah – ar-Ramadi.

 

Fierce fighting in al-Fallujah; Resisitance seizes back neighborhoods.

 

US aircraft bombed the neighborhoods of al-‘Askari, al-Jawlan, and the industrial zone in al-Fallujah on Saturday, after Iraqi Resistance forces advanced into areas formerly held by the US invaders.  American B-52 strategic bombers were used in the aerial assault on the city, dropping one-ton bombs on the city, and thousands of anti-personnel cluster bombs in container bombs.  US F-16s also took part in the vicious US assault attacking the al-Jawlan neighborhood and the industrial zone.  Fierce fighting was also reported throughout the night and until the first hours of dawn.

 

At the end of the day, Iraqi Resistance forces reported that they had recovered the industrial zone and parts of al-Jawlan neighborhood from the US occupation forces.  The Resistance fighters told Quds Press that they prayed the nighttime prayer in a mosque in the Industrial Zone.  Also on Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces announced that they had taken the al-‘Askari neighborhood back from the US invader forces, after battles that lasted several hours.

 

The Consultative Council of the Mujahideen of al-Fallujah, the political wing of the Resistance in the city, announced in a letter from Shaykh ‘Abdallah al-Jannabi that the Resistance fighters were determined to continue battling the US aggressors and that 750 more fighters had entered al-Fallujah by swimming across the Euphrates River during the night.  They were joining their brothers in the battle to oust the American aggressors from the defiant city.

 

Resistance bombards US camp in ar-Ramadi.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired rockets into the US headquarters west of ar-Ramadi, sending clouds of smoke rising into the sky over the area.

 

Hit.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US headquarters in Hit with violent rocket barrages on Saturday.

 

Al-Qa’im.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired rockets into the headquarters of the US forces encamped in the area of al-Qa’im on the Iraqi-Syrian border.

 

Baghdad.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces firing rockets attacked a US column on the al-Qanat highway near the Afaq ‘Arabiyah magazine publishing house in northern Baghdad.  As usual, the American aggressors refused to disclose information regarding the extent and nature of their casualties.  US aircraft, meanwhile, went out to strafe and rocket the parks and gardens near the scene of the attack on the pretext that the Resistance fighters often take cover in such areas.

 

An Iraqi Resistance group known as the Army of Islam in the Land of the Two Rivers issued a Statement  calling for a boycott of the election farce scheduled by the US occupation for the end of January 2005.  The Statement described how Iran was working directly, and with local organizations close to the Tehran regime, to bring members of the Iranian “Revolutionary Guards” into the southern Iraqi cities of an-Najaf, Karbala’, and al-‘Ammarah to vote in the farcical “elections.”

 

Iraqi puppet policemen raided the campus of the Islamic University in Baghdad’s al-A‘zamiyah district.  The puppet forces confiscated weapons from the University’s guards and then arrested members of the University faculty on the grounds that they had seen weapons pointed at them from within the University campus area.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a puppet police patrol near the Nida’ al-Islam Mosque in the al-Qahirah neighborhood Saturday morning.  No information on the nature or extent of casualties among the puppet police was released.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a bus carrying employees of the puppet so-called “ministry of education” in Baghdad.  Several persons were wounded in the attack but no deaths were reported.

 

Two puppet policemen, one of them a high-ranking officer, were killed in a battle with Iraqi Resistance forces in the as-Sayyidiyah area south of Baghdad.  Numerous other puppet policemen were wounded in the engagement.

 

Al-Latifiyah.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US military column in al-Latifiyah, destroying one US military vehicle and wounding two American crewmen.

 

Samarra’.

 

An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded near a US military headquarters in Samarra’, reportedly wounding several Iraqis.  As usual, the American aggressor forces refused to disclose information on the nature and extent of US casualties in the attack.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the house of the puppet police chief of Samarra’, Brigadier General Talib Shamil.  There were no reported casualties in the attack.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a patrol of Iraqi puppet police and puppet “national guards” in the town of ash-Sharqat near Samarra’.  Four puppet troops were killed as was one puppet colonel.

 

Bayji.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a truck carrying supplies to the US forces in the city of Bayji.  The truck was set ablaze and its foreign driver abducted.

 

Mosul.

 

US forces raided the campus of the University of Mosul in Iraq’s third largest city.  The American invader troops occupied the buildings housing the College of Administration and Economics and demanded that students trapped inside inform on members of the Iraqi Resistance to them.

 

An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded on a roadside in Mosul, damaging several civilian cars and wounding numerous US troops.  The booby-trapped car had been parked on the roadside when it exploded adjacent to American invader troops.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired rockets at the US military headquarters in Mosul.

