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  • Kevin Walsh
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    Message 1 of 1 , May 2, 2004
      --- abunasr1967 <abunasr1967@...> wrote:
      > To: arab_nationalist@yahoogroups.com
      > From: "abunasr1967" <abunasr1967@...>
      > Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 23:20:58 -0000
      > Subject: [arab_nationalist] Iraqi Resistance Report: 1 May 2004.
      > Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 1 May 2004.
      > Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial
      > board, the Free Arab Voice. http://www.freearabvoice.org
      > Saturday, 1 May 2004.
      > Towards midnight: US aggressors mass north of al-Fallujah following
      > retreat.
      > In a bulletin posted at 23:35 Mecca time Saturday night, Mafkarat al-
      > Islam's correspondent in al-Fallujah reports that US aggressor forces
      > have begun to mass north of the defiant city, as the two base centers
      > of the invaders � that to the north west of the city beyond the
      > residential area and that to the north east in the agricultural area
      > behind the railroad tracks � have begun to join up.
      > The people of al-Fallujah can see this massing from a distance and
      > some are fearful of what it might portend, thinking that the aim
      > might be a military offensive against the city. Another part of the
      > population believe that this is simply the redeployment of US forces
      > as they gather in one place for better protection against Resistance
      > attacks.
      > Resistance fighters are massing in the northern neighborhoods of al-
      > Fallujah in preparation for any eventuality, or for any US aggressor
      > attempt to storm the city. In the eastern, central, southern, and
      > southwestern parts of the city, however the situation is stable.
      > Iraqi Resistance turns back major US attack on al-Fallujah's al-
      > Jawlan neighborhood.
      > In a report posted at 20:49 Mecca time Saturday night, Mafkarat al-
      > Islam's correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that US aggressor
      > troops launched a powerful and concentrated attack directed at al-
      > Jawlan neighborhood in the northwest side of the city. The
      > correspondent writes that it appears that this American assault is
      > not another effort to cover the US retreat, but a genuine attempt to
      > storm the city from within.
      > Al-Fallujah's Resistance fighters waged a fierce battle against the
      > US attackers that lasted some 35 minutes (from 7:45pm to 8:20pm,
      > local time) and were able to repulse the US assault, inflicting
      > losses on the Americans, according to Resistance fighters. The
      > fighters were unable to give exact figures of the US losses.
      > It is thought possible that the reason for the latest US attack is
      > that it was an American attempt to secure the area around the
      > position their forces occupy opposite al-Jawlan, where the largest
      > number of Resistance fighters are concentrated. Al-Jawlan, at least
      > its lower end closest to the confrontation line with the Americans,
      > is nearly empty of its civilian population at this point, after most
      > residents left during the intense battles of past days.
      > It should be noted that although American forces have retreated from
      > a number of sectors around al-Fallujah, they retain two positions
      > confronting the city:
      > 1. To the northeast where the agricultural zone beyond the railroad
      > tracks begins, and
      > 2. To the northwest, beyond al-Jawlan neighborhood.
      > Resistance blocks US advance into al-Jurayfi, killing two Marines.
      > A powerful explosion shook al-Jurayfi district, north of al-Fallujah
      > on Saturday according to an afternoon report filed by Mafkarat al-
      > Islam's correspondent in the defiant city. The blast occurred, he
      > reports at precisely 3:53pm local time and the sound of the explosion
      > reverberated throughout the area, being audible in various parts of
      > al-Fallujah.
      > The correspondent reports that the explosion was the result of Iraqi
      > Resistance fighters' resistance to a simple attack that the
      > occupation forces had launched at al-Jurayfi when they sent in a
      > Humvee accompanied by troops on foot to cover their on-going retreat
      > towards the agricultural area behind the railroad tracks to the north
      > east of al-Fallujah.
      > Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent reported that as soon as the Iraqi
      > Resistance saw the oncoming US aggressor troops trying to infiltrate
      > into al-Jurayfi, they fired two rocket-propelled grenades at the
      > Humvee. They scored a direct hit on the vehicle, destroying it
      > completely and killing two of the Marine invaders who were inside.
      > The troops on foot fled. The correspondent writes that the American
      > forces use this sort of raid to facilitate the withdrawal of their
      > forces, keeping the Resistance busy with these little military
      > engagements.
      > Al-Fallujah celebrates the retreat of the American aggressors.
      > The people of al-Fallujah came out into the streets on Saturday
      > flashing "victory" signs in celebration of their triumph over the US
      > aggressor forces that blocaded their city for nearly a month. The
      > demonstrators carried the Iraqi flag on which is emblazoned the motto
      > Allahu akbar (God is greatest!) as they marched through the streets
      > chanting in support of defiance and resistance to the invader forces.
      > Meanwhile local police and forces carried out patrols in parts of al-
      > Fallujah. MSN reported that the US occupation troops claimed that
      > they would repair a mosque that their attack aircraft had destroyed.
      > Resistance fighters stay on alert as local police take over former US
      > aggressor positions around al-Fallujah.
