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Iraqi Resistance Data Report for Sunday, 18 January 2004 through Saturday, 24 January 2004.



The following report brings together data from two opposite sources.  The first is the Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah (Harvest of the Iraqi Resistance) issued by the Iraqi Resistance.  The second is the Iraqi Resistance Log, compiled by the Free Palestine Information Agency, which uses media sources as well as the Summary of Security Incidents, an internal security document issued by the American occupation authorities.

 

Although these accounts are not mutually consistent, we hope, by publicizing them, to help overcome the information blackout imposed by the American occupation and the imperialist-Zionist media at their disposal.  We also hope to show that regardless of what sources are used for information on the Iraqi Resistance, that Resistance is clearly continuing unabated and forging ahead as it inflicts mounting casualties on the invaders.

 

Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board of the Free Arab Voice. Iraqi Resistance Log compiled by Free Palestine Information Agency.

 

Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah.

Sunday, 18 January 2004.

 

1)      An attack on an American military patrol outside the city of ad-Diwaniyah south of Baghdad left one American soldier dead and three others wounded.  A Humvee was damaged.

 

2)      An attack on an American military patrol drawn into a pre-arranged ambush with explosives north of the city of Tikrit left two American soldiers dead and four others wounded.  Three various vehicles were destroyed.

 

3)      A Mercedes car was detonated by remote control as an American military patrol was passing by it in the middle of the city of Tikrit.  The blast left two American soldiers dead, three others wounded, and destroyed a Humvee.

 

4)      An explosives-laden car was detonated by remote control as a British patrol was passing by in the city of al-Basrah, leaving one British soldier dead and two others seriously wounded.  A Landrover was destroyed.

 

5)      An attack on a joint inspection roadblock near the city of al-Huwayjah, 60km west of Kirkuk left two dead, including one American.  Six others, including two Americans, were injured.  One tank and one Humvee were set ablaze.

 

6)      A qualitative martyrdom attack with a Helix vehicle carrying half a ton of explosives on the headquarters of the American forces command in the Presidential Palace that includes offices and residences of the American civil governor L. Paul Bremer and the command of the American forces left 25 persons dead, including 15 American officers and men.  More than 130 others were wounded, among them 120 American officers and men.  In addition, two tanks and four various military vehicles were destroyed and the gate of the palace was damaged.  A communiqué issued by the Resistance Forces Command announced: “The Resistance is challenging the occupation forces in broad daylight and in its best-defended position.  Our Iraqi people will see many of these jihadist epics in coming days.”

 

Source: http://www.albasrah.net/moqawama/maqalat/hasad_24012004.htm

 

 

Iraqi Resistance Log

Sunday, 18 January 2004.

 

Occupation forces reported suffering 3 killed and 17 wounded in Iraq today. 1 US soldier and 2 puppet Police were killed in Iraq. 3 US soldiers, 3 US “civilians”, 2 puppet police, 2 puppet so-called civil defense force troops, 2 British troops were all wounded in Iraq. In addition, 3 US soldiers were wounded in Afghanistan. The US imperialist Central Command (Centcom) reported 3 US soldiers were wounded in Iraq today and the media reported the same. 2 Kellog, Brown & Root (KBR) company contractor convoys were attacked. There were 40 security incidents in Iraq today. The media only reported 7 of these incidents!

A massive vehicle martyrdom attack struck the very gates of US headquarters, sending Baghdad reeling in chaos. In starting new developments, Iraqi puppet policemen who were actually Resistance fighters reportedly set up a Resistance fighter checkpoint in Bayji, along with other Resistance fighters. This is a hopeful sign because Resistance fighter checkpoints usually mean an entrenched insurgency.  In another positive development, after repeated failed attempts, a small group of Resistance fighters on foot reportedly managed to penetrate a US occupation base perimeter! They remained inside the perimeter for some time, vanishing and reappearing on 3 separate occasions. Foot penetration of a US military base is a sign of a highly skilled force.

 

1:30 AM: Several Resistance fighters were arrested in the ash-Sha‘b District of Baghdad. Their vehicle was tested for explosives. Testing revealed that the vehicle had been used recently to transport bombs.

7:45 AM: Mortar attack on the Abu Ghurayb Prison.

8 AM: At least 31 killed and 180 wounded when a vehicle martyrdom operation caused a massive blast outside the Assassin's Gate entrance to the US occupation headquarters which they call the “Green Zone” in Baghdad.  According to US reports, all of the 31 killed were Iraqis - 29 Iraqi “civilians” and 2 Iraqi puppet police. 174 Iraqis were wounded including 1 member of the puppet so-called civil defense forces. 6 Americans were reported wounded, 3 US contractors and 3 US soldiers. Most of the Iraqi victims were collaborators lining up to go into the Green Zone to work.

Troops opened fire after the blast. 7 cars were set ablaze. A pickup truck, the same model used by many US officials and their guests, tried to cut to the front of the line at the gate. As a soldier approached to search the truck, the 1000 lb. bomb inside exploded 100 yards from the checkpoint. Assassin's Gate is located next to a former Presidential Palace in the very center of Baghdad. The buildings inside the Green Zone suffered only superficial damage. This is the first car bombing to occur inside the Green Zone itself.

Pic: http://islam-online.net/english/News/2004-01/18/images/pic01c.jpg

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8 AM: Mortar attack on a US base near Miqdadiyah.

9 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a British convoy in al-Basrah wounded 2 British troops and 2 Iraqi puppet police. A bomb inside a small package went off as the patrol approached a road crossing.

9 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol near Bayji.

12 PM: An armed Resistance fighter tried to run a Danish occupation checkpoint 24 miles north of Al-Basrah near ar-Rumaylah. Danish troops opened fire on the vehicle.

12:39 PM: Sniper attack on a US soldier on a base in Mosul. The sniper singled out one soldier for attack.

1:45 PM: A Resistance fighter tossed a grenade with TNT strapped to it into the back of a pickup truck in the az-Za‘faraniyah District of Baghdad. The device exploded after it landed in the back of the truck. Puppet police arrested the Resistance fighter. It was unknown why the truck was targeted.

2:30 PM: Assassination attempt on Salem Hajj ‘Isa, a Mosul puppet City Council member. Resistance fighters in a vehicle pulled up next to ‘Isa's vehicle and opened fire. ‘Isa was unharmed but 2 of his bodyguards were seriously wounded.

2:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol near Balad.

3 PM: US sources reported a small arms attack on civilians driving several tractor-trailer rigs along Highway 1 near Balad by resistance fighters in a vehicle. Circumstances of the alleged attack are unclear.

