Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 5 May 2005.
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice. www.freearabvoice.org
Thursday, 5 May 2005.
Resistance shoots down, seizes unmanned US spy plane Thursday afternoon.
In a bulletin posted at 5:37pm Thursday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while before, Resistance forces had shot down an unmanned US spy plane that was on a surveillance mission over the north of the city of al-Qa’im on the border with Syria.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Qa’im reported witnesses as saying that the Resistance fighters seized the wreckage of the spy plane on one side of the Euphrates river while US forces were searching for it on the other side.
The correspondent reported that in the last week the Resistance in al-Qa’im had shot down three US helicopters and now this one unmanned spy plane. The US military only acknowledged that one of those aircraft had been downed.
Resistance bombards US base Thursday afternoon.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the southern parts of the biggest US base west of the city of al-Anbar located by the al-Warrar Bridge with seven Katyusha rockets Thursday afternoon. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the part of the base which was hit was where there are runways for US aircraft and that it is an area that comes under Resistance attack virtually on a daily basis.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported witnesses as saying that the attack took place at 4pm local time and that it sent four plumes of thick black smoke rising into the sky as numerous secondary explosions shook the US occupied facility.
American Apache helicopters came in in large numbers to evacuate casualties.
The Resistance group the First Army of Muhammad issued a statement declaring its responsibility for the bombardment and saying that their rockets hit their targets with total precision.
Iraqi Resistance bomb kills four US troops in al-Khalidiyah early Thursday afternoon.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded by a column of four US armored vehicles on the main road in the town of al-Khalidiyah, west of Baghdad at about 2pm Thursday afternoon local time. Local residents who witnessed the bombing told Mafkarat al-Islam that the blast disabled an armored vehicle, killing four US troops and wounding three more.
US forces seal off al-Hadithah from outside world.
In a dispatch posted at 11:15 am Thursday morning Mecca time Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US occupation forces surrounded the city of al-Hadithah in western Iraq on Thursday morning. Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that American troops sealed all entrances to the city and prevented anyone from entering or leaving at 7am local time. US helicopters, meanwhile, dropped leaflets threatening the citizens that the “grace period” they had been given several days ago had run out. The Americans had ordered the people of the city to hand in their weapons by Thursday and that time had now come.
US forces also cut off the supply of water and electricity to the city and cut off all telephone communications with al-Hadithah as well.
Resistance forces battle US Marines west of Abu Ghurayb midday Thursday, killing 17 Americans.
In a bulletin posted at 2:45pm Mecca time Thursday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the battle that had erupted between Resistance fighters and US forces in Abu Ghurayb Thursday morning had left 17 US troops dead and more than 10 more wounded. Eleven Iraqi puppet troops were also killed in the engagement.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in Abu Ghurayb reported a member of the Iraqi Resistance as saying that the fighting had left 17 American soldiers dead and 10 more wounded. He added, “and we killed 11 Iraqi soldiers who plunged themselves into the battle in support of the occupation.”
An adjutant in the puppet so-called “police shock force,” Colonel Nazim Fadli told Mafkarat al-Islam that what he called “terrorists” (meaning Resistance fighters) used the lay of the land and the location in their favor and surprised the “multinational forces” (as he called the Americans) in a big way, using pipe rockets and self-propelled rockets. The puppet colonel said that several of the “terrorists” were able to surround a number of the troops coming from the north to support the “multinational” forces and killed 11 of them.
The colonel told Mafkarat al-Islam that the Resistance fighters withdrew from the battle zone after spreading death and destruction among the Americans.
At the time of reporting, US troops had surrounded the whole area and imposed a curfew on residents. They had begun a campaign of house raids and had arrested a number of custodians of mosques during the noon prayers on charges that they had carried out the attack and then took cover in the mosuques.
Earlier, in a bulletin posted at 12:55pm Mecca time Thursday, a correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that fighting had broken out between US Marine forces and the Islamic Army in Iraq in the western suburbs of Abu Ghurayb, 30km west of Baghdad..
The correspondent in the city reported that more than 50 Resistance fighters attacked a US Marine column that was on patrol in the area. Witnesses told the correspondent that the Resistance set four US Humvees ablaze and killed “numerous” US troops. Various other sources confirmed that report.
Iraqi puppet troops headed for the area from the north in an attempt to come to the assistance of the Marines.
Resistance bomb blasts US convoy in ad-Durah Thursday afternoon, killing one American.
