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  • Kevin Walsh
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      --- abunasr1967 <abunasr1967@...> wrote:
      > To: arab_nationalist@yahoogroups.com
      > From: "abunasr1967" <abunasr1967@...>
      > Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 23:45:02 -0000
      > Subject: [arab_nationalist] Iraqi Resistance Report: 23 - 24 May
      > 2004.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 23 May 2004 through
      > Monday, 24 May 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr,
      >
      > member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
      > http://www.freearabvoice.org
      >
      > Sunday, 23 May 2004.
      >
      > Resistance attack near al-Fallujah kills two US Marine invaders.
      >
      > Late on Sunday afternoon Reuters reported that two American aggressor
      >
      > troops were killed and five others wounded in an Iraqi Resistance
      > attack near al-Fallujah, west of Baghdad. Reuters reported witnesses
      >
      > as saying that the attack occurred in an area near al-Fallujah and
      > that the Resistance fighters fired rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs).
      >
      > According to al-Jazeera satellite TV, US troops in the area said that
      >
      > a car loaded with explosives collided with a US Marine invader
      > convoy. Then Iraqi Resistance fighters fired RPGs at the stricken
      > convoy.
      >
      > US aggressors rampage through al-Kufah, desecrate mosque, kill
      > civilians, battle Jaysh al-Mahdi militia.
      >
      > US aggressor troops stormed into al-Kufah on Sunday, rampaging
      > through a mosque and killing civilians. Jaysh al-Mahdi militia
      > forces, loyal to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr
      > counterattacked and battle raged throughout the day.
      >
      > American invader troops forces fought the Jaysh al-Mahdi near al-
      > Kufah's Sahlah mosque. Radi Muhammad, an employee of the mosque,
      > said that the American invaders smashed the door with an armored
      > vehicle and killed people inside. An Associated Press photographer
      > saw bloodstains on the floor that indicated someone had been dragged
      > for at least 10 yards. There was blood in the bathrooms.
      >
      > Eyewitnesses reported that the American aggressors killed three men
      > in the mosque and arrested three women.
      >
      > The US propaganda spokesmen claimed that Iraqi
      > puppet "counterterrorism" mercenaries entered and "cleared" the place
      >
      > of worship. Invader troops and their stooges claim to have seized a
      > machine gun, two mortar tubes and over 200 mortar rounds as well as
      > rocket-propelled grenade launchers and rounds.
      >
      > Medic Maytham Lazim of the city's al-Furat al-Awsat hospital said 18
      > people were killed in the battles. Eleven others were injured. The
      > American aggressors provided no information on any US casualties.
      > Resident Muhammad `Abd al-Karim said the dead included three
      > civilians whose houses were damaged in the fighting, which lasted
      > from 10:00pm Saturday until 6:00am Sunday.
      >
      > Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen battled with the US aggressor troops in the
      >
      > section of Baghdad dubbed Madinat as-Sadr on Sunday. According to
      > al-
      > Jazeera satellite TV, the fighting began as a US aggressor patrol
      > came under Jaysh al-Mahdi attack with rocket-propelled grenades and
      > light arms in the vicinity of a puppet police station. The Jaysh al-
      > Mahdi attack damaged adjacent buildings, but there is no available
      > information as yet on casualties on either side.
      >
      > The US claims to have martyred 32 Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen over the
      > night of Saturday-Sunday and to have wounded another 50 militiamen.
      >
      > Karbala' reported calm.
      >
      > In Karbala' news reports indicate little or no armed presence despite
      >
      > US denials of having reached any kind of withdrawal arrangement with
      > Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr and his Jaysh al-Mahdi
      > militia, which battled US forces in the city for days.
      >
      > In Karbala' "there is no presence of armed militias in the city,"
      > according to Adham Mahmud, a hotel worker in the city, who was quoted
      >
      > by the American Associated Press (AP). "People have started leaving
      > their homes and going into the streets. Some have started rebuilding
      > their damaged houses."
      >
      > No Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen were seen around the Imam Husayn shrine
      > in Karbala', one of Shi`i Islam's holiest sites, but it was guarded
      > by a special security force in civilian clothing that was appointed
      > by top Shi`i religious leaders.
      >
      > The US military said that "Iraqi security forces [by which the
      > Americans usually mean their puppet forces] are already patrolling
      > the city."
      >
      > Resistance fighters kill puppet police commander in Ba`qubah.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance forces killed a puppet police commander on Sunday in
      >
      > Ba`qubah, north of Baghdad. According to Nasir Jawad, an official of
      > Ba`qubah General Hospital, a university student was killed in the
      > Resistance attack along with the puppet police officer. Captain
      > Haydar Hadi was reportedly giving the student a lift to Baghdad when
      > the Resistance fighters opened fire on the puppet policeman's vehicle
      >
      > in the al-Hadid district of the city. A puppet police sergeant also
      > riding in the car was injured, said Jawad.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance bomb kills puppet policeman, wounds two others near
      > al-Basrah.
      >
      > One Iraqi puppet policeman was killed and two others seriously
      > injured on Sunday when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded as they
      > patrolled between al-Basrah and az-Zubayr in southern Iraq.
