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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Iraqi Resistance Report for Monday November 7, 2005

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 7 November 2005

Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice. ( http://www.freearabvoice.org )

Monday, 7 November 2005.

Al-Anbar Province.

Al-Qaim.

US controls 40 percent of the city, but Resistance inflicts losses on Americans while minimizing its own casualties as it withdraws according to plan.

In a dispatch posted at 7:10pm Mecca time Monday evening, Mafkarat al-Islam reported from al-Qaim that US occupation forces and Iraqi puppet troops fully controlled more than 40 percent of the city by about 3pm local time Monday afternoon. These occupied areas included the eastern and northern parts of the city and two neighborhoods in the center of the city. The occupation followed an American bombardment that lasted nearly two hours and came in addition to the on-going artillery bombardment that the US forces are mounting from outside al-Qaim.

The correspondent reported that Resistance forces pulled back to the southern part of al-Qaim and a section of the western part of the city. He described the intensity of US bombardment of the Resistance areas as "extremely heavy," as US fighter planes, tanks and artillery pounded the areas into which US Marines are planning to storm.

Despite the intensity of the American attack, the correspondent reported that the Resistance had suffered insignificant casualties, because they have been withdrawing according to a well-studied plan.

Throughout the city numerous wrecked and disabled US military vehicles can be seen. They are particularly plentiful in the area of the market in the middle of the city, where an extremely fierce battle was fought in which numerous American troops were killed or wounded, according to the correspondent.

Car bomb blasts US troops in al-Qaim early Tuesday afternoon.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Qaim near the border with Syria reported that an Iraqi Resistance car bomb blew up by a force of US troops at 2pm local time Monday afternoon.

The correspondent reported that the explosives-laden vehicle had been parked in the garage of a house in the market area in the middle of the city – a part of town that US and Iraqi puppet troops had attacked.

Eyewitnesses told the correspondent that the car blew up when it was surrounded by US troops, but no precise figures on the nature or extent of US casualties were available.

"Embedded" American reporter admits one US soldier killed in al-Qaim offensive.

Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported that an American New York Times reporter "embedded" with the US forces attacking al-Qaim had stated that one American soldier was killed and three others wounded on Monday, the third day of the US offensive on the city.

It was the first US death officially admitted by the American occupation forces since the start of their so-called "Steel Curtain" operation on Saturday, 5 November 2005, al-Jazeera noted.

Residents of al-Qaim, in refugee camps outside the city, begin burying their dead.

The people of al-Qaim, who now live in a refugee camp 11km east of their home city, buried a number of their loved-ones killed in the savage American bombing during the last two days.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported eyewitnesses as saying that 14 bodies of residents who were killed on Sunday were buried by relatives in an area about one kilometer from the highway that links the major cities of al-Anbar with the Syrian border.

The correspondent listed the names of the 14 bombing victims buried on Monday as follows: 1. Ahmad 'Abdallah Mud'in, 56, of the al-Jam'iyah neighborhood of al-Qaim.

2. 'Abdallah Ahmad 'Abdallah, 24, of the al-Jam'iyah neighborhood of al-Qaim.

3. Dalya Ahmad 'Abdallah, 23, of the al-Jam'iyah neighborhood of al-Qaim.

4. Sawsan Ahmad 'Abdallah, 17, of the al-Jam'iyah neighborhood of al-Qaim.

5. Amjidah 'Abd as-Salam al-Karif'awi, 51, of the al-Jam'iyah neighborhood of al-Qaim. (All the above were members of one family)

6. Abu Dawud (full name not known).

7. Khayun Husayn al-Mahlawi, 64, of ar-Rummanah village.

8. Wadhah Nuwwaf al-Qaysi,67, of ar-Rummanah village.

9. Ratibah Khayun Husayn, the pregnant daughter of the two above persons.

10. 'Umar 'Abd al-Fattah, a child of 3 years old.

11. Intisar Dhiyab Mahmud al-Mahlawi, 26, the mother of 'Umar 'Abd al-Fattah.

12. Burhan 'Adhdhab Mahmud al-Mahlawi, 30, the father of 'Umar 'Abd al-Fattah.

13. An unknown person.

14. An unknown person who was found with a piece of paper over his face on which was written a telephone number and the name Abu Khalid. The body had been wrapped in a blanket because the flesh was badly consumed in the fire that burned down the house in which he was living.

Pictures from the funeral can be seen at: http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=88391

Ar-Ramadi.

US soldier reported killed in Resistance bombing in ar-Ramadi early Monday.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol on the main road in the al-Mal'ab area in the middle of ar-Ramadi, some 110km west of Baghdad at 8am local time Monday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in ar-Ramadi reported residents of the al-Mal'ab area as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road leading to the center of town blew up as a patrol of four Humvees was passing by. The blast disabled one of the vehicles, killing one American soldier and wounding a second.

Al-Khalidiyah.

Two US troops reported killed in Monday morning Resistance bombing.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol on the main road in al-Khalidiyah, west of Baghdad, at 7:30am local time Monday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported residents of al-Khalidiyah who witnessed the attack as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the main road in the town near the Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque blew up as a patrol of four US Humvees passed by.

The explosion disabled one of the American vehicles killing two US soldiers and wounding two more American troops. In his report posted at 10:25am Mecca time Monday morning, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that US forces were still encircling the area where the explosion took place, preventing anyone from approaching.

Hit.

Resistance bomb targets US column in Hit early Monday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military column near a crossroads of the road linking Hit with al-Hadithah to the northwest at about 7am local time Monday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of Hit as saying that a bomb that had been planted on the road to al-Hadithah near the al-Mafraq area blew up by a passing patrol of several American Humvees.

The explosion set one of the vehicles on fire, but the correspondent had no information regarding the nature or extent of US casualties because the Americans quickly closed off the area.

Al-Habbaniyah.

Resistance bomb blasts Iraqi puppet army patrol near al-Habbaniyah Monday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by an Iraqi puppet army column on the road between al-Habbaniyah and the 'Amiriyat al-Fallujah area – south of the city of al-Fallujah at 9:30am local time Monday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported eyewitnesses in the city as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road blew up as an Iraqi puppet army patrol drove past. The security perimeter set up by Iraqi puppet troops following the explosion prevented the correspondent from ascertaining the nature or extent of casualties that resulted from the attack.

Al-Fallujah.

Resistance forces ambush US patrol south of al-Fallujah Monday morning.

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a US patrol on the road linking 'Amiriyat al-Fallujah with the city of al-Fallujah to the north at 9am local time Monday morning.

The al-Fallujah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Resistance fighters armed wit machine guns and RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades attacked the American patrol. An RPG struck one of the US vehicles, totally burning it up and killing or wounding all five Americans who were aboard it.

After the attack, US forces surrounded the village nearby and set up a check point that closely screened all cars passing through the area, including the families who live in the area.

Resistance mounts numerous attacks on US, Iraqi puppet forces beginning late Sunday night.

In a report posted at 10am Monday morning Mecca time Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces in al-Fallujah had carried out several attacks on US and Iraqi puppet army forces in the previous 24 hours.

The correspondent in al-Fallujah reported residents of the city as saying that Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded a camp jointly used by the US occupation troops and the Iraqi puppet army in the middle of al-Fallujah with six mortar rounds at 8pm local time Sunday night.

Resistance forces also bombarded a joint US-Iraqi puppet army camp to the south of al-Fallujah with mortars at 9pm local time Sunday night.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by an Iraqi puppet army patrol on the highway near the ad-Dubbat neighborhood east of al-Fallujah. That blast disabled one of the Iraqi puppet army vehicles, killing or wounding four Iraqi puppet troops aboard it.

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked an Iraqi puppet army camp in the al-'Askari neighborhood in eastern al-Fallujah with pipe rockets and machine guns, destroying one observation tower an killing one Iraqi puppet soldier and wounding a second.

Baghdad.

Two US troops reported killed in afternoon bombing in at-Taji.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military patrol on the road to the an-Nasr Establishment in the middle of the northern Baghdad suburb of at-Taji at 2pm local time Monday afternoon.

The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents of at-Taji who witnessed the attack as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road near the an-Nasr Establishment blew up as a convoy of several US trucks and Humvees drove past.

The blast totally destroyed one US Humvee, killing two US troops and wounding another two, one of them seriously.

Resistance bomb kills a reported two US troops north of at-Taji midday Monday.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military convoy on the road between the northern Baghdad suburb of at-Taji and al-Mushahadah in Salah ad-Din Province at 1pm local time Monday.

Residents of at-Taji who witnessed the bombing told Mafkarat al-Islam that an explosive device that had been planted next to the road to al-Mushahadah blew up as a convoy of three Humvees and five US trucks loaded with equipment drove past. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the blast set one of the Humvees on fire, killing two US troops and wounding another two.

US admits four US soldiers killed in car bombing south of Baghdad.

An Iraqi Resistance fidai fighter drove an explosives-packed car into a US checkpoint south of Baghdad manned by American troops belonging to the so-called "Task Force Baghdad" and exploded. Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported that the US military had admitted that four American soldiers were killed in the attack. The American military failed to mention the exact location of the attack or any further details.

Salah ad-Din Province.

Ad-Dulu'iyah.

Resistance bomb rips through US column south of ad-Dulu'iyah late Monday morning.

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a US military column on the road between ad-Dulu'iyah and Balad, north of Baghdad, at 11am local time Monday morning.

