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      > Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 25 March 2004,
      > through Saturday, 27 March 2004. Translated and/or compiled by
      > Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
      > http://www.freearabvoice.org
      >
      >
      > Resistance bomb kills one, wounds two more US aggressor troops.
      >
      > An explosive device planted by the Iraqi Resistance blew up near a US
      >
      > military patrol on Thursday, killing one US invader soldier and
      > wounding two others northeast of Baghdad. According to al-Jazeera
      > TV, a US military occupation spokesman said that the bomb exploded at
      >
      > about 8:25am local time in the town of Ba`qubah, 65km northeast of
      > the Iraqi capital.
      >
      > Resistance gunbattle with US invaders leaves one American dead, one
      > wounded.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US aggressor patrol north of the
      > Iraqi capital on Wednesday sparking a fire fight with the invaders
      > that left one US soldier dead and another wounded. The deputy
      > director of operations for the US occupation forces, General Mark
      > Kimmitt, said on Thursday that the fighting took place near the town
      > of at-Taji, about 12 miles north of Baghdad.
      >
      > Resistance kills one US Marine, wounds two others in ambush east of
      > al-Fallujah.
      >
      > The Iraqi Resistance delivered a stunning strike on a US Marine
      > convoy east of al-Fallujah on Thursday. Detonating explosives and
      > firing automatic weapons and armor-piercing rocket-propelled
      > grenades, the Resistance left one Marine invader dead and two others
      > wounded, according to an admission by US occupation spokesmen.
      >
      > With this attack, a total of three US soldiers were listed as killed
      > and five others wounded in a 24-hour period, according to official US
      >
      > military occupation reports.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance detonates bomb inside an oil well, greatly
      > disrupting oil theft by the occupation.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance forces blasted an oil well that feeds the main oil
      > pipeline in Iraq, 70km west of the city of Kirkuk on Thursday. `Adil
      > Qazzaz an official in the Oil of the North company told Agence France
      >
      > Presse (AFP) "the fire that ignited in the oil well after an
      > explosion was the result of an explosive device."
      >
      > He said that the blast caused great damage and that fire fighters are
      >
      > battling the blaze with difficult because the explosion took place
      > within the oil well itself. He said that getting the fire under
      > control would take two days.
      >
      > Ghazi at-Talibani, a security official with the Oil of the North
      > Company also told the German Press Agency that the explosion resulted
      >
      > from an explosive device planted within the well itself. At-Talibani
      >
      > said, "The explosion has greatly disrupted the company's production."
      >
      > Qazzaz commented that "part of the output of this well is exported
      > via the pipeline that goes to the port of Ceyhan in Turkey on the
      > Mediterranean Sea. The rest of the output goes to cover the
      > requirements of the domestic market."
      >
      > Four collaborators die in hail of Resistance gunfire.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a car carrying Iraqi collaborators
      > who were employed by the US occupation forces on Thursday in at-
      > Ta'mim neighborhood, in the east of Mosul. Four collaborators were
      > killed and one other was seriously wounded in the Resistance attack.
      >
      > American invaders kill four civilians, wound six others, including
      > women and children.
      >
      > US aggressor forces shelled and raided the village of al-Mulahimah,
      > south of ar-Ramadi, killing four Iraqi civilians, including two women
      >
      > and child, and wounding six others. Al-Jazeera TV reported
      > eyewitnesses as saying that the indiscriminate shooting by the
      > American invaders destroyed several homes. In addition, the US
      > occupation troops took 14 Iraqis prisoner before sealing off the
      > area.
      >
      > The witnesses reported that the four Iraqi civilians who were killed
      > included one man, two women, and a two-year-old child. All died in
      > an American operation during the night of Wednesday to Thursday. One
      >
      > witness said that four other children were also wounded in the
      > operation during which US aggressor forces invaded the village in
      > search of "suspects" and arrested 14 persons.
      >
      > Academic accuses Mossad of assassination of Iraqi professors,
      > clerics.
