Sunday, 1 October 2006
·Resistance land mine leaves US soldier reported in Hit dead Sunday morning.
·Resistance car bomber blasts US troops in Rawah base Saturday evening, leaving eight Americans reported dead.
·Resistance fighter reportedly kills three US troops in machine gun attack east of al-Fallujah Saturday.
·Five US troops reported killed in Resistance ambush of US patrol in Baghdad Sunday afternoon.
·Shi‘i sectarian gunmen kidnap 26 Sunni workers in Baghdad.
·Four US troops reported killed in massive Resistance bomb attack in Baghdad.
·Three US troops reported killed in Resistance attack on American checkpoint in al-Mahmudiyah.
·Resistance bomb attack on Friday reportedly kills seven US troops, including Marine Captain in charge of strategic “Bermuda Triangle” district around al-Musayyib.
Resistance land mine leaves US soldier reported in Hit dead Sunday morning.
In a dispatch posted at 1:39pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance land mine exploded under a US Humvee at the intersection at the Hajji ‘Ali plant for making date syrup in the city of Hit, about 170km northwest of Baghdad at 7am local time Sunday morning. The Hit correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a guard at the plant who witnessed the incident as saying that the blast killed one American soldier and wounded three more of them.
Resistance car bomber blasts US troops in Rawah base Saturday evening, leaving eight Americans reported dead.
In a dispatch posted at 1:32pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance fida’i fighter drove an explosives-laden car into a group of US troops at the gate of the main US base in Rawah, 315km northwest of Baghdad on Saturday evening.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the puppet “Road Protection Police” as saying that a Resistance fighter driving a white “Sani” car convinced Iraqi puppet troops guarding the outer perimeter of the American base that he had business inside the facility. The Resistance man then drove into the front gate and detonated his payload amidst a group of US troops. The source said that eight US troops were killed in the explosion and another three were wounded.
Resistance car bomber blasts US checkpoint in al-Falluah.
An Iraqi Resistance fida’i fighter drove an explosives-laden car into a US manned checkpoint at the northern approach to al-Fallujah, about 60km west of Baghdad. A source in the puppet police told Quds Press that the car bomb produced a huge explosion that was heard in many parts of the city.
US forces quickly closed off the area making it impossible to learn details of the nature or extent of damage and casualties. Humvees came and went from the scene as US helicopters prowled the skies above. Earlier, another car bomb that was being prepared for an attack exploded by mistake near the as-Siddiq Mosque in al-Fallujah, killing three people who were aboard it and also one woman who happened to be near by at the time.
Resistance bomb sets US Humvee on fire Saturday.
In a dispatch posted at 12:07pm Makkah time midday Sunday, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in al-Fallujah on Saturday. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that the bomb went off in the ar-Risalah neighborhood of western al-Fallujah, setting one US Humvee ablaze. No information on casualties was available because US troops quickly surrounded the entire area.
Resistance fighter reportedly kills three US troops in machine gun attack east of al-Fallujah Saturday.
In a dispatch posted at 10:34am Makkah time Sunday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces attacked US troops near the village of al-Muhayrijah in the an-Nu‘aymiyah area east of al-Fallujah on Saturday. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that when three US troops who had halted their vehicle got out, one of the Resistance men opened fire with his PKS medium machine gun killing all of them instantly.
Tribe expels shaykhs who met with puppet “Prime-Minister” Nuri al-Maliki.
The patriotic Iraqi news website alBasrah.net reported Sunday that Iraqi tribes that live in al-Anbar province in the area of ar-Ramadi and al-Fallujah had announced that they had convened a meeting and resolved to expel four tribal leaders who met with the US-installed puppet “Prime Minister” Nuri al-Maliki and representatives of the US occupation forces and made agreements with them to help them against Iraqi Resistance fighters.
The tribal statement as quoted by alBasrah.net reported that members of the tribes held a meeting on Saturday, 30 September, in the home of one of the shaykhs of the al-Mahamidah tribe, whose area of activity stretches from al-Fallujah to ar-Ramadi and one of whose members, Shaykh ‘Umar Hadid, is a commander in the Iraqi Resistance. The tribal meeting followed the evening meal and was attended by more than 20 major tribal personalities from al-Anbar. According to the statement issued by the group and published on alBasrah.net the meeting resolved:
“First, to expel Shaykh Sattar Bazi‘ ar-Rishawi, the Shaykh of the al-Bu Risha; Shaykh Hamid Farhan, the Shaykh of the al-Bu Dhiyab; Shaykh ‘Amir ‘Ali as-Sulayman, the Shaykh of the al-Bu ‘Assaf; Shaykh Khalaf at-Tarmuz, the Shaykh of the al-Bu Ghanim, as well as five heads of branches of the tribes that recently joined a delegation that met with al-Maliki and the occupation,
“Second, it regards the above-mentioned shaykhs as ostracized and whatever they say has no import for the members of their tribes. “Third, their blood may be shed by the tribes any time they enter al-Anbar Province. Fourth, they are considered traitors to God’s religion and to the homeland and their children and relatives must declare their disavowal of them within no more than three days. “Fifth, other tribal shaykhs are to be appointed in their stead and oaths are to be taken to them within a period no longer than one week, in order to prevent strife from erupting.