 

An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded under a US military column on the road that links the Sannaharib Bridge with the Fourth Bridge in Mosul.  The blast caused several injuries.

 

Diyala Province.

 

US forces arrested Shaykh ‘Abd al-Karim Salih at-Tatari, the Imam and preacher in the as-Siddiq Mosque in Diyala Province, and also the chairman of the Jalula’ Branch of the Board of Muslim ‘Ulama’ [Scholars].

 

Ba‘qubah.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US convoy on the road between al-Khaniqin and al-Miqdadiyah, east of Ba‘qubah, disabling a US Humvee and wounding several US troops.  The Americans opened fire indiscriminately in response, killing three Iraqi civilians and wounding three more.

 

Iraqi puppet police mounted several campaigns of raids and arrests in Ba‘qubah on Saturday, abducting 30 individuals whom they accused of firing rockets at the local puppet police station.

 

Al-Basrah.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a puppet police patrol in al-Basrah.  No information on the nature or extent of puppet casualties was disclosed.

 

Source:

http://www.qudspress.info/data/aspx/d22/8902.aspx

http://www.qudspress.info/data/aspx/d22/8892.aspx

 

 

Sunday, 12 December 2004.

 

Al-Fallujah – ar-Ramadi.

 

Violent fighting raged in al-Fallujah for the third straight day between Iraqi Resistance fighters and US aggressor troops in and around al-Fallujah.

 

An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded next to a US troop transport truck in the an-Nu‘aymiyah area south of al-Fallujah on Sunday, destroying the truck and killing several of the soldiers.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces fired a barrage of rockets into the US military base located west of ar-Ramadi.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a bus carrying puppet “national guards” in the city of Hit, west of ar-Ramadi, leaving 10 of them dead and two others wounded.

 

The US military admitted that a Marine who had been wounded on Saturday died of his wounds on Sunday.  The US military, as usual, refused to provide any further details on the circumstances of the American’s death other than to say that he was wounded in combat in al-Anbar Province – where al-Fallujah and ar-Ramadi are located.

 

Hit – Hadithah.

 

Seven bodies of Africans working for the US occupation troops were found near the city of Hit.

 

US occupation troops have been distributing pathetic leaflets in the city of Haditha, west of ar-Ramadi, asking local residents to turn in Iraqi Resistance fighters to the invader forces.

 

Al-Qa’im.

 

Iraqi Resistance fighters bombarded the US camp near al-Qa’im on the Syrian border with mortar shells.

 

Baghdad.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded with a violent blast under a US column in the area of Abu Ghurayb west of Baghdad.

 

Fierce fighting broke out Sunday morning on Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district.  The battles lasted for about two hours.  Three loud explosions shook the area.  Eyewitnesses reported that five US special forces troops were killed in the battle, which continued intermittently for a long time.  US helicopters took part in the fighting and damage was inflicted on many buildings in the neighborhood.

 

Iraqi Resistance fighters assassinated two high-ranking officers in the in the puppet intelligence service in central Baghdad, the puppet so-called “Iraqi ministry of the interior” admitted.  The collaborator officers were killed when Resistance fighters opened fire on their cars.

 

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a convoy of supplies and equipment headed to the US occupation troops in as-Suwayrah, south of Baghdad on Sunday, destroying one of the supply trucks.

 

Al-Latifiyah.

 

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol in al-Latifiyah, south of Baghdad, destroying one Humvee.

 

Ba‘qubah.

 

The body of an Iraqi puppet policeman was found outside his house in the city of Ba‘qubah after he had been kidnapped and liquidated by the Iraqi Resistance.

 

The puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” arrested five Iraqis in the town of Habhab near Ba‘qubah on charges that they were involved with armed Resistance activity against the US occupation forces and their Iraqi stooges.

 

US forces announced that they had arrested 50 Iraqis in the city of Bahraz on charges of being involved in Iraqi Resistance activities.

 

Mosul.

 

An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, followed by fierce fighting between the Resistance and US invaders.  The American command claimed that eight of their aggressor troops were wounded in the fighting.

 

US military sources admitted that an American airplane dropped a half-ton bomb on targets in the city of Mosul.  As usual, the American spokesmen claimed that the bomb that struck the third-largest city in Iraq was targeted on Resistance fighters.

 

Source:

http://www.qudspress.info/data/aspx/d20/8900.aspx

http://www.qudspress.info/data/aspx/d21/8911.aspx

http://www.qudspress.info/data/aspx/d28/8918.aspx

http://www.freearabvoice.org

http://www.albasrah.net/moqawama/english/iraqi_resistance.htm