The ad-Dulu'iyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eye witnesses as saying that the fighters, armed with light and medium weapons and pipe rockets, set on US military truck on fire and damaged a Bradley armored vehicle before withdrawing from the scene.

US forces opened fire intensively around the area and then closed it off, preventing reporters or local people from approaching and making it impossible for the Mafakrat al-Islam correspondent to ascertain the extent or nature of US casualties.

Ad-Dawr.

US soldier reported killed south of Tikrit.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in the ad-Dawr area south of Tirkit on Monday. Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported that the explosion killed one US soldier and wounding two other US troops and an Iraqi working with the occupation forces as a translator.

Diyala Province.

Buhriz.

Resistance attacks puppet army checkpoint northeast of Baghdad.

In a dispatch posted at 5:50pm Mecca time Monday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters had attacked an Iraqi puppet army checkpoint located between Nahrwan and Buhriz, northeast of Baghdad.

The Ba'qubah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons attacked the checkpoint, sparking a firefight that lasted 10 minutes and left three Iraqi puppet soldiers dead and five more wounded. One Resistance fighter was also killed and a second wounded in the engagement, the source reported.

Ninwa Province.

Tall 'Afar.

Resistance marksman kills US soldier in Mosul.

In a dispatch posted at 4:40pm Mecca time Monday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter in the al-Wahdah neighborhood in southern Mosul shot and killed a US soldier on Monday.

Eyewitnesses who live in al-Wahdah told the Mosul correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that the American had been a part of a patrol driving along a side street in the neighborhood when a Resistance bullet suddenly struck him in the head, killing him instantly.

US forces then opened fire indiscriminately around the area and closed off the scene. They then began searching nearby houses but found no sign of the Resistance marksman.

US, Iraqi puppet army troops arrest 34 youths in Tall 'Afar Monday morning.

In a dispatch posted at 12:25pm Mecca time Monday, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US occupation forces and Iraqi puppet army troops launched a wave of house-to-house raids and searches in the big as-Saray and ash-Shurtah neighborhoods of Tall 'Afar Monday morning. At the time of writing the sweep was still underway.

The correspondent reported a captain in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that the Americans had arrested 34 Sunni youths in their sweep, all of them suspected of being involved in launching attacks on the US and puppet army forces. One of those arrested was reportedly a leader in a local Sunni political party in the city.

At-Tamim Province.

Kirkuk.

Resistance car bomber blasts into puppet police checkpoint in western Kirkuk.

In a dispatch posted at 4:45pm Mecca time Monday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance fidai fighter had driven an explosives-laden car into an Iraqi puppet police checkpoint in the west of Kirkuk.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in Kirkuk reported a source in the puppet "Rapid Deployment Force" as saying that the Resistance fighter drove his car thorugh the security barrier at the checkpoint and blew up, killing two Iraqi puppet policemen and wounding another 14, some of them severely.

Sources:

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Iraqi Resistance Report for September 23, 2005

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 23 September 2005

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 23 September 2005. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.

Friday, 23 September 2005.

� Resistance, US troops battle in ar-Ramadi.

� Resistance car bomber blasts into US armored column in Rawah Friday morning.

� Hundreds of Iraqis stranded with no supplies or money on Syrian side of the frontier following American order to seal Iraq's borders.

� Two US troops reported killed in al-Latifiyah early Friday morning bombing.

� One US soldier reported killed in roadside bombing near ad-Dujayl Friday afternoon.

Al-Anbar Province.

Ar-Ramadi.

Resistance, US forces battle in ar-Ramadi Friday morning.

In a dispatch posted at 10:55am Mecca time Friday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at that time fighting was raging between US and Iraqi Resistance forces in the as-Sufiyah area of northeastern ar-Ramadi.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons, including PKS machine guns and RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades battled US troops backed up by Bradley armored vehicles and other armored vehicles.

The fighting left one Humvee on fire, its crew of four dead or wounded.

Meanwhile an Iraqi Resistance bomb that had been planted by the side of the main road in the middle of ar-Ramadi blew up by a column of American tanks. The explosion disabled one tank and killed at least one US soldier. Two other American troops were wounded, according to local residents who witnessed the incident.

US tanks, for their part, shelled various areas around al-Bu Farraj village northwest of ar-Ramadi, killing two Resistance fighters and wounding a third, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported.

Al-Fallujah.

Resistance bombards joint US-Iraqi puppet army camp near as-Saqlawiyah.

In a dispatch posted at 8:10pm Mecca time Friday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces fired two heavy 120mm mortar rounds into the joint US-Iraqi puppet army camp at the northern entrance to the area of as-Saqlawiyah in the vicinity of al-Fallujah.

The al-Fallujah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that the mortar shells blasted directly into the camp, sending columns of smoke rising into the skyl

Hit.

Bomb targets joint patrol southwest of Hit Friday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol in the Zawiyah area southwest of Hit in western Iraq at 10:30am local time Friday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of az-Zawiyah as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road leading to Hit blew up as the joint patrol passed by.

The explosion damaged one Iraqi puppet army vehicle and killed one Iraqi puppet army soldier. Three other troops, one of them an American, were wounded in the attack.

Rawah.

Resistance car bomber blasts into US armored column in Rawah Friday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance fighter drove an explosives-laden car into a US column in Rawah in western Iraq at about 10:15am local time Friday morning.

The Rawah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents who witnessed the attack as saying that a car bomber surprised a column of several US armored vehicles and three Humvees on the road to al-Qa'im in the west, driving into them and blowing up as the column passed by.

The explosion completely destroyed one of the armored vehicles and killed or wounded five US troops who were inside it.

At the time the correspondent submitted his report, posted at 12:30pm Mecca time Friday, US troops were still encircling the area where the attack took place, preventing local people or the press from approaching.

Rabi'ah.

Hundreds of Iraqis stranded with no supplies, money on Syrian side of the frontier following American order to seal Iraq's borders.

Hundreds of Iraqi citizens have been stranded on the Syrian side of the border with Iraq following an order by the US-installed regime in Baghdad to close the border to all, even citizens of Iraq.

The al-Jazeera satellite TV station reported that among the many Iraqis stuck on the border are pilgrims back from the trip to Mecca, students and professors, people returning from having obtained medical treatment, families and government employees.

The many stranded Iraqis have appealed to humanitarian organizations to intercede with the regime in Baghdad to get it to open the border and allow Iraqi citizens back in to their own country.

The al-Jazeera correspondent reported from the Syrian al-Ya'rabiyah border outpost that one of the Iraqis stuck at the border trying to get home is a boy of 13 named 'Adnan who was returning home from Amman, where his leg was amputated. For more than a week he has been leaning on a crutch on the border of his country where his mother is waiting for his return.

'Adnan is one of hundreds of Iraqis, al-Jazeera reported - Arabs and Kurds, young and old men women and children who had been visiting relatives or friends in Syria who have been prevented from returning home. The problem, they say, is that US occupation forces have ordered the border sealed and the Iraqi puppet regime has no option but to carry out the order. The stranded Iraqis gather every day at the frontier crossing of al-Ya'rabiyah on the Syrian side, opposite Rabi'ah on the Iraqi side of the border.

One angry woman told al-Jazeera that she hadn't one cent left even to feed herself, but the Iraqi border guards could care less. She said that the Syrians in al-Ya'rabiyah, on the other hand, were looking after the needs of the women and children, giving them food and shelter.

But an Iraqi man stranded at the border demanded to know why pregnant women had been forced to give birth in a nearby mosque, without even the most basic medical care being available.

The Iraqis have called on international humanitarian agencies to help them get across the border into their country - so near, yet impossible to get to. It is feared that their plight will become a daily worsening tragedy as the health of some people deteriorates, while others run out of money waiting for the American occupation forces in Iraq to give the puppet regime in Baghdad the green light to open the gates.

Baghdad.

Resistance bombards US headquarters in al-Jihad neighborhood Friday afternoon.

Iraqi Resistance forces fired five heavy 120mm mortar rounds into the headquarters of US occupation forces in the al-Jihad neighborhood in western Baghdad at 4pm local tiem Friday afternoon.

The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents of al-Jihad who witnessed the bombardment as saying that five shells blasted into the US base producing violent explosions inside and sending columns of smoke rising into the sky.

Resistance bomb targets US fuel convoy in northern Baghdad Friday afternoon.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a column of trucks hauling fuel to US occupation forces along the highway between at-Taji and ar-Rashidiyah north of Baghdad at 3:15pm local time Friday afternoon.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in the northern Baghdad suburb of at-Taji as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road to ar-Rashidiya blew up as a column of nine American trucks loaded with fuel and three Humvee escort vehicles passed by. The explosion set one of the tank trucks on fire, wounding its driver.

Resistance bomb blasts joint column in ar-Ridwaniyah area Friday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a joint column of US and Iraqi puppet army forces in the ar-Ridwaniyah area southwest of Baghdad at 9am local time Friday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of at-Tartan village to the south of ar-Ridwaniyah as saying that a bomb that had been planted in the middle of an unpaved farm road blew up as the joint column passed by.

The explosion damaged one of the US vehicles, wounding two American troops and one Iraqi puppet army soldier. Witnesses said that one of the Americans was severely wounded.

Resistance bombards puppet police station in al-A'zamiyah district Thursday, sparking fire fight between Resistance, puppet forces.