4 PM: Small arms attack on a Kellog, Brown & Root (KBR) truck near ad-Dujayl. Resistance fighters in 2 vehicles drove up on both sides of the truck and opened fire. KBR is a subsidiary of the Halliburton company associated with US vice president Dick Cheney.

4:30 PM: Drive-by shooting attack on civilians applying for jobs at the local puppet so-called civil defense force headquarters in Tuz.

4:45 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in the Mazra‘ah District of Baghdad.

5 PM: Small arms attack on a puppet so-called civil defense force checkpoint on the western outskirts of Balad along Highway 1. 2 puppet force soldiers were killed and 1 more was wounded. Resistance fighters escaped in 2 vehicles.

5:45 PM: Mortar attack on a US unit 1 mile northeast of Muhammad ibn al-Hasan near Jamil Al ‘Imran.

6 PM: Mortar attack on a US base near ar-Ramadi.

6:30 PM: Small arms attack on a KBR convoy with a US military escort 3 miles south of Balad.

7:30 PM: Mortar attack on a US base near Ba‘qubah.

8 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in the Kazimiyah District of Baghdad.

10 PM: A US aggressor patrol encountered an “illegal” roadblock manned by Iraqi police in Bayji. Then they noticed 4 armed men concealed in the field nearby. Troops questioned the cops. Suddenly the armed men in the field and 1 of the police tried to escape. Troops fired on them, killing 1 armed man and wounding 1 of the police. Both policeman and the other 3 armed men were all arrested. Apparently, the puppet police in Bayji sympathize with the Resistance fighters and some are working in the Resistance, as puppet policemen in the area of Balad have been reported doing. This is the first Resistance fighter roadblock reported the Iraqi liberation struggle. Resistance fighter roadblocks are a tsign of an entrenched insurgency.

10 PM: 122mm rocket attack on a US base east of ar-Ramadi.

10:30 PM: 107mm rocket attack on a US base near al-Huwayjah.

10:30 PM: Several Resistance fighters were arrested at a checkpoint northeast of ar-Ramadi. They were in possession of bomb-making materials.

10:45 PM: A number of Resistance fighters managed to penetrate a US base near Taji on foot. This is the first time the Resistance fighters have managed to penetrate a US base on foot. 1 resistance fighter was initially captured but the rest vanished. The group was located and then vanished in and around the base on 3 separate occasions. The second time the group was located, troops fired on them but they vanished. The third time the group was located, a wounded Resistance fighter was captured but 2 others escaped. Penetrating a US base demonstrates that the Resistance fighters are getting quite skilled.

11 PM: Mortar attack on a US base east of al-Fallujah.

Night: A bomb in a package was left on a street near the Shi‘i shrine of al-‘Abbas. The bomb killed 1 Iraqi civilian and wounded 17 more. 10 Iraqis and 7 Iranians were among the wounded.

Bomb explosion inside a Tikrit shop wounded the store owner and damaged the store. The owner was either handling the bomb or preparing it for use when it inadvertedly went off.

Resistance fighters in a vehicle fired 107mm rockets at a US occupation base 11 miles west of Kirkuk near Qizil Yar.

A US soldier, Master Sergeant Kelly L. Hornbeck, died of wounds sustained in the roadside bombing attack on the US convoy north of Samarra’ that occurred at 2:30 PM on 1-16, 2 days prior.

US forces claimed to have captured another Resistance fighter involved in an attempt against the the ad-Durah refinery, which was to have blown up today to coincide with the Assassin's Gate plot

Bomb found 4 miles east of Mosul near al-Faisawija.

After the bomb east of Mosul was discovered above, US occupation troops set up a roadblock. Resistance fighters attempted to run the roadblock and troops opened fire on them.

Bomb found near Taji. Bomb was made of one 130mm round, several 57mm rounds and an 82mm round.

Bomb found in Ba‘qubah.

Bomb found behind the Jalula’ puppet police station in Jalula’. Bomb was 105mm round with a Yugoslavian fuse.

Bomb found in the Hayy at-Tayaran District of Baghdad. Bomb was a 10-pound charge with a blasting cap.

Bomb found on the train tracks at the Iskandariyah Train Station. Bomb was several 125mm rounds rigged to blow up when the next train passed over it.

A bomb found in the southbound land of Highway 1 in the area west of Baghdad Airport. Bomb was a 130mm round with a red detonation cord.

 

Source: Free Palestine Information Agency

 

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Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah.

Monday, 19 January 2004.

 

1)      The American air base at al-Habbaniyah was subjected to a concentrated rocket and artillery attack by the Resistance.  The assault left three occupation soldiers dead and eight others wounded and destroyed two tanks and an armored personnel carrier.  Tongues of fire and columns of smoke could be seen rising from inside the base as sirens wailed and helicopters hovered in the skies of the city.

 

2)      The Resistance carried out a mission to launch an attack with artillery and rockets at the Kirkuk airport which the American forces are using as their main command headquarters in the area.  A communiqué of the Resistance and Liberation Command noted that the barrage hit its targets and explosions were heard blasting away inside the airport as columns of smoke and tongues of fire could be seen in more than one location inside the airport.

 

3)      An drive-by attack with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) on an American check point at the head of the 14 July suspension bridge left two American soldiers dead and four others wounded.  An armored personnel carrier and a medium-weight machine gun were destroyed.

 

4)      An American military patrol was attacked on the main road in the city of Tikrit, leaving one American soldier dead and three others wounded and setting an armored personnel carrier ablaze.

 

5)      An attack on a train that was carrying American troops and supplies and military provisions took place after it had left ath-Tharthar station on the Kirkuk-al-Qa’im City route. The assault left eight occupation soldiers dead and more than ten wounded and destroyed four railway carriages including their cargoes of provisions and equipment.

 

Source: http://www.albasrah.net/moqawama/maqalat/hasad_24012004.htm

 

Iraqi Resistance Log

Monday, 19 January 2004.


Occupation forces reported suffering 1 killed and 3 wounded in Iraq today. 1 puppet policeman was killed. The US imperialist Central Command (Centcom) reported 3 US soldiers were wounded today. The media reported ZERO wounded today. Resistance fighters tried to kill yet another Governing Council traitor but she escaped unharmed. There were 27 security incidents in Iraq today. The media reported only 4 of these incidents!

1:30 AM: US aggressor attack on what they termed “foreign fighters” in a home in southeastern Baghdad resulted in a firefight when the Resistance fighters opened fire on the occupation troops raiding the house. 3 Resistance fighters - reportedly 2 Yemenis and 1 Syrian - were martyred when troops returned fire. The firefight lasted an amazing 2 hours. Troops fired automatic weapons and grenades at the house while a helicopter circled overhead.

6 AM: Mortar attack on the main US occupation headquarters in Mosul.

8 AM: Small arms attack on an Iraqi puppet policeman in Mosul left 1 puppet policeman dead. Resistance fighters pulled up next to the puppet policeman in a vehicle and riddled him with 25 bullets.

AM: A leading member of the Arab Ba‘th Socialist Party was shot dead outside his home in an-Najaf.

4 PM: Small arms attack on a US convoy west of ar-Ramadi.

4:30 PM: Roadside bomb attack on an occupation convoy in az-Zubayr.

5 PM: Small arms attack on a so-called Civil Military Information Center (CMIC) puppet office in Tikrit.

5 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol in Tikrit.

5 PM: Mortar attack on a US base south of al-Mansuriyah. This area has not seen many attacks.

6 PM: Mortar attack on a US base northeast of Ba‘qubah.

6 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy in Mosul.

6 PM: Mortar attack on a US base northeast of Ba‘qubah.

7 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol in the al-A‘lam District of central Baghdad.

8 PM: Mortar attack on the US Qal‘at al-Mihl Airbase.

8:30 PM: Multiple RPG attack on a US armored patrol in the al-Khansa’ District of Baghdad.

9 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol in the al-Mansur District of Baghdad.

9:30 PM: Small arms attack on an Iraqi puppet police patrol in Tikrit.

9:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol in the al-‘Adl District of Baghdad.

10:20 PM: Small arms attack on a US base in the ath-Tha‘alibah District on the northeastern outskirts of Baghdad.

10:30 PM: Small arms attack on an island in the Tigris River in Tikrit where puppet so-called civil defense forces have a training base.

10:30 PM: There was an explosion in the Mazra‘ah District of Baghdad.

11 PM: Puppet so-called civil defense force soldiers fired on what were described as looters south of Mosul.

Nisrin Birwari, the only female member of US Proconsul Bremer’s puppet so-called Interim Governing Council, was targeted for assassination when a roadside bomb exploded as her convoy passed by in Karbala’. She was unharmed.

Bomb found on a pipeline west of Mosul.

Bomb found in the supposedly locked-down town of ‘Awja. Bomb was a 130mm round with a blasting cap and a 2-way Motorola radio set to a certain frequency.

Bomb found in al-Khalis. Bomb was a 1-gallon can filled with explosives and blasting caps.

Bomb found along the highway in the Hayy at-Tayaran District of Baghdad. Bomb was a box covered with a black canvas bag.

 

Source: Free Palestine Information Agency.

 

 

 

Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah

Tuesday, 20 January 2004.

 

1)      The Republican Palace, site of the residence and offices of the American civil governor Bremer and the headquarters of the American military command attached to the palace were subjected to a concentrated rocket and artillery attack.  Sirens sounded immediately after the assault and helicopters took to the skies of the area.  Tongues of flame and clouds of smoke were seen rising from the entire area which the Americans call the Green Zone and which includes these installations.  This was the second time that the Resistance targeted this area within only 48 hours.

 

2)      An American military patrol was attacked with hand grenades in the Abu Ghurayb area leaving one American soldier dead and one other wounded.  A Humvee was set ablaze.

 

3)      A bomb planted in the main street of the ash-Shurtah (“the police”) neighborhood in the middle of Baghadad was detonated by remote-control as an American military patrol was passing by.  The blast left one American soldier dead and three others wounded and destroyed a Humvee.

 

4)      A unit of snipers belonging to the Resistance killed one American soldier in of the guard centers spread out around the athletic playing field that the American forces use as a gathering point inside the capital Baghdad.

 

5)      An attack on an American military column on the main road at the entrance to the center of the Rayhaniyah district east of the city of al-Qa’im left four occupation soldiers dead and three others wounded and destroyed a tank and three various vehicles.

 

Source: http://www.albasrah.net/moqawama/maqalat/hasad_24012004.htm

 

 

 

Iraqi Resistance Log

Tuesday, 20 January 2004.

 

Occupation forces reported suffering 1 killed and 8 wounded in Iraq today. 1 Iraqi puppet policeman was killed. The US imperialist Central Command (Centcom) reported 8 US soldiers wounded today. The media reported ONE US soldier wounded. A KBR contractor convoy was attacked. The railroad system was bombed 3 times - 1 bomb hit a train and 2 bombs hit different sections of track. One of the railroad track bombings made a train derail. There were 2 SAM attacks on planes at Baghdad Airport - 1 on a British plane and 1 on an American plane. There were 42 security incidents in Iraq today. The media only reported 2 of these incidents!

12:30 AM: A homemade bomb was tossed at the home of a puppet so-called civil defense force soldier in Samarra’.

7 AM: Mortar attack on a US base in Mosul.

7 AM: RPG and small arms attack on a US patrol at an intersection in Mosul.

7 AM: A Resistance fighter was thwarted while planting a bomb near the Pepsi plant in the al-Harithiyah District of Baghdad after US aggressor troops spotted him.

9 AM: Mine attack on a US engineering grader working in the median of the highway ½ mile south of Samarra’. The grader was then attacked by Resistance fighters with small arms. Resistance fighters escaped in a truck.

9:30 AM: A driver of an oil truck in an oil truck convoy had an accident and was abandoned by the rest of his convoy. Locals then set upon him and beat him.

10:30 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy near Abu Saidah.

10:30 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy southwest of al-Fallujah.

11:15 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol 3 miles west of al-Husaybah near al-Qa’im.

12 PM: Iraqi resistance fighter arrested for taking surveillance photos of the Bulgarian base in Karbala’.

12 PM: Multiple roadside bomb ambush on a US convoy along the highway near al-Mahmudiyah. The bombs were daisy-chained together.

12:45 PM: Mortar attack reported on the al-‘Awja Mosque in al-‘Awja.

2:30 PM: Bomb attack on the railroad tracks 1 mile east of the al-Fallujah Train Station.

2:30 PM: A complex bomb exploded 11 miles west of Iskandariyah near Husayn al-Hamadi. The bombs were multiple 130mm and 120mm rounds spaced 20 feet apart. Target unknown.

3 PM: Bomb attack on a train near the Kazimiyah Train Station in northeastern Baghdad.

3 PM: A Resistance fighter was arrested after his truck was stopped in the area west of the Saddam International Airport at Baghdad and bomb materials were found inside.

3:15 PM: A search of the area where the resistance fighter above was arrested revealed a hidden bomb.

4 PM: A lone Resistance fighter fired small arms at a KBR convoy on Highway 1 west of Balad near Muhammad Mahdi. This stretch of highway is becoming one of the most dangerous in all of Iraq.

6 PM: Resistance fighters sabotaged the train tracks 21½ miles north of Baghdad near Jashm al-Hamdi, causing a train to partially derail.

6:30 PM: RPG and small arms attack on the puppet so-called civil defense force headquarters north of al-Mansuriyah. There have been few attacks in this area.

6:45 PM: SAM attack on a US plane 3 miles of Baghdad Airport near Qal‘at Hamidi.

7 PM: A single 57mm rocket was fired at a US base in the al-A‘zamiyah District of Baghdad.

7:30 PM: Resistance fighters attacked the home of the head of the Mushahidah puppet so-called civil defense force with small arms and several explosions. This was the second time this head traitor's home has been hit. The attack took place along Highway 1 near Mushahidah.

8:30 PM: Firefight between US troops and a group of Resistance fighters in the Mazra‘ah District of Baghdad.

8:30 PM: Single RPG attack on a US convoy 3 miles east of ar-Ramadi near ‘Ajal as-Salim.

9:30 PM: Small arms attack on puppet so-called civil defense forces manning a checkpoint near Samarra’.

9:40 PM: A single 127mm Astros Brazilian rocket was fired at the Baghdad Convention Center in the al-Karkh District. This rocket landed near the ar-Rashid Hotel in the so-called Green Zone and wounded 1 US soldier.

9:30 PM: Anti-tank mine attack on a US armored vehicle in the as-Sumar District of Baghdad.

9:30 PM: A Resistance fighter was observed in ar-Ramadi in possession of an RPG launcher. US troops engaged in a firefight with the Resistance fighter, who managed to elude them by driving away in a vehicle.

 

9:45 PM: SAM attack on a British plane 6 miles north of the Baghdad Airport over as-Salmaniyat.

10 PM: Mortar fire observed near ar-Ramadi.

11 PM: A Resistance fighter approached a US base in central Mosul on foot and fired an RPG at the base.

11:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US base near Qayyarah.

The puppet police commissioner of Mosul was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Mosul.

Bomb found on the highway in the Shari‘ al-Urdun District of Baghdad near the occupied Saddam International Airport at Baghdad. Bomb was inside a concrete cylinder.

Bomb found in the al-Harithiyah District of Baghdad. Bomb was a vegetable can with 8 pounds of explosives and an electric cap.

Bomb found buried along the highway in the Shaykh ‘Abd al-Jabbar District of Baghdad. Bomb was 10 pounds of explosives with a keyless system as the firing device.

Bomb found ½ mile south of ar-Ramadi. Bomb was a 155mm round with red wires protruding.

Bomb found 5 miles west of ar-Ramadi near ‘Ali an-Nu‘man. Bomb was a 155mm round daisy-chained to a 100mm round.

Bomb found on pipeline near Bayji forced a halt to needed repairs on the corroded pipeline.

 

 

Source: Free Palestine Information Agency

 

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Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah

Wednesday, 21 January 2004.

 

1)      An attack on an American military column on the expressway in New Baghdad left four occupation soldiers dead and six others wounded and destroyed two Humvees.

 

2)      An American patrol was drawn into a street in Mosul where an explosive device had been planted.  The device exploded as the American patrol passed by.  The attack, which was accompanied by an assault by the Resistance with automatic weapons and hand grenades, left four occupation soldiers dead and three others wounded and destroyed three various vehicles.

 

3)      The ar-Rashid Hotel, which is the residence of high-ranking officers and counselors in the American administration and as well as officials of the CIA and Mossad came under an artillery and rocket barrage that left two American soldiers dead and five others wounded and damaged parts of several floors of the hotel.

 

4)      An attack on the American military base in Ba‘qubah left two American soldiers dead and six others wounded and destroyed one tank, one troop transport vehicle, and a fuel tank.

 

Source: http://www.albasrah.net/moqawama/maqalat/hasad_24012004.htm

 

 

Iraqi Resistance Log

Wednesday, 21 January 2004.

 

Occupation forces reported suffering 3 killed and 11 wounded in Iraq today. 2 US soldiers and 1 British soldier were killed today. 9 US soldiers, 1 British soldier and 1 puppet policeman were wounded. The US imperialist Central Command (Centcom) reported 4 US soldiers wounded today. The media reported 9 soldiers wounded. 5 Iraqis were killed and 12 were wounded. There were 35 security incidents today. The media reported only 8 of these incidents!

12:20 AM: Drive-by shooting at puppet so-called facility protection force guards at the Agricultural Bank in Mosul.

5:30 AM: Several explosions were heard outside the gate of a US base in the ad-Dabagh Kazimiyah District of Baghdad.

6:30 AM: Drive-by shooting attack on Iraqi women working as laundresses at the US base near al-Habbaniyah. Resistance fighters in a vehicle pulled up to the women's van and raked it with automatic weapons fire. 4 women and their Iraqi driver were killed and 5 women were wounded. Attack occurred ½ mile west of al-Fallujah. The women had left al-Fallujah heading towards the al-Habbaniyah base where they worked. All of the women were Iraqi Armenian or Assyrian Christians. They were working for Ecolog, possibly a Macedonian company, contractors for KBR. Note by Free Palestine Information Agency: Although a few Muslims are working at US military bases in Iraq, European contractors in Baghdad hired by the bases to find Iraqi workers usually end up hiring mostly Iraqi Christians for some reason.

Pic: http://tinyurl.com/2dpyf

8 AM: Roadside bomb attack near the western entrance to Mosul wounded 3 US soldiers, 6 Iraqis and a Turkish driver. The bomb exploded as a US 3-vehicle convoy was going by, but also hit 2 Iraqi vehicles behind the US convoy.

10:30 AM: A Resistance fighter posed as a worker and tried to gain access to a US base. He was trying to smuggle a weapon onto the base to carry out an attack on soldiers once he got inside. Soldiers found the hidden weapon and arrested him.

12:30 PM: A pipeline was ablaze in a probable Resistance attack northeast of as-Sadah, north of Tall ‘Afar.

1:30 PM: A US convoy observed Resistance fighters digging up a weapons cache near Bahiyah, 14 miles southeast of al-Mansuriyah. The Resistance fighters saw the convoy and opened fire on it with small arms.

2 PM: Small arms attack on Iraqi puppet police at their barracks near Tall ‘Afar.

3 PM: Bomb attack on a train engine 2 miles north of Iskandariyah. Bomb was placed on the tracks.

3 PM: 1 British soldier killed, 1 wounded in an incident in al-‘Amarah.

4:30 PM: Resistance fighters driving a vehicle out of a mosque parking lot in northeastern Mosul attacked a US patrol with RPGs and small arms.

4:30 PM: Resistance fighters in a vehicle attacked a US patrol in the al-Karradah District of Baghdad with small arms.

5 PM: A US helicopter opened fire on an armed resistance fighter south of the US Balad Airbase.

5 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in the Husayn Khalifah District of Baghdad.

5:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US base in the Amiririyah District of Baghdad.

6:30 PM: Mortar and rocket attack on a US base near Ba‘qubah killed 2 US troops, Specialist Gabriel T. Palacios and Private First Class James D. Parker, while critically wounding 1 more, Sean Lewis. The 3 soldiers were standing outside a building when the mortar barrage hit. A rocket barrage also hit the camp and wounded several more soldiers, according to US officials. A US official said there were 3 killed and 1 wounded, but other reports contradicted him. 2 killed, 6 wounded until confirmation. Resistance fighters escaped west of ‘Abd al-Hamid, 4 miles northeast of Ba‘qubah.

7 PM: Mortar attack on ICDC Headquarters north of al-Mansuriyah.

7:30 PM: RPG attack on a US patrol in the Mazra‘ah District of Baghdad.

7:30 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US armored patrol in al-Fallujah.

8:30 PM: Mortar attack on a US base northwest of ar-Ramadi.

9 PM: Resistance fighters hiding on the ar-Ramadi Medical School campus detonated a roadside bomb as a US patrol passed next to the campus in ar-Ramadi. Bomb was made of C4 and the detonation cord led back to the campus.

9:30 PM: 122mm rocket attack on a US base in the Muhammad al-Husayn District of Baghdad.

9:30 PM: An improvised rocket launcher was found in the ash-Sha‘b District of Baghdad. Device was multiple plastic tubes supported by a metal bar.

11 PM: Small arms attack on a puppet so-called civil defense force unit guarding a railroad bridge west of Samarra’.

Night: Attack on puppet police patrol in Kirkuk. 1 traitor and 1 Resistance fighter were wounded. 6 Resistance fighters were later captured.

An assistant in the Puppet Agricultural Department of Tammim Province was shot and seriously wounded in Daquq, south of Kirkuk.

Rocket attack on US military police building in Kirkuk. No casualties reported.

Home raided in al-Khalis, resistance fighter supplies seized and 6 resistance fighters arrested.

2 Bombs found outside the offices of the collaborationist SCIRI militia offices in al-Kunah, a city in an-Najaf Province.

Bomb found along the highway in the Hayy at-Tayaran District of Baghdad. Bomb was a box covered with a black canvas bag.

Bomb found in western Mosul. Bomb was 155mm round inside an unattended vegetable cart.

Bomb found 2 miles northwest of al-Khalidiyah. Bomb was 120mm round with wires protruding.

Bomb found on the railroad tracks 2 miles north of Iskandariyah.

Bomb found 3½ miles south of Iskandariyah under a tank hull. Bomb was 155mm round with wires protruding.


Source: Free Palestine Information Agency


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Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah

Thursday, 22 January 2004.

 

1)      An attack on an American military column at the southern entrance to the city of Ba‘qubah left three occupation soldiers dead and one other wounded and destroyed a tank and two military vehicles.

 

2)      An attack on an American military patrol in al-Fallujah left one American soldier dead and three others wounded and destroyed a Humvee.

 

3)      An attack on a joint check point on the main road between al-Fallujah and ar-Ramadi west of the capital Baghdad left five dead, including two American soldiers and wounded two others.  An armored personnel carrier and a police car were destroyed.  A Humvee was set ablaze.

 

4)      A bus guarded by a number of vehicles belonging to the occupation forces was observed transporting a group of American and local male and female employees of the American intelligence center on their way to the American military base al-Habbaniyah west of Baghdad.  The bus was attacked, leaving 10 dead, including six Americans and four female agents who had various citizenships.  Three others were wounded.  The bus and a Humvee military vehicle were destroyed.

 

5)      An attack with hand grenades and automatic weapons on a Spanish military patrol in ad-Diwaniyah left one Spanish soldier dead and three others wounded, among them the commander of Spanish forces in ad-Diwaniyah whose wounds were extremely severe.  A military vehicle was set ablaze.

 

Source: http://www.albasrah.net/moqawama/maqalat/hasad_24012004.htm

 

Iraqi Resistance Log

Thursday, 22 January 2004.

 

Occupation forces reported suffering 6 killed and 12 wounded today. 4 Iraqi puppet police and 2 Iraqi collaborators were killed. 6 US soldiers, 1 Spanish Civil Guard and 5 Iraqi puppet police were wounded. The US imperialist Central Command (Centcom) reported 6 US soldiers wounded in Iraq today. The media only reported 2 US soldiers wounded. 4 Iraqi civilians were reportedly killed and 14 more were wounded. 2 Iraqi collaborators were killed. A section of train tracks was bombed and an Italian helicopter was fired on. In a possibly significant incident, one of the civilian workers hired to work inside headquarters of the occupation was found to be a Resistance activist when his body and toolbox tested positive for explosives. Resistance fighters attacked a US convoy carrying a general, but he was not hurt.

Early AM: Shootout with Iraqi Resistance fighters in al-Hamza, 25 miles south of ad-Diwaniyah, seriously wounded a Spanish Civil Guard police commander and also wounded an Iraqi puppet policeman. Spanish troops and puppets had raided a home of suspected Resistance fighters when the Resistance fighters pulled up in a vehicle. Noticing the house was occupied, the Resistance fighters left right away. The puppet police chief and a puppet policeman gave chase but the Resistance fighters opened fire during the chase, wounding the 2 pursuers.

8:30 AM: US occupation troops found a bomb in central Mosul. Right after they discovered it, the bomb blew up. Bomb was a 122mm round hidden in freshly-poured concrete with wires and an exposed battery. A Resistance fighter detonated the bomb by remote control as soon as troops found the bomb.

10:30 AM: Bomb attack on the railroad tracks 5 miles southeast of al-Habbaniyah. Bomb was made of RPG rounds.

10:30 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy near Iskandariyah.

10:45 AM: BM-21 rocket attack on a US base in as-Saniyah.

11:15 AM: An Iraqi worker in the occupation headquarters compound in Baghdad was discovered to be an undercover Resistance activist. The worker apparently made it inside the occupation headquarters compound itself. US troops detained him for some reason and tested both the worker and his toolbox for explosives. They both tested positive. The worker-Resistance fighter was arrested.

AM: Ghassan ‘Adnan, son of former head of Security in al-Basrah before the US invasion was shot dead on a road in front of al-Basrah Teacher's Institute, where he was scheduled to take an exam. His father has been the object of a man-hunt by the invaders since April.

AM: US raids in Bayji resulted in the arrest of 9 supposed Resistance fighters and seizure of supplies.

12 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy on the highway 10 miles southwest of al-Mahmudiyah near Dar al-Iskankandariyah. Small arms attack followed the bomb attack.

12 PM: US troops arrested an armed Resistance fighter outside the US Balad airbase for possession of detonation cord.

12:30 PM: Small arms attack on a unit of aggressor troops in Mahanawiyah, east of an-Najaf.

1:10 PM: Roadside bomb explosion northwest of Kirkuk killed 1 Iraqi and wounded 13 more.

1:15 PM: Small arms attack on an Italian aircraft over an-Nasiriyah.

2:30 PM: Driveby shooting attack on puppet police in Mosul.

4:30 PM: Suspected Resistance fighter arrested at a US checkpoint 3½ miles north of Taji near Muhammad al-‘Ulawi. He had wrapped detonation cord around the drive shaft, axle and wheel wells of the truck.

4:30 PM: Roadside bomb attack in al-Fallujah on the convoy of US General Wyne, who has the unenviable job of commanding al-Fallujah, al-Habbaniyah and Kharma. Wyne was reportedly coming back from a meeting with al-Fallujah tribal leaders where they discussed their participation in the puppet al-Anbar Governing Council.  On way home, near al-Fallujah Youth Center, the convoy was hit with a roadside bomb, wounding 2 soldiers. It may have been a deliberate hit on the general's convoy. Bomb was 155mm round.

Afternoon: Iraqi Resistance attack with a grenade and automatic weapons on an Iraqi puppet police checkpoint between al-Fallujah and ar-Ramadi killed 2 police and wounded 5 more. Resistance fighters drove by in a vehicle, tossed the grenade at the police and fired automatic weapons at them.

4:30 PM: 57mm rocket attack on a US base in the ath-Tha‘alibah District on the northern outskirts of Baghdad.

6 PM: A US base observed small arms fire near Ba‘qubah.

7 PM: Mortar attack on the US Balad airbase.

6 PM: Bomb blast in a meeting room of the offices of the Iraqi Communist Party whose leader is on US Proconsul Bremer’s puppet so-called Governing Council and which is collaborating with the US occupation.  According to western reports the Resistance bomb exploded after a meeting by party members in a district of Baghdad called Asb'ah Misham. Two collaborationist party members were killed. Resistance fighters had somehow hidden the bomb, 15-20 pounds of explosive without fragmentation, inside the party offices.

6 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in the Ad-Dabbagh Kazimia District of Baghdad.

7 PM: A Resistance fightera threw a hand grenade over the wall of the Puppet Irrigation Building compound in al-‘Amiriyah District of Baghdad.

7:30 PM: Roadside bomb ambush on a US patrol in the Abu Ghurayb Market in the Mazra‘ah District of Baghdad.

8 PM: Mortar and rocket attack on the new Iraqi Recruiting Training Center in Hammam al-Alil. Multiple rounds were fired at the center.

8 PM: Homemade bomb attack on a restaurant across the street from a US base in the al-A‘zamiyah District of Baghdad. Large bomb was a fire extinguisher, blasting caps and C4. Probably targeted as a hangout for US soldiers.

8:30 PM: A suspected Resistance fighter was observed leaving a huge industrial pipe along the highway near Ghalibiyah. The man was suspected of trying to plant a bomb in the pipe.

8:30 PM: Driveby shooting attack on a US base in the Ahmad Ghajar District on the far southern outskirts of Baghdad.

9:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US base next to Baghdad Airport. Attack originated from a nearby building.

9:45 PM: Driveby shooting attack on puppet so-called facility protection forces at the Agricultural Bank in Mosul. US sources said that the attackers were thought to be robbers trying to rob the bank.

10 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol west of Taji.

11:30 PM: US troops opened fire on 2 guards at a car show in al-Fallujah. Troops said the guards acted suspiciously. Cars at the show were also damaged. Iraqis said the guards, a father and his son, had come out of their guard shack, armed, at the closed car show lot when they heard a suspicious noise. They noticed 5 Humvees parked alongside the curb a distance away. They shouted, “What do you want?” to the US troops, who responded by firing on the 2 guards, killing both and wounding a friend alongside the father-son team.

Shooting attack on Iraqi puppet police 18 miles north of al-Fallujah killed 2 police and wounded 3 more. An Iraqi driving on the road at the same time was hit and killed.

US troops raided the village of “Hadid” looking for the attackers who killed 2 US aggressor soldiers in the mortar attack near Ba‘qubah the previous day. Instead, they found 2 members of his family, a father and a son, and decided to arrest them, probably on phony charges. This father and son, who had nothing to do with the deadly mortar attack, were then described in the US imperialist media as “the father-son mortar attack that killed US troops the day before”.

US troops captured Husam al-Yamani, whom they describe as the second in command of the predominantly Kurdish and Islamicist organization Ansar al-Islam, in an operation al-Fallujah.  American sources say that al-Yamani is a close associate of Abu Mus‘ab az-Zarqawi, the elusive man whose real name and identity they admit they do not know, and of whom they have not even a photograph, but who they imagine is the leader of the organization and a delegate from Shaykh Usamah bin Ladin. According to other reports, az-Zarqawi was formerly not allied with al-Qa‘idah but has now formed an alliance with them.

Bomb found at Bani Sa‘d. Bomb was coffee can with wires.

Italian SB-81 antitank mine found 5½ miles west of Balad on Highway 1.

Bomb found in a vehicle in ar-Rashidiyah. Bomb was multiple dynamite sticks, blasting caps and wire.

Bomb found 1½ miles east of Iskandariyah near ‘Asiriyah. Bomb was an anti-aircraft rocket with remote detonator.

Bomb found at an elementary school in Karbala’. It is not known why the school was targeted.

Bomb found in Karbala’. Bomb was Coke bottle with a wire.

Bomb found 8½ miles northeast of Iskandariyah along Highway 1 near Latifiyah. Bomb was a 122mm round.

Bomb found 12½ miles northwest of Iskandariyah near Dar al-Iskandariyah.

Antipersonnel mine found on the highway leading to an occupation forces base base 42 miles northwest of al-Basrah near Majayrij.

Bomb found along the highway south of Baghdad. Bomb buried in the middle of the highway. Bomb was made of a 125mm tank round, a blasting cap, a nose cone and M60 rifle grenades.

Bomb found in the area just west of Saddam International Airport near Baghdad. Bomb was a 125mm mortar round with a blasting cap and rigged for remote detonation via a keyless entry system. Bomb was covered with rocks.

 

Source: Free Palestine Information Agency.

 

 

Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah

Friday, 23 January 2004.

 

1)      An attack on an American military convoy near the Ribs area center, north of Kirkuk left three occupation soldiers dead and two others wounded and destroyed a tank and two military vehicles.

 

2)      An attack on an American military column on the expressway by Tall ‘Umar west of the center of the al-Mada’in district south of Baghdad left four occupation soldiers dead and six others wounded.  A tank, a troop transport vehicle, and two Humvee military vehicles were destroyed.

 

3)      An attack on an American military convoy on the main road near the center of the Bayji district left two American soldiers dead and four others wounded.  A tank, a troop transport vehicle, and a military jeep were destroyed.

 

4)      An attack on an American military patrol in the center of the al-Khalis district northeast of Baghdad left one American soldier dead and three others injured and destroyed a Humvee.

 

5)      An American military patrol was attacked with hand grenades at the ash-Shurtah (“the Police”) Tunnel in the capital Baghdad.  The assault left one American soldier dead and two others injured and set a Humvee ablaze.

 

6)      An explosive device planted on the main road at the northern approach to the city of Mosul was detonated by remote control as an American military patrol was passing by.  The blast left one American soldier dead and two others wounded and destroyed a Humvee.

 

7)      An attack on a British military patrol in al-‘Amiriyah left one British soldier dead and three others wounded and destroyed a Landrover.

 

8)      The long and strong arm of the heroic Resistance shot down a Kiowa helicopter near the town of al-Qiyadah north of Mosul.  Its crew of two officers were killed and their body parts were scattered through the air along with the debris of the helicopter.

 

Source: http://www.albasrah.net/moqawama/maqalat/hasad_24012004.htm

 

 

Iraqi Resistance Log.

Friday, 23 January 2004.

 

Occupation forces reported suffering 4 killed and 6 wounded today. 2 US troops, 1 puppet policeman and 1 British citizen, a probable CIA agent, were killed. The US imperialist Central Command (Centcom) reported 6 US soldiers wounded in Iraq today. The media reported ZERO US soldiers wounded. The British spy fell into a Resistance trap when Resistance fighters blocked his route home from work, swarmed his vehicle, pulled him out, and beat and shot him to death. Brazen Resistance fighters infiltrated the parking lot outside a US base in Baghdad and tried to steal contractor vehicles' license plates in order to pose as contractors for attacks. A US helicopter crashed and a helicopter came under fire. Puppet so-called civil defense forces and Iraqi puppet police got into an argument and ended up engaging in a shootout! US troops in Khalis were on high alert due to a reported severe risk of a car bomb attack on power station there.

4 AM: Mortar attack on a US base in Mosul.

6:45 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol in Mosul. Bomb was a command-detonated 120mm round.

9 AM: Small arms attack on puppet police in Mosul.

9:30 AM: Driveby shooting attack on an Iraqi puppet police station in Mosul.

10 AM: In Miqdadiyah, puppet so-called civil defense forces guarding a gas station and Iraqi puppet police fought a gun battle after getting into an argument.

10 AM: Several Resistance fighters tried to steal license plates from contractor vehicles outside a US base next to Baghdad Airport, probably so they could set up attack vehicles masquerading as contractor vehicles. US troops arrested the Resistance fighters and found fake ID's on all of them.

11 AM: RPG and small arms attack on US military policemen at an Iraqi puppet police station in Mosul.

3:45 PM: Small arms attack on the US Qastal Mihl airbase in Baghdad. Resistance fighters fled into a nearby village after the attack.

4:30 PM: Sniper attack on a US patrol in the al-Mutanabbi District of Baghdad.

6 PM: 107mm rocket attack on a US base south of Mosul.

6 PM: RPG attack on a US patrol in the area just north of Baghdad Airport.

6:30 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol in eastern Mosul. Bomb was 155mm round.

7 PM: Small arms attack on a UK aircraft over az-Zubayr.

7 PM: Small arms attack on a US checkpoint at the entrance to the US-occupied Saddam International Airport near Baghdad.

7 PM: Small arms attack on a US base in the Ahmad Ghajar District on the southern outskirts of Baghdad.

8 PM: Mortar or rocket attack on a US base northwest of ar-Ramadi.

8 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol along the highway in the Muhammad Affandi District on the far outskirts of Baghdad. This is one of the first attacks in this very calm area.

8:30 PM: Small arms attack on Iraqi puppet police patrol in Basra.

8:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol near Iskandariyah.

8:30 PM: A US OH-58 Kiowa helicopter went down northwest of Qayyarah. 2 airmen, Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Michael T. Blaise and Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Brian D. Hazelgrove, were killed.

9 PM: Small arms attack on a British patrol in ad-Dayr, 12 miles north of al-Basrah.

9 PM: Occupation reported an shooting attack on what they called a “civilian”, who turned out to be an Iraqi with British citizenship, working with the US occupation. Attack occurred on a road 18 miles south of Baghdad near Khan Azad al-Qadim. The man was driving in his vehicle returning from “work”. Rocks were placed on the highway on his route, forcing him to stop his car. Armed Resistance fighters then swarmed the vehicle from out of nowhere, forced him out of the car, beat him, and shot him.

US forces feel that Resistance fighters had probably been observing the man for some time. Since he never varied his route to or from work, the Resistance fighters were able to lay a trap for him. Condition of the man is not known but assumption is he was at least wounded and possibly killed. The shadowy circumstances surrounding this incident and the total lack of media coverage implies an intelligence connection, possibly CIA. Note by Free Palestine Information Agency: This guy has “spy” written all over him.

10:30 PM: Small arms attack on a Coalition patrol in Karbala’.

10:45 AM: A lone Resistance fighter attacked a US patrol with small arms in the al-Mutanabbi District of Baghdad.

11 PM: Small arms attack on an MP patrol in the Hayy at-Tayaran District of Baghdad.

Shooting attack on an Iraqi puppet police checkpoint in Kirkuk. 1 traitor was killed. Resistance fighters opened fire with automatic weapons and fled in a vehicle.

US troops were on high alert due to a severe threat of a car bomb attack on the Khalis Electrical Station.

Bomb found 7 miles northwest of Taji. Bomb was 155mm round with a wire.

Bomb found 14½ miles east of al-Fallujah near Shaykh Dar‘ah. Bomb was cell phone wired to a black box.

Several bombs found 5 miles northwest of al-Khalidiyah near Fadil. Bombs were 122mm rounds buried in the highway median and spaced 20 feet apart.

Bomb found 4 miles north of Taji along Highway 1 near Zaya. Bomb was several 100mm rounds 15 feet off the highway.

Bomb found in the Salim al-Hammabi District in south Baghdad next to the university. Bomb was a 3-inch by 12-inch cylindrical container packed with 2-3 pounds of explosives and rigged for radio detonation. This is one of the first incidents recorded in this quiet neighborhood.

Source: Free Palestine Information Agency.

 

 

Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah

Saturday, 24 January 2004.

 

1)      An attack on an American military convoy on the expressway near al-Fallujah left three occupation soldiers dead and five others injured and destroyed one tank and three various vehicles.