      >
      > Mortar shell kills five in al-Basrah.
      >
      > An official in al-Mawani' hospital in the southern Iraqi city of al-
      > Basrah announced on Sunday that five Iraqis were killed when a mortar
      >
      > shell landed on a home in the northern part of the city. Dr. Mustafa
      > Sahab said that at 2:00am local time a mortar shell landed on a house
      >
      > in the al-Iskan al-Mawani' neighborhood adjacent to al-Basrah,
      > killing the five persons.
      >
      > Sahab told Agence France Presse (AFP) that the origin of the mortar
      > shell was unknown.
      >
      > Recent days have seen a series of clashes between Jaysh al-Mahdi
      > militiamen loyal to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr and
      > British aggressor troops in southern Iraq, including in the area of
      > al-Basrah.
      >
      >
      > Sources:
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33460
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33456
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33433
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33387
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33376
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33374
      > http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
      > tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040523/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq&cid=540&ncid=716
      >
      > Monday, 24 May 2004.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance deploys on northern approaches to al-Fallujah in
      > anticipation of US incursion.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance fighters deployed at the northern approaches to al-
      > Fallujah after reports began coming in that US tanks and a number
      > of "civilian" vehicles packed with occupation soldiers were
      > approaching.
      >
      > The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported early
      >
      > on Monday afternoon that a US tank had got into al-Mu`allimin
      > district of the city on Sunday, getting as far as as-Sirsar street,
      > and then departing to the north. The tank was accompanied by a number
      >
      > of "civilian" cars carrying US occupation troops to the al-`Askari
      > neighborhood.
      >
      > On Monday the Iraqi Resistance deployed its forces north of al-
      > Fallujah prepared for combat, as soon as the latest reports of such
      > enemy movements began to come in.
      >
      > Three spies arrested by the people of al-Fallujah.
      >
      > The people of al-Fallujah on Sunday arrested and imprisoned three
      > spies, according to a report filed by the correspondent of Mafkarat
      > al-Islam. One of the spies was arrested and quickly led
      > investigators to his two accomplices. The spies aroused popular
      > suspicion as they were observed going back and forth frequently from
      > one district to another. They were spotted looking at important and
      > significant locations in the city.
      >
      > US occupation forces, it is known, attempt to use bribery and
      > pressure to impel some individuals to inform them about members of
      > the Resistance and Resistance locations.
      >
      > Pre-dawn battles rage near al-Fallujah on Monday.
      >
      > Violent battles raged in the early hours of Monday morning between
      > the Iraqi Resistance in al-Fallujah and US aggressor forces on the
      > ash-Shukr highway. The fighting broke out at about 2:00am and lasted
      >
      > for about one hour. As a result of the fighting, US forces were
      > compelled to pull out of the al-Mu`allimin district of al-Fallujah.
      >
      > Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent wrote that he was unable to obtain
      > any information on casualties as a result of the battles, but that
      > one Resistance fighter said that the US forces transported a number
      > of their dead from the battle field before retreating.
      >
      > Al-Karmah Resistance keeps up pace of fight against US invaders.
      >
      > The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported on
      > Monday night that the Iraqi Resistance in al-Karmah was continuing
      > its battle against US aggressors in their area. The Resistance
      > ambushed a US patrol just before sunset on Monday as it passed near a
      >
      > storage depot south of the area. At least three Resistance fighters,
      >
      > concealed behind the wall of a house, fired rocket-propelled grenades
      >
      > (RPGs) at the aggressor troops from close range, scoring direct hits.
      >
      > Eyewitnesses reported that five American aggressors were killed and
      > another wounded as they drove two Humvees. The American invaders
      > were able to capture one of the Resistance fighters, however,
      > Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent reports, when he got lost and ran
      > into another US patrol.
      >
      > On Sunday, the US lost six men in a Resistance attack on the same
      > storage depot when the Resistance pounded it with mortars.
      >
      > The Resistance drive against the US troops in al-Karmah aims at
      > frustrating the apparent American attempt to prevent local Resistance
      >
      > forces from providing support to neighboring al-Fallujah in the event
      >
      > of an American assault on that city. The US strategy appears to be
      > to cut off and isolate the Resistance forces in nearby areas from al-
      > Fallujah.
      >
      > During the siege of al-Fallujah, the Resistance in neighboring areas
      > contributed significantly to the battle by cutting US aggressor
      > supply lines through their incessant raids on the US convoys. The
      > Resistance in neighboring areas also launched surprise attacks from
      > behind US lines on the American aggressor troops, in support of the
      > Resistance in al-Fallujah.
      >
      > It is such operations that the US aggressors are now trying in vain
      > to prevent.
      >
      > Resistance shells US storage point near al-Karmah, Sunday, killing
      > six US troops.
      >
      > According to reports coming from al-Karmah in the vicinity of al-
      > Fallujah, the Iraqi Resistance on Sunday fired more than fifteen
      > 120mm mortar shells at a concentration of US occupation troops in a
      > storage center south of al-Karmah. The attack left six US aggressor
      > troops dead and wounded a number of others, according to the
      > correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah.