      >
      > The Chairwoman of the Center for Palestinian Studies at Baghdad
      > University, Dr. Huda an-Nu`aymi, has charged that about 100
      > university professors have been assassinated in Iraq since the Anglo-
      > American occupation began. In addition about 1,000 others have left
      > the country.
      >
      > Speaking in Amman, Jordan, an-Nu`aymi accused the Zionist Mossad of
      > liquidating Iraqi religious leaders. "Israeli" infiltration into
      > Iraq has recently increased sharply as they use the medium of private
      >
      > investment companies in the Maysan area."
      >
      > An-Nu`aymi was taking part in a conference on the situation of Iraqi
      > women under the US occupation that began Wednesday in the Jordanian
      > capital. According to the Saudi Press Agency WAS, she disclosed
      > stories of the kidnapping of Iraqi girls and of assaults by US
      > occupation troops on women prisoners in the concentration camps
      > operated by the invaders. She disclosed violations of human rights
      > and explained that women are taken hostage by the US aggressors in an
      >
      > effort to make family members turn in the woman's husband, brother,
      > or son. In many cases these women themselves are assaulted in
      > various ways. The US invader troops also steal the Iraqis' gold
      > jewellery.
      >
      > An-Nu`aymi said that America's talk about democracy, freedom, and
      > human rights for Iraqis is for domestic US consumption only.
      > Meanwhile no one knows the fate of the oil being plundered by the US
      > invaders.
      >
      > Sources:
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28047
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28046
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=28031
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=28018
      > http://www.aljazeera.net/news/arabic/2004/3/3-25-13.htm
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28062
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=28054
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=28051
      >
      >
      > Friday, 26 March 2004.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance battles US invaders in al-Fallujah. One US Marine
      > aggressor killed, others injured. US invaders kill 9 Iraqis, wound
      > 30.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance fighters killed one US Marine and wounded a number
      > of others in several hours of bloody battles in streets and lanes of
      > the town of al-Fallujah on Friday.
      >
      > Nine Iraqis, including three children and an Iraqi cameraman working
      > for ABC News, were gunned down and 30 others wounded by US aggressor
      > forces who opened fire as they raided the al-`Askari neighborhood in
      > the town of al-Fallujah, 60km west of Baghdad.
      >
      > The battle reportedly began when Resistance fighters attacked US
      > invader forces in the area with rocket-propelled grenades and bombs,
      > destroying several US military vehicles. The US invaders then
      > concentrated themselves in the al-`Askari and as-Sina`i neighborhoods
      >
      > where they opened fire indiscriminately on the citizens in an effort
      > to get them off the streets so they could raid their houses.
      > Witnesses said that a shop owner, a customer, and two bystanders were
      >
      > killed in the American assault. The random American gunfire caused
      > most of the Iraqi civilian casualties, although the cameraman was
      > killed later when US invaders fired on journalists trying to get a
      > view of the battle.
      >
      > The US invaders closed off the area and began to carry out house-to-
      > house raids. The Americans called on the local people through
      > loudspeakers and leaflets to hand over or inform on individuals whom
      > the aggressors called "terrorists." Dead and wounded Iraqis were
      > carried to the city hospital, as the US forces closed the entrances
      > and exits to the city, blocking reporters from getting into al-
      > Fallujah.
      >
      > But then the Iraqi Resistance counter attacked and the journalists
      > could hear the intermittent sound of explosions and the report of
      > heavy weapons fire. Iraqi Resistance fighters, their faces covered
      > in kuffiyehs, clashed with the US invaders, pounding them with
      > explosive devices and mortars and firing rocket-propelled grenades
      > and assault rifles.
      >
      > US invaders fire on reporters covering raid on al-Fallujah, kill ABC
      > cameraman.
      >
      > Medical sources and eyewitnesses have informed Agence France Presse
      > (AFP) that an Iraqi photographer was shot to death with a bullet
      > wound to the forehead when US occupation troops opened fire on
      > journalists during a raid on al-Fallujah on Friday. Dr. Muhannad as-
      > Samara'i, a physician in al-Fallujah General Hospital, said that an
      > ABC news photographer by the name of Burhan Muhammad al-Luhaybi, was
      > killed by a gunshot to the forehead. Dr. Muhammad al-Kubaysi,
      > another Iraqi doctor, said, "the bullet that killed the Iraqi
      > photographer, as is usual with us, came out of the weapon of an
      > American soldier."