“Sixth, any agreement made between the above-mentioned tribes and the occupation’s puppet government or the occupation itself is invalid.” The source stated that there had been no pressure applied on the tribes by the Iraqi Resistance in al-Anbar to get them to take this position on the elders who went off to meet with the American and puppet regime leaders.
Earlier, on 28 September, Shaykh Hazim Rashid Abu Rishah in the name of the Abu Rishah tribe issued a statement concerning the conference that, ‘Abd as-Sattar Abu Rishah, had with the puppet regime and the decisions and resolutions that were issued by that meeting. The Abu Rishah statement said that those things “were contrary to our values, our tribal, political, and religious morals.” The statement said that the tribe regarded that meeting and its decisions as “serving the orientations of the occupation and its stooges and harmful to the interests of the country and the Believers.”
The Abu Rishah tribal statement, as posted on alBasrah.net concluded: “Therefore we declare openly and in the name of the Abu Rishah tribe that we denounce and condemn that conference and its resolutions and wish to clarify that the so-called ‘Abd as-Sattar Abu Rishah has no connection with us other than that of being a relative from the same line of descent, and that he is no shaykh of the tribe nor is he authorized to speak in its name.
“Long live the great Iraqi people! “Long live the Iraqi patriotic Resistance! “Shame and degradation to the traitors and lackeys! Signed “Shaykh Hazim Rashid Abu Rishah ad-Dulaymi.”
Five US troops reported killed in Resistance ambush of US patrol in Baghdad Sunday afternoon.
In a dispatch posted at 11:15pm Makkah time Sunday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters ambushed a US foot patrol in the middle of Baghdad at about 3pm local time Sunday afternoon.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that more than seven Resistance fighters opened fire with machine guns on a US patrol making regular rounds on foot in the Baghdad al-Jadidah area of the occupied Iraqi capital. The attack left five US troops dead in front of the al-Layth manufacturing complex for domestic curtains.
The witnesses said that masked men in sports clothing attacked the patrol that comes through the area every day at 3pm. The fighters opened up on the Americans with their machine guns and also fired two shoulder-launched anti-personnel rockets and three a hand grenade in the course of the ambush.
A local Christian resident of the area told Mafkarat al-Islam that several Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi gunmen tried to prevent the Resistance men from leaving the area after the attack, so that the uninjured Marines could kill or capture them. But one of the Resistance men fired his machine gun at four pro-American Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen, killing them.
The correspondent reported that the street opposite the al-Bayda’ Cinema where the attack took place is known for its many tailor shops that supply wedding clothes and curtains. Witnesses in Baghdad al-Jadidah all agreed that this was the fiercest attack of its type since last February when after the mysterious bombing of the Shi‘i shrine in Samarra’, all the local Sunni residents were driven out and the pro-American Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi took over the neighborhood.
Shi‘i sectarian gunmen kidnap 26 Sunni workers in Baghdad.
In a dispatch posted at 10pm Makkah time Sunday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier armed Shi‘i sectarian gunmen wearing uniforms of the puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry Shock Troops (Maghawir)” kidnapped 26 Sunni workers in a hamburger works in the al-‘Amil neighborhood 7 Nisan area of Baghdad near the al-‘Asharah al-Mubashsharin bi-al-Jannah Mosque.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that 10 pickups carrying the Shi‘i sectarian gunmen drove onto the street and blocked it off. They fired their weapons into the air indiscriminately and stormed into the hamburger works where they bound, blindfolded, and abducted the 26 workers and then quickly fled with them.
Four US troops reported killed in massive Resistance bomb attack in Baghdad.
In a dispatch posted at 5:40pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a powerful Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US Humvee as it drove past the wall surrounding the az-Zuhur primary school on ar-Rabi‘ Street in Baghdad’s al-Jami‘ah neighborhood.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in the area, whose houses were damaged by the explosion, as saying that the bomb completely destroyed the American vehicle and killed four US soldiers who were aboard it. The blast was so massive that it also shattered window glass and blew the doors of houses in the neighborhood off their hinges. One witness said he saw the mangled body of one of the Americans who had been burned by fire from the vehicle’s fuel. The death of the other three was also confirmed as shrapnel ripped through the interior of the vehicle, which burned completely.
Resistance car bomber blasts column of Iraqi puppet troops in western Baghdad.
In a dispatch posted at 1:27pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance fida’i fighter drove an explosives-laden car into a column of Iraqi puppet army troops near the ash-Shurtah tunnel in western Baghdad. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that the blast killed two of the puppet troops. Afterwards, puppet security forces sealed of the area.
Puppet army conducts raids, searches in Baghdad district Sunday morning following fighting.
In a dispatch posted at 11:14am Makkah time Sunday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi puppet army forces launched a campaign of mass raids, searches, and arrests in the northwestern Baghdad district of al-Hurriyah on Sunday morning. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that Iraqi puppet army forces were searching one house after the other in the al-Hurriyah ath-Thaniyah district where recent days have witnessed armed fighting.