      >
      > The Resistance was able to pinpoint its targets and strike with
      > accuracy because one-third of the wall surrounding the storage center
      >
      > was of brick, but two thirds consisted of steel barriers which
      > allowed the Resistance fighters to see into the compound, thus
      > facilitating targeting.
      >
      > From time to time the US aggressors attempt to assert their control
      > over al-Karmah. On Saturday, however, the Resistance broke the
      > blockade imposed by the Americans on the area when they attacked
      > concentrations of US forces deployed to the south of al-Karmah.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance targets puppet police station in al-Karmah.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance forces fired six mortar shells at puppet policemen
      > deployed in a puppet police headquarters in al-Karmah. The puppet
      > police station in al-Karmah is also used as a US strong point when
      > they are present in the area, as is currently the case, according to
      > Mafkarat al-Islam's al-Fallujah correspondent.
      >
      > There was no immediate word on the extent of casualties, if any, from
      >
      > the Resistance attack on the puppet police station.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance bomb kills British aggressors, destroys armor-plated
      >
      > car outside US "Green Zone" headquarters in Baghdad.
      >
      > An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on Monday afternoon near the
      > headquarters of the US occupation in Baghdad, destroying an armor-
      > plated car and killing four. The British Foreign Office admitted
      > that two of the dead were British subjects. It also said that one
      > other British citizen was wounded in the Resistance attack. Al-
      > `Arabiyah satellite TV reported eyewitnesses as saying that all four
      > persons killed in the car were foreigners.
      >
      > American occupation soldiers tried to pull the men from the shattered
      >
      > vehicle and quickly sealed off the area, said witness Kamil Raji. The
      >
      > blast occurred near one of the main entrances to the so-called "Green
      >
      > Zone."
      >
      > US Army Colonel John Murray confirmed four deaths in the Resistance
      > blast, and said an American medical unit was treating two injured
      > people. "We don't think it was a suicide bomber. We are still
      > talking to eyewitnesses," Murray said, adding that the car had armor
      > plating.
      >
      > Reuters reported Iraqi puppet security sources as saying that the
      > armor-plated car was registered to a "private" mercenary security
      > company.
      >
      > Muhammad Na`im, a noncommissioned puppet policeman, who saw the car
      > explode, said the vehicle was a white bulletproof Toyota Land Cruiser
      >
      > en route to the convention center in the so-called "Green Zone."
      > Taxi driver Muhammad Salih said he was about 20 yards away and heard
      > shooting after the explosion. "I saw the roof of the car flying," he
      >
      > said.
      >
      > After the Resistance attack, the aggressor troops responded, as is
      > usual in any such attack, by indiscriminately spraying the area with
      > gunfire. `Ali Salman, who works at a nearby restaurant, said the car
      >
      > was in a convoy, and two men in an accompanying car
      > started "haphazardly shooting." "The passengers got out and started
      > shooting and then raced off," said Salman, who sought shelter behind
      > a pillar.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance launches mortar attack at US headquarters in ar-
      > Ramadi.
      >
      > Iraqi Resistance fighters fired a mortar barrage at the headquarters
      > of the US aggressor forces on the approaches to the city of ar-Ramadi
      >
      > on Monday afternoon. According to a correspondent of al-Jazeera
      > satellite TV, columns of thick smoke rose from the site of the
      > attack, as US aggressor troops fired in the direction they took to be
      >
      > the source of the mortar rounds.
      >
      > There were no immediate reports on the extent of casualties or damage
      >
      > that might have resulted from the Resistance attack.
      >
      > Mortar or rocket strikes so-called "Green Zone."
      >
      > About one an hour after the 2:00pm blast, a rocket or mortar round
      > landed in so-called "Green Zone", as the American aggressors call the
      >
      > compound housing their headquarters in the occupied Republican
      > Palace. The occupation propaganda office provided no reports of
      > casualties or damage.
      >
      > Blasts shake Baghdad late Monday afternoon.
      >
      > Several explosions were heard in central Baghdad at about 4:00pm.
      > Witnesses said a mortar shell had landed in the city's al-Karradah
      > district, and another slightly damaged the roof of a school in as-
      > Salihiyah district. There were no reports of casualties at the
      > school.
      >
      > Early morning explosion shakes Baghdad.
      >
      > Earlier in the day, Baghdad was hit by explsions too. A powerful
      > blast shook the Iraqi capital Monday morning. According to the
      > Qatari News Agency Qana, ambulances were seen rushing to the scene.
      >
      > US aggressor forces stormed as-Suhaylah mosque in an-Najaf where
      > Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen loyal to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-
      > Sadr were reportedly holed up. The American attack left 32 persons
      > dead and another 54 wounded, in addition to inflicting damge to the
      > mosque.
      > Iraqi Resistance fires mortars at puppet police station in Samarra'
      > while US troops were concentrated there.
      >
      > The correspondent of al-Jazeera satellite TV in Samarra', north of
      > Baghdad, reported late on Monday that Iraqi Resistance mortar shells
      > slammed into the al-Mu`tasim puppet police station in the city where
      > the US occupation troops were concentrated. According to the
      > correspondent, US aggressor forces returned fire in what they
      > believed to be the direction from which the rounds came. US invader
      > troops also deployed throughout the area.