      >
      > AFP correspondents and eyewitnesses said that al-Luhaybi was standing
      >
      > among a group of journalists who were covering the clashes in al-
      > Fallujah when the US occupation forces opened fire upon them.
      >
      > An AFP reporter said "we told him to stay back but he insisted on
      > advancing to get clearer pictures of the battle. It was then that
      > the US forces opened fire on us and mortally wounded him."
      >
      > Resistance detonates oil pipeline in southern Iraq.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance forces set a secondary oil pipeline ablaze in the
      > ash-Sha`biyah district near al-Basrah in southern Iraq � a pipeline
      > through which Iraqi oil is exported by the occupation regime.
      >
      > US invaders desecrate Muslim cemetery "searching for hidden weapons."
      >
      > US occupation forces have raided a cemetery in al-Karakh district of
      > Baghdad on the pretext that there might be arms hidden there,
      > according to the Qatari News Agency Qana. Eyewitnesses said on
      > Friday that American occupation forces cordoned off the cemetery and
      > the Mosque of Shaykh Ma`ruf al-Karakhi on Thursday � Friday night and
      >
      > dug up the graves of the dead, claiming that weapons might have been
      > hidden there.
      >
      > US aggressor forces also used tanks to seal off al-`Amiriyah district
      >
      > south west of Baghdad on Thursday � Friday night where they carried
      > out an extensive wave of arrests, cutting the main highway in the
      > area.
      >
      > Resistance kills four Iraqi puppet security troops.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance fighters killed four members of the puppet Iraqi
      > security forces on Friday during a raid on the town of Tikrit.
      > Reuters reported the US military as saying that four members of the
      > puppet so-called Iraqi civil defense forces were wounded in the
      > attack that took place at around 4:00am. The US military claimed
      > that three Iraqi Resistance fighters were also martyred.
      >
      > Afterward the US aggressors arrested 21 Iraqis.
      >
      > US Marine helicopters attacked near Syrian border.
      >
      > The US defense department has confirmed that Resistance forces near
      > the Iraqi-Syrian border fired at two US Marine aggressor helicopters
      > on Wednesday. The American invader aircraft fired returned fire and
      > fled.
      >
      > A communiqu� quoted by CNN reported that the two helicopters were
      > providing support for US aggressor ground forces in northern Iraq
      > when they were targeted by light weapons fire and rocket-propelled
      > grenades from within Syrian territory, according to the American
      > claim.
      >
      > The US communiqu� did not indicate whether the source of the weapons
      > fire might have been Syrian border guards or other parties in the
      > area.
      >
      > US military officials discussed the incident with the Iraqi puppet
      > border guards who contacted the Syrian border guards. US officials
      > say that they are still investigating the incident in the hopes of
      > avoiding similar incidents in the future.
      >
      > Resistance circulates laser disks warning collaborators.
      >
      > Computer laser disks containing films of Iraqi Resistance operations
      > and pictures of members of the Resistance telling about their
      > principles, goals, and the conditions that impelled them to carry out
      >
      > guerrilla operations against the occupation are being widely
      > circulated in occupied Baghdad. Some of the laser disks contain
      > recorded messages of warning issued by men with their faces covered
      > against those who collaborate with the occupation forces.
      >
      > Dar al-Khalij reports that some Baghdad families have said that they
      > acquired the disks thinking they contained variety shows, feature
      > films, or cooking lessons, but when they were turned on they proved
      > to contain images of individuals with their faces covered issuing
      > warnings to Iraqis against cooperating with the Americans. The say
      > that the fire of the Resistance will never be put out until the last
      > foreign soldier leaves Iraqi territory.
      >
      > Land mine in Muntazzah, near Kirkuk kills two Iraqis, wounds 14.