Quds Press reported Friday that Iraqi Resistance forces had bombarded the al-A'zamiyah puppet police station in Baghdad on Thursday, sparking armed clashes with Iraqi puppet regime forces.

The agency reported that numerous cities in Iraq have become noticeably tenser in recent days where the streets are in a constant state of readiness for the outbreak of fighting between the Iraqi Resistance and US occupation forces with their Iraqi puppet army collaborators.

Babil Province.

Al-Latifiyah.

Two US troops reported killed in early Friday morning bombing.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a column of several US Humvees on the main road in al-Latifiyah leading to the provinces of the Middle Euphrates south of Baghdad at 7am local time Friday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of al-Latifiyah as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road blew up as the US column was passing. The explosion set fire to one of the American vehicles, killing two US soldiers and wounding two other US troops.

Al-Musayyib.

Resistance bombards puppet police station Friday.

Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the as-Sumud puppet police station in the al-Musayyib area south of Baghdad with mortars, sending clouds of smoke billowing into the sky, Quds Press reported Friday.

A source in the Iraqi puppet police acknowledged to Quds Press that several puppet police personnel had been wounded in the bombardment.

Diyala Province.

Al-Mada'in.

Resistance ambushes puppet army column.

In a dispatch posted at 7:25pm Mecca time Friday evening, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces lobbed hand grenades and fired machine guns at a column of Iraqi puppet army forces in the middle of the city of al-Mada'in, southeast of Baghdad.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of al-Mada'in as saying that one of the Resistance fighters was able to throw two hand grenades on one of the vehicles in a column of Iraqi puppet army pickups, heavily damaging the vehicle and killing or wounding four Iraqi puppet troops.

Resistance fighters armed with light weapons and machine guns then assaulted the column, wounding a number of Iraqi puppet soldiers. Afterwards, the Resistance attackers withdrew from the scene without having suffered any significant losses in their ranks, Mafkarat al-Islam reported.

Al-Khalis.

American, Iraqi puppet army forces seal off village, launch mass raids and arrests.

A joint US and Iraqi puppet army force surrounded the village of Kawbutah in the area of al-Khalis, northeast of Baghdad on Thursday. A source in the area told Quds Press that the US-led force imposed a blockade on the city Thursday, which was still in force Friday. The Americans together with the Iraqi puppet army forces have since then been raiding and searching homes in the village, arresting dozens of villagers for reasons not disclosed.

Salah ad-Din Province.

Ad-Dujayl.

One US soldier reported killed in roadside bombing near ad-Dujayl Friday afternoon.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US armored column on the road between Balad and ad-Dujayl at 4:30pm local time Friday afternoon.

Residents of ad-Dujayl who witnessed the bombing told Mafkarat al-Islam that an explosive device that had been planted by the side of the road leading north to Balad blew up as the American column of several armored vehicles was passing by.

The blast disabled one armored vehicle, killing an American soldier and wounding three more. One civilian who was in the area at the time was wounded when US troops responded to the blast by shooting indiscriminately all around them.

Ninwa Province.

Mosul.

Resistance ambushes Iraqi puppet police patrol Friday afternoon.

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked an Iraqi puppet police patrol in the Tall ar-Rumman area south of Mosul at 3pm local time Friday afternoon.

The Mosul correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses living in Tall ar-Rumman as saying that Resistance fighters armed with light weapons and PKS machine guns set ire to one Land Cruiser belonging to the puppet police, killing two puppet policemen and wounding three more of them.

Sinjar.

Four truck drivers killed in Resistance ambush of US supply convoy Friday morning.

In a dispatch posted at 9:40am Mecca time Friday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces had attacked a US supply convoy on the road to Sinjar west of Mosul in northern Iraq.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of Sinjar as saying that Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons, including rocket launchers, attacked an American truck convoy hauling supplies on the road some 20km out from Sinjar.

The attack left four supply trucks on fire, killing four truck drivers who worked for the US occupation forces.

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Iraqi Resistance Report for September 22, 2005

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 22 September 2005

Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice. ( http://www.freearabvoice.org )

Thursday, 22 September 2005.

Ninwa Province.

Tall 'Afar.

Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent murdered. Badr Brigades blamed in killing of lone independent reporter in beleaguered city.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in Tall 'Afar, whose reports have been among the few to break through the US-imposed blockade on the city was found murdered in his house Thursday morning.

Salim Tu'mah Khattab al-Jabburi, 25, submitted the report two days ago on Tuesday, 20 September, that was the basis for the story "Civilians continue to die as American offensive on Tall 'Afar grinds on. Thus far 72 children and 53 women have been killed, medical sources report."

Salim's brother told Mafkarat al-Islam's editorial offices that Salim was found dead in bed at dawn Thursday, with bullet wounds in his chest, neck, and head. The brother said that no one else was living in Salim's house at the time, since the young man had sent his mother and brothers outside the city for fear of the ferocity of US bombing. Salim remained behind to cover the news in Tall 'Afar where the Americans have continued to press their offensive.

Salim's relatives blamed the murder on the Shi'i sectarian Badr Brigades, whose forces joined the US military during their invasion of Iraq in the spring of 2003 and have since then served the American occupation in puppet police and security agencies and have been linked to waves of sectarian abduction, torture, and murder.

Salim al-Jabburi was determined to report the news in the defiant city as it resisted the American onslaught. At the beginning of the US offensive on Tall 'Afar, he was one of three reporters operating secretly in the city, where US forces have arrested and imprisoned any journalist discovered reporting from the city without American permission. After the fighting intensified, Salim became the only journalist working in besieged Tall 'Afar, Mafkarat al-Islam reported Thursday.

Salim al-Jabburi was a 2002 graduate of the College of Management and Economics of Mosul University and had worked for several Iraqi news agencies and newspapers, including the paper al-'Iraq and al-Hadba' in Mosul, before joining Mafkarat al-Islam where he worked for 10 months prior to his assassination.

In a dispatch posted at 7:40pm Mecca time Thursday, Mafkarat al-Islam, many of whose journalists have been killed in the line of duty in occupied Iraq, apologized to readers in advance for the fact that in coming days they will have difficulty reporting from Tall 'Afar, until such time as they re-organize their news bureau in that city.

Al-Anbar Province.

Ar-Ramadi.

One US soldier reported killed in morning battle in as-Sufiyah district of ar-Ramadi Thursday morning.

Iraqi Resistance forces armed with light and medium weapons, including pipe rockets attacked a patrol of two US armored vehicles and three Humvees in the middle of the as-Sufiyah area of ar-Ramadi at 9am local time Thursday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city reported residents of as-Sufiyah as saying that the attack sparked a fire fight that lasted about 20 minutes in the course of which on US Humvee was disabled and an armored vehicle set ablaze. One US soldier was killed and four others wounded. Two of the Resistance fighters were also wounded before withdrawing with the rest of their comrades after the clash.

US surrounds neighborhoods in ar-Ramadi in preparation for house-to-house raids and searches.

In a dispatch posted at 10:30am Mecca time Thursday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US forces had begun to encircle neighborhoods in preparation for raiding and searching homes there.

The Mafakrat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of the city as saying that US forces had surrounded and cut off the whole neighborhoods of al-Mal'ab, al-Mu'allimin, ath-Thilah, and al-Mukhabarat in the center of the city. Dozens of US vehicles were seen surrounding the private football field "al-Mal'ab" belonging to the ar-Ramadi football club, and the as-Siddiq mosque in the center of the city

A violent battle took place in the as-Sufiyah neighborhood of the city on Thursday morning that left several US troops dead or wounded and two American vehicles disabled (see story above).

Kilometer 160.

Resistance ambushes US column Thursday morning.

In a dispatch posted at 12:30pm Mecca time Mafkarat al-Islam reported that fierce fighting broke out between Iraqi Resistance forces and US troops in the Kilometer 160 area west of ar-Ramadi at 10:30am local time Thursday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported local witnesses as saying that about nine Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons and pipe rockets attacked a column of several US Humvees. The firefight lasted about 10 minutes and left one of the American vehicles ablaze.

After the attack, US troops opened fire indiscriminately on civilians and then surrounded the whole area, making it impossible for the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent to obtain information on the nature or extent of US casualties.

Al-Baghdadi.

Resistance bombards US 'Ayn al-Asad base Thursday morning.

Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the main US base, known as 'Ayn al-Asad, in al-Baghdadi west of Baghdad at 9:30am local time Thursday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of al-Baghdadi as saying that three medium-range Katyusha rockets blasted directly into the US base, sending up columns of smoke.

Abu Ghurayb.

Resistance fighter blasts car bomb into US patrol in Abu Ghurayb Thursday afternoon.

In a bulletin posted at 3:45pm Mecca time Thursday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded by a US patrol in the middle of Abu Ghurayb a short time earlier.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Abu Ghurayb, 30km west of Baghdad, reported a source in the Iraqi puppet army as saying that a short time earlier an Iraqi Resistance fighter drove an explosives-packed car into the American patrol in the ar-Risalah section of Abu Ghurayb, killing or wounding a number of US occupation troops.

The correspondent reported the source as saying that two US vehicles were severely damaged in the attack, which killed or wounded a number of American troops.

The correspondent was unable to ascertain the exact nature or number of casualties because US forces surrounded the entire section of the city after the attack with a very tight security cordon.

Al-Fallujah.

Resistance ambushes puppet police patrol near al-Fallujah market Thursday afternoon.

