Fwd: [arab_nationalist] Iraqi Resistance Report: 4 - 6 June 2004.
- This edition of the Iraqi Resistance Report I dedicate to Secret
Service agent Ray Lebeau, that he may know with certainty that I
will not be intimidated into silence.
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> Subject: [arab_nationalist] Iraqi Resistance Report: 4 - 6 June 2004.
> Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 4 June 2004 through
> Sunday, 6 June 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu
> Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
> Friday, 4 June 2004.
> US admits five Americans killed, four others wounded in Resistance
> attack in Baghdad.
> Agence France Presse (AFP) reported on Friday afternoon that a US
> military spokesman had admitted that five American troops had been
> killed and four others wounded in an attack on their patrol Friday
> morning. The Resistance attack took place on the outskirts of the
> part of Baghdad nicknamed "Madinat as-Sadr" and lies in the eastern
> part of the occupied Iraqi capital. An earlier US admission had
> stated that four died and five were injured in the Resistance
> attack. AFP reported a US propaganda spokesman as saying that one
> soldier had since died of wounds sustained in the attack.
> Eyewitnesses early Friday reported that they believed that four
> American aggressors were wounded when an Iraqi Resistance rocket
> struck a US military vehicle that was being driven on a road in the
> eastern part of Baghdad.
> Reuters reported the witnesses as saying that tongues of flame and
> columns of smoke could be seen rising from the wreckage of the
> American vehicle. Other aggressor soldiers could be seen taking away
> the troops who had come under the Resistance attack. The nature and
> extent of injuries was not immediately clear.
> The witnesses said that Resistance fighters had fired one rocket at
> the vehicle.
> Resistance attacks US patrol near Mosul late Thursday night.
> A unit of the Iraqi Resistance attacked a US military patrol in
> Tall `Afar near Mosul in northern Iraq during Thursday-Friday night.
> The Egyptian Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that the
> Resistance fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the US patrol late on
> Thursday night, inflicting an unknown number of casualties on the
> Sunni religious leader denounces new puppet "government" as bogus.
> The Imam of the Sunni Mosque of Abu Hanifah in Baghdad sharply
> attacked the newly appointed puppet so-called "government" of Iraq in
> a Friday sermon. Shaykh Ahmad as-Samarra'i said that it was
> the "embodiment of American hegemony" in Iraq and that a transfer of
> sovereignty to Iraqis could not take place in the shadow of an
> American veto.
> The Sunni religious leader said, "they call this `an election,' but
> it isn't an election. It's nothing but American hegemony. Whomever
> they [the Americans] want is a part of it; whomever they don't want
> is kicked out."
> Agence France Presse (AFP) reported Shaykh as-Samarra'i as
> asking, "Where is the `Iraqi sovereignty' if decisions having to do
> with security matters are subject to an American veto? Where is
> the `Iraqi sovereignty' when the US says that its forces are going to
> remain in Iraq?"
> The Shaykh went on: "They promise us that after seven months there
> will be a new legal code and an election. But how can this come about
> when [American] hegemony dominates those who write, when there is
> supervision over every committee. . . . They want to have a joke
> at our expense."
> "There is no sovereignty if security affairs are in other hands than
> ours. There is no sovereignty if military affairs are in other hands
> than ours. There is no sovereignty if the oil affairs are in other
> hands than ours," reiterated the Imam of the Abu Hanifah mosque.
> Muqtada as-Sadr: US-appointed "prime minister" is a CIA agent. New
> Iraqi "government" has no authority.