      >
      > A land mine exploded in Muntazzah, near Kirkuk on Friday, killing two
      >
      > Iraqis and wounding 14. The puppet police commander in the area said
      >
      > that most of the wounded had suffered severe injuries. He said that
      > the land mine was probably stray ordnance from the Army of the
      > Republic of Iraq.
      >
      > Special Reports: Women and Men in the dungeons of the occupation.
      >
      > Report on ghastly treatment of women prisoners of the US occupation.
      >
      > Ms. Eman Khammas, head of the International Occupation Watch Center
      > in Baghdad, maintains that it is difficult to ascertain the true
      > number of women prisoners in the occupation's prisons. She points out
      >
      > that the US occupation authorities refuse to discuss the matter, that
      >
      > women prisoners' families are fearful, and that there are other
      > factors as well.
      >
      > She affirmed, however, in an interview with al-Jazeera, that there
      > were 625 women prisoners in ar-Rusafah prison and 750 other women
      > prisoners in al-Kazimah, as of last December.
      >
      > The women prisoners held on security charges range in age from girls
      > of twelve to women in their sixties. Khammas explained that human
      > rights organizations face extreme difficulties in trying to obtain
      > information on the conditions in which the women are being held.
      > Unlike prisoners held on criminal charges, the location of political
      > prisoners is not disclosed by the occupation authorities.
      >
      > Political prisoners � or security prisoners, as the occupation calls
      > them � have no right to retain lawyers for their defense, nor does
      > anyone else have the right to defend them or to follow their cases.
      > Women are frequently imprisoned in order to get their wanted male
      > relatives to give themselves up, just as men are often in some cases
      > arrested in order to force a fugitive to surrender himself. There
      > are thousands of people imprisoned solely to put pressure on
      > relatives. There are also thousands who have been arrested on
      > nothing but slight suspicions, or in cases of mistaken identity where
      >
      > they are mistaken for a wanted person because they share the same
      > name, residence, or have a physical resemblance to them.
      >
      > Khammas noted that the occupation troops' arrests of Iraqis are
      > indiscriminate and collective and that most are carried out without
      > supervision, so that in most cases they get the address wrong and
      > therefore the person arrested is not the person they intended to
      > arrest. In other cases the persons arrested are taken with the
      > intention of trading them for the wanted person.
      >
      > Denunciations play a big role in the arrests, says Khammas. She
      > notes that there is no authority in the country with recognized
      > legitimacy, nor is there the desired security in the country and with
      >
      > the economy in a shambles and the pressures for making a living
      > mounting, denunciations (for a reward) are common. Personal and
      > economic reasons frequently constitute the background for
      > denunciations and therefore they form the "basis" on which people are
      >
      > imprisoned.
      >
      > Khammas notes that the occupation refuses to give a definite number
      > for how many prisoners they have in their custody, perhaps so that
      > they can increase or reduce their prison population according to
      > circumstances and what suits their interests. She said that
      > estimates range from 18,000 to 80,000 and as high as 150,000. These
      > astronomical figures are under an administration that claimed that
      > its top priority was to bring freedom to Iraqis.
      >
      > Khammas said that it can be deduced from those figures that there are
      >
      > five prisons in Iraq whose whereabouts are unknown, in addition to
      > the ten that are known. The Abu Ghurayb concentration camp near
      > Baghdad, with its unsavory reputation; al-Kazimah; ar-Rusafah; a
      > prison at Umm Qasr; and one in an-Nasiriyah; are some of the better
      > known camps.
      >
      > The natural right for families to visit their incarcerated loved ones
      >
      > is forbidden, and therefore in the era of "liberation," families have
      >
      > no way of learning for certain the fate of their loved ones. "It is
      > very difficult to get to meet prisoners. It requires going from one
      > American official to another before usually winding up in dismal
      > failure," Khammas said.
      >
      > Most bitter is the fact that prisoners on their release are told that
      >
      > they must publicly claim that their treatment was good. One woman
      > who had been imprisoned in Abu Ghurayb and who was subjected to
      > various forms of torture was advised by an Iraqi translator on the
      > day she was to be released that she must present a totally different
      > image of her time in prison to American authorities or else she would
      >
      > be remaining there. Therefore she answered the official in the
      > positive when she was asked whether she was treated well in prison.