      >
      > US raid on mosque in al-Kufah leaves 32 dead.
      >
      > A spokesman for the office of Muqtada as-Sadr in Baghdad, Shaykh
      > Ra'id al-Kazimi, told al-Hayat newspaper that US invader troops
      > shelled the mosque first, inflicting casualties. Al-Kazimi noted
      > that pools of blood could be seen inside the building as evidence of
      > the Americans' lack of respect of the place of worship.
      >
      > Intense fighting overnight in an-Najaf.
      >
      > Violent battles between US aggressor forces and Jaysh al-Mahdi
      > militiamen loyal to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr overnight
      > in the holy city of Najaf left at least one person dead and 20
      > injured, a hospital official said. The toll was likely to rise
      > because ambulances had been dispatched to recover more casualties,
      > according to the official, Fadil `Abbas. He also said the hospital
      > was waiting for relatives of four people killed in clashes the
      > previous night to identify the bodies. The US invaders provided no
      > reports of US casualties in the fighting in an-Najaf, south of
      > Baghdad.
      >
      > Some of the overnight combat occurred in the Revolution of 1920
      > Square and was so intense the steel fence between the square and an
      > adjacent cemetery was destroyed. Three mortar rounds landed about 300
      >
      > yards from the Imam `Ali shrine, one of Islam's holiest sites.
      > Witnesses said there were no casualties.
      >
      > In an-Najaf US aggressor forces shelled the historic tombs of early
      > Muslim leaders left 14 Iraqis dead, including three women. According
      >
      > to medical sources, most of the victims of the US shelling were Iraqi
      >
      > puppet policemen and civilians.
      >
      > Five-point cease fire agreement reported in Karbala'.
      >
      > In Karbala' a participant in the negotiations between Muqtada as-
      > Sadr's supporters and the US forces stated that the two sides had
      > agreed on a cease fire in accordance with a five-point agreement that
      >
      > involves the payment of compensation to families of victims and those
      >
      > who were wounded during the clashes.
      >
      > Karbala' commander of Jaysh al-Mahdi accuses city leaders of treason.
      >
      > Hamzah at-Ta'i, commander of the Jaysh al-Mahdi in the city of
      > Karbala' declared on Monday that the occupation forces were compelled
      >
      > to withdraw from Karbala'. He accused the city leaders of betrayal
      > and of helping the occupation against his militia.
      >
      > In a statement to the Kuwaiti ar-Ra'y al-`Amm newspaper, at-Ta'i said
      >
      > that the Jaysh al-Mahdi "is in service to its sons and daughters in
      > war and peace and if we are attacked, we will respond in like
      > manner. If occupation forces come as guests, we are Arabs and we
      > honor guests and prefer them to ourselves. But we do not accept an
      > occupation that desecrates holy shrines."
      >
      > Asked if he and his forces had been requested to leave Karbala', at-
      > Ta'i replied, "we were not asked to leave. But if there is no longer
      >
      > any necessity for it, then why should we continue to carry arms? It
      > is our duty to lay down arms and work to clean up our holy city.
      > This activity by itself is a kind of jihad."
      >
      > The Jaysh al-Mahdi is the first Shi`i militia formed after the entry
      > of US invader troops into Baghdad. It is believed to have a
      > membership of 10,000 to 15,000, most of them youths from the
      > districts of Baghdad nicknaked Madinat as-Sadr and Madinat ash-
      > Shu`lah, as well as from various provinces in southern Iraq.
      >
      > Nine Americans reported wounded in Baghdad as Jaysh al-Mahdi, US
      > aggressors clash overnight in Iraqi captial.
      >
      > Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen loyal to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-
      > Sadr battled US invader troops a predominantly Shi`i district of
      > Baghdad on Sunday that has been nicknamed Madinat as-Sadr. Nine US
      > occupation soldiers were wounded around the city, the American
      > military admitted, including four in a mortar attack in the east of
      > the capital.
      >
      > Sources:
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33569
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33559
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33558
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33547
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33529
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33521
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33513
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33510
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33509
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33505
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33502
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33501
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33500
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33488
      > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33477
      > http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
      > tmpl=story&cid=514&e=1&u=/ap/20040524/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_11
      >
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    • Mike Ross
      whats the story? has the USA government shut down this web site you mentioned here as: http://www.freearabvoice.org i go there and a page displays that pretty
      Message 2 of 2 , May 26, 2004
        whats the story? has the USA government shut
        down this web site you mentioned here as:

        http://www.freearabvoice.org

        i go there and a page displays that pretty
        much says nothing. and gives the impression
        that the site has either been hacked or shut
        down by the american invaders.


        mike
        ---- Begin Original Message ----

        From: Kevin Walsh <dmitrovgeorgi@...>
        Sent: Tue, 25 May 2004 21:12:56 -0700 (PDT)
        To: azsecularhumanists@yahoogroups.com
        CC: proton36@...
        Subject: [azsecularhumanists] Fwd: [arab_nationalist] Iraqi
        Resistance Report: 23 - 24 May 2004.