> In a Friday sermon delivered on his behalf by Jabir al-Khafaji in the
> Mosque of al-Kufah, Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr attacked
> the newly installed American puppet "government." According to al-
> Jazeera satellite TV, as-Sadr described Iyyad `Allawi, the newly
> appointed puppet so-called "prime minister," as an "American CIA
> Agence France Presse (AFP) quoted as-Sadr as sharply rejecting the
> new puppet so-called "government", saying that it had no authority
> over him. As-Sadr said, "I declare that I will have nothing to do
> with this government until Judgement Day because the people reject
> it." As-Sadr added, "our governments must be legally elected. The
> Iraqi people will never accept a government appointed by the
> As-Sadr declared: "I can't imagine any rational person or any
> religious authority accepting this appointment. I will have nothing
> to do with this government until Judgement Day."
> Muqtada as-Sadr representative: withdrawal of militia from an-Najaf
> to start Friday.
> A spokesman for Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr said in the
> early hours of Friday that members of his Jaysh al-Mahdi militia
> would begin withdrawing from an-Najaf and the areas surrounding it on
> Qays al-Khaz`ali spoke at a press conference with Haydar as-Sufi, a
> representative of the higher Shi`i clergy. Al-Khaz`ali said that the
> Jaysh al-Mahdi would begin withdrawal and halt all armed
> confrontations. He said that as-Sadr's side would work to liberate
> suspects and that they would choose some of the members of Shi`i
> delegations that would hold talks with US aggressor troops on the
> cease fire in specific areas.
> As-Sufi told the press conference that his side was calling on the
> puppet governor of an-Najaf to deploy the police forces formed of
> citizens of an-Najaf in order to bring "security" to the people of
> the city. As-Sufi demanded that the occupation forces and the puppet
> police refrain from any arrests or searches in the city.
> Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that the announcements of the
> withdrawals and security arrangements came a day after five civilians
> and an unknown number of Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen were killed on
> Thursday in battles with the US invader troops in al-Kufah.
> US forces claim to be withdrawing from Shi`i religious sites in an-
> US aggressor forces announced that they would be withdrawing from
> positions near the Shi`i holy sites in an-Najaf on Friday in order to
> help solidfify the cease-fire between themselves and the Jaysh al-
> Mahdi militia loyal to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr,
> according to a Reuters dispatch.
> Colonel Brad May told a CNN reporter that the US aggressor troops
> would remain deployed in order to "help" the Iraqi puppet police take
> control over important points in the city in accordance with the
> cease fire agreement. He said, however, that there had been
> breakthroughs towards putting an end to the fighting.
> Saturday, 5 June 2004.
> Resistance in al-Fallujah attacks US armored vehicles that entered
> the city in violation of cease-fire agreement.
> Battles erupted between US Marine aggressors and Iraqi Resistance
> fighters in al-Fallujah on Saturday evening according to a report
> carried by Reuters. Residents of the city were quoted as saying that
> US armored vehicles entered the north of al-Fallujah in violation of
> the cease-fire agreement that stipulated that those American forces
> would remain outside the area of the city. At least one of the US
> vehicles that violated the agreement was struck by a rocket-propelled
> There were no immediate reports on US casualties sustained in the
> attack. In fact the US military propaganda machine had no immediate
> comment on the battle.
> US Marine invaders in April waged a fierce battle for control of the
> city in which hundreds of Iraqis were killed. The Americans,
> nevertheless, were unable to make significant headway against the
> Resistance and suffered heavy losses themselves. In the end they
> were compelled to accept a cease-fire that largely excluded them and
> in particular their heavy equipment from the city and its surrounding
> US puppet inspection unit established to protect American invaders
> from Resistance attacks.
> Eyewitnesses in Baghdad reported that the newly created Iraqi
> puppet "army" had established a unit for special inspections in the
> area between an-Nu`ayriyah and al-Amin behind the "New Baghdad"
> district. This unit in fact was engaged in searching passing cars,
> resulting in a tight traffic jam as cars backed up for great
> distances to be subjected to extensive searches in the Iraqi capital.
> The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the inspection
> unit set up by the puppet army was created in response to the
> repeated blows delivered by the Iraqi Resistance on a daily basis
> particularly in the area of the puppet strongpoint at the so-
> called "military college" which is also the US occupation forces'
> headquarters in that district of the occupied Iraqi capital.
