Saturday, 4 December 2004.
Battles rage Saturday in various parts of al-Fallujah.
Fierce fighting broke out in several parts of al-Fallujah Saturday, in particular in the south of the city.
Violent battles raged to the south of the neighborhoods of ash-Shuhada’ and al-Jubayl in the south of al-Fallujah from 11am until 12 noon local time. US aircraft took part in the bombardment of those parts of the city in which the Resistance was located.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that US forces advanced in the east of the city, but then were thrown back to east of the city where their positions were in the first place.
Fierce fighting also erupted at dawn Saturday after an Iraqi Resistance breakthrough into the ash-Shurtah neighborhood. Battles broke out with US forces in the al-Hadrah area and in the al-Jaghifi neighborhood and lasted about one and a half hours. Afterwards, the Resistance drove towards the al-Muhandisin and al-Jumhuriyah neighborhoods.
There was heavy fighting in the al-Jawlan neighborhood as well in the northwest of al-Fallujah, where the Resistance beat US forces back to their former positions half a kilometer away from al-Jawlan.
Fighting also broke out to the south of the ash-Shuhada’, al-Jubayl and al-Jawlan neighborhoods, Friday evening, but US forces failed to make any headway into those areas. In their fighting on Friday, US forces reportedly again used their apple-smelling poison gas.
As in April: defeated US asks al-Fallujah police, civil defense to resume supervising the security of the city as they retreat.
Correspondents for Mafkarat al-Islam report that US forces, acting through intermediaries, have asked the civil defense forces and the al-Fallujah police to prepare in the near future to return to the city where they are to undertake to provide “security and protection” for the city as well as other tasks that might be entrusted to them. The members of these groups – the al-Fallujah civil defense and police – are all residents of the city who were chosen for those jobs on the basis of the stipulations laid down by the city’s residents when negotiating the withdrawal of US forces at the end of the first American siege of the city in April 2004.
Thus, as was the case with the first siege, the US forces are now seeking a face-saving way to withdraw from the city having been unable to overrun it as they hoped, and indeed having only been able to penetrate some 40 percent of the city.
Sources tell Mafkarat al-Islam that the Americans through intermediaries have asked for talks with important local people in those two organizations. The sources say it is likely that the Americans will shortly be announcing that they had succeeded in clearing the city of what they call “insurgents” and had handed control of the city over to the police and civil defense forces who would then enter the city and take up their security roles.
This is how the Americans extricated themselves from the first siege of the city in April, when they covered their defeat on the battlefield by allowing the local people to supply the members for the local police and civil defense forces, rather than accept the puppet troops or puppet police recruited by the Americans to assert control over the city. By returning to the arrangement that was in force before the latest US offensive, the Americans are in effect admitting their defeat, while attempting to provide a public relations cover for it.
Resistance downs US Chinook helicopter loaded with American troops.
At 1:30pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance fighters in ‘Amiriyat as-Saqlawiyah fired a Strela rocket at a big US Chinook helicopter that was loaded with American troops and was being escorted by a smaller Black Hawk helicopter gunship. The Strela hit the Chinook and brought it crashing down into the area of Project 102 [Mashru‘ 102] east of ‘Amiriyat as-Saqlawiyah. The fighters in the ‘Amiriyah area have succeeded in bringing down a large number of US helicopters, and as a result their region has been dubbed the “helicopter graveyard.”
Resistance bombards US base as Americans tighten siege of as-Saqlawiyah.
US forces intensified their siege of the as-Saqlawiyah area on Friday in an attempt “to teach the people there a lesson” for providing support in men and materiel to the Resistance in al-Fallujah. The as-Saqlawiyah Resistance also bombarded the US troop concentrations outside al-Fallujah making their life that much more miserable.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in as-Saqlawiyah reported that the US forces on Friday encircled the big mosque in as-Saqlawiyah, when about a thousand worshippers were inside. On emerging they were forced to go through searches to identify traces of having fired weapons on their skin, in an effort to single out Resistance fighters. Many people remained inside the mosque for four hours as a result of the US siege.