        --- abunasr1967 <abunasr1967@...> wrote:
        > To: arab_nationalist@yahoogroups.com
        > From: "abunasr1967" <abunasr1967@...>
        > Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 23:45:02 -0000
        > Subject: [arab_nationalist] Iraqi Resistance Report: 23 - 24 May
        > 2004.
        >
        > Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 23 May 2004 through
        > Monday, 24 May 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu
        Nasr,
        >
        > member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.  
        > http://www.freearabvoice.org
        >
        > Sunday, 23 May 2004.
        >
        > Resistance attack near al-Fallujah kills two US Marine invaders.
        >
        > Late on Sunday afternoon Reuters reported that two American
        aggressor
        >
        > troops were killed and five others wounded in an Iraqi Resistance
        > attack near al-Fallujah, west of Baghdad.  Reuters reported
        witnesses
        >
        > as saying that the attack occurred in an area near al-Fallujah and
        > that the Resistance fighters fired rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs).
        >
        > According to al-Jazeera satellite TV, US troops in the area said
        that
        >
        > a car loaded with explosives collided with a US Marine invader
        > convoy.  Then Iraqi Resistance fighters fired RPGs at the stricken
        > convoy.
        >
        > US aggressors rampage through al-Kufah, desecrate mosque, kill
        > civilians, battle Jaysh al-Mahdi militia.
        >
        > US aggressor troops stormed into al-Kufah on Sunday, rampaging
        > through a mosque and killing civilians.  Jaysh al-Mahdi militia
        > forces, loyal to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr
        > counterattacked and battle raged throughout the day.
        >
        > American invader troops forces fought the Jaysh al-Mahdi near al-
        > Kufah's Sahlah mosque.  Radi Muhammad, an employee of the mosque,
        > said that the American invaders smashed the door with an armored
        > vehicle and killed people inside. An Associated Press photographer
        > saw bloodstains on the floor that indicated someone had been
        dragged
        > for at least 10 yards. There was blood in the bathrooms.
        >
        > Eyewitnesses reported that the American aggressors killed three men
        > in the mosque and arrested three women.
        >
        > The US propaganda spokesmen claimed that Iraqi
        > puppet "counterterrorism" mercenaries entered and "cleared" the
        place
        >
        > of worship.  Invader troops and their stooges claim to have seized
        a
        > machine gun, two mortar tubes and over 200 mortar rounds as well as
        > rocket-propelled grenade launchers and rounds.
        >
        > Medic Maytham Lazim of the city's al-Furat al-Awsat hospital said
        18
        > people were killed in the battles. Eleven others were injured.  The
        > American aggressors provided no information on any US casualties.  
        > Resident Muhammad `Abd al-Karim said the dead included three
        > civilians whose houses were damaged in the fighting, which lasted
        > from 10:00pm Saturday until 6:00am Sunday.
        >
        > Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen battled with the US aggressor troops in
        the
        >
        > section of Baghdad dubbed Madinat as-Sadr on Sunday.  According to
        > al-
        > Jazeera satellite TV, the fighting began as a US aggressor patrol
        > came under Jaysh al-Mahdi attack with rocket-propelled grenades and
        > light arms in the vicinity of a puppet police station.  The Jaysh
        al-
        > Mahdi attack damaged adjacent buildings, but there is no available
        > information as yet on casualties on either side.
        >
        > The US claims to have martyred 32 Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen over
        the
        > night of Saturday-Sunday and to have wounded another 50
        militiamen.  
        >
        > Karbala' reported calm.
        >
        > In Karbala' news reports indicate little or no armed presence
        despite
        >
        > US denials of having reached any kind of withdrawal arrangement
        with
        > Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr and his Jaysh al-Mahdi
        > militia, which battled US forces in the city for days.
        >
        > In Karbala' "there is no presence of armed militias in the city,"
        > according to Adham Mahmud, a hotel worker in the city, who was
        quoted
        >
        > by the American Associated Press (AP). "People have started leaving
        > their homes and going into the streets. Some have started
        rebuilding
        > their damaged houses."
        >
        > No Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen were seen around the Imam Husayn
        shrine
        > in Karbala', one of Shi`i Islam's holiest sites, but it was guarded
        > by a special security force in civilian clothing that was appointed
        > by top Shi`i religious leaders.
        >  
        > The US military said that "Iraqi security forces [by which the
        > Americans usually mean their puppet forces] are already patrolling
        > the city."
        >
        > Resistance fighters kill puppet police commander in Ba`qubah.
        >
        > Iraqi Resistance forces killed a puppet police commander on Sunday
        in
        >
        > Ba`qubah, north of Baghdad. According to Nasir Jawad, an official
        of
        > Ba`qubah General Hospital, a university student was killed in the
        > Resistance attack along with the puppet police officer. Captain
        > Haydar Hadi was reportedly giving the student a lift to Baghdad
        when
        > the Resistance fighters opened fire on the puppet policeman's
        vehicle
        >
        > in the al-Hadid district of the city. A puppet police sergeant also
        > riding in the car was injured, said Jawad.
