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Iraqi Resistance Report 509
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 4 May 2006. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice. http://www.freearabvoice.org
Thursday, 4 May 2006.
· US airraid kills five civilians in ar-Ramadi Thursday morning.
· Resistance bomb in south Baghdad’s as-Sayyidiyah reportedly kills one US soldier.
· Iraqi Resistance Group the Brigades of the Triumphant Salah ad-Din rejects calls to negotiate with US or puppet regime, promises end to US occupation.
· Resistance sharpshooter reportedly kills US soldier near ad-Dulu‘iyah.
· Savage battle erupts in al-Yusufiyah when US column drives into town after dark Thursday.
· Two US troops reported killed by Resistance bomb near as-Suwayrah.
· Three US troops reported killed in Resistance bombing in al-Mawsil.
Heavy Resistance mortar barrage blasts US base in al-Qa’im.
In a dispatch posted at 3:40pm Makkah time Thursday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces fired 11 heavy 120mm mortar rounds into the US military base located west of al-Qa’im, near the Iraqi-Syrian border.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported local residents as saying that the barrage sent thick smoke billowing up from the American-occupied compound. Fires could be seen blazing up in the northern part of the US base, followed by four explosions.
The correspondent reported that American helicopters were seen hovering above the base at low altitude, but US artillery did not fire back at the Resistance attackers as it usually does.
Resistance bombards joint US-Iraqi puppet army headquarters in al-Fallujah.
In a dispatch posted at 10:05am Makkah time Thursday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraq Resistance forces fired fie 82mm mortar rounds at the headquarters jointly used by US occupation troops and Iraqi puppet forces in the middle of al-Fallujah, about 60km west of Baghdad.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in al-Fallujah as saying that the barrage set off explosions inside the compound.
US airraid kills five civilians in ar-Ramadi Thursday morning.
A US aircraft rocketed a house in the middle of ar-Ramadi on Thursday morning, killing or wounding a number of local civilian residents according to eyewitness accountes quoted by Quds Press.
A medical source in the ar-Ramadi clinic told Quds Press that he had taken in five bodies and a number of wounded. The source said that the bodies had been recovered from under the rubble of a house in the city and that among them were women and children.
The US military issued a statement denying any knowledge of any air raid on the city, but said that they were investigating the reports.
Quds Press noted that the city of ar-Ramadi is in a state of high tension in which clashes take place daily between US and Resistance forces. American troops have the city tightly sealed off from the outside world with electricity and water supplies shut down.
Resisatance attack in southern Baghdad leaves two puppet “Shock Troop” soldiers dead.
In a dispatch posted at 6:40pm Makkah time Thursday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons ambushed a patrol of puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry Shock Troops (Maghawir)” on the main road to Hur Rajab in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah.
The ad-Durah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in Hur Rajab as saying that the Resistance fighters heavily damaged a patrol vehicle, killing two puppet “Shock Troops” and wounding two more of them. The Resistance men then withdrew from the area.
Resistance bomb in south Baghdad’s as-Sayyidiyah reportedly kills one US soldier.
In a dispatch posted at 1:35pm Makkah time Thursday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military patrol on the main road in as-Sayyidiyah in southern Baghdad.
The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in as-Sayyidiyah as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the main road into the Game City area blew up by a patrol of several US Humvees. The blast destroyed a Humvee, killing one US soldier and wounding three more of them.
Mysterious bomb explodes in font of courthouse in Baghdad’s Madinat as-Sadr district.
In a dispatch posted at 10:28am Makkah time Thursday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a bomb exploded at the courthouse on Palestine Street in the Madinat as-Sadr area of Baghdad inflicting heavy damage and casualties.
The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses from the Palestine Street area as saying that a bomb that had been planted near the courthouse blew up, heavily damaging the building and killing two civilians and wounding 24 more.
News reports indicated that the bomb exploded near crowds of civilians an paralegals preparing petitions and some puppet police guards. Madinat as-Sadr is generally considered a stronghold of Shi‘i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr a local leader regarded as hostile by the US occupation.
Later, in a dispatch posted at 11:58am Makkah time Thursday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that seven people had been killed and 45 wounded in the blast, some of those severely.
Such attacks with heavy civilian casualties are widely viewed as a part of an Anglo-American effort to rescue their failing fortunes in Iraq by sparking a sectarian civil war in the country enabling them to fulfill their plans of partitioning the country along ethnic and religious lines.
On Monday, 1 May 2006, US Democratic Senator Joseph Biden and Leslie Gelb, the President Emeritus of the American Council on Foreign Relations, published an article in The New York Times offering bi-partisan US support for plans for partition of Iraq along ethnic and sectarian lines.
Resistance fighters assassinate puppet brigadier general in western Baghdad Thursday morning.
In a dispatch posted at 9:40am Makkah time Thursday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters shot and killed a high-ranking officer in the Iraqi puppet “Defense Ministry” in the al-Yarmuk area of western Baghdad Thursday morning.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in al-Yarmuk as saying that Resistance fighters ambushed Brigadier General Muhammad Rida, an officer in the puppet “Defense Ministry” in the “Four Streets” area of al-Yarmuk. The witnesses said that the Resistance fighters assassinated the general and then withdrew from the area without suffering any casualties on their side.
Iraqi Resistance Group the Brigades of the Triumphant Salah ad-Din rejects calls to negotiate with US or puppet regime, promises end to US occupation.