American forces also intensified their blockade around the al-Bu Shajan area west of as-Saqlawiyah by the wooden bridge as a part of their effort to punish the residents of the area for supporting the Resistance.
The correspondent reported that the as-Saqlawiyah Resistance fighters responded to these American outrages. The Resistance mounted a barrage on the US-occupied estate known as the ad-Dahhami Palace with rockets, razing the structure to the ground and leaving not one wall standing.
After the bombardment began, US forces left their camp, then after a time patrolling outside went back.
In other news the Resistance fighters of as-Saqlawiyah bombarded the headquarters of US forces known as “al-Haykal” [the skeleton] with six Grad rockets, razing it to the ground as well.
The so-called ad-Dahhami Palace was a mansion built by a wealthy Iraqi by that name who became a lackey of the US invaders when they launched their invasion of Iraq. He was later assassinated by the Resistance.
Puppet “national guard” thieves open market to sell their loot from al-Fallujah in Baghdad.
After having robbed the citizens of al-Fallujah while aiding the American attack on that city, puppet so-called “Iraqi national guards” have now set up a furniture and household item market where they can sell off their loot. Articles of furniture, cooking utensils, including even such small items as spoons are now on sale.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the al-Fallujah area reported that the “national guard” opened the market in the an-Nasr wa-as-Salam (al-Haswah) area between Baghdad and al-Fallujah, opposite the Baghdad district of al-Karakh. Local residents and citizens witnessed dozens of Nissan pickup trucks belonging to the “national guard” bringing in the stolen items for sale in the new market.
One freezer in al-Fallujah holds 250-300 bodies of people killed in US assault on the city.
Mafkarat al-Islam reported on Saturday evening that the al-Batuta (potato) freezer in the city of al-Fallujah now holds between 250 and 300 bodies of people killed in the US assault on the city. There is another freezer, al-Hajj Sami’s freezer, that is also reported to be holding a pile of bodies, but the correspondent was unable to ascertain precise figures on its contents.
US forces and the puppet “national guard” are bringing in followers of pro-American Shi‘i cleric ‘Ali as-Sistani from the Baghdad neighborhood known as an-Nasr wa-as-Salam to take away the dead from the streets of al-Fallujah.
Anglo-American invaders complete their retreat from ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah.
British forces enlisted the help of US troops to complete their withdrawal from the Project 102 [Mashru‘ 102] area east of ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah on Saturday. The British and Americans took down their military camps and drove away their equipment from the area, totally evacuating the place where they carried out a major attack on Resistance fighters who had been supporting the Resistance inside al-Fallujah. Now that the Anglo-Americans have left ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah, the area is now entirely in Resistance hands again.
Bombardments around al-Fallujah.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired six Grad and two Tariq rockets at US troop concentrations in the as-Sakani area northeast of al-Fallujah, the at-Tariq camp and the area east of the city in a bombardment that began early Saturday morning at 10am, was renewed at 1pm, and then again at about 5pm.
US admits two invader troops died in border bombing.
The US military admitted on Saturday that two soldiers of the US-controlled occupation forces had been killed and five others wounded when an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded on the Iraqi side of the border crossing with Jordan Agence France Presse (AFP) reported US Major Jay Antonelli as reporting the lethal attack but made no mention of the date or time when the bombing occurred.
Ambush in al-Bayya‘.
At 6pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets ambushed a US Humvee on the highway in the al-Bayya‘ area of Baghdad, killing two US troops and seriously wounding a third.
Evening attack in southern Baghdad.
At about 5:!5pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded under a US Humvee between the neighborhoods of al-Jihad and al-‘Amil in southern Baghdad. Resistance fighters then opened fire with RPG7 rockets, destroying the Humvee and killing three US troops aboard it.
Ambush in al-Karakh.
At about 4:15pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance fighters firing Kalashnikov assault rifles and hurling hand grenades attacked US footsoldiers in the al-Fahhamiyah area in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district.
Deadly car bombing targets as-Salihiyah puppet police station in al-Khadra’ Saturday morning.