        >
        > Iraqi Resistance bomb kills puppet policeman, wounds two others
        near
        > al-Basrah.
        >
        > One Iraqi puppet policeman was killed and two others seriously
        > injured on Sunday when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded as they
        > patrolled between al-Basrah and az-Zubayr in southern Iraq.
        >
        > Mortar shell kills five in al-Basrah.
        >
        > An official in al-Mawani' hospital in the southern Iraqi city of al-
        > Basrah announced on Sunday that five Iraqis were killed when a
        mortar
        >
        > shell landed on a home in the northern part of the city. Dr.
        Mustafa
        > Sahab said that at 2:00am local time a mortar shell landed on a
        house
        >
        > in the al-Iskan al-Mawani' neighborhood adjacent to al-Basrah,
        > killing the five persons.
        >
        > Sahab told Agence France Presse (AFP) that the origin of the mortar
        > shell was unknown.
        >
        > Recent days have seen a series of clashes between Jaysh al-Mahdi
        > militiamen loyal to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr and
        > British aggressor troops in southern Iraq, including in the area of
        > al-Basrah.
        >
        >
        > Sources:
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33460
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33456
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33433
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33387
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33376
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33374
        > http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
        > tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040523/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq&cid=540&ncid=716
        >
        > Monday, 24 May 2004.
        >
        > Iraqi Resistance deploys on northern approaches to al-Fallujah in
        > anticipation of US incursion.
        >
        > Iraqi Resistance fighters deployed at the northern approaches to al-
        > Fallujah after reports began coming in that US tanks and a number
        > of "civilian" vehicles packed with occupation soldiers were
        > approaching.
        >
        > The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported
        early
        >
        > on Monday afternoon that a US tank had got into al-Mu`allimin
        > district of the city on Sunday, getting as far as as-Sirsar street,
        > and then departing to the north. The tank was accompanied by a
        number
        >
        > of "civilian" cars carrying US occupation troops to the al-`Askari
        > neighborhood.
        >
        > On Monday the Iraqi Resistance deployed its forces north of al-
        > Fallujah prepared for combat, as soon as the latest reports of such
        > enemy movements began to come in.
        >
        > Three spies arrested by the people of al-Fallujah.
        >
        > The people of al-Fallujah on Sunday arrested and imprisoned three
        > spies, according to a report filed by the correspondent of Mafkarat
        > al-Islam.  One of the spies was arrested and quickly led
        > investigators to his two accomplices.  The spies aroused popular
        > suspicion as they were observed going back and forth frequently
        from
        > one district to another.  They were spotted looking at important
        and
        > significant locations in the city.
        >
        > US occupation forces, it is known, attempt to use bribery and
        > pressure to impel some individuals to inform them about members of
        > the Resistance and Resistance locations.
        >
        > Pre-dawn battles rage near al-Fallujah on Monday.
        >
        > Violent battles raged in the early hours of Monday morning between
        > the Iraqi Resistance in al-Fallujah and US aggressor forces on the
        > ash-Shukr highway.  The fighting broke out at about 2:00am and
        lasted
        >
        > for about one hour.  As a result of the fighting, US forces were
        > compelled to pull out of the al-Mu`allimin district of al-Fallujah.
        >
        > Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent wrote that he was unable to
        obtain
        > any information on casualties as a result of the battles, but that
        > one Resistance fighter said that the US forces transported a number
        > of their dead from the battle field before retreating.
        >
        > Al-Karmah Resistance keeps up pace of fight against US invaders.
        >
        > The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported on
        > Monday night that the Iraqi Resistance in al-Karmah was continuing
        > its battle against US aggressors in their area.  The Resistance
        > ambushed a US patrol just before sunset on Monday as it passed near
        a
        >
        > storage depot south of the area.  At least three Resistance
        fighters,
        >
        > concealed behind the wall of a house, fired rocket-propelled
        grenades
        >
        > (RPGs) at the aggressor troops from close range, scoring direct
        hits.
        >
        > Eyewitnesses reported that five American aggressors were killed and
        > another wounded as they drove two Humvees.  The American invaders
        > were able to capture one of the Resistance fighters, however,
        > Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent reports, when he got lost and ran
        > into another US patrol.
        >
        > On Sunday, the US lost six men in a Resistance attack on the same
        > storage depot when the Resistance pounded it with mortars.
        >
        > The Resistance drive against the US troops in al-Karmah aims at
        > frustrating the apparent American attempt to prevent local
        Resistance
        >
        > forces from providing support to neighboring al-Fallujah in the
        event
        >
        > of an American assault on that city.  The US strategy appears to be
        > to cut off and isolate the Resistance forces in nearby areas from
        al-
        > Fallujah.
        >
        > During the siege of al-Fallujah, the Resistance in neighboring
        areas
        > contributed significantly to the battle by cutting US aggressor
        > supply lines through their incessant raids on the US convoys.  The
        > Resistance in neighboring areas also launched surprise attacks from
        > behind US lines on the American aggressor troops, in support of the
        > Resistance in al-Fallujah.
        >
        > It is such operations that the US aggressors are now trying in vain
        > to prevent.