In a dispatch posted at 5:50pm Mecca time Thursday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier, Iraqi Resistance forces had attacked an Iraqi puppet army patrol on the road to the al-Fallujah market.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported shopkeepers in the area as saying that the Resistance fighters armed with hand grenades and light weapons ambushed the patrol of three pickups belonging to the Iraqi puppet army. The witnesses reported that the Resistance fighters set one of the vehicles on fire, killing or wounding four Iraqi puppet troops.

Baghdad.

Two US troops reported killed in roadside bombing south of Baghdad.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol between the area of Jurf ash-Sakhr and al-Mahmudiyah south of Baghdad at about 3:15pm local time Thursday afternoon.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Jurf as-Sakhr reported witnesses as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road south to al-Mahmudiyah blew up as the joint patrol was passing by. The explosion set one Humvee on fire and killed two US troops and wounded a third, eyewitnesses reported.

Two US soldiers reported killed in morning bombing in Baghdad's al-Mashtal area.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a column of US armored vehicles on the mian road in the al-Mashtal ("Arboretum")area of Baghdadat 10am local time Thursday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported traffic wardens who were on the scene at the time of the blast as saying that a bomb that had been planted on the side of the road blew up as the patrol of several US armored vehicles passed by.

The blast disabled one of the armored vehicles, killing two US soldiers and wounding another. One civilian who was nearby was also injured.

Resistance bomb targets patrol of puppet "shock police" in as-Sayyidiyah Thursday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a patrol of the Iraqi puppet "shock police" in the as-Sayyidiyah area south of Baghdad at about 9:15am local time Thursday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported a source in the puppet police as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road leading to as-Sayyidiyah blew up as a patrol of several pickups belonging to the "shock police" was passing by.

The explosion damaged one of the vehicles in the patrol, wounding four puppet "shock policemen," one of them severely.

Salah ad-Din Province.

Samarra'

Thousands flee Samarra' following threats by US puppet regime to launch military offensive on the city.

More than 1,200 families have fled the city of Samarra', heading towards Tirkit following threats by the US-appointed "Iraqi Defense Minister" Sa'dun ad-Dulaymi that US and Iraqi puppet troops would be launching an offensive on the city to rid it of Iraqi Resistance forces.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Samarra' reported that most of the families had to undergo humiliating searches by Iraqi puppet troops on the outskirts of the city.

The correspondent said that dozens of shops in the city had been closed and official offices and other services have been closed and shut down. The correspondent said that claims by the local governor that schools had reopened were false. "No school in Samarra' had opened out of fear of an expected military offensive against the city.

Ad-Dulu'iyah.

US continues blockade, bombing, house raids on ad-Dulu'iyah. Four civilians killed in American air raids.

US forces continued their blockade of the city of ad-Dulu'iyah, north of Baghdad on Thursday. In a dispatch posted at 9:40am Mecca time Thursday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at the time of reporting, American troops had sealed off the al-Jabbur are of the city and were carrying out house-to-house raids and searches there.

The ad-Dulu'iyah correspondent for Mafarat al-Islam reported city residents as saying that US warplanes had been bombing parts of the city on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, targeting houses of local civilian residents. Four civilians were killed, two of hem women, and three others wounded in the American attacks. Dr. Usamah al-Baz of ad-Dulu'iyah General Hospital said that two of the injured were in serious condition.

Residents of al-Jabbur told Mafkarat al-Islam that the Americans were raiding and searching many houses, particularly after hey had received word that one of he truck drivers working for them had been captured after his truck was destroyed in a Resistance ambush on an American convoy two days ago.

Diyala Province.

Al-Miqdadiyah.

Resistance forces ambush joint US-Iraqi puppet patrol north of Ba'qubah.

In a dispatch posted at 12:10pm Mecca time Thursday, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters had attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol in the Shahraban area (al-Miqdadiyah), some 85km northeast of Baghdad.

Residents of Shahraban told Mafkarat al-Islam that Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons, incluing PKS machine guns, attacked the joint patrol on the road to Ba'qubah.

At-Ta'mim Province.

Al-Hawijah.

Puppet police backed up by US troops carry out mass arrests of Sunnis following attacks.

In a dispatch posted at 5:20pm Mecca time Thursday afternoon, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that Iraqi puppet "shock police" force under the US-installed "Ministry of the Interior" had launched a campaign of arrests of Sunnis in the al-Hawijah area west of Kirkuk.

The correspondent reported local witnesses as saying that the "shock police," backed up by US military forces, encircled numerous districts in the area and carried out raids and arrests of Sunni Arabs belonging to the tribes of a-Jabbur, al-'Ubayd, al-Janabiyyin, and ash-Shamar.

The correspondent reported that more than 30 young men had been rounded up in the sweeps that were carried out on the pretext that there had been attacks on US and puppet troops.

Kirkuk.

Resistance bombards US base at Kirkuk Airport early Thursday morning.

Iraqi Rseistance forces fired five mortar rounds into the main US headquarters in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk at 5am local time Thursday morning.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the city reported eyewitnesses as saying that five mortar rounds blasted into the airport that the US forces have taken over as their base. The attack set off powerful explosions inside the US facility.

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Iraqi Resistance Report for September 21, 2005

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 21 September 2005

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 21 September 2005. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.

Wednesday, 21 September 2005.

� US forces seize trucks bringing humanitarian aid to Tall 'Afar refugees.

� Resistance fighters battle US troops for two hours in Baghdad's al-Mansur disrict.

� Resistance battles US, Iraqi puppet police forces in al-Ghazaliyah neighborhood of western Baghdad for one hour Wednesday morning.

� American soldier reported killed in Resistance ambush near al-Miqdadiyah.

Al-Anbar Province.

Al-Hadithah.

Resistance ambushes US column near al-Haqlaniyah Wednesday morning.

In a dispatch posted at 10:05am Mecca time Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces armed with light and medium weapons, including pipe rockets, attacked a US column near he al-Haqlaniyah area southeast of al-Hadithah on the highway leading to Baghdad.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of al-Haqlaniyah who witnessed the attack as saying that Resistance fighters ambushed the column, setting one American armored vehicle on fire and killing or wounding five US troops. The US forces responded by firing indiscriminately, damaging civilian cars and wounding Iraqi civilians in the area.

Al-Fallujah.

Resistance bomb blasts Iraqi puppet police in northeast al-Fallujah.

In a dispatch posted at 7pm Mecca time Wednesday evening, Mafkarat al-Islam reorted that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by an Irqi puppet army patrol on the road dividing the ash-Shurtah neighborhood from the al-'Askari neighborhood in the northeast of al-Fallujah.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of ash-Shurtah as sayig that a bomb that had been planted under the sidewalk blew up as the puppet army patrol passed by. The explosion heavily damaged one pickup belonging to the puppet army and wounded three Iraqi puppet soldiers, one of them severely.

Resistance bomb blasts US patrol west of al-Fallujah Wednesday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in the al-Bu 'Alwan area west of al-Fallujah at 9am local time Wednesday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of the area as saying that a bomb that had been planted on the al-Bu 'Alwan Bridge blew up as a patrol of several US Humvees passed by.

The explosion destroyed one of the vehicles, killing or wounding four US troops who were aboard the Humvee.

Resistance bomb targets joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol early Wednesday.

In a dispatch posted at 9:35am Mecca time Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol in the middle of al-Fallujah, some 60km west of Baghdad.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported local residents who witnessed the blast as saying that a bomb that had been planted under the sidewalk by the main road in the area blew up as the joint patrol passed by.

The explosion set fire to one of the Iraqi puppet army pickups in the patrol, killing one Iraqi soldier and wounding three others.

Ar-Ramadi.

In a dispatch posted at 7:10pm Mecca time Wednesday evening Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters had taken prisoner 14 members of the Shi'i sectarian Badr Brigades who were planning to kill a number of leaders of the ad-Dulaym tribe. The capture took place in the middle of ar-Ramadi Wednesday morning.

Iraqi Resistance fighters were openly deployed in downtown ar-Ramadi for several hours on Wednesday morning, an unusual occurrence. Sources in the Resistance told Mafkarat al-Islam that the deployment followed the admission by the 14 captives that they were members of the Badr Brigade - the armed wing of the Shi'i sectarian Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) - and that they had three companions who were still at large in the city.

A source in the Resistance told Mafkarat al-Islam, "we received information from local residents that there were person engaged in unusual activity, driving new civilian cars who had been prowling the streets of the city since early morning. The cars were carrying 14 persons who, it was later learned, were members of the Badr Brigades. They were arrested in the middle of town."

The source said that the Badr Brigade gunmen were disguised as members of medical teams sent to inoculate children. They were driving four late-model cars, wandering around in the vicinity of a number of houses of tribal shaykhs.

The source said, "when we looked for them and then found them in the as-Sufiyah area there was an exchange of gunfire and after several minutes they surrendered to the Resistance forces. They admitted to being members of the Badr Brigades and that for two days they had been planning to kill seven leading tribal shaykhs, known for their authority in the area."

As to the reason for the planned attack on the tribal elders, the source told Mafkarat al-Islam that the captured Badr Brigade gunmen said that it was the "Minister of Defense" in the US-installed puppet government in Baghdad, Sa'dun ad-Dulaymi who personally ordered the killings because the elders of the ad-Dulaym tribe had made a public announcement that despite his name, he was not part of the ad-Dulaym tribe and could expect no protection from them.