The Iraqi Resistance group Brigades of the Triumphant Salah ad-Din issued a statement in which it rejected negotiations with the Americans, now or in the future, and reiterated its rejection of the new Iraqi puppet regime and of any puppet regime formed in the shadow of the occupation.
In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Quds Press, the Brigades of Salah ad-Din said: “everytime the blows of the Resistance on the occupation and its stooges intensify talk surfaces about negotiations between the US forces and the [puppet] government on one side and the Resistance on the other.” The statement went on to say, however, that the Brigades of Salah ad-Din “have not and will not negotiate with any government formed under the protection of the occupation.”
The statement laid out a number of preconditions for any dialogue, first among them, “a time table for a withdrawal of the occupation that has been ratified by the United Nations and guaranteed by a UN resolution.” It also stipulated that “an end must be put to everything that results from the occupation, including all decrees, laws and bodies that have been formed under the occupation.”
The Brigades of Salah ad-Din also declared their rejection of the new puppet parliament and the puppet government formed on its basis, saying that they are “two of the occupation’s institutions set up on Iraqi soil and everything that applies to the occupation applies to them as well, in terms of [Resistance] activity.”
“Everything that has been set up under the shadow of the occupation is totally rejected and enjoys no legitimacy. These are nothing but the occupation’s attempts to experiment and save whatever it can save of its prestige and program, which have been dragged through the mud of defeat and frustrated by the zealous sons of Iraq.”
The Brigades’ statement denounced the puppet parliament or “Council of Deputies” calling it a “Council of Disasters” saying that it had been formed in order to impose sectarianism on a country composed of various religious and ethnic groups that had lived for many long centuries as one people in peace and security.”
“Iraq has never known sectarian war, killing, evictions, and forced migrations except at the hands of the occupation and the government it imposed in order to fix sectarianism and ethnic hostility in the country as preliminary step towards the partition of Iraq, the creation of impotent little entities. This the occupation would follow up by moving on ot other countries of the [Arab] Nation,” the statement said.
In conclusion the statement of the Salah ad-Din Brigades promised that the “hated occupation in Iraq” would be coming to an end and would fail in its attempt to impose the “Zionist and Persian presence – direct and indirect – on the soil of the country.”
On 1 May 2006, four other Iraqi Resistance groups denied and denounced claims by the US-installed puppet “President of Iraq” Jalal Talibani to have held talks with certain Iraqi Resistance groups whom he refused to name.
Resistance sharpshooter reportedly kills US soldier near ad-Dulu‘iyah.
In a dispatch posted at 1:50pm Makkah time Thursday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance marksman shot and killed a US soldier on the main road between Samarra’ and the ad-Dulu‘iyah area to the south, 97km north of Baghdad.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in ad-Dulu‘iyah as saying that a US soldier was on observation duty at a check point on the main road to Samarra’ when he took a direct hit from a Resisance sharpshooter’s bullet, killing him instantly.
Resistance fighters kill three pro-American Shi‘i sectarian Badr Brigade militiamen.
In a dispatch posted at 6:20pm Makkah time Thursday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked and killed three pro-American Shi ‘ sectarian Badr Brigade militiamen in the southwest of the city of al-Mada’in, which is located, about 25km southeast of Baghdad.
The al-Mada’in correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in the city as saying that Iraqi Resistance fighters equipped with light arms assaulted the three pro-American Badr Brigade gunmen on the road to al-Latifiyah in neighboring Babil Province. After killing the three sectarian gunmen, the Resistance fighters immediately left the scene.
Resistance mortars strike puppet police command headquarters for Diyala Province.
In a dispatch posted at 11:50am Makkah time Thursday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance mortars blasted the headquarters of the Iraqi puppet police command in Diyala Province.
The Diyala Province correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that seven mortar rounds blasted into the headquarters, destroying large parts of the headquarters building and wounding three puppet policemen, two of them officers.
Savage battle erupts in al-Yusufiyah when US column drives into town after dark Thursday.
In a dispatch posted at 9:50pm Makkah time Thursday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at the time of reporting fierce fighting was underway between Iraqi Resistance forces and US occupation troops in al-Yusufiyah, about 25km southwest of Baghdad.
The al-Yusufiyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the battle erupted at 10:10pm local time Thursday night when an American column drove into the area. The correspondent reported that the fighting was extremely intense and that the din of small arm and machine gun fire, mortar shells, and rockets filled the air.
Black smoke was rising from Old az-Zira‘ah Street where the battle was raging. The correspondent himself was unable to obtain further details on the nature or extent of casualties due to the nighttime curfew that was in force at the time the fighting erupted.
Two US troops reported killed by Resistance bomb near as-Suwayrah.
In a dispatch posted at 10:25am Makkah time Thursday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military column near the Jablah area north of as-Suwayrah, on the road to Baghdad about 50km southeast of Baghdad.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in Jablah as saying that the bomb exploded by a column of several US Humvees and Bradley armored vehicles on the road to Baghdad. The blast destroyed one Humvee, killing two US soldiers and wounding two more of them.
Three US troops reported killed in Resistance bombing in al-Mawsil.
In a dispatch posted at 12:10pm Makkah time midday Thursday, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military column on the main road near the industrial zone of western al-Mawsil (Mosul) in northern Iraq.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in the at-Ta’mim district, located near the industrial area, as saying that the bomb, which exploded on a road from their district into the industrial zone, destroyed a US armored vehicle, killing three American troops and wounding two more of them.