Fwd: [arab_nationalist] Iraqi Resistance Report: 11-13 March 2004.
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> Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 11 March 2004,__________________________________
> through Saturday, 13 March 2004. Translated and/or compiled by
> Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
> Thursday, 11 March 2004.
> Resistance bomb in Ba`qubah kills one US soldier, wounds two others.
> One US occupation soldier died Thursday from wounds he received on
> Wednesday when he and two others were wounded in an Iraqi Resistance
> homemade bomb attack west of Ba`qubah, which is 60km west of Baghdad,
> a US military spokesman admitted. The convoy in which the troops
> were passed over a roadside bomb, which detonated.
> Resistance bomb wounds US soldiers on highway east of ar-Ramadi.
> Sometime after the death of the US soldier from the attack west of
> Ba`qubah, a roadside bomb planted by the Iraqi Resistance forces blew
> up on the expressway east of the city of ar-Ramadi, wounding several
> US occupation soldiers and damaging their Humvee.
> Three British soldiers wounded in Resistance bombing.
> Three British occupation soldiers were wounded in the southern Iraqi
> province of Maysan when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded Thursday
> morning on the main road between al-`Amarah and al-Basrah in front of
> a vegetable oil plant, according to a report carried by al-Jazeera
> TV. The explosion also damaged two of the British military
> occupation vehicles.
> Resistance attack kills two Iraqi puppet policemen.
> Two Iraqi puppet policemen were killed near Samarra' when Iraqi
> Resistance fighters drove by in a car and opened fire on their
> vehicle. Sources in the Iraqi puppet police said that the Resistance
> attack occurred on Thursday morning west of Samarra', which is north
> of Baghdad. The puppet police said that the Resistance fighters left
> the scene unscathed but said that the incident was "under
> Resistance attack damages US vehicle in al-Fallujah. Iraqis said
> One Iraqi was killed and two others were injured seriously when an
> Iraqi Resistance explosive device exploded as a US column drove along
> a street in al-Fallujah on Thursday.
> Sarmad Khalaf, an officer in the Iraqi puppet police in al-Fallujah
> said that the "explosive device detonated as an American military
> column passed on the main street in the middle of al-Fallujah. Khalaf
> said that shrapnel from the blast killed one passer-by and injured
> two others who were taken to al-Fallujah General Hospital. He said
> that one of the US military vehicles was lightly damaged.
> Translators working for British aggressors killed by Resistance
> Iraqi Resistance fighters late on Wednesday stopped a taxicab in the
> southern city of al-Basrah and shot to death two Iraqi sisters who
> had been working as translators for the British occupation. The
> sisters were employees of the US contractor Kellog, Brown, and Root,
> a subsidiary of Halliburton. The sisters were on their way home from
> work and their killing was in conformity with commitments repeatedly
> made by the Iraqi Resistance to target all collaborators working for
> the occupation.
> Puppet police claim Resistance attack on oil pipe thwarted.
> In area of the northern Iraqi city of Kikuk, puppet police arrested
> two people who, they said, were attempting to blow up an oil
> pipeline. An official in the Kirkuk puppet police directorate said
> that the arrested persons were carrying high explosive TNT and were
> trying to plant it under an oil pipeline. The puppet police
> spokesman said that this is the first time they were able to arrest
> people trying to sabotage oil facilities.
> Iraqi puppet police send 80 men to arrest an officer in the
> Republican Guard.
> Iraqi puppet police in Kirkuk announced that on Thursday they
> arrested a high-ranking officer in the Iraqi Republican Guard. The
> occupation forces suspect that the Republican Guard officer had been
> involved in planning operations against the Iraqi puppet police and
> the US occupation forces. Captain Rakkan Hamad Latif al-`Ubaydi of
> the Kirkuik puppet police said that on Thursday "at about noon a
> force made up of about 80 policemen stormed the village of al-
> Humayrah, 25km south of Kirkuk, on the road to Tikrit. There they
> arrested Staff Major General of the Republican Guard Rashid
> Hamid `Abdallah al-Bayyati. The occupation forces identified al-
> Bayyati as the mastermind behind attacks on the Iraqi puppet police
> and US [occupation] forces."
> Al-`Ubaydi indicated that the operation to arrest al-Bayyati was
> carried out in al-Bayyati's house in al-Humayrah village, and that it
> was preceded by a gunbattle between the puppet police and al-
> Bayyati's patriotic followers, in which one of the patriots defending
> al-Bayyati was martyred. Puppet police officer Khalaf noted that al-
> Bayyati was wanted by the US occupation.
> Puppet police arrest Iraqi, Palestinian, and British "suspects" in
> The commander of the puppet so-called emergency police in Kirkuk,
> Colonel Khattab `Arif, announced that the Iraqi puppet police on
> Thursday afternoon arrested four "suspects" � one of them an Iraqi,
> two of them Palestinians, and one Briton � in the city, which is
> located 266km north of Baghdad. `Arif said the four were suspected
> of preparing martyrdom attacks in the city.