      >
      > The occupation regime has made torture of the women prisoners an art,
      >
      > Khammas says, humiliating and abasing them. An Iraqi female
      > attourney, aged 55, imprisoned for four months, was compelled to
      > gather human waste in a large pot and boil it over a fire, stirring
      > it as it cooked � all in full view of the male prisoners who started
      > to chant "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest!) when they observed this
      > barbaric treatment being meeted out to a lawyer and matron.
      >
      > Report: American transgressions against Iraqi prisoners.
      >
      > US occupation forces are attempting to cloak in total secrecy what
      > goes on inside Abu Ghurayb prison camp, the largest American prison
      > complex in Iraq. News media and human rights groups are prohibited
      > from entering the complex or even getting near its gates. Ostensibly
      >
      > this blackout of information is to assure that international law is
      > followed with respect to the treatment of the prisoners inside.
      >
      > Information leaking out of the institution totally refutes the claims
      >
      > of the US occupation, however, and in no way conforms with the
      > requirements of human rights or the principles of democracy and
      > freedom that the US claimed it was spreading through its invasion of
      > Iraq and with its threats against other states in the region.
      >
      > The chairwoman of the International Occupation Watch Center in Iraq,
      > Ms. Eman Khammas, says that the first violation committed by the
      > occupation is to conceal the real number of prisoners inside the
      > network of prisons in the occupied country. While the occupation
      > talks in terms of only 13,000 prisoners distributed among nine prison
      >
      > camps, Khammas says that there are more than 80,000 prisoners in Abu
      > Ghurayb concentration camp alone.
      >
      > Regarding the treatment received by the prisoners in Abu Ghurayb,
      > Khammas says that available information from inside the prison is
      > hard for the mind even to conceive. She cites a letter written by a
      > female prisoner, smuggled out of the camp, and delivered to some
      > Iraqi newspapers. In her letter, the prisoner demands that the
      > tribes and notables of Iraq blow up Abu Ghurayb, since the occupation
      >
      > soldiers have violated the honor of the Iraqi women prisoners
      > detained there.
      >
      > Iraqi newspapers, including those owned by political parties and
      > individuals in the pay of the occupation, have reported that people
      > living near Abu Ghurayb are moving away in fear that indeed it might
      > be destroyed at any time. Khammas notes that most prisoners who are
      > released from the place refuse to discuss what they were subjected to
      >
      > during their ordeal inside, out of fear of being returned to prison
      > yet again.
      >
      > What Shaykh Sharif al-Qubaysi, 72 was subjected to in Abu Ghurayb is
      > something that would be unlikely to occur even in the most
      > dictatorial of countries. Although Shaykh al-Qubaysi had not joined
      > the ranks of the Resistance and had not worked for the Iraqi
      > government before the US invasion, he found himself in Abu Ghurayb
      > after the US occupation forces raided his home.
      >
      > Shaykh al-Qubaysi's advanced age was insufficient to get him
      > appropriate treatment from the American jailers. One evening as he
      > was sitting in his cell, an American woman soldier came in and
      > ordered him to remove all his clothes. She insisted upon it despite
      > his protestations, and then paraded him around in front of the
      > inmates in the prison.
      >
      > Member of the Board of Muslim `Ulama', Dr. `Abd as-Salam al-Kubaysi,
      > relates the story of one Imam of an Iraqi mosque. American women
      > soldiers in the prison forced him to put on red women's underwear and
      >
      > they then locked him in a cell with 16 Iraqi women prisoners for
      > three hours. Al-Kubaysi says that the Imam confided in him that "he
      > and the women wept incessantly for the entire three hours."
      >
      > Journalistic photographer Sahib `Umran who was held in Abu Ghurayb
      > for three months, describes the US treatment of Iraqis in the prison
      > as "humiliating and degrading." "They would allow us to bathe only
      > once a month, and that was at four in the morning and in extremely
      > cold water. The American occupation forces also prevent prisoners
      > from going to toilets, just in order to humiliate them."