      > The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported that
      > policemen together with members of the so-called civil defense forces
      > had begun to deploy in al-Fallujah to take the place of retreating US
      > aggressor forces. This has occurred in a number of locations, in
      > particular in the industrial zone and an-Nu`aymiyah neighborhood. US
      > forces refused to send four Humvees to participate in joint patrols
      > with the Iraqi police � something that was supposed to happen
      > according to the various cease-fire deals that had been worked out in
      > recent weeks. The US refusal was likely out of fear for the safety
      > of the US troops.
      > Meanwhile, Iraqi Resisance fighters remain in a state of readiness
      > and on alert as they follow what events will result from this hand
      > over.
      > Normal life begins to return to al-Fallujah.
      > Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that signs
      > of normal life and joy returned to the city on Saturday after weeks
      > of painful US blokade. The corresponent reported that shops were once
      > again open and streets were being cleaned as the scars of shelling
      > and siege began to be repaired.
      > Smiles returned to al-Fallujah's children's faces as well, the
      > correspondent writes saying that youngsters could be seen carrying
      > the Iraqi flag emblazoned with Allahu Akbar, running through the
      > streets in celebration over the return of peace and security to the
      > city.
      > In an amusing contrast, one citizen of al-Fallujah hung the newly
      > devised blue, white, and yellow "Israeli"-style flag of the puppet
      > authorities on his donkey's hindquarters as a sign of his rejection
      > of a symbol that the invaders are seeking to impose on the country.
      > US B-52s appear over al-Fallujah.
      > The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reports that
      > US B-52 bombers were observed flying over the defiant city on
      > Saturday. The airplanes first appeared over the city at 2:45pm local
      > time.
      > The appearance of B-52s over the city is an unusual occurrence.
      > Helicopter gunships, such as the Apache, were a regular feature of
      > the embattled city, though in recent days their numbers diminished
      > after several of the craft were shot down by the Resistance.
      > Earlier, Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent had noted that US aircraft
      > regularly patrol the skies over the city from 6:00am until 6:00pm,
      > breaking the sound barrier. The correspondent suggests that these
      > maneuvers are designed to frighten the Iraqis as the US troops
      > retreat to new concentration points in the agricultural area beyond
      > the residential quarter west of al-Jawlan neighborhood and in the
      > area of al-Habbaniyah base, 20km away.
      > Civilian deaths in US aggression against al-Fallujah tops 1,200.
      > Iraqi Resistance fighters lose 15 martyrs in US siege.
      > The number of civilian victims of the US aggression against al-
      > Fallujah has reached more than 1,200 killed, including 267 women and
      > more than 67 children � the remainder being male civilian citizens of
      > the city. The statistics were reported by Mafkarat al-Islam's
      > correspondent in the city.
      > The reason for the dramatically higher figure of male deaths as
      > opposed to those of women and children is largely due to the fact
      > that most men sent their wives and children out of the city at the
      > beginning of the American aggression, out of fear that the US forces
      > would break in.
      > The 1,200 figure is still likely to rise, however. One man who gave
      > his name as Shaykh "Zafir" explained that many families had buried
      > their dead by themselves in their own courtyards when they could not
      > get out to cemeteries or hospitals due to American snipers. Many
      > others are likely to have died in al-`Askari neighborhood in their
      > houses and as yet their deaths have gone un-reported, again because
      > the presence of US and Kurdish chauvinist snipers made communication
      > impossible. In addition there is the factor that at-Tallah
      > neighborhood within al-`Askari neighborhood was used by the US
      > aggressors as their main area of concentration and nothing is known
      > of what might have transpired there.
      > It is also possible that some families had died of hunger during the
      > siege when their food ran out if the snipers made it impossible for
      > them to go outside.
      > By contrast, Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent reports that the total
      > number of Iraqi Resistance martyrs as a result of the US aggression
      > in al-Fallujah was 15.
      > US Marine reacts with hysterical joy when retreating from
      > al-Fallujah.
      > Iraqi police at one location were surprised when they took over a
      > position from retreating Americans to find one US Marine crying and
      > shouting hysterically for joy at the opportunity to leave the defiant
      > city of al-Fallujah. The incident provoked laughter and derision
      > from the policemen, according to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-
      > Islam.
      > Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in al-Fallujah writes that
      > eyewitnesses among the residents of al-Fallujah now returning to the
      > city over an-Nu`aymi crossing point report that the US occupation
      > troops were allowing them to cross on condition that they give the
      > Americans cigarettes and food.
      > US troops take cigarettes, food from returning refugees from al-
      > Fallujah.
      > Returnees told the same story Friday at 2:00 and then again at 4:00
      > local time after the guard at the crossing had changed. With the
      > Iraqi Resistance wrecking havoc with US supplies, the occupation
      > soldiers have been experiencing shortages.
      > Iraqi Resistance threatens to blow up institutions raising blue-and-
      > white puppet flag.