> US soldier killed, three others wounded in Resistance attack in
> An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb, targeted on a passing US aggressor
> convoy, killed an American soldier and wounded three others Saturday
> in eastern Baghdad, the American Associated Press reported.
> The explosion was heard in Baghdad very early on Saturday morning,
> and took place near the part of Baghdad nicknamed "Madinat as-Sadr."
> A Reuters cameraman reported seeing casualties being evacuated by
> helicopter from the scene.
> Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported that the blast followed a deployment
> of Iraqi puppet police in an-Najaf and al-Kufah in southern Iraq and
> an end to the armed presence of the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia, loyal to
> Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr, in the streets of that city.
> Resistance attacks mercenary "contractors" on Airport Road, kills
> A US aggressor officer who refused to give his name reported that
> three mercenaries had been killed on Saturday morning when their
> vehicles were attacked by Resistance fighters firing machine guns on
> the Airport Road leading to Saddam International Airport near
> Baghdad. The American officer said that those killed were not
> members of the US military but members of a security force.
> Another US officer on the scene of the attack, that took place near a
> US base erected near the airport, that the Resistance attackers were
> hidden by the side of the road. They opened fire with Kalashnikov
> assault rifles on the vehicles. An American claimed that the
> mercenaries returned fire but were wounded in the course of the
> The three bodies were badly lacerated and burned. There were
> bloodstains on the road. US troops put the bodies in black bags for
> transport away.
> An Agence France Presse (AFP) correspondent said he saw two burning
> General Motors vehicles with no tires and smashed in front areas.
> An earlier report carried by the Associated Press indicated that
> Iraqi Resistance fighters ambushed two sport utility vehicles,
> favored by Western mercenary contractors, on the road to Saddam
> International Airport near Baghdad. An Iraqi puppet so-
> called "Interior Ministry" official, speaking on condition of
> anonymity, said two or three people were killed but he had no further
> US aggressor troops cordoned off the area of the wrecked and burning
> Resistance kills 17 collaborators at puppet recruiting center.
> In Mosul, Iraqi Resistance fighters fired a rocket-propelled grenade
> at an Iraqi puppet "army recruiting center," wounding 17
> collaborators, hospital and puppet police said.
> US aggressors battle Jaysh al-Mahdi in Baghdad.
> On Saturday afternoon, violent battles broke out between US aggressor
> forces and the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia loyal to Shi`i religious leader
> Muqtada as-Sadr in the so-called Madinat as-Sadr part of Baghdad.
> Eyewitnesses reported that a US military vehicle was set ablaze and
> three mortar shells were fired at a puppet police station.
> The US aggressor troops carry out patrols along the main street in
> the district, and it was in the course of one such patrol that a
> vehicle was attacked and burned, as Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen spread
> out in adjacent streets.
> An Agence France Presse (AFP) correspondent reported seeing the Jaysh
> al-Mahdi fireing at a puppet police station occupied by Americans as
> they cheered and chanted in support of Muqtada as-Sadr.
> Witnesses said that the battle began when US aggressor troops set up
> a cement barricade in front of the puppet police station. One
> militiaman carrying a Kalashnikov said that this meant that they did
> not plan to leave the district.
> According to the US Associated Press (AP) the American invaders
> counterattacked, seizing a mortar tube abandoned by the militiamen,
> witnesses said.
> Earlier, the US claimed to have killed several Jaysh al-Mahdi
> militiamen just after midnight when they carried out a rocket-
> propelled grenade attack on a US vehicle convoy near the police
> station at 5:00am.
> Resistance kills foreign profiteer in Mosul.
> A US military spokesman said that a "foreign worker" was killed and
> three "civilians" injured in Mosul on Saturday. Al-Jazeera satellite
> TV reported that Resistance forces fired machine guns at the
> foreigner's car. According to Agence France Presse (AFP), the ambush
> took place in the center of Mosul. One car escaped from the attack,
> according to Joseph Beck, a US military spokesman who added that the
> wounded had been taken to hospital for treatment.