> `Arif said, "the four were driving three red German-made Opal cars
> with no license plates at the time they were arrested at a check
> point." He said that they informed the puppet police that they were
> tourists intending to visit Kirkuk. `Arif said the arrests followed
> a message that they had received from the US occupation troops who
> warned them of the possibility that Resistance fighters were planning
> to enter the city in order to carry out attacks on the puppet police
> and US occupation forces.
> `Arif indicated that the four men had been turned over to his bosses
> in the US occupation forces, and that the Americans would check out
> their story.
> Grenade attack on mosque kills guard.
> A guard at the Fandi al-Kubaysi mosque in ash-Shurtah district west
> of Baghdad was killed when a hand grenade was thrown at the mosque.
> The Imam of the mosque had been assassinated a few days ago.
> Religious leaders in Iraq have repeatedly condemned the US occupation
> forces for inciting sectarian violence.
> Rising Resistance forces Poland to cut forces in Iraq.
> A high-ranking official in the Polish Defense Ministry has declared,
> in view of the repeated attacks by the Iraqi Resistance on Polish
> occupation troops in al-Hillah, that Poland will begin to reduce its
> military presence in Iraq later this year. Al-Jazeera TV reported
> that Janusz Zemke, Deputy Defense Minister, paid a visit in southern
> Iraq where Polish forces lead a brigade of so-called multinational
> forces in service to the US occupation.
> During the visit, Zemke tried to conceal the growing pressure from
> which the Polish aggressors are suffering at the hands of the
> Resistance by publicly making the Polish withdrawal conditional on
> the occupation becoming more stable. But his remarks to the effect
> that, "this reduction will come in stages when security stabilizes
> and the Iraqi forces become stronger," could not obscure the
> worsening plight in which the Poles find themselves as they serve US
> imperial ambitions. Zemke's visit followed a series of Resistance
> strikes on Polish forces in occupied southern Iraq that have left at
> least two Polish aggressors dead and several others wounded.
> A spokesman for the Polish Army said that a 10-percent reduction of
> forces was being planned.
> Sources: al-`Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan, Friday 12
> March 2004.
> Friday, 12 March 2004.
> Two US soldiers killed, one other wounded in Resistance bomb attack
> on convoy.
> An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded under a vehicle in a
> passing US convoy killing two US occupation soldiers and wounding a
> third on a road near al-Habbaniyah on Friday, according to a
> statement issued by the US occupation command.
> US soldiers wounded in Resistance bomb blast in al-Qa'im.
> An explosive device planted by the Iraqi Resistance exploded,
> wounding several American occupation troops, as the US invader forces
> were searching an abandoned building in the city of al-Qa'im on the
> border with Syria. Eyewitnesses quoted by al-Jazeera TV said that
> the explosion occurred as US forces were entering the building. US
> occupation sources refused to confirm or deny the report.
> Resistance blows up oil pipeline.
> Iraqi Resistance forces blew up a main oil pipeline west of Tikrit on
> Friday, igniting a fire on the line. The German Press Agency
> reported on the authority of eyewitnesses that puppet policemen and
> fire fighters were trying to get the blaze under control. Reports
> indicated that the Resistance fighters who blew up the line were able
> to leave the scene unscathed. The stricken oil pipeline links
> northern oil fields in Kirkuk with the ad-Durah refinery outside
> Resistance rocket attack on US convoy in Baghdad.
> Iraqi Resistance forces fired rockets at a US occupation convoy on
> Friday morning near the base headquarters of the US occupation in al-
> A`zamiyah district in Baghdad.
> Puppet forces claim to have foiled Resistance bombing.
> In Ba`qubah an official in the puppet so-called Iraqi civil defense
> force announced that his forces together with Iraqi puppet policemen
> had arrested two persons on Thursday night who, the official said,
> were trying to plant explosive devices in the city, which is located
> north east of Baghdad.
> Iraqi puppet police disarm bomb near Egyptian consulate in Baghdad.
> Iraqi puppet police on Friday disarmed a bomb that they reportedly
> found near the Egyptian consulate in the occupied Iraqi capital,
> according to Saba' News Agency. The Egyptian consulate is located in
> the so-called Green Zone where the US occupation headquarters is
> Three puppet force members wounded by Resistance land mine in
> An Iraqi Resistance land mine exploded in downtown Samarra' on
> Friday, wounding three Iraqi members of the puppet so-called civil
> defense forces.
> Stooge regime re-names street after US military unit.
> In keeping with their attempt to transform Arab-Islamic Iraq in the
> image of America, an Iraqi source has confirmed that the name of al-
> Andalus Street in Mosul has been changed to 101st Division Street. A
> Mosul literary figure has stated that Ghanim al-Bassu, the governor
> of Mosul appointed by the occupation forces, and his provincial
> council have changed the name of the street. The Iraqi writer told
> the newspaper ar-Riyad that the name change astounded the people of
> Mosul who are silently denouncing the change. The writer said that
> the residents ask: "How can you Americanize an Arab city that is
> famous for its firm stances throughout all of history from antiquity
> to the present?"