      >
      > Sahib added, "we wore red overalls like those that the prisoners in
      > Guant�namo wear. And even when the weather was extremely cold, the
      > air conditioners would be left running. Food was cold, to say
      > nothing of being spoiled." He said that the Americans would try to
      > break the morale of the prisoners by claiming that they had killed or
      >
      > arrested members of the prisoner's family.
      >
      > Arshad Fadl, 19, says that he was forced to stand on his feet for
      > three consecutive days with his hands in chains and his head in a
      > sack. Throughout this entire period, Fadl says, he was not allowed
      > to drink water, to eat, or even to go to the toilet. "But whatever
      > kind of bad treatment I got, I was able to bear it. Only, I felt
      > sorry for the elderly prisoners and the for the disabled who were
      > with us in prison," he said.
      >
      > Bremer: prisoners may be sent to Guant�namo.
      >
      > US proconsul L. Paul Bremer announced that some non-Iraqi prisoners
      > being held by the US occupation forces in Iraq might be transferred
      > to the concentration camp set up by the Americans in Guant�namo,
      > Cuba, according to a report carried by the Kuwaiti newspaper al-
      > Qabas. Bremer claimed that the Iraqi prisoners, who he said numbered
      >
      > 7,000, are being held in Abu Ghurayb and Umm Qasr prisons and that
      > among them are 11 women. Their cases, he said, would be reviewed
      > after investigations have been completed.
      >
      > In contrast to Bremer's claims, the US military itself recently
      > announced that it was holding more than 13,000 Iraqis. Meanwhile
      > international organizations looking into the situation in Iraq
      > maintain that there are some 18,000 Iraqi prisoners, distributed
      > among 10 prison camps, including 625 female prisoners in ar-Rusafah
      > prison and 750 more in al-Kazimah prison.
      >
      > Sources:
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28135
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=28084
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=28089
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=28128
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=28076
      > http://www.aljazeera.net/news/arabic/2004/3/3-26-11.htm
      > http://www.aljazeera.net/news/arabic/2004/3/3-26-4.htm
      > http://www.aljazeera.net/news/arabic/2004/3/3-21-15.htm
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28150
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=28146
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=28144
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28159
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28163
      > http://www.aljazeera.net/news/arabic/2004/3/3-26-16.htm
      > http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
      > tmpl=story&cid=540&e=2&u=/ap/20040326/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_14
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28168
      >
      >
      > Saturday, 27 March 2004.
      >
      > Three US soldiers wounded in bomb attack in Samarra'.
      >
      > An Iraqi Resistance bomb struck a US aggressor convoy near the city
      > of Samarra', north of Baghdad, wounding three American invader
      > troops, according to a spokeswoman for the US military.
      >
      > Resistance fires mortar barrage at US base at Abu Ghurayb.
      >
      > Following an Iraqi Resistance rocket attack that struck Abu Ghurayb
      > concentration camp on Saturday morning (see following report) the
      > Iraqi Resistance fired a barrage of mortar shells at the US military
      > base in Abu Ghurayb.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance forces rocket Abu Ghurayb US base and concentration
      > camp.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance rockets slammed into the US concentration camp and
      > base at Abu Ghurayb, near Baghdad, on Saturday morning, according to
      > a report carried by al-Jazeera TV. Some of the rockets landed within
      >
      > the prison.
      >
      > Resistance bomb wounds five workers for the US occupation.
      >
      > An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded on Saturday morning in the
      >
      > Abu Nuwas district of Baghdad, wounding five persons working with the
      >
      > US occupation forces, at least three of them non-Iraqis. The
      > explosive device also totally destroyed the vehicle in which the five
      >
      > were traveling � a vehicle of the type used by the American
      > occupation army and foreign security companies in its employ.
      >
      > The sound of gunfire rang out immediately after the Resistance bomb
      > blast, which was so powerful that it shattered glass in the windows
      > of homes in the vicinity. US invaders sealed off Abu Nuwas district
      > after the attack.