> Resistance kills brother of informer on sons of President Saddam
> In Mosul on Saturday, Salah az-Zaydan, brother of the informant who
> led US aggressor forces to the sons of Iraqi President Saddam
> Hussein, was assassinated by Resistance fighters, witnesses and
> hospital officials said Saturday. Three relatives who were with him
> at the time were also wounded.
> Az-Zaydan was traveling in a car when Resistance fighters in a
> passing vehicle opened fire, a hospital official said. Az-Zaydan died
> instantly and three companions were injured, the officer said. US
> invader officials have not publicly confirmed who turned in `Uday and
> Qusay Saddam Hussein, but many people in Mosul have identified him as
> Nawaf az-Zaydan, who collected the $30 million reward - $15 million
> for each son. Nawaf az-Zaydan has not been seen since the sons of
> Saddam Hussein were killed in an hours-long gunbattle at a villa in
> Mosul in July 2003.
> Muqtada as-Sadr meets pro-American cleric as-Sistani in an-Najaf.
> The office of Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr issued a
> statement on Saturday saying that Muqtada as-Sadr had met with the
> pro-American "higher" Shi`i religious authority, Ayatallah `Ali as-
> Sistani in as-Sistani's office in an-Najaf.
> According to al-Jazeera satellite TV, as-Sistani's office confirmed
> the report issued by as-Sadr's office, but made no indication as to
> what took place during the meeting.
> Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that the statement said that as-
> Sistani had welcomed Muqtada as-Sadr with great warmth and blessed
> the efforts that as-Sadr had made in recent days.
> Muqtada as-Sadr wrote a sermon delivered on Friday 29 May on his
> behalf that contained sharp attacks on as-Sistani for "remaining
> silent" when the US attacked holy places.
> Presumably the "efforts" by as-Sadr which as-Sistani saw fit to
> praise were Muqtada as-Sadr's apparent efforts to reach a cease-fire
> deal with the US invader troops, an arrangement that seemed to be
> finally going into force in an-Najaf on Saturday.
> Cease fire arrangement progresses in an-Najaf.
> Under a deal worked out between Shi`i religious authorities leaders
> and the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia loyal to Muqtada as-Sadr militia, the
> Jaysh al-Mahdi is supposed to pull back from the Islamic shrines in
> the twin cities of an-Najaf and al-Kufah and hand over security to
> Iraqi puppet police, according to the puppet governor of an-
> Najaf `Adnan az-Zurufi.
> At the puppet governor's request, the US invader troops agreed to
> stay away from the Imam `Ali Shrine in an-Najaf and the mosque in al-
> Kufah where Muqtada as-Sadr preaches to give Iraqi puppet security
> forces a chance to end the standoff.
> By midday Saturday, as-Sadr's fighters remained at the most sensitive
> religious sites but were no longer brandishing weapons, an aide to
> the Shi`i religious leader said.
> The chief of the puppet police in an-Najaf, Sayyid Ghalib al-
> Jaza'iri, told the US Associated Press (AP) that he would send puppet
> police in civilian clothes to the site to "assess the situation." He
> complained that his men were too poorly armed and equipped to take
> over right away.
> "We are responsible for all the holy sites now," al-Jaza'iri
> said. "We went through the city of an-Najaf, we are in control and we
> have capabilities. And I have a reserve force."
> Sunday, 6 June 2004.
> Resistance strike hits US base in at-Taji, two American troops
> reported "injured."
> An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded Sunday near the gate to a US-
> run training base north of Baghdad, killing nine people and injuring
> at least 30 others, including three American aggressor soldiers, the
> US military admitted. It was the latest of a series of Resistance
> attacks against occupation forces and their Iraqi stooges.