(See "Ad-Dulaym tribe, largest tribe in al-Anbar, disowns Sa'dun ad-Dulaym, US-backed puppet 'Minister of Defense,' saying his blood may be shed." in Iraqi Resistance Report for Tuesday, 13 September 2005.)

The source told Mafkarat al-Islam that the 14 Badr Brigade gunmen were currently locked up in the city and were being interrogated in the hopes that more information might be obtained from them.

Abu Ghurayb.

Resistance battles US forces for nearly an hour in Zawbi' village Wednesday.

In a dispatch posted at 5:40pm Mecca time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that violent fighting broke out between Iraqi Resistance and US occupation forces in the Zawbi' area west of Abu Ghurayb.

Witnesses who live in Zawbi' village told the Abu Ghurayb corresponden for Mafkarat al-Islam that the fighting erupted when a US force of several armored vehicles and Humvees tried to enter the village on a campaign of searches and arrests targeting youth and men of the village. Violent fighting developed into a battle that lasted for about one hour.

In the course of the fighting, US tanks and mortars bombarded the houses of local civilians. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that more than one house was destroyed and three civilians were killed in the American shelling. Six other Iraqi civilians were wounded. Witnesses reported that about eight American troops were killed or wounded and two US military vehicles were destroyed.

Baghdad.

Resistance fighters battle US troops for two hours in Baghdad's al-Mansur disrict.

In a dispatch posted at 4:20pm Mecca time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters waged fierce battles with US troops backed by helicopter gunships in the al-Mansur neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Baghdad reported residents of al-Mansur who witnessed the fighting as saying that the combat began when US troops backed up by armored vehicles and helicopters attacked a house in which there were a number of Resistance fighters.

The fighting sparked by that attack raged for more than two hours and left one US vehicle disabled and a Humvee burned. Seven American troops were killed or wounded in the battle.

Witnesses said that two Resistance fighters were also killed in the engagement, and two other members of the Resistance were wounded in the battle that ended when the US tanks and helicopters bombarded the house

Resistance battles US, Iraqi puppet police forces in al-Ghazaliyah neighborhood of western Baghdad for one hour Wednesday morning.

In a dispatch posted at 4:20pm Mecca time Wednesday afternoon, Mafakrat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol in the al-Ghazaliyah area west of Baghdad on Wednesday.

The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents of al-Ghazaliyah who witnessed the attack as saying that Resistance fighters armed with all sorts of light and medium weapons took control of the neighborhood on Wednesday morning. They destroyed three vehicles, two of them belonging to the Iraqi puppet police and the third a US Bradley armored vehicle.

The witnesses reported that in fighting that lasted for a full hour between the Resistance on the one side and US troops and Iraqi puppet police on the other, eight Iraqi puppet policemen and American soldiers were killed or wounded.

Babil Province.

Al-Iskandariyah.

Resistance bomb blasts puppet police patrol late Wednesday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by an Iraqi puppet police patrol in the city of al-Iskandariyah on the road to Baghdad at 11am local time Wednesday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of al-Iskandariyah as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road to Baghdad blew up as the patrol of several Land Cruisers belonging to the puppet police passed by.

The explosion severely damaged one of the vehicles and wounded four puppet policemen, one of them severely, the witnesses said.

Diyala Province.

Al-Miqdadiyah.

One US soldier reported killed in Resistance ambush Wednesday morning.

In a dispatch posted at 10:25am Wednesday morning Mecca time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters ambushed a US military column on the road to the city of al-Miqdadiyah, northeast of Baghdad.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of al-Miqdadiyah who witnessed the attack as saying that Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons, including RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades, attacked the US troops near the village of Barshah, setting fire to one US vehicle and killing one American soldier and wounding a second.

Salah ad-Din Province.

Ad-Dulu'iyah.

US forces arrest dozens of members of Iraqi puppet security forces as well as local citizens in crackdown on ad-Dulu'iyah population following Resistance attacks.

US forces imposed sealed off ad-Dulu'iyah and imposed an open-ended curfew on the city north of Baghdad on Wednesday following a series of Resistance attacks.

Residents of the city told the ad-Dulu'iyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that the chain of events began on Tuesday when Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a US truck convoy loaded with provisions for US bases in the al-Jabbur area. The Resistance set one of the trucks in the convoy on fire and took its driver prisoner.

Resistance fighters armed with light weapons and rockets also attacked a US patrol on the road leading to Samarra' in the north, setting one Humvee on fire and killing or wounding its crew of four US troops.

After the two attacks, US forces rushed to blockade the ad-Dulu'iyah area, closing all roads to the city and imposing a curfew on the city without specifying what hours it was to begin or end - a round-the-clock curfew to remain in force until further notice.

Then the Americans proceeded with raids and arrests in the city. Among those arrested were 60 members of the Iraqi puppet security forces (who are supposed to be working for the US and the American-installed Iraqi regime), about 15 of them officers. About 100 other people, most of them young men of the city were arrested and imprisoned in the 'Uqbah ibn Nafi' School in the middle of town.

Samarra'.

Resistance bombards US military headquarters in Samarra'.

In a dispatch posted at 5:10pm Mecca time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces fired three heavy 120mm mortar rounds into the US military headquarters in the al-Mu'tasim area of Samarra', 120km north of Baghdad.

The Samarra' correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents of al-Mu'tasim as saying that the US headquarters, located in the as-Sikak area in the middle of the city, was directly hit by three 120mm mortar rounds that exploded and sent clouds of smoke billowing into the sky over the US-occupied facility.

Ninwa Province.

Tall 'Afar.

US forces seize trucks bringing humanitarian aid to Tall 'Afar refugees.

In a bulletin posted at 11:35am Mecca time Wednesday morning, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Tall 'Afar reported that US forces had blocked humanitarian aid convoys from getting into the area around the city to deliver food and tents to refugees from the city scattered up and down the desert road to the north outside of town.

The correspondent reported that US forces confiscated five trucks loaded with food and medical supplies, drinking water, canned goods, tents and covers belonging to the Red Crescent and a number of other Iraqi humanitarian organizations. The correspondent added that the Americans also arrested the employees and persons inside the trucks that were bringing the humanitarian aid.

Ash-Sharqat.

Resistance ambushes US supply convoy Wednesday morning.

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a truck convoy loaded with provisions for US troops on the highway near ash-Sharqat, south of Mosul at 10:30am local time Wednesday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of ash-Sharqat who witnessed the attack reported that Resistance fighters armed with light arms and PKS machine guns ambushed a convoy of seven trucks and three Humvees, setting fire to one of the trucks and wounding one US soldier and one of the truck drivers.

Irbil Province.

Irbil.

Resistance bomb kills Pehsmergah militiaman Wednesday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a patrol of Kurdish separatist Peshmergah militiamen in the middle of Irbil in northern Iraq at 9am local time Wednesday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam in Irbil reported witnesses as saying that a bomb exploded by a Peshmergah patrol, killing one Peshmergah militiaman and seriously wounding three more.

The correspondent reported that after the blast, Peshmergah gunmen surrounded the entire area and launched a search for Resistance fighters but found nothing.

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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Iraqi Resistance Report for September 20, 2005

Apologies for the absence of a tally of invader casualties. At the end of the month they will all be presented.

Jenin Fallujah

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 20 September 2005

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 20 September 2005. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.

Tuesday, 20 September 2005.

� US seals off, clamps curfew on residents of �Amiriyat al-Fallujah.

� Civilians continue to die as American offensive on Tall �Afar grinds on. Report: 72 children and 53 women have been killed so far.

� Eighteen �Israeli� diplomats, employees killed in car bombing in Mosul Monday.

� Resistance bombards British base in al-�Amarah early Tuesday morning.

Al-Anbar Province.

Al-Fallujah.

US forces blockade �Amiriyat al-Fallujah impose curfew following rocket attack on US headquarters.

US forces sealed off and declared a curfew in �Amiriyat al-Fallujah, a southern suburb of al-Fallujah, some 60km west of Baghdad, at noon on Tuesday.

The �Amiriyat al-Fallujah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported US military vehicles with helicopter air support entered the town and took up positions as other American troops closed off the town, preventing anyone from entering or leaving.

The correspondent reported that US forces declared a curfew without specifying any specific hours and refused to allow men or even children to step outside the front doors of their houses.

Local residents believe that the reason for the blockade and curfew imposed on the town was the rocket attack that the Resistance mounted on Monday night against the US forces� headquarters in the town. That assault set fires and sent smoke rising over the American-occupied facility and two huge Chinook helicopters emblazoned with the Red Cross were seen landing in the base after the attack, presumably because of a large number of casualties.

Resistance ambushes joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol Monday night.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol in the ad-Dubbat neighborhood of central al-Fallujah at about 9pm local time Monday night.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of ad-Dubbat as saying that Resistance fighters armed with PKS and other machine guns attacked the joint patrol, killing one Iraqi puppet army soldier and wounding three more troops � two of them Americans. The witnesses said that all the Resistance fighters withdrew from the scene.

Al-Hadithah.

Resistance bombards US camp at al-Hadithah dam late Tuesday afternoon.

Iraqi Resistance forces three 82mm mortar rounds into the US military camp in the western Iraqi city of al-Hadithah at 5:30pm local time Tuesday afternoon.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Hadithah reported that Resistance forces bombarded the US camp at the al-Hadithah dam. Witnesses said that three explosions rocked the camp and sent columns of smoke up into the sky.