An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded by a column of several US military supply trucks on the highway to the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah at 4pm Thursday afternoon local time. Local residents told Mafkarat al-Islam that the blast set one of the trucks on fire and killed one US soldier and wounded a second.
Six puppet police killed in Resistance attack in al-‘Amil district of Baghdad Thursday morning.
Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a column of puppet police cars in the al-‘Amil neighborhood of western Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing six puppet policemen and wounding two more. One police car was set ablaze in the attack, according to al-Jazeera satellite TV as monitored by Mafkarat al-Islam in a report posted at 8:55am Thursday morning.
Resistance bomber targets home of puppet police official.
An Iraqi Resistance fighter drove an explosives-laden car into the home of a deputy of the puppet so-called “Iraqi interior ministry” for police affairs Major General Hikmat Musa Sulayman in the al-Kafa’at area of western Baghdad early Thursday morning, killing one of Sulayman’s guards and wounding six more, according to a source in the puppet so-called “interior ministry” quoted by al-Jazeera. The Army of the Partisans of the Sunnah took responsibility for the attack, promising still more against the Kurdish chauvinists, in particularly the collaborationist so-called Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Mas‘ud al-Barzani.
Martyrdom car bomber blasts puppet army recruiting station in Baghdad early Thursday.
In a report posted at 8:55am Mafkarat al-Islam said that a satellite TV news service had reported the puppet “Iraqi interior ministry” as saying that a Resistance fighter had blown himself up near a recruiting station for the puppet forces near the al-Muthanna airport in the western part of Baghdad Thursday morning, killing at least 15. Eight other persons were wounded, the report said. The report said that the attacker was on foot and broke into queues of collaborationists lined up to join the puppet force.
In a bulletin posted at 7:35am Thursday morning Mecca time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter had driven an explosives-laden car into a puppet army recruiting center in Baghdad, according to an al-Jazeera satellite TV station report. The preliminary report indicated that the blast had inflicted damage.
Resistance bomb kills three US troops in al-Latifiyah Thursday.
In a dispatch posted at 3:06pm Mecca time Thursday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a patrol of six US Humvees on the main road in al-Latifiyah, south of Baghdad on Thursday. Residents of the city who witnessed the attack told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent that the blast destroyed one Humvee and killed three US troops and wounded two more.
Resistance batters Polish base in al-Hillah Thursday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces belonging to the Brigades of Islamic Rage launched a violent attack on the Polish aggressor base north of al-Hillah, pounding the Poles with rockets and mortar rounds Thursday morning.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at exactly 10am Thursday, local time, the Resistance group opened fire. The Brigades fired 22 Grad rockets and heavy mortar shells into the Polish-occupied facility. Explosions rocked the Polish camp that were so powerful that they could be heard throughout the city of al-Hillah. More than eight plumes of black smoke enveloped the entire area. US helicopters and Iraqi puppet forces raced to the Polish base. The Poles did not return fire or do anything to respond to the attack.
The correspondent met with Sergeant Salih Sawwadi of the Iraqi puppet army who confirmed that Poles had been killed and wounded in the camp, but would not provide any exact numbers. Sawwadi said, however, that the material damage done to the camp was far greater than the number of casualties.
The Brigades of Islamic Rage announced their responsibility for the attack in a communiqué, a copy of which was obtained by the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam.
Seven US troops killed when Resistance attacks American convoy in Ba‘qubah.
In a dispatch posted at 1:40pm Mecca time Thursday, Mafkarat al-Islam reported Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a column of several US military supply trucks in the city of Ba‘qubah, east of Baghdad on Thursday. Witnesses told the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the city that Resistance fighters, in positions behind concrete barricades that had been set up all along the street, attacked the convoy in the al-Mafraq (Crossroads) area with machine guns and pipe rocket launchers. The attack left three of the trucks on fire, killing their drivers, who were members of the US military supply and provision division. The Resistance also destroyed a Humvee in the attack, killing four US troops instantly. One member of the Resistance unit was martyred in the battle and two more wounded.
The American military admitted that the attack took place and that two of its trucks were set on fire, but provided no information on their casualties in an announcement they issued midday Thursday in Baghdad. A source in the Iraqi puppet police in Ba‘qubah, however, confirmed the attack and said that seven US troops had been killed in the engagement.
Puppet police forced depositions from captives.