      > Detachments of the Iraqi Resistance have begun sending notices to all
      > official offices and institutions warning them of the consequences of
      > raising the newly devised blue, white, and yellow "Israeli"-style
      > flag of the puppet authorities over their buildings.
      > More than one official have reported from Baghdad and Ba`qubah that
      > small documents were found at the gates of their buildings warning
      > employees against raising the puppet flag. If they do so, they will
      > be subject to being blown up, according to a report carried by
      > QudsPress.
      > Meanwhile, on the mass level, a number of Iraqis have posted notices
      > on their store fronts and shops saying that they will never replace
      > the Iraqi flag with the flag that resembles that of "Israel."
      > One notice posted in al-A`zamiyah in Baghdad read, "Council of * *
      > *! We will never put up anything in place of the authentic Iraqi
      > flag." Posted over the notice was a large original Iraqi flag on
      > which is emblazoned Allahu akbar.
      > Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in al-Fallujah reports that the
      > police in the city refuse to carry the puppet flag, and insisted on
      > flying the original Iraqi flag over their police stations and at
      > their checkpoints.
      > Husam Zaki, a spokesman for the Arab League in Cairo, said that the
      > puppet flag would not be used inside the Arab League meeting halls
      > during the upcoming Arab Foreign Ministers' conference, nor during
      > the Arab summit meeting set to be held in Tunis, Tunisia later in
      > May, due to the controversy over it in Iraq.
      > Two US troops killed in Resistance ambush in al-Ghazaliyah, west of
      > Baghdad.
      > Two American occupation troops were killed on Saturday when the Iraqi
      > Resistance ambushed a US aggressor column west of Baghdad. Al-
      > `Arabiyah TV reported that Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed the
      > column in al-Ghazaliyah, west of Baghdad. Eyewitnesses reported that
      > two US troops were killed in the attack and an oil tanker destroyed.
      > Fire trucks were seen racing to the scene of the battle.
      > Iraqi Resistance bomb strikes US column in al-Jadiriyah, Baghdad.
      > An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded as a US military column was passing
      > along at-Tabiqayn overpass in al-Jadiriyah district of Baghdad.
      > According to the Qatari News Agency (Qana) the blast resulted in no
      > casualties. The explosion did damage the ramp leading to the
      > overpass, however. US troops and puppet police blocked traffic and
      > closed off the area of the attack.
      > One US soldier killed, two others wounded in Resistance attack in
      > northern Iraq.
      > One US soldier was killed and two others injured when an Iraqi
      > Resistance roadside bomb exploded under an American military convoy
      > in northern Iraq, the US military acknowledged. Al-Jazeera TV
      > reported that a number of vehicles were damaged in the explosion that
      > occurred near the city of Mosul.
      > Soldier dies from Resistance attack on Friday.
      > An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb wounded one US soldier who died of
      > his injuries on Saturday, the US military announced Saturday.
      > Two US sailors reported killed.
      > A US military statement admitted that two US Navy personnel were
      > killed in al-Anbar Province. Al-Anbar province is where al-Fallujah
      > is located. The official announcement said that the sailors were
      > killed as they were engaged in operations against Iraqi Resistance
      > forces on Friday.
      > Mercenary killed, three others wounded in Resistance attack in Mosul.
      > A US occupation spokesman reported on Saturday that two foreign
      > security men (mercenary) was killed and five others wounded in Mosul
      > when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under the vehicle in which
      > they were traveling. According to Jang Group which carried the
      > report, US aggressor forces cordoned off the area of the attack and
      > launched searches for the attackers.
      > Local sources reported that the mercenaries worked for a company
      > called Global Risk Star that protected convoys of petroleum products
      > for the US occupation forces.
      > British aggressor military sources report that three British soldiers
      > were wounded in a clash in southern Iraq on Saturday between British
      > occupation forces and the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia that is loyal to
      > Shi`ite religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr. According to Reuters Jaysh
      > al-Mahdi attacked British forces in the city of al-`Amarah, 365km
      > south of Baghdad after a number of their militia commanders had been
      > arrested.
      > Resistance fires mortar barrage at aggressor airport in al-`Amarah.
      > Iraqi Resistance forces fired a mortar barrage at an airport used by
      > the Anglo-American aggressor troops' administration in the city of
      > al-
      > `Amarah on Saturday according to a report carried by Reuters.
      > 100 Iraqi scientists, scholars murdered under US occupation.
      > The directress of the Press Center for the Observation of the
      > Occupation in Iraq confirmed that US occupation forces were
      > responsible for all the excesses that had occurred in Iraq since the
      > American invasion. Eman Ahmad, the directress said that her center
      > was striving to compile a comprehensive picture of what has been
      > going on, including the incidents of indiscriminate shootings,
      > collective arrests, and murders. Ahmad noted that the occupation was
      > responsible for the assassination of about 100 Iraqi scientists and
      > scholars.
      > Sources:
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=31287
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=31285
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=31281
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=31280
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDNews=31278
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=31222
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=31227
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=31230
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=31232
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=31238
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=31242
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=31249
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      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news13.asp?IDnews=31259
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