At least 20 puppet so-called “Iraqi national guards” and eight US troops died when an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove a car bomb into a puppet police station in the southern Baghdad neighborhood of al-Khadra’ at about 9:30am Saturday. Two Nissan patrol cars and a Nissan pickup belonging to the puppet forces were destroyed as were two US Humvees. A Bradley armored vehicle was disabled. Forty-nine puppet policemen and two US occupation troops were wounded, the Americans seriously.
Resistance destroys US Humvee in Abu Dujayl.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US Humvee in the 14 July area of the Abu Dujayl region at 12 noon Saturday, destroying the Humvee and killing four US troops and wounding a fifth.
Attacks in at-Taji, north of Baghdad.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at about 7:30am Saturday in the Hur al-Basha area of at-Taji north of Baghdad, destroying a Humvee and killing three US troops.
At about 3:30pm Saturday, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol in the at-Tarimiyah area near at-Taji north of Baghdad. Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets then attacked the patrol, destroying a Bradly armored vehicle and killing four US troops and wounding one more.
Resistance destroys US Humvee in Salman Bak.
A heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in Salman Bak at 4pm Saturday, destroying a Humvee and killing four US troops aboard it.
Resistance targets US truck.
Iraqi Resistance fighters fired two RPG7 rockets at a US military truck on the highway in the ad-Dawli‘i area of the al-Hurriyah region, destroying the truck and killing two aboard it.
Resistance hits supply truck serving US occupation.
At 2:15pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a civilian truck in al-Ghazaliyah, destroying the vehicle and killing its driver.
Resistance attack disables US tank.
At 2:30pm Saturday, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the highway in the Abu Ghurayb area, disabling a US Abrams tank, and killing the soldier aboard it who had been manning the machine on the turret.
Resistance targets husband of former member of puppet “governing council.”
The husband of a former member of the US-installed puppet so-called “governing council,” Salma al-Khafaji was the target of an attempted assassination in the al-Jadiriyah area of Baghdad at 1pm Saturday. Four of his guards were killed and two others wounded. Eyewitnesses reported that the target was wounded in the Resistance attack.
Resistance fighters assassinate collaborators near US as-Suqur base.
Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles near the Darwish Restaurant in the as-Sayyidiyah area south of Baghdad, killing two women and wounding their driver, all of them collaborators with the US occupation forces. The attack took place at 2:30pm Saturday afternoon. The Darwish Restaurant lies at a crossroads near the gates of the US as-Suqur military base.
An Iraqi sharp shooter shot down an Iraqi who was serving the US occupation forces at the gates to the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad at 4:30pm Saturday.
Resistance assassinates collaborator in al-I‘lam neighborhood.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing Kalashnikov assault rifles shot dead a collaborator at 3pm Saturday in the al-I‘lam neighborhood of Baghdad.
Resistance downs unmanned US reconnaissance plane.
At 12 noon Saturday, Iraqi Resistance fighters firing a BKC machinegun shot down a pilotless US spy plane over the ‘Arab Jabbur area of the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah.
Resistance ambushes US vehicles in az-Za‘faraniyah.
At 9:30am Saturday, Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US Humvee and GMC command car in the az-Za‘faraniyah area, destroying the two vehicles and killing six Americans in the attack.
Morning bombing in ad-Duwaylibah.
At 11:30am Saturday, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a Bradley armored vehicle in ad-Duwaylibah, destroying the vehicle and killing two US troops aboard it and wounding a third.
Bomb attack targets Humvee in ar-Ridwaniyah.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the road leading to al-Fattuh in ar-Ridwaniyah at about 10am Saturday, destroying a Humvee and killing two US troops and wounding two others aboard it.
Resistance attacks convoy in al-Ishaqi.
At 11:30am Saturday Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US military truck in the al-Ishaqi area north of Baghdad, destroying the truck and killing one of the persons aboard the vehicle.
Blast shakes “green zone.”
A powerful explosion shook central Baghdad Saturday morning, sending clouds of smoke billowing into the sky over the headquarters of the US occupation in the Republican Palace area – known to the invaders as the “green zone.”
Eyewitnesses reported that the powerful blast was followed by the sound of automatic weapons fire near the area. Reuters, the agency that reported the explosion, gave no further details.