        >
        > Resistance shells US storage point near al-Karmah, Sunday, killing
        > six US troops.
        >
        > According to reports coming from al-Karmah in the vicinity of al-
        > Fallujah, the Iraqi Resistance on Sunday fired more than fifteen
        > 120mm mortar shells at a concentration of US occupation troops in a
        > storage center south of al-Karmah.  The attack left six US
        aggressor
        > troops dead and wounded a number of others, according to the
        > correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah.
        >
        > The Resistance was able to pinpoint its targets and strike with
        > accuracy because one-third of the wall surrounding the storage
        center
        >
        > was of brick, but two thirds consisted of steel barriers which
        > allowed the Resistance fighters to see into the compound, thus
        > facilitating targeting.
        >
        > From time to time the US aggressors attempt to assert their control
        > over al-Karmah.  On Saturday, however, the Resistance broke the
        > blockade imposed by the Americans on the area when they attacked
        > concentrations of US forces deployed to the south of al-Karmah.
        >
        > Iraqi Resistance targets puppet police station in al-Karmah.
        >
        > Iraqi Resistance forces fired six mortar shells at puppet policemen
        > deployed in a puppet police headquarters in al-Karmah.  The puppet
        > police station in al-Karmah is also used as a US strong point when
        > they are present in the area, as is currently the case, according
        to
        > Mafkarat al-Islam's al-Fallujah correspondent.
        >
        > There was no immediate word on the extent of casualties, if any,
        from
        >
        > the Resistance attack on the puppet police station.
        >
        > Iraqi Resistance bomb kills British aggressors, destroys armor-
        plated
        >
        > car outside US "Green Zone" headquarters in Baghdad.
        >
        > An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on Monday afternoon near the
        > headquarters of the US occupation in Baghdad, destroying an armor-
        > plated car and killing four.  The British Foreign Office admitted
        > that two of the dead were British subjects.  It also said that one
        > other British citizen was wounded in the Resistance attack.  Al-
        > `Arabiyah satellite TV reported eyewitnesses as saying that all
        four
        > persons killed in the car were foreigners.
        >
        > American occupation soldiers tried to pull the men from the
        shattered
        >
        > vehicle and quickly sealed off the area, said witness Kamil Raji.
        The
        >
        > blast occurred near one of the main entrances to the so-
        called "Green
        >
        > Zone."
        >
        > US Army Colonel John Murray confirmed four deaths in the Resistance
        > blast, and said an American medical unit was treating two injured
        > people.  "We don't think it was a suicide bomber. We are still
        > talking to eyewitnesses," Murray said, adding that the car had
        armor
        > plating.
        >
        > Reuters reported Iraqi puppet security sources as saying that the
        > armor-plated car was registered to a "private" mercenary security
        > company.
        >
        > Muhammad Na`im, a noncommissioned puppet policeman, who saw the car
        > explode, said the vehicle was a white bulletproof Toyota Land
        Cruiser
        >
        > en route to the convention center in the so-called "Green Zone."  
        > Taxi driver Muhammad Salih said he was about 20 yards away and
        heard
        > shooting after the explosion.  "I saw the roof of the car flying,"
        he
        >
        > said.
        >
        > After the Resistance attack, the aggressor troops responded, as is
        > usual in any such attack, by indiscriminately spraying the area
        with
        > gunfire.  `Ali Salman, who works at a nearby restaurant, said the
        car
        >
        > was in a convoy, and two men in an accompanying car
        > started "haphazardly shooting."  "The passengers got out and
        started
        > shooting and then raced off," said Salman, who sought shelter
        behind
        > a pillar.
        >
        > Iraqi Resistance launches mortar attack at US headquarters in ar-
        > Ramadi.
        >
        > Iraqi Resistance fighters fired a mortar barrage at the
        headquarters
        > of the US aggressor forces on the approaches to the city of ar-
        Ramadi
        >
        > on Monday afternoon.  According to a correspondent of al-Jazeera
        > satellite TV, columns of thick smoke rose from the site of the
        > attack, as US aggressor troops fired in the direction they took to
        be
        >
        > the source of the mortar rounds.
        >
        > There were no immediate reports on the extent of casualties or
        damage
        >
        > that might have resulted from the Resistance attack.
        >
        > Mortar or rocket strikes so-called "Green Zone."
        >
        > About one an hour after the 2:00pm blast, a rocket or mortar round
        > landed in so-called "Green Zone", as the American aggressors call
        the
        >
        > compound housing their headquarters in the occupied Republican
        > Palace. The occupation propaganda office provided no reports of
        > casualties or damage.
        >
        > Blasts shake Baghdad late Monday afternoon.
        >
        > Several explosions were heard in central Baghdad at about 4:00pm.  
        > Witnesses said a mortar shell had landed in the city's al-Karradah
        > district, and another slightly damaged the roof of a school in as-
        > Salihiyah district. There were no reports of casualties at the
        > school.
        >
        > Early morning explosion shakes Baghdad.
        >
        > Earlier in the day, Baghdad was hit by explsions too.  A powerful
        > blast shook the Iraqi capital Monday morning.  According to the
        > Qatari News Agency Qana, ambulances were seen rushing to the scene.