      >
      > Explosions rock Baghdad on Friday � Saturday night.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance forces pounded al-Muthanna airport, which the US
      > occupation forces have turned into a local headquarters in the center
      >
      > of Baghdad, with dozens of rockets on Friday night. According to al-
      > Jazeera TV, clouds of smoke could be seen rising from various parts
      > of the airport. US occupation forces and puppet police deployed in
      > the nearby areas of the city.
      >
      > Al-Jazeera reported that many powerful explosions could be heard
      > within the US headquarters in the so-called Green Zone where the
      > Republican Palace has been taken over by the US occupation as its
      > national headquarters. US helicopters could be seen hovering over
      > the area in which the explosions took place. US military spokesmen,
      > however, would not confirm the location of the blasts.
      >
      > A communiqu� issued by a group calling itself the Patriotic Islamic
      > Resistance � Brigade of the mujahid Ahmad Yasin reached al-Jazeera TV
      >
      > in which the organization claims credit for the explosions, which, it
      >
      > said were in retaliation for the assassination by the Zionists of
      > Shaykh Ahmad Yasin, leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas.
      >
      > Reuters reported hospital sources as saying that at least six Iraqi
      > civilians had been injured, among them a child, in the blasts.
      >
      > Doctors in al-Yarmuk Hospital reported that three men, a woman, a
      > youth, and a child were admitted to the emergency room shortly after
      > the explosions. Two of the injured persons were in serious condition
      >
      > and were transferred to another hospital.
      >
      > Resistance rockets strike puppet Municipal Council building in Mosul.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance forces � reportedly three fighters � fired two
      > Katyusha rockets before noon on Saturday, at the Municipal Council
      > Building in Mosul in northern Iraq. The Iraqi puppet police reported
      >
      > that four persons, including one child, were killed in the attack on
      > the local puppet authority headquarters, and 19 others wounded � five
      >
      > of them in serious condition. The puppet police claimed to have
      > found the rocket launcher used in the Resistance attack but could not
      >
      > capture the fighters.
      >
      > US Marine aggressors seal off al-Fallujah after coming under
      > Resistance attack.
      >
      > US occupation tanks and armored vehicles sealed off the city of al-
      > Fallujah on Saturday evening after clashes between US Marine invaders
      >
      > and Iraqi Resistance forces.
      >
      > Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that the US Marine aggressors
      > had sent tanks to close all the city's entrances and exits. A US
      > military communiqu� reports that the American aggressor troops are
      > carrying out offensive operations in al-Fallujah in order
      > to "guarantee security and stability" for their occupation of the
      > city.
      >
      > Fierce battles have raged on and off since Friday in al-Fallujah,
      > west of Baghdad, leaving at least 10 dead and many others injured.
      >
      > Iraqi puppet police officer assassinated by Resistance.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance fighters assassinated an officer in the puppet
      > police in the northern city of Kirkuk on Saturday. The officer was
      > shot dead as he left his home. The officer was in charge of issuing
      > licenses to possess weapons.
      >
      > An Iraqi Resistance group claims credit for the over-night blast.
      >
      > A communiqu� issued by a detachment of the Iraqi Resistance active in
      >
      > the area of al-Fallujah, the Brigades of the 1920 Revolution, has
      > called on Iraqis to make the current month of March a month of fire
      > burning the occupation, turning the land of Iraq into a graveyard for
      >
      > invaders.
      >
      > According to Quds Press, the communiqu� said, "On the anniversary of
      > the butchery of Baghdad and on the anniversary of the aggression
      > against Iraq, the Patriotic, Islamic Resistance pledges, the
      > Patriotic Islamic Resistance pledges to God, be He exhalted, that
      > they will wage jihad to martyrdom until the occupation has
      > disappeared.
      >
      > The communiqu� went on to say that the Brigades of the 1920
      > Revolution was a sharp sword for all who try to attack the Muslim
      > lands. Coming days should provide ample proof of that, God willing.