Deadly car bombing targets US-puppet checkpoint.
At about 10:15am Saturday morning, an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove a car bomb into a joint US-puppet “national guard” check point on the main street in al-Latifiyah, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle, and a personnel carrier and disabling another Bradley. A Humvee and a small truck for carrying puppet troops were also destroyed by the blast. Eleven US Marines were killed and two others wounded in the attack. Nine puppet so-called “Iraqi national guards” were killed and six others injured to varying degrees.
British Landrover destroyed in Resistance attack.
At about 10:30 local time an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the as-Sayyid ‘Abdallah area west of al-Latifiyah, disabling a Landrover belonging to the British aggressor forces and killing one British soldier and wounding two others.
Early morning bombing kills three US troops.
At about 7:15am Saturday, an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in al-Latifiyah, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing three US troops aboard it, and wounding two other American soldiers.
Bombardments across Iraq on Saturday.
At 7:30am Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired four mortar rounds into the headquarters of the US occupation in Iraq in the Republican Palace area, known to the invaders as the “green zone.”
At about 8am Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired six 120mm mortar rounds into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
At 8:30am Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired seven 120mm mortar rounds into the US base in Saddam International Airport.
At 9am Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired ten mortar rounds into the US base in what formerly was the headquarters of the Iraqi chiefs of staff in al-‘Amiriyah, Baghdad.
At about 9:30am Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired six 82mm mortar rounds into the British al-Mahawil base north of al-Hillah in southern Iraq.
At 1pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets into the US forces encamped in what formerly was the Iraqi Meat Company in ‘Uwayrij, south of Baghdad.
At 1:30pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired six Katyusha rockets into the US forces encamped in the former headquarters of the Iraqi intelligence service in Baghdad’s al-A‘zamiyah district.
At 2:30pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired a Grad rocket into the US base in Saddam International Airport.
At 5pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired eight 120mm mortar rounds into the joint US-Iraqi puppet “national guard” base in at-Taji north of Baghdad.
At 6:30pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Grad rockets into the US base in Saddam International Airport.
At 8:30pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Grad rockets into the headquarters of the US occupation in Iraq in the Republican Palace area, known to the invaders as the “green zone.”
At about 9pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired five Katyusha rockets into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
At about 9pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired nine 82mm mortar rounds into the US airbase at al-Muthanna in Baghdad.
Sunday, 5 December 2004.
Resistance pounds US positions around al-Fallujah with highly accurate rocket strikes.
In a dispatch posted at 10:20pm Sunday night Mecca time, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the al-Azraqiyah area west of al-Fallujah reported that Iraqi Resistance forces had bombarded US troops in the agricultural area north of al-Fallujah, the as-Sakani neighborhood, and the area around the railroad station with at least 15 Grad rockets around sunset on Sunday. The rockets appear to have struck their targets because they sent flame and smoke rising into the sky. Resistance targeting in general was highly accurate on Sunday, suggesting that the fighters were able to infiltrate US areas to get precise bearings of targets during the night or at any rate in advance.
US forces in al-Fallujah now find themselves besieged by Resistance fighters.
The developments surrounding the current American siege of al-Fallujah are continuing to develop along the lines followed by the US when it gave up its first siege of the city in April, Mafkarat al-Islam reported in a dispatch posted Sunday night at 9:35pm Mecca time. As was the case in April, the US besiegers are increasingly themselves encircled and besieged by the Iraqi Resistance outside the city.
The US forces have been caught in an increasingly tight siege mounted by Resistance forces. On Sunday Mafkarat al-Islam reported that in recent days the Resistance has succeeded in closing all routes to the nearest American base in al-Habbaniyah, not only the dirt roads and paths through fields but the main highway as well, preventing the Americans from evacuating even one American military vehicle from al-Fallujah.
On earlier days, the Resistance had left routes open in order to encourage the Americans’ retreat, allowing them to pull about half their forces out of the city area. Then the Resistance moved in to obstruct the roads, making them extremely dangerous to travel, and effectively cutting off supplies of fuel and food to the Americans in city and withdrawal of US troops from the city and its environs. As a result the intensity of fighting in the south has diminished over all and US forces in the northern part of the city have been the targets of numerous ambushes.