        >
        > US aggressor forces stormed as-Suhaylah mosque in an-Najaf where
        > Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen loyal to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada
        as-
        > Sadr were reportedly holed up.  The American attack left 32 persons
        > dead and another 54 wounded, in addition to inflicting damge to the
        > mosque.
        > Iraqi Resistance fires mortars at puppet police station in Samarra'
        > while US troops were concentrated there.
        >
        > The correspondent of al-Jazeera satellite TV in Samarra', north of
        > Baghdad, reported late on Monday that Iraqi Resistance mortar
        shells
        > slammed into the al-Mu`tasim puppet police station in the city
        where
        > the US occupation troops were concentrated.  According to the
        > correspondent, US aggressor forces returned fire in what they
        > believed to be the direction from which the rounds came.  US
        invader
        > troops also deployed throughout the area.
        >
        > US raid on mosque in al-Kufah leaves 32 dead.
        >
        > A spokesman for the office of Muqtada as-Sadr in Baghdad, Shaykh
        > Ra'id al-Kazimi, told al-Hayat newspaper that US invader troops
        > shelled the mosque first, inflicting casualties.  Al-Kazimi noted
        > that pools of blood could be seen inside the building as evidence
        of
        > the Americans' lack of respect of the place of worship.
        >
        > Intense fighting overnight in an-Najaf.
        >
        > Violent battles between US aggressor forces and Jaysh al-Mahdi
        > militiamen loyal to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr
        overnight
        > in the holy city of Najaf left at least one person dead and 20
        > injured, a hospital official said.  The toll was likely to rise
        > because ambulances had been dispatched to recover more casualties,
        > according to the official, Fadil `Abbas. He also said the hospital
        > was waiting for relatives of four people killed in clashes the
        > previous night to identify the bodies.  The US invaders provided no
        > reports of US casualties in the fighting in an-Najaf, south of
        > Baghdad.
        >
        > Some of the overnight combat occurred in the Revolution of 1920
        > Square and was so intense the steel fence between the square and an
        > adjacent cemetery was destroyed. Three mortar rounds landed about
        300
        >
        > yards from the Imam `Ali shrine, one of Islam's holiest sites.
        > Witnesses said there were no casualties.
        >
        > In an-Najaf US aggressor forces shelled the historic tombs of early
        > Muslim leaders left 14 Iraqis dead, including three
        women.  According
        >
        > to medical sources, most of the victims of the US shelling were
        Iraqi
        >
        > puppet policemen and civilians.
        >
        > Five-point cease fire agreement reported in Karbala'.
        >
        > In Karbala' a participant in the negotiations between Muqtada as-
        > Sadr's supporters and the US forces stated that the two sides had
        > agreed on a cease fire in accordance with a five-point agreement
        that
        >
        > involves the payment of compensation to families of victims and
        those
        >
        > who were wounded during the clashes.
        >
        > Karbala' commander of Jaysh al-Mahdi accuses city leaders of
        treason.
        >
        > Hamzah at-Ta'i, commander of the Jaysh al-Mahdi in the city of
        > Karbala' declared on Monday that the occupation forces were
        compelled
        >
        > to withdraw from Karbala'.  He accused the city leaders of betrayal
        > and of helping the occupation against his militia.
        >
        > In a statement to the Kuwaiti ar-Ra'y al-`Amm newspaper, at-Ta'i
        said
        >
        > that the Jaysh al-Mahdi "is in service to its sons and daughters in
        > war and peace and if we are attacked, we will respond in like
        > manner.  If occupation forces come as guests, we are Arabs and we
        > honor guests and prefer them to ourselves.  But we do not accept an
        > occupation that desecrates holy shrines."
        >
        > Asked if he and his forces had been requested to leave Karbala', at-
        > Ta'i replied, "we were not asked to leave.  But if there is no
        longer
        >
        > any necessity for it, then why should we continue to carry
        arms?  It
        > is our duty to lay down arms and work to clean up our holy city.  
        > This activity by itself is a kind of jihad."
        >
        > The Jaysh al-Mahdi is the first Shi`i militia formed after the
        entry
        > of US invader troops into Baghdad.  It is believed to have a
        > membership of 10,000 to 15,000, most of them youths from the
        > districts of Baghdad nicknaked Madinat as-Sadr and Madinat ash-
        > Shu`lah, as well as from various provinces in southern Iraq.
        >
        > Nine Americans reported wounded in Baghdad as Jaysh al-Mahdi, US
        > aggressors clash overnight in Iraqi captial.
        >
        > Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen loyal to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada
        as-
        > Sadr battled US invader troops a predominantly Shi`i district of
        > Baghdad on Sunday that has been nicknamed Madinat as-Sadr. Nine US
        > occupation soldiers were wounded around the city, the American
        > military admitted, including four in a mortar attack in the east of
        > the capital.
        >
        > Sources:
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33569
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33559
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33558
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33547
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33529
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDNews=33521
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33513
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33510
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33509
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33505
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33502
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33501
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33500
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33488
        > http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=33477
        > http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
        > tmpl=story&cid=514&e=1&u=/ap/20040524/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_11
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