> Occupation forces, puppet police "guard" target mosque.
> US occupation forces and puppet police reinforced "securty" around
> the Muhammad Fandi al-Kubaysi Mosque in ash-Shurtah al-Khamisah
> district in the south west of Baghdad. The move comes one day after
> an attack on the mosque left a guard dead. The mosque's
> muezzin, `Ali `Abbud az-Zawi, accused Iraqi collaborators with the
> occupation of being behind the attack. The latest attack followed
> another assault five days previous in which the Imam of the mosque
> was shot to death.
> US aggressor forces raided a farm near the village of al-`Uja near
> Tikrit where they arrested three Iraqis, two of whom they accused of
> supplying weapons to the Iraqi Resistance. The invaders stated that
> they also found explosives, machine guns, and rocket launchers in
> their possession.
> Sources: al-`Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan, Saturday,
> 13 March 2004.
> Saturday, 13 March 2004.
> Two US occupation soldiers killed in Resistance attack in Tikrit.
> A bomb planted by the Iraqi Resistance exploded on Saturday morning
> in downtown Tikrit killing two US occupation troops and wounding four
> others, according to a report carried by al-Jazeera TV. A US
> military occupation spokesman said that the soldiers, who belonged to
> the 1st Infantry Division, were on a patrol in downtown Tikrit in
> northern Iraq when an explosive device went off under their military
> vehicle. The British Broadcasting Corporation reported that the
> explosion was followed by gunfire from light arms. The wounded US
> troops were evacuated to a US military occupation hospital north of
> Tikrit. US officials said that no Iraqi was arrested after the
> Arrests in Tikrit for weapons possession.
> US troops reported arresting 11 Iraqis in Tikrit after house searches
> for being in possession of arms and rocket launchers prior to the
> Resistance land mine wounds four US occupation soldiers in ar-Ramadi.
> Four US occupation soldiers were wounded on Saturday when a land mine
> exploded near the courthouse in ar-Ramadi, west of Baghdad. The WAS
> news agency quoted a US occupation spokesman as saying that the US
> forces closed off the roads leading to the scene of the explosion
> after the attack while helicopters hovered overhead. The wounded
> were transported away after the blast, the spokesman said.
> Resistance fires mortar barrage at Abu Ghurayb prison camp.
> Iraqi Resistance fighters fired a barrage of three mortar rounds at
> the US concentration camp at Abu Ghurayb, north west of Baghdad on
> Saturday. Two mortar shells crashed into the prison. The third
> shell struck a residence hall adjacent to the prison. No casualties
> were reported. US aggressor forces denied all knowledge of the
> attack, according to al-Jazeera TV.
> Explosion in Baghdad.
> Al-Jazeera TV reported on Saturday that a loud explosion reverberated
> in downtown Baghdad on Saturday. A US occupation spokesman said he
> had know information about the blast.
> Iraqi Resistance bomb in Ba`qubah.
> An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded as a US occupation patrol was
> passing by on a street in Ba`qubah Saturday morning near a fuel
> station. Five Iraqis were wounded in the blast, according to a
> puppet police announcement. A number of civilian cars were also
> Bomb blast kills Baghdad shopkeeper.
> An Iraqi shopkeeper named Haydar al-Quzini with connections to the
> collaborationists was killed and three other people were injured in
> an explosion on Saturday in a perfume shop in downtown occupied
> Baghdad. A spokesman for the US occupation said that the blast,
> which occurred after noon in al-Karradah at-Tijariyah, was the result
> of a bomb. Eyewitnesses said that a youth entered the shop before
> the blast carrying a briefcase. Eyewitnesses reported that the
> shopkeeper was closely related to Ibrahim al-Ja`fari, who is an
> official in the collaborationist Shi`ite Da`wah (Propaganda) Party
> and a member of the puppet so-called Interim Governing Council
> presided over by US proconsul L. Paul Bremer.
> Ghalib Hamzah `Abbas, who owns the neighboring shop said that three
> persons were wounded in the bombing. He added that a person in his
> thirties placed a bag in front of the fa�ade of the shop and then go
> in a white car and drove off.
> Bomb destroys Shi`ite mosque under construction.
> A bomb blast struck a Shi`ite mosque under construction in al-
> Ghazaliyah, an area of western Baghdad on Saturday night, destroying
> its dome and wall in addition to shaking its foundations.
> Demonstration in Mosul.
> About 250 students held a peaceful demonstration against the so-
> called interim constitution in Mosul. The protesters chanted "No! No
> to the constitution! Yes! Yes to national unity! Yes! Yes to Islam!
> No! No to the occupation!."
> Sources: al-`Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan, Sunday, 13
> March 2004.
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