On Sunday an American attempt to evacuate a unit to al-Habbaniyah failed, in spite of the air support the effort enjoyed. Resistance forces blocked the exit of the column made up of 35 military vehicles. The Resistance destroyed three of them, the blazing hulks of which the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent personally saw. After encountering that obstruction, the American column fell back to the city as US aircraft began bombing that section of al-Fallujah at about 10:15am.
The US column remained trapped in an area no larger than 250 square meters from 9:30am until 12 noon.
In addition to the attacks mounted by the Resistance on US forces outside al-Fallujah, the Americans within the city continue to be the target of unceasing ambushes and mortar and rocket bombardment.
Hard fighting in al-Fallujah ends with US troops driven back behind the highway.
Fierce fighting raged in the ash-Shuhada’ and al-Jubayl neighborhoods of southern al-Fallujah Sunday morning, but finally US forces were forced to fall back to behind the highway east of the city.
According to Mafkarat al-Islam the fighting broke out at about 8:15am Sunday and lasted until 9:30am. US units came from the east of the city and drove towards the south, but Resistance forces stood up to them. Fire was exchanged and the US troops, despite the air support they enjoyed, were unable to advance any further. The Resistance, in fact, forced them to withdraw to beyond the east of al-Fallujah. US forces east of the city were also observed falling back to behind the highway after coming under intermittent Resistance fire. Resistance fire was noticeable for its accuracy in hitting US vehicles.
Resistance fighters in groups of four to eight men launched surprise attacks on the US troops in the areas of the city where the Resistance is not in control, helping to force the Americans to withdraw to the relative safety they enjoy behind the highway.
The concentration of US troops east of al-Fallujah has decreased by 25 percent, Mafkarat al-Islam reports, many of the troops from there having been sent to the north of the city where the US still retains a presence.
Meanwhile in a dispatch posted at 7:55pm Sunday night Mecca time Mafkarat al-Islam reported that there were more than 35 operations inside al-Fallujah on Sunday. Some of these were in the form of mines that the Resistance planted that for the most part blew up under Iraqi puppet “national guard” forces, since the Americans push them to the front. Other Resistance attacks took the form of surprise ambushes that mostly targeted the Americans.
On Saturday, six puppet “national guard” troops were killed when they were robbing a house in the al-Jumhuriyah neighborhood. They were gunned down by the Resistance as they came out of the house with their loot.
Resistance rocket attacks on US forces in al-Fallujah area Sunday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded large US troop concentrations near the electric power station in the as-Sakani neighborhood Sunday morning with five Grad rockets. The rockets hit their targets, sending thick smoke rising into the air.
Resistance forces also fired three rockets from the south at US troop concentrations located in eastern al-Fallujah, inflicting unspecified losses on the Americans.
Alternative website shows photographs from al-Fallujah.
A US citizen has put up a website at the url, www.fallujahinpictures.com where he is posting pictures that contrast with the image presented by the US military and its “embedded” propagandist reporters. Showing the suffering of American troops and the Iraqi population, the website stands in contrast to the official American position that the city has witnessed “heroic American victories,” while largely concealing even the suffering of the US troops, to say nothing of that of their Iraqi victims. The American Washington Post newspaper reported that the site has received thousands of visitors. The website also features “hate mail” from American visitors who violently object to accurate images of the casualties of war being published.
Deadly noontime car bombing in al-Mahmudiyah south of Baghdad.
At about 12 noon Sunday an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove a car laden with explosives into a joint US-puppet “national guard” checkpoint in al-Mahmudiyah south of Baghdad, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and a Humvee and disabling a second Humvee, and killing 17 puppet “national guards” and wounding six more of them. Ten US troops were killed and two more injured in the deadly attack.
Deadly car bomb rams US column in Baghdad.
At about 9:30am Sunday an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove a car laden with explosives into a US column on the highway in the ash-Sha‘b area of Baghdad, destroying two Humvees and a fuel tank truck and killing seven US troops and seriously wounding three others.
Attacks around Baghdad Sunday afternoon.
Two Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded in the as-Samilat area west of Abu Ghurayb, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing five US soldiers who were aboard it at about 2:30pm Sunday afternoon.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the Old Road in Abu Ghurayb disabling a Humvee and killing one US soldier and wounding a second.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US military truck on the highway in as-Sayyidiyah at exactly 4pm Sunday, killing one US soldier and wounding a second.
Late Sunday afternoon, Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked and destroyed an armored GMC and a Humvee on Airport Road west of Baghdad, killing five US troops.
Sunday morning ambushes around Baghdad.
At 6:30am Sunday Iraqi Resistance forces attacked US troops in the an-Nahiyah area of ar-Ridwaniyah in Baghdad, destroying two Humvees and killing two US troops who were aboard it.
At 10:30am Sunday, a heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in Salman Bak, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing three US troops aboard it.
At 11am Sunday Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked US forces in the al-Fahhamah area of Baghdad’s al-Karakh district, killing two US troops.
At 11am Sunday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded disabling an American Abrams tank and injuring two US troops aboard it.
Resistance assassinates puppet official in al-Qadisiyah.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing Kalashnikov assault rifles and hurling hand grenades attacked an official puppet regime motorcade in front of the puppet so-called “ministry” buildings in southern Baghdad’s al-Qadisiyah district at 1:45pm Sunday afternoon, destroying a Land Cruiser and a Mercedes 300 and killing one puppet official and three of his aides
Resistance attacks on collaborators.
Iraqi Resistance forces firing Kalashnikov assault rifles attacked an official in the collaborationist Badr Brigades in the al-Hurriyah neighborhood in the ad-Dabbash area of Baghdad at 2:30pm Sunday, killing the collaborationist official.
At 5:30pm Saturday Iraqi Resistance fighters planted a bomb in Baghdad’s al-‘Amiriyah district that exploded and destroyed a Nissan pickup belonging to the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard”, and killed six puppet troops and wounded two more.
Resistance attack targets puppet officials in Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing Kalashnikov assault rifles and hurling hand grenades, attacked the motorcade of a prominent person in the puppet so-called “ministry of finance” in Baghdad’s al-Karakh District at 2:!5pm Sunday. The attackers destroyed a Landcruiser and another car and killed five of the aides of the two officials who also died. Three other persons were seriously wounded.
Sunday attacks in the at-Taji area north of Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing C5K rockets attacked US troops in the al-Ishaqi area near at-Taji north of Baghdad at about 2:30pm Sunday, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killed four US troops aboard it.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the Saba‘ al-Bur west of at-Taji at about 3:30pm Sunday, destroying a US military fuel tank truck and killing two US troops.
Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked a civilian truck loaded with supplies for US forces in the al-Mushahadah area of at-Taji at 9:30am Sunday, killing one US soldier.
Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded in the al-Mushahadah area of at-Taji at about 3pm Sunday, destroying a US military supply truck and killing two American soldiers.
Al-Latifiyah – al-Yusufiyah.
Resistance attacks in al-Latifiyah Sunday.
At about 7:30am Sunday a heavy Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in al-Latifiyah, destroying a Humvee and killing three US Marines aboard it.
At about 12:30pm Sunday Iraqi Resistance fighters firing RPG7 rockets attacked a US patrol in the al-Jannabiyin area west of al-Latifiyah, destroying two Humvees and disabling a Bradley armored vehicle and killing six US troops and wounding three more.
At 1pm Sunday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in al-Iskandariyah, near al-Latifiyah, destroying a Bradley armored vehicle and killing three US troops and wounding two other American soldiers.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded at about 1:30pm Sunday in the as-Sayyid ‘Abdallah area of al-Latifiyah, destroying a Humvee and killing three US troops.
At about 4pm Sunday an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the Imlihah area destroying a Humvee and killing four persons aboard it, one of them a translator of undetermined citizenship.
Lethal car bombing in al-Yusufiyah.
At about 11am Sunday morning, an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove a car bomb into a joint US-puppet “national guard” checkpoint in the al-Qasr al-Awsat area of al-Yusufiyah, destroying two US Humvees and disabling two US Bradley armored vehicles and a Nissan pickup belonging to the puppet troops. Eleven puppet guards were killed and three others wounded and nine US Marines were killed and six others wounded in the attack.
US forces ransack mosque in Mosul after midnight Sunday morning.
Shaykh ‘Abd as-Sattar ‘Abdallah Muhammad, the Imam of a mosque near Mosul, 400km north of Baghdad, has reported to Agence France Presse (AFP) that “US forces backed by armored vehicles carried out a raid after midnight last [Saturday-Sunday] night on the Mosque of the Sabireen” which is located in the al-Wahdah neighborhood east of Mosul. Shaykh ‘Abd as-Sattar told AFP that “the forces searched the mosque and ransacked its contents but did not arrest anyone.” He said that the two armored vehicles that accompanied the Americans destroyed the walls around the mosque.
Shaykh ‘Abd as-Sattar said that he did not know the reason for the American raid, which he called “a provocative action.”
On Sunday a number of armed people gathered in front of the mosque to chant slogans in denunciation of the US forces. One said, “we will take revenge on the Americans who did this. We will make them regret that they went into this mosque.”
Iraqi Resistance assassinates puppet “national guard” commander in Bayji.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded in the town of Bayji, north of Baghdad on Sunday, killing the commander of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in Bayji along with three of his body guards. Abu Bakr Salim of the puppet “national guards” said that the car bomb attack targeted the motorcade of Muhammad Jasim, the local “national guards” commander. Reuters reported that 14 other persons were wounded in the attack.
Al-‘Awjah district, Salah ad-Din Province.
US troops arrest people and rob houses.
US forces backed by puppet so-called “Iraqi national guards” carried out raids and arrested of 11 Iraqi citizens in the al-‘Awjah district in Salah ad-Din Province at 10am Sunday. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported that US troops stole personal belongings from the homes they raided, even the crystal and personal momentos.
Iraqi Resistance assassinates 20 collaborators in Tikrit.
Iraqi Resistance fighters riding in two cars opened fire with machine guns and hurled hand grenades at two civilian busses carrying Iraqi collaborators on their way to work in a US-run arsenal outside Tikrit, killing 20 collaborators and wounding 18 others, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. Reuters had reported 17 dead and 13 wounded collaborators on the authority of an American military officer earlier in the day. The correspondent wrote that the two teams of attackers were accompanied by another detachment of Resistance fighters whose job was to cover the attackers in case they should come under counter attack.
Resistance bombardments throughout Iraq on Sunday.
At about 7am Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired seven 82mm mortar rounds into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
At 8am Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets into the British base at al-Mahawil north of al-Hillah in southern Iraq.
At 10:30am Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Grad rockets into the US al-Bakr base in Balad north of Baghdad.
At 10:30am Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired five 120mm mortar rounds into the joint US-puppet “national guard” base in at-Taji north of Baghdad.
At about 12 noon Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Katyusha rockets into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
At 2pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired eight 82mm mortar rounds into the southern US base in Tikrit.
At 2:30pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired two Grad rockets into the US al-Bakr base in Balad north of Baghdad.
At 3pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Katyusha rockets into the northern US base in Tikrit.
At 3:30pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired six Katyusha rockets into the headquarters of the US occupation in Iraq in the Republican Palace area, known to the invaders as the “green zone.”
At 5pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired five Katyusha rockets into the headquarters of the US occupation in Iraq in the Republican Palace area, known to the invaders as the “green zone.”
At about 5pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets into the US base in the Arab Equestrian Club in the al-Furat neighborhood of Baghdad.
At 5:30pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired nine 82mm mortar rounds into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
At 6pm Saturday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired four mortar rounds into the US base in Saddam International Airport.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired six 82mm mortar rounds into the US airbase at al-Muthanna in Baghdad.
At about 7pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Grad rockets into the headquarters of the US occupation in Iraq in the Republican Palace area, known to the invaders as the “green zone.”
At 9:30pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.
At about 10pm Sunday, Iraqi Resistance forces fired four 120mm mortar rounds into the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.