The witnesses reported that the puppet army troops confiscated weapons that they found in some houses, but at the time of writing it was unknown whether any arrests had been made. On Saturday two persons were killed in al-Hurriyah ath-Thaniyah district despite the curfew that was in force. During the hours of Sunday morning, US troops and their Iraqi puppet army allies deployed in force around the area.
Salah ad-Din Province.
Resistance fighters shoot down US drone aircraft over at-Tarimiyah.
In a dispatch posted at 1:34pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier, Iraqi Resistance fighters shot down an unmanned US reconnaissance plane in at-Tarimiyah, about 30km north of Baghdad. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in the Hamid Juwayr area, known as “ash-Shatt” saying that the aircraft had been hovering at low altitude over the area. After shooting it down, the Resistance men then took possession of the wreckage.
US troops kill three civilian youths in Bayji Sunday.
In a dispatch posted at 12:32pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US troops shot and killed three Iraqi civilian youths and wounded a fourth in the city of Bayji, about 200km north of Baghdad, on Sunday. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that the four were in a car being pursued by unknown persons in another car when the American patrol came upon the scene. The Americans opened fire on the car that was being chased, killing three and wounding the fourth person aboard. The US troops did nothing to the car that had been chasing them the source said.
Puppet police chief in district near Tuz Khurmatu killed Saturday afternoon.
In a dispatch posted at 10:39am Makkah time Sunday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces shot and killed the puppet police chief in a district located near Tuz Khurmatu near Kirkuk in northern Iraq Saturday afternoon. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the puppet police as saying that Resistance men killed Muhammad Qasim, the puppet police chief of an area known as Salman Bayk in the district of Tuz Khurmatu in northern Salah ad-Din Province. The source reported that the Resistance men opened fire on Qasim as he was headed out to eat after sunset in one of the local restaurants.
Three US troops reported killed in Resistance attack on American checkpoint in al-Mahmudiyah.
In a dispatch posted at 11:30pm Makkah time Sunday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an estimated 15 Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a fixed US checkpoint loated 30km south of Baghdad in the al-Mahmudiyah area, setting it ablaze and killing three American soldiers and wounding more of them.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that Resistance men attacked the checkpoint, spraying it with intense gunfire and firing shoulder-launched rockets into it. The source said that three US Marines were killed in the attack and the rest of the Americans there were wounded. A vehicle parked at the checkpoint was burned up.
An Iraqi Resistance source, for his part, told Mafkarat al-Islam that three of the Resistance fighters were killed as they withdrew from the area when Iraqi puppet army troops opened fire on them by surprise from the road where cooking gas is sold in the eastern part of the city opposite the al-Qa‘qa‘ Complex which is full of pro-American Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen.
The correspondent reported that the checkpoint that was attacked was near the home of the 14 year old girl ‘Abir whom US troops raped and murdered in March 2006. ((See: “Mafkarat al-Islam: eyewitness testimony about US rape, murder of Iraqi family in al-Mahmudiyah in March,” in Iraqi Resistance Report for Saturday, 1 July 2006.)
Resistance bomb attack on Friday reportedly kills seven US troops, including Marine Captain in charge of strategic “Bermuda Triangle” district around al-Musayyib.
In a dispatch posted at 5:35pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters carried out an bomb attack in the area of al-Musayyib, about 70km south of Baghdad on Friday in which an important US military commander was killed.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported Captain ‘Ali Haydar Tu‘mah of the puppet “Order Protection Force” as saying that the Iraqi Resistance planted three high-explosive bombs north of al-Musayyib on the road to al-Haswah on Friday. The bombs went off by a large American column that drove past at about 5pm local time that afternoon.
Killed in the attack, according to Captain Tu‘mah, was a US Marine Captain known as Steven Mark spelling unverified, the US officer in charge of Marine operations in the area of al-Musayyib, al-Haswah, Jurf as-Sakhr, and al-Mahawil – a predominantly Sunni area between Baghdad and al-Hillah that the Americans sometimes call the “Bermuda Triangle” or the “Triangle of Death” because of the frequency of Resistance operations on the strategic route from Baghdad to southern Iraq.
Captain Tu‘mah told Mafkarat al-Islam that the bomb attack killed Captain Mark and six of his men immediately and left another five Americans wounded. Iraqi puppet forces attempted to come to the aid of the Americans, Tu‘mah said, but the US troops turned them back, asking the commander of the Iraqi puppet army patrol to keep a distance from the scene of the attack for fear that the Iraqi puppet soldiers would discover the identity of who had been killed and then leak the information.
Tu‘mah said that since the death of the American Captain up until today (Sunday), US forces had been carrying out revenge campaigns, arresting, beating, and abusing local residents, particularly in the vicinity of Jurf as-Sakhr, about 65km south of Baghdad, and the surrounding area. The correspondent reported that the American Captain killed in the Friday attack was the highest-ranking US officer to be killed in the area.