US forces backed by their Iraqi stooges arrested two workers at the al-Aqsa mosque in Ba‘qubah on Friday, 29 April 2005, after the puppet police gunned down the imam and preacher of the mosque Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Razzaq Rashid ad-Dulaymi. The puppet forces denied shooting the Shaykh after he came out to their vehicles, claiming that he “committed suicide.”
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported Thursday that the two men had now been released. They spoke with the correspondent and said that while they were in custody the puppet police threatened them to try to make them come out with false claims regarding the Friday incident, namely that the Shaykh had blown himself up with explosives that he had brought to attack the puppet police.
The two men said that they were forced to sully the Shaykh’s reputation by attributing immoral acts to him.
The Iraqi puppet police filmed the forced “depositions” of the two captives for broadcast on the propaganda TV station “al-‘Iraqiyah.”
Witnesses who saw the body of Shayk ‘Abd ar-Razzaq confirmed that the Shaykh had been killed by bullets fired in his eye and elsewhere in his body and not by explosives as the puppet police claimed in a story then broadcast by the media.
Salah ad-Din Province.
Resistance bomb kills two US troops in at-Tarimiyah Thursday evening.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the middle of an unpaved road under a column of five Humvees in at-Tarimiyah, just north of Baghdad at about 7pm local time Thursday night. Local residents who witnessed the attack told Mafkarat al-Islam that the bomb went off as a Humvee in the column was passing over it and that the blast destroyed the vehicle and killed two US troops. Three other American soldiers were severely wounded.
Resistance martyrdom bomber kills eight US troops, mortally wounds one more in moring attack in Mosul.
In a dispatch posted at 10am Mecca time Thursday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove a gray explosives-laden Opel car into a US military column in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul Thursday morning. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the city reported Captain Bassam Ahmad of the puppet police as saying that the Resistance attacker blasted into an American column in the northern part of Mosul that was heading out of the city into the wooded area. The attacker burst suddenly out from a side street at the Americans, who were on the main road.
The explosion destroyed two Humvees and disabled a third, killing eight US troops and mortally wounding another. Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that some of the Americans were burned to death inside one of the wrecked vehicles.
For its part the US military then encircled the area and used loudspeakers to broadcast threats against anyone coming out of his house even to stand on his doorstep.
Resistance martyrdom car bomber kills six US troops Thursday evening.
An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove an explosives-laden Opel car into a US armored column at the entrance to the city of Tall ‘Afar in northern Iraq at 6pm Thursday evening. Local residents who witnessed the attack told Mafkarat al-Islam that the Resistance attacker broke into the column of armored vehicles and blew himself up, destroying one US armored vehicle and killing six Americans and wounding another four.
South Korean invader troops placed on red alert.
Informed media sources reported that the contingent of south Korean aggressor troops based in the far north Iraqi city of Irbil have been placed on a higher state of alert – red alert – the next-to-the-highest in their reckoning, following the powerful Resistance bombing that killed 60 collaborators at the Irbil headquarters of the Kurdish chauvinist so-called Kurdistan Democratic Party on Wednesday.
The south Korean Yon Hap news agency reported that the south Korean invader troops in Irbil have never been on red alert since their arrival in the north of the country where they serve the United States. In keeping with red alert, the south Korean invader troops are required to take more precautionary measures within their base and not venture outside the base.
Yon Hap said that the south Korean regime’s defense department refused comment on the raising of the alert status for its aggressor forces.
South Korea, a satellite of the United States and itself occupied by at least 37,000 American troops, sent a contingent of 3,600 men – the third-largest aggressor contingent in occupied Iraq (after the US and Britain, and not counting the estimated 20,000 mercenaries of various nationalities in the country) – to help facilitate the US occupation and plunder of Iraq.
Resistance group targets Iranian intelligence hit men in attack in an-Najaf.
Iraqi Resistance forces armed with machine guns attacked a car carrying Iranians in the southern Iraqi city of an-Najaf at about 9am Thursday morning, destroying the car and killing four Iranians.
Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the local puppet police as saying that the four Iranians were simply pilgrims, come to visit the Shi‘i shrines in the city.
The Iraqi Resistance organization Salafi Squadrons of Purification issued a statement announced its responsibility for the attack and saying that the four Iranians were agents of Iranian intelligence who had entered Iraq with the help of the Shi‘i chauvinist, collaborationist Badr Brigades, on a mission to assassinate prominent members of the Sunni community and Sunni religious in southern Iraq.