      >
      > The communiqu� called for making March the month of revenge for
      > Shaykh Ahmad Yasin. "Everyone knows that the cause in Iraq and
      > Palestine is one and the same and the enemy is one. The road to
      > Palestine begins at Baghdad, and the land of Iraq will not abandon
      > the land of Palestine."
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a truck carrying supplies to the
      > Japanese aggressor forces based in the city of as-Samawah in southern
      >
      > Iraq. A report carried by Reuters said that the truck was on its
      > way to as-Samawah from Kuwait and that one Iraqi was killed in the
      > attack. It offered no further details. Nor did the Japanese
      > government immediately offer further information.
      >
      > A group of 120 Japanese occupation troops crossed the border from
      > Kuwait to Iraq on Saturday morning. According to the Kyodo News
      > agency, this is the last batch of Japanese aggressor troops to enter
      > Iraq at the present time on their mission as servants of the US
      > occupation.
      >
      > Another Iraqi Academic found murdered.
      >
      > The Dean of the College of the Sciences in al-Mustansiriyah
      > University, Dr. `Abd as-Sami` al-Jannabi, was found dead on the side
      > of a Baghdad street on Saturday, according to a report broadcast on
      > US-run Radio Sawa. As reported in the Iraqi Resistance Report on
      > Thursday, 25 March 2004, over 100 Iraqi academics have been murdered
      > since the occupation of Iraq nearly one year ago. The Zionist Mossad
      >
      > is suspect in the serial killings.
      >
      > US invaders shoot up private car, kill 3-year-old, wound seven other
      > people.
      >
      > US aggressor forces killed a three-year-old child when they opened
      > fire on a private car in which eight people were riding in Tikrit,
      > 175km north of Baghdad, according to puppet police sources. A major
      > in the Iraqi puppet police said that the eight persons � four
      > children, three women, and the male driver � were in the car when the
      >
      > US invaders opened fire on the vehicle, killing the child and
      > wounding everyone else inside.
      >
      > A Reuters photographer reported seeing a red car riddled with bullet
      > holes, its seats soaked in pools of blood and covered with splinters
      > of glass and from the shattered windows of the vehicle. Doctors
      > reported that the three-year-old child died in the hospital from a
      > severe wound in the abdomen. The child's mother, May Qahtan, said
      > from her hospital bed "The Americans are criminals. . . They're the
      > ones who kill all the people, and all the children. Isn't that
      > terrorism?" An Iraqi rescue worker said that an American convoy
      > opened fire on the car. A US officer in Tikrit acknowledged that it
      > was possible that US forces were responsible for the shooting because
      >
      > a large-caliber automatic weapon appeared to have been used.
      >
      > US invaders blow up Muslim Youth Association building in Baghdad,
      > arrest all inside.
      >
      > Al-Jazeera's correspondent reported from Baghdad that US aggressor
      > forces, supported by helicopter gun ships, destroyed the headquarters
      >
      > of the Muslim Youth Association in al-Mansur district of the Iraqi
      > capital. All those who were inside the building at the time of the
      > raid were taken into US custody.
      >
      > The Muslim Youth Association, which concerns itself with the
      > cultural, educational, and scientific dimensions of the lives of
      > young people, is one of the oldest public associations working in
      > Iraq.
      >
      > Resistance attacks US patrol in Kirkuk. Invaders shoot civilian to
      > death, wound two others "by mistake".
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a US occupation patrol in the city
      >
      > of Kirkuk late on Friday-Saturday night, according to the Commander
      > of the puppet police in Kirkuk, Major General Shayrgu Shakir. Shakir
      >
      > said that the Americans responded to the attack by "accidentally"
      > shooting and killing one Iraqi civilian and wounding two others late
      > on Friday-Saturday night. The Americans reportedly missed their
      > targets when they struck the Iraqi civilians.
      >
      > Sources:
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28168
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28182
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28185
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28224
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=28203
      > http://www.aljazeera.net/news/arabic/2004/3/3-27-13.htm
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28250
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=28244
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=28234
      > http://www.aljazeera.net/news/arabic/2004/3/3-28-3.htm
      >
      >
      >
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