Hit.

US soldier reported killed in bombing to the south of Hit Tuesday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol in the industrial zone to the south of the city of Hit in western Iraq at 9:30am local time Tuesday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported a member of the Iraqi puppet army as saying that a bomb that had been planted in the middle of a dirt road to the south of the industrial zone in the city blew up as the joint patrol passed over it.

The blast set one of the American vehicles on fire and damaged an Iraqi puppet army pickup. One American soldier was killed and two others wounded. One Iraqi puppet army soldier was also wounded.

Baghdad.

Resistance bomb blasts US patrol west of Baghdad late Tuesday afternoon.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol on the road between the az-Zaydan and ar-Ridwaniyah areas west of Baghdad at 5:15pm local time Tuesday afternoon.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Abu Ghurayb reported residents of az-Zaydan as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road to ar-Ridwaniyah blew up as a patrol of several Humvees was passing by.

The explosion completely destroyed one vehicle, killing or wounding the five US troops aboard it.

Resistance bomb blasts US column in al-�Amiriyah Tuesday afternoon.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the al-�Amiriyah area of western Baghdad at 2:30pm local time Tuesday afternoon.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of al-�Amiriyah as saying that a bomb that was planted by al-Madayif Road in the middle of al-�Amiriyah blew up as a column of several US Humvees passed by. The explosion set fire to one of the Humvees, killing or wounding four American troops aboard it.

Resistance ambushes US patrol in ad-Durah early Tuesday.

Iraqi Resistance fighters planned and carried out a violent ambush on a US patrol in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah at 8:30am local time Tuesday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of ad-Durah who witnessed the attack as saying that the ambush began with the explosion of a bomb by a patrol of three US armored vehicles and three Humvees in the �Arab Jabbur area south of ad-Durah. The explosion disabled one of the American armored vehicles.

At that point Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons, including RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades, PKS machine guns, and rockets attacked the patrol, destroying another armored vehicle and a Humvee.

The attack killed five US troops and wounded about four more American soldiers. Residents of �Arab Jabbur who saw the attack said that three Resistance fighters were wounded in the engagement.

Faced with rejection by Iraqi Resistance movement, Az-Zarqawi, al-Qa�idah backtrack from call for �war on the Shi�ah.

Reeling from a total rejection by the Iraqi Resistance of his call for a �total war� on the Shi�i population of Iraq, Jordanian Islamist Abu Mus�ab az-Zarqawi and his al-Qa�idah Organization in the Land of the Two Rivers issued a statement distributed around mosques in Baghdad on Tuesday in which an exception was made for the followers of the Shi�i movements of Muqtada as-Sadr, Muhammad Mahdi al-Khalisi, and the Shi�i religious authority Ahmad al-Hasani al-Baghdadi.

The statement, which reversed az-Zarqawi�s earlier call for sectarian warfare, now effectively affirmed the political rather than sectarian character of the struggle.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in Baghdad, who obtained a copy of the latest al-Qa�idah statement, reported that the document made exceptions from the earlier �total war� proclamation for the movements of Muqtada as-Sadr, Muhammad Mahdi al-Khalisi and Ahmad al-Hasani al-Baghdadi � all Shi�i religious leaders who reject the US occupation and oppose the puppet regime of American-installed �Prime Minister� Ibrahim al-Ja�fari. The new document stated that the blood of Shi�i followers of those movements was not to be shed because those leaders stand against the occupation and its stooges and because they take patriotic positions and have not stood against the Sunni people in Iraq.

The latest al-Qa�idah document renewed its threats against long-time US allies that took part in the American invasion of Iraq in the spring of 2003 and since then have helped the American forces rule Iraq. The document specifically threatened: the Shi�i sectarian Da�wah Party, led by US-appointed �Prime Minister� al-Ja�fari; the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), led by �Abd al-�Aziz al-Hakim; the SCIRI�s armed wing the Badr Brigades; the Iraqi National Congress Party led by Ahmad Chelebi; the National Accord Party led by Iyyad �Allawi; and the parties led by Kurdish separatist commanders Jalal at-Talibani and Mas�ud al-Barzani, whom the document called �henchmen of the Jews.� The latest Iraqi al-Qa�idah statement said that the blood of the members of those movements �may be shed by the swords of the Mujahideen, who are watching them wherever they go.�

Salah ad-Din Province.

As-Dujayl.

US soldier reported killed in ambush on American patrol late Tuesday afternoon.

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a US patrol near ad-Dujayl on the road leading to the city of Samarra�.

The Samarra� correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents of ad-Dujayl as saying that Resistance fighters armed with light weapons and pipe rockets attacked a patrol of several Humvees at 4pm local time Tuesday afternoon.

The witnesses said that the attack left one US vehicle on fire and killed one American soldier. Three other US troops were wounded. One Resistance fighter was also severely wounded in the engagement but left the scene along with the other Resistance fighters after the battle.

At-Tarimiyah.

Resistance ambushes truck convoy north of Baghdad Tuesday morning.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a convoy of trucks loaded with concrete barriers for US bases in the city of at-Tarimiyah, on the highway north of Baghdad at 10:30am local time Tuesday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported residents of at-Tarimiyah as saying that Resistance fighters armed with machine guns and medium weapons attacked the convoy. They were able to stop two of the trucks and then destroy them, killing the two drivers who were working for the US occupation forces.

Bayji.

Resistance bombards US base with Katyusha rockets Tuesday morning.

Iraqi Resistance forces fired three medium-range Katyusha rockets into the US base located in the as-Siniyah area west of Bayji at 10am local time Tuesday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that three Katyusha rockets blasted various parts of the base. The source said that one of the missiles slammed into a place where US vehicles were parked, totally destroying one of the vehicles and disabling a second. Another Katyusha struck near a building and wounded three US troops, one of them severely. The third rocket hit an open field and caused no damage, the source said.

Babil Province.

Al-Yusufiyah.

Resistance ambushes Iraqi puppet army column in al-Yusufiyah.

In a dispatch posted at 6:45pm Mecca time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons including RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades attacked an Iraqi puppet army column in the 37 area in the middle of al-Yusufiyah, south of Baghdad.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Yusufiyah reported eyewitnesses as saying that about seven Resistance fighters attacked the column, sparking a battle that lasted about 15 minutes. The Resistance fighters destroyed two puppet army troop carriers, killing five Iraqi puppet army troops and wounding another four.

Diyala Province.

Salman Bak.

One US soldier reported killed in afternoon bombing of armored column.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US armored column near the highway in the Salman Bak area southeast of Baghdad at 4pm local time Tuesday afternoon.

The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents of Salman Bak as saying that a bomb that had been planted in the middle of a farm road south of the city blew up as a column of several US Bradley armored vehicles passed by. The explosion disabled one of the armored vehicles, killing one US soldiers and wounding two others.

Ninwa Province.

Tall �Afar.

Civilians continue to die as American offensive on Tall �Afar grinds on. Thus far 72 children and 53 women have been killed, medical sources report.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the heart of Tall �Afar, under attack by US and Iraqi puppet army forces, managed to get to the field hospital set up in the west of the city on Monday evening where he took pictures of the bodies of people that the Americans and their puppet army spokesmen call �terrorists� lying there in the morgue.

The correspondent reported that 72 children and 53 women and girls were killed in the US bombing and shelling of houses and apartments. These figures are the official statistics, the correspondent said, given him by a doctor in the Tall �Afar Field Hospital.

The medical source told the correspondent: �the number of dead continues to increase because of the ferocity of the fighting in the city, particularly since there are still families trapped in their houses who have not been able to flee.�

The source said that no bodies of Resistance fighters had been brought to the hospital �because their comrades bury the bodies of their martyrs in the yards of houses, under the sidewalks, in car parks, and in public squares.�

Asked about the statement by the US-appointed �Minister of Defense� in the puppet government who said that no more than 18 civilians had been killed in the fighting in Tall �Afar, the source said the regime would be in great trouble with the Iraqi people if the real numbers were revealed. �They would shake their credibility, which is already completely shaken,� the source observed.

The correspondent wrote that for religious considerations, Mafkarat al-Islam would not be posting any pictures of women killed in the American offensive. Mafkarat al-Islam also noted that the US forces had made the field hospital strictly off limits to any independent correspondents for fear that images from the facility would reach the outside world. It was thus with extreme difficulty that Mafkarat al-Islam has been able to provide the accompanying photographs.

(See pictures posted at: http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=82373)

Mosul.

Eighteen �Israeli� diplomats, employees killed in car bombing in Mosul Monday.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Mosul managed to piece together information on a massive car bomb attack on an �Israeli� convoy near the US base in the city on Monday.

In a dispatch posted at 4:05pm Tuesday afternoon Mecca time, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent wrote that an Iraqi Resistance fighter drove an explosives-laden car into a column of four-wheel-drive GMC vehicles in the area of the al-Islah az-Zira�i neighborhood of Mosul opposite the front gate of Mosul University on Monday. The column of vehicles had been on its way into the American al-Ghazlani military base in Mosul when the deadly attack occurred.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Mosul said that a captain in the Iraqi puppet army�s �rapid deployment unit� reported at midday Tuesday that a Resistance fighter was sitting in a black �Prince� car behind a large digging project that the �Ministry of Agriculture� was doing in the city. A witness interviewed by investigators after the attack said that when the column of four GMCs came into view, the Resistance fighter suddenly and unexpectedly burst out at them, slamming right into the midst of the four vehicles and blowing up, killing a number of foreigners. The captain was unable or unwilling to specify the number or identity of the foreigners killed in the Monday attack.