> The US military said that the explosion resulted from the detonation
> of an explosives-laden car. Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported that an
> initial explosion came when a fuel truck blew up. This was followed
> by the explosion of an explosives-laden car that appears to have been
> driven by a martyrdom attacker.
> Ambulances, Humvees and Iraqi puppet police rushed to evacuate the
> injured at the at-Taji air base, 20km (12 miles) north of Baghdad. US
> occupation soldiers closed off the area at the former Iraqi air force
> base now used by the US Army's 1st Cavalry Division.
> Resistance hits puppet police station north of Baghdad killing seven
> puppet policemen.
> Thirteen persons were killed and 10 others wounded in an Iraqi
> Resistance attack on Saturday upon a puppet police station in al-
> Musayyib, 70km (45 miles) south of Baghdad. According to Agence
> France Presse (AFP) the figures were provided by an official in a
> hospital in the city.
> The American Associated Press (AP) reported that seven stooge
> policemen were killed in the attack. The AP said that eight
> Resistance fighters disguised as puppet police stormed a police
> station in al-Musayyib, 70 kilometers (45 miles) south of Baghdad,
> killing seven officers.
> Bashir Husayn, Director of the Emergency Ward in al-Musayyib General
> Hospital told the AFP, "We received 11 bodies and two other bodies
> were taken to the al-Hillah General Hospital. There are also 10 ten
> wounded, most of them only slightly wounded."
> Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported a puppet police officer as saying
> that Resistance fighters dressed as puppet police came into the
> station in al-Musayyib and forced the puppet policemen at gunpoint
> into the prisoner cells. The Resistance fighters then planted
> explosives and blew up the building.
> US admits, one soldier killed, another wounded in Sunday Resistance
> mortar barrage.
> The US aggressor military admitted on Sunday evening that one
> American soldier had been killed and another wounded during the day
> in an Iraqi Resistance mortar attack near Baghdad. Agence France
> Presse (AFP) reported the US propaganda admission.
> Jaysh al-Mahdi strikes puppet police station in Baghdad.
> Jaysh al-Mahdi fighters blasted a puppet police station in the
> Baghdad neighborhood nicknamed "Madinat as-Sadr" on Sunday, rigging
> the building with explosives after US invader soldiers and Iraqi
> puppet police fled. Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen burst into the
> building and sprayed it with automatic weapons fire. They then
> ordered the surviving puppet police out and planted explosives which
> they later detonated.
> UK admits: One Briton killed, three wounded Saturday in Resistance
> attack near Mosul.
> The British Foreign Office announced on Sunday that one British
> subject was killed and three others wounded when Iraqi Resistance
> fighters opened fire on their vehicle Saturday in Mosul, northern
> Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that a spokeswoman for the
> British Foreign Office made the admission. She gave no information
> as to whether the dead and wounded were military personnel or
> mercenary contractors profiteering from the American occupation. She
> also gave no details of the circumstances in which the Britons were
> killed and wounded.
> Roadside bomb wounds two puppet police in Baghdad.
> A roadside bomb exploded in the Baghdad neighborhood
> nicknamed "Madinat as-Sadr" on Sunday as a US invader convoy passed.
> The US made no reports of casualties or losses in the attack,
> probably carried out by the Jaysh al-Mahdi. Iraqi puppet police
> asserted that two puppet policemen were injured and a 14-year-old boy
> killed in the attack.
> Two big blasts shake US "green zone" headquarters in Baghdad Sunday
> Two powerful explosions shook the US occupation headquarters in
> Baghdad on Sunday evening. The area around the Republican Palace,
> dubbed "the Green Zone" by the American invaders, was the scene of
> the blasts reported by al-Jazeera satellite TV. No further details
> were provided, however.
> The so-called "Green Zone" is subject to intensive US security
> arrangements, yet the Iraqi Resistance manages to target the zone on
> nearly a daily basis.
> Resistance bomb strikes US convoy on road to Tikrit base