 

2)      A martyrdom fighter used his explosives-laden car to attack an American military convoy under the as-Sadiqiyah Bridge in the area of al-Khalidiyah.  The target was a troop transport truck in the middle of the convoy carrying more than 20 American soldiers.  The operation left 20 American soldiers dead and eight others wounded and destroyed one tank, one troop transport vehicle, and three various military vehicles.  Most of the wounded had extremely serious injuries.

 

3)      An explosive device was detonated by remote control as an American military convoy passed by north of the city of al-Fallujah.  The blast left three occupation troops dead and four others wounded and destroyed two military vehicles.

 

4)      An explosives-laden car parked in front of the headquarters of the American forces in Samarra’, adjacent to the Samarra’ court house, was detonated killing five occupation soldiers and three of their local lackeys, and wounding more than 30 others.  A number of cars in the vicinity of the explosion were destroyed.

 

Source: http://www.albasrah.net/moqawama/maqalat/hasad_24012004.htm

 

 

Iraqi Resistance Log.

Saturday, 24 January 2004.

 

Occupation forces reported suffering 9 killed and 45 wounded today. 6 US soldiers and 3 puppet police were killed. 27 US soldiers and 17 puppet police were wounded. 4 Iraqi civilians were killed and 35 were wounded. The LIARS at the US imperialist Central Command (Centcom) deceitfully reported 8 US soldiers wounded in Iraq today. The media reported 28 US soldiers wounded today. There were 2 massive car bomb attacks, one of which penetrated the outer security of a US base and detonated at the gate to the base itself.  Iraqi police in Ba‘qubah were on high alert for 2 car bombs, reportedly loaded and ready to blow.

9 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a 4-vehicle US engineer convoy north of al-Fallujah killed 2 soldiers, Staff Sergeant Kenneth Hendrickson and Sergeant Keith Smette, while wounding 8 more.

10:25 AM: A US patrol was turning into a puppet police station in Samarra’ when a parked car with a bomb either underneath it or inside of it blew up as the patrol passed by. Bomb was command detonated. The attack occurred next to the “Courthouse” and Puppet “Town Council” Building and near the main Samarra’ puppet police headquarters. The force of the blast threw the rigged car up in the air where it landed on another car. Windows in the courthouse were shattered and a 6-foot crater was left in the street. The attack killed 4 and wounded 40 more. The 4 killed were all Iraqi civilians. 7 of the wounded were US civil affairs officers. 6 puppet policeman were also wounded, as were 27 Iraqi civilians. The bomb went off right before US-appointed quislings were due to select puppet “representatives” to the phony Puppet “Provisional Council”.

The quislings were also due to meet a commission of foreigners working as “election officials” in order to give the fraudulent US-rigged process the fake stamp of legitimacy it requires. These foreigner collaborators are working with the occupation authorities and the puppet so-called Governing Council to rig the fake “election” charade being planned for June, a prelude to the phony US “handover of sovereignity to the Iraqi people” mask the US is hoping to create for its continued US occupation regime in Iraq.

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11 AM: Puppet so-called civil defense forces found another car bomb near where the first one went off in Samarra’ and defused it.

4:15 PM: Vehicle martyrdom attack on a US checkpoint at the foot of a bridge at an entrance to a US military base north of al-Khalidiya killed 3 soldiers, Specialist Jason K. Chappell, Specialist William R. Sturges Jr. and Sergeant Randy S. Rosenberg and wounded 11 more. A martyrdom bomber in a Landcruiser rammed first through concrete barriers set up to block the approach to the base, then raced towards the checkpoint at the entrance to the base itself. Troops tried to block the racing martyr vehicle with a Humvee, but he was able to smash into the checkpoint anyway, hitting a troop transport vehicle just as 20 soldiers were exiting it.  The Martyrdom attacker’s vehicle set off a massive explosion on impact. 8 Iraqis wounded, 1 seriously, 200 yards away as their small bus approached the checkpoint at the same time.

5:30 PM: RPG attack on a US base southeast of Mosul.

6:45 PM: Resistance fighters in a car outside the Babil Hotel fired on Iraqi traffic policemen in the al-Karradah District of Baghdad, killing 1 traffic cop and wounding 4 more, 1 seriously.

8 PM: RPG ambush on a US convoy in southwest Mosul.

9 PM: Grenade attack on a US patrol in southern Mosul.

9 PM: Homemade bomb tossed at a civilian car for unknown reasons in Mukayshifah. The Resistance fighter who threw the bomb was reportedly arrested.

9 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in the Ad-Dabbagh Kazimiyah District of Baghdad.

10 PM: RPG and small arms attack on a US 2-Bradley armored patrol in Bayji. An RPG hit the Bradley and penetrated inside it, damaging the Bradley and critically wounded 1 soldier, who died hours later in hospital. Six armed Resistance fighters in possession of an RPG launcher were reportedly arrested in the vicinity.

 

10 PM: Roadside bomb attack on several puppet police in Mosul.

10 PM: Small arms attack on a US base in southern Mosul.

11 PM: RPG attack on a US base in the Ad-Dabbagh Kazimiyah District of Baghdad.

Sniper hiding in a building fired on US foot patrol in Baghdad, wounding 1 soldier.

Drive-by shooting attack on US troops in Tikrit wounded 1 soldier.

Bomb attack on Iraqi puppet police guarding a pipeline in Kirkuk killed 1 puppet policeman and wounded 2 more.

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There were 4 driveby shooting attacks on puppet police in Mosul. 1 puppet policeman was killed in these attacks and 4 more were wounded. Times, exact locations, more details not known.

Driveby shooting attack on Iraqi puppet police in their patrol pickup truck in Mosul killed one puppet policeman and wounded 1 more.

Driveby shooting attack on puppet police in Mosul.

Another driveby shooting attack on puppet police in Mosul.

Yet another driveby shooting attack on puppet police in Mosul.

A bridge across the Tigris next to the so-called Green Zone which is the US occupation headquarters in Baghdad, was closed for 2 hours as US troops hunted for a bomb.

US troops raided 800 (!) homes in Mosul.

52 US raids in Baghdad resulted in seizure of a variety of Resistance materials, including ammunition, documents and bomb-making materials. 26 suspected Resistance fighters were also arrested in these raids.

Iraqi puppet police were on high alert as they searched for 2 car bombs, reportedly loaded and ready to blow, near Ba‘’qubah.

Remote detonation bomb found in Samarra’.

US troops found a 132mm rocket aimed at a US base in as-Sadah. A Resistance fighter was arrested in connection with the rocket.

Bomb found southeast of al-Fallujah.

Bomb found west of Baghdad.

 

Source: Free Palestine Information Agency.