Witnesses told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent, however, that three vehicles were totally destroyed and were visibly on fire. The fourth GMC was heavily damaged too, the witnesses said.

For their part the Iraqi puppet police in Mosul reported that the number of those killed or wounded in the attack was 19 persons, two of them Iraqis. Medical sources in the city confirmed, however, that all the dead were foreigners, not one of them an Iraqi.

A statement by al-Qa�idah in the Land of the Two Rivers claiming responsibility for the attack circulated in Mosul, as did another communiqu� issued by the Army of the Ansar as-Sunnah. Both statements said that the attack killed 18 Zionist diplomats and employees in Iraq. The statements said that all of them had come out from Baghdad on a visit to the US military headquarters in Mosul.

Maysan Province.

Al-�Amarah.

Resistance bombards British base early Tuesday morning.

Iraqi Resistance forces fired a medium-range rocket into the British base located south of al-�Amarah at 7:30am local time Tuesday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported local residents as saying that the rocket set off a violent explosion inside the camp when it landed.

Dhi Qar.

An-Nasiriyah.

Puppet governor of an-Nasiriyah: Italian forces to be reduced by end of the year.

The puppet governor of the southern Iraqi city of an-Nasiriyah, �Aziz Qaddum �Alwan, told the Italian News Agency that Rome would be reducing the size of its occupation forces based in an-Nasiriyah by the end of 2005, on condition that the �security situation in the city improves continuously.�

The Italian News Agency, as monitored by Mafkarat al-Islam reported �Alwan as saying, �We want this partial withdrawal to be completed and at the same time an increased number of local Iraqi [puppet regime] forces who are regularly trained by the Italians will arrive.�

�Alwan said, �of course, we cannot set a specific time schedule for attaining this goal at the present time.�

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Iraqi Resistance Report for September 19, 2005

Note: Apologies for the lack of daily summaries on invader casualties in the past three weeks. At the end of the month, the numbers reported in the Resistance reports will be compiled and posted.

Jenin Fallujah

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 19 September 2005

Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice. ( http://www.freearabvoice.org )

Monday, 19 September 2005.

Ninwa Province.

Tall ‘Afar.

Interview with field commander in Tall ‘Afar, as the battle against the US attackers continues.

Contrary to reports in much of the western and Arab media, the Iraqi Resistance is still fighting in the northern city of Tall ‘Afar, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city reported on Monday.

The correspondent wrote that the Resistance is not only still in the city where it attacks the US and Iraqi puppet army troops from time to time, tu it remains in control of several neighborhoods, specifically the neighborhoods of ash-Shurtah, as-Saray, al-Mu‘allimin, and the area of the covered market. Altogether the parts of the city that the Resistance controls constitute 55 percent of Tall ‘Afar.

To demonstrate that the Resistance is still fighting in Tall ‘Afar the correspondent submitted the photographs accompanying his story (and posted on the internet at: http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=82172 ).

The correspondent reported that he had set out at 6am Monday morning and observed the Resistance fighters with their varied and modern weapons deployed in various areas of the city. The fighters gave him permission to take their pictures – after first covering their faces – so as to tell the world outside the city that the Resistance is still striking hard at US and puppet army forces inside the city.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent met the commander of one of the fighting Resistance detachments who went by the name of Abu Hatim. Asked about the claims made by the US-installed puppet regime that “dozens” of Resistance fighters had been killed and captured, Abu Hatim replied, “the total number of Resistance fighters who have fallen as martyrs is no more than 40 men. Most of them died under the bombs of the aircraft, and not in clashes between the occupation forces and ourselves.”

Abu Hatim said, though, that the regime’s claims about the number of Resistance fighters killed are more accurate than the claims about the number captured, since all the fighters have vowed to fight to the death and are prepared for that eventuality at any time.

As to the number of Americans and Iraqi puppet army troops killed in the fighting, Abu Hatim declared, “we killed 35 American soldiers just by picking them off with sniper fire, that’s to say nothing of how many we killed with our rockets and grenades, and the bombs that we planted on every street of the city.”

When the correspondent asked Abu Hatim’s opinion of the poor news coverage the Resistance had received, that left most of their successes unreported, Abu Hatim replied, “We don’t need them. We’ve filmed most of the battles and we’ll broadcast them soon. But we challenge them to bring even just one cameraman into the city and allow him to film their the Americans’ corpses and their wrecked vehicles in the city and then show that to the people. As to us, they reported that they’ve captured dozens and killed dozens of us. So let them show on the satellite TV news just one of those dead or captives, not even 10 of them, if they’re telling the truth.”

Asked how long the Resistance can continue to fight in the city, Abu Hatim replied, “God has facilitated some things that we weren’t expecting in this battle, so we’re going to stay and continue fighting in the city as long as God wills it. We’ll never turn our backs and flee, no way, by God!”

Heavy fighting breaks out Monday night in Tall ‘Afar.

In a dispatch posted at 9:20pm Mecca time Monday night, the Tall ‘Afar correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at the time of writing intermittent but violent clashes were taking place in the center of Tall ‘Afar – specifically in the area of the market where Resistance fighters were battling US and Iraqi puppet army troops.

The correspondent reported that at the time of writing the Resistance was firing intense barrages of mortar rounds and pipe rockets into the US and Iraqi puppet army troops concentrated on the first of the main streets in the area. At the moment of reporting US and Iraqi puppet forces appeared to be retreating from the street. A Bradley armored vehicle with fire blazing out of its rear had apparently been hit by a shell as it turned to flee.

Meanwhile, the western side of the city was being heavily bombed by US warplanes according to information supplied by informed sources. The correspondent was unable to reach that area of the city to see for himself due to the intensity of the bombing and fighting.

Resistance blows up cigarette stand amidst gathering of Marines Monday night.

In a bulletin posted at 10pm Mecca time Monday night, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Tall ‘Afar reported that a short while earlier, the Iraqi Resistance had blown up a cigarette kiosk in the ash-Shurtah neighborhood of Tall ‘Afar in front of a gathering of US Marine foot soldiers. The correspondent who was close by was able to see a number of dead or wounded Marines as a US helicopter flew in to evacuate them.

This was the third incident in which the Resistance detonated a booby-trapped kiosk on US or Iraqi puppet troops in Tall ‘Afar.

In another story, US aircraft carried out new attacks on the mosques in the city. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that after flattening the Muslim places of worship in the “city of minarets” al-Fallujah and then razing the mosques of al-Qa’im, US forces were now engaged in repeating the pattern in Tall ‘Afar.

The correspondent reported that US forces had bombarded the ‘Ammar ibn Yasir mosque. The correspondent said that the reason for the attack was that the loudspeakers on the minaret had been chanting “God is Greatest!” other messages and prayers of encouragement to the Resistance fighters, battling US troops in the city.

Al-Anbar Province.

Al-Habbaniyah.

American snipers kill three Iraqis, one a 4-year-old girl, in unprovoked attack early Monday.

US snipers shot and killed three Iraqi civilians in al-Habbaniyah, west of Baghdad, at about 8:30am local time Monday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported local shopkeepers and passersby who witnessed the killings as saying that three Iraqi civilians – two men and one little 4-year-old girl – were shot and killed when US snipers in one of the American military camps on the main road in the city opened fire at them for no known reason as they were going along the road. The three fell dead immediately, the little girl and one man struck in their heads and the other man through the heart.

The witnesses confirmed that there was no apparent cause that might have prompted the Americans to open fire.

Al-Fallujah.

Resistance marksman shoots and kills US soldier in al-Fallujah.

In a dispatch posted at 6:45pm Mecca time Monday evening, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance marksman had shot and killed a US soldier in the ad-Dubbat neighborhood of central al-Fallujah, some 60km west of Baghdad.

The correspondent reported residents of the neighborhood as saying that the American soldier had been in a patrol of four Humvees on one of the side streets in ad-Dubbat. The American was perched atop one of the vehicles and his exposed position gave the Resistance sharpshooter a good target. The soldier was hit in the head and died instantly.

Immediately afterwards, US troops encircled the area and began searching houses, looking for the attacker, but as of the time of reporting had still found nothing.

Ar-Ramadi.

Resistance bombards US headquarters east of ar-Ramadi early Monday afternoon.

Iraqi Resistance forces fired four heavy 120mm mortar rounds into the US headquarters set up in the former Agricultural College of al-Anbar University loacated at the eastern entrance to ar-Ramadi at 2:30pm local time Monday afternoon.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in ar-Ramadi, 110km west of Baghdad, reported witnesses as saying that the mortar shells blasted into the US headquarters sending clouds of smoke billowing up over the facility.

Rawah.

One American soldier reported killed in roadside bombing west of Rawah early Monday.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military column in Rawah on the road to al-Qa’im in the west, at 9:30am local time Monday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of Rawah as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road west of the city blew up as a US patrol of several Humvees and armored vehicles passed by. The explosion disabled one armored vehicle, killing one US soldier and wounding two others.

Al-Qa’im.

Resistance forces attack US camp near al-Qa’im early Monday.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US camp near the eastern entrance to the city of al-Qa’im in western Iraq near the Syrian frontier at 7am local time Monday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of the city who witnessed the attack as saying that Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons and rocket launchers attacked the camp in an assault that lasted about 10 minutes. US forces responded with an artillery barrage.

The Resistance fighters were able to withdraw from the area and bombard the camp with mortars from two different directions, destroying large parts of the American-occupied facility and sending fire rising into the sky.

Baghdad.

Resistance ambushes joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol in al-‘Amiriyah Monday afternoon.

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol in the western Baghdad area of al-‘Amiriyah at 4pm local time Monday afternoon.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Baghdad reported residents of al-‘Amiriyah as saying that Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons, including PKS machine guns and pipe rockets, ambushed the joint patrol as it was entering al-‘Amal ash-Sha‘bi Street in the middle of al-‘Amiriyah.

The witnesses reported that the fighting lasted about 15 minutes and left two Iraqi puppet army vehicles on fire and one US Humvee disabled. Five Iraqi puppet army soldiers were killed and three others wounded. Two US troops were also injured, one of them seriously, witnesses said.

Resistance car bomber blasts into column of mercenary “security contractor” vehicles on Airport Road midday Monday.

In a dispatch posted at 11:50am Mecca time Monday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier, an Iraqi Resistance fighter drove an explosives-packed car into a column of armor-plated cars of the type used by mercenary “security contractors” working for the US military on the highway leading to Saddam International Airport.

The correspondent reported residents of the al-Jihad neighborhood in western Baghdad as saying that a Resistance fighter surprised a column of four armor-plated cars and blew up as they were passing, setting one of the cars on fire and killing or wounding four foreigners who were inside it.

Zionist Maariv newspaper reports: Iraqi oil to be piped to “Israel.”

The “Israeli” newspaper Maariv reported on Sunday that a tripartite agreement between the United States, “Israel,” and Jordan to transport oil from occupied Iraq to Tel Aviv is now taking shape.

Maariv reported that “Israeli” Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met Jordan’s King ‘Abdallah II severel days ago in New York in which a number of bilateral economic deals were discussed. The discussion, according to Maariv, covered a project to set up a pipeline from Iraq through Jordan to the city of ‘Asqalan in the south of occupied Palestine.

The report said that the oil would be exported from ‘Asqalan to European countries accustomed for years to importing oil from Iraq.

Mafkarat al-Islam, which reported on the Zionist newspaper report said that Maariv did not say why Iraqi oil had to be exported to Europe from “Israel” rather than directly out of Iraq or via a Jordanian port, as previously was done.

The newspaper reported that “Israeli” Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom had sent a message to Jordan’s King ‘Abdallah concerning the pipeline project three weeks earlier, and that Amman had expressed its “agreement in principle” to the arrangement.

Nephew of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein sentenced to life in prison for Resistance activities.

A spokesman for the US-installed Iraqi regime announced on Monday that a sentence of life in prison had been handed down to the nephew of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on charges that he had been funding Iraqi Resistance operations and manufacturing explosives.

Ayman as-Sab‘awi, the son of al-Hasan as-Sab‘awi Ibrahim – Saddam Hussein’s half brother – was captured in May when Iraqi puppet security service troops were carrying out raids in the city of Tikrit. Ayman as-Sab‘awi’s father, who had been a presidential adviser to Saddam Hussein before the US invasion, had himself been captured two months earlier.

The American Associated Press (AP), in a story monitored by Mafkarat al-Islam, reported that the Iraqi puppet regime had made no announcements regarding any trial of Ayman as-Sab‘awi. Tariq Khalaf Mazzal, who was arrested with Ayman as-Sab‘awi and charged with the same “offenses,” was sentenced to six years in prison.

Salah ad-Din Province.

As-Dawr.

Resistance bomb blasts US truck convoy south of Tikrit late Monday afternoon.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US truck convoy near the ad-Dawr area, south of Tikrit on the road leading to Samarra’ at 5pm Monday afternoon local time.

The Tikrit correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents of the ad-Dawr area as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road blew up as a column of several trucks hauling provisions to US bases in Samarra’ was passing by.

The explosion completely burned one of the trucks, injuring two drivers working for the US occupation forces.

Samarra’.

Resistance fighters ambush joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol late Monday morning.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet army patrol in the al-Jubayriyah area south of Samarra’ at 11am local time Monday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of Samarra’ as saying that Resistance fighters armed with rockets, PKS and other machine guns ambushed a joint patrol as it was passing along the road leading to the popular market in al-Jubayriyah.

The attack left one of the vehicles belonging to the Iraqi puppet army on fire, killing or wounding four American and Iraqi puppet soldiers. One of the Iraqi Resistance attackers was also wounded in the assault, according to residents of al-Jubayriyah who witnessed the incident.

Diyala Province.

Al-Mada’in.

Resistance fighters bombard joint US-Iraqi puppet army camp late Monday morning.

Iraqi Resistance forces fired eight mortar rounds into the joint US-Iraqi puppet army camp north of al-Mada’in (which is southeast of Baghdad) at 11:30am local time Monday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of al-Mada’in as saying that the Resistance barrage struck the camp and the surrounding area, sending columns of smoke billowing into the sky. US and Iraqi puppet army forces struck back with indisrcriminate fire at nearby civilians.

Ba‘qubah.

Resistance ambushes joint US-Iraqi puppet army column Monday morning.

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet army column on the road to Buhriz, south of Ba‘qubah at 9:30am local time Monday morning.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of Ba‘qubah as saying that Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons, including RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades and PKS machine guns attacked the joint column setting one US Humvee and Zeal troop transport vehicle belonging to the Iraqi puppet army on fire. After the attack, the Resistance fighters withdrew from the area having suffered no losses.

The correspondent had no direct information on the nature or extent of US and puppet army casualties. Witnesses told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent, however, that the Iraqi puppet army troop carrier was loaded with about 20 Iraqi puppet army soldiers and the vehicle was totally burned up as was the American Humvee.

Babil Province.

Al-Latifiyah.

Resistance car bomb blasts joint US-puppet “shock police” patrol.

In a dispatch posted at 6pm Mecca time Monday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded by a joint US-Iraqi puppet “shock police” force patrol on the main road in al-Latifiyah, some 25km south of Baghdad.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that an explosives-packed car that had been parked by the side of the road blew up by the joint patrol, destroying one pickup belonging to the puppet “shock police” and killing three puppet “shock policemen,” and wounding six more. One US soldier was reported to have been severely wounded in the attack as well.

Al-Basrah Province.

Al-Basrah.

British, Iraqi puppet forces arrest Jaysh al-Mahdi commander in al-Basrah.

British occupation forces arrested Ahmad al-Fartusi, the Commander of the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia loyal to Shi‘i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr in al-Basrah on Sunday.

The al-Basrah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a commander in the as-Sadr movement in the city as saying that a joint group of British and puppet “national guard” forces raided al-Fartusi’s home in al-Jam‘iyat section of the city and arrested him in the early hours of Sunday morning.

As a result of the arrest, Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen deployed in the streets of al-Basrah and set fires in car tires, closing the main streets in the city to traffic.

The Jaysh al-Mahdi threatened the British and their stooges with “events whose outcome would not be good” if al-Fartusi is not released.

For its part, the Jaysh al-Mahdi opened fire on a British helicopter in the al-Qiblah area southwest of al-Basrah, causing it to flee having dropped fireballs to ward off heat-seeking missiles.

Jaysh al-Mahdi thought behind mortar attack on house of puppet governor of al-Basrah Province Sunday night.

The puppet chairman of the al-Basrah Provincial Assembly Sa‘dun al-‘Abadi told a press conference on Monday that the home of the provincial governor had been heavily damaged and one person wounded in an attack on Sunday night.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Basrah reported that al-‘Abadi failed to mention who carried out the attack or what type of attack it ws but the correspondent quoted local witnesses as saying that six mortar rounds had blasted into the house.

There were also reports that the Jaysh al-Mahdi was behind the attack which followed the expiration of a deadline that the militia had given British and Iraqi puppet regime forces to release the commander of the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia Ahmad al-Fartusi.

Journalist working for New York Times found killed.

Medical sources reported that the body of an Iraqi who worked as a correspondent for the US New York Times newspaper has been discovered in the southern city of al-Basrah on Monday.

Reuters, as monitored by Mafkarat al-Islam, reported that a physician in the forensics section of al-Basrah Hosptal as saying that the body of Fakhir Haydar, who had worked for the American paper for two and a half years, was found bound with a gunshot wound to the head.

Staff of The New York Times working in Baghdad reported that they could not immediately confirm the death of Haydar. One of Haydar’s brothers told Reuters, however, that four masked men abducted the man after he had got to his family home at midnight on Sunday. The brother said that the four men said they were from the puppet regime’s intelligence service and that they needed to talk to Haydar concerning their investigations.

The journalist’s body was found hours later in an abandoned area on the outskirts of al-Basrah.

Haydar was the second journalist kidnapped and killed in al-Basrah in two months, the report concluded.

Abu al-Khasib.

Resistance disables British tank in Monday afternoon ambush.

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a British patrol in the Abu al-Khasib area south of al-Basrah.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Basrah reported witnesses as saying that Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons and rocket launchers attacked the column of four British tanks and two armored cars at 3pm local time Monday afternoon.

The witnesses reported that the Resistance attack disabled one British tank and set another on fire. Five British soldiers were killed or wounded in the ambush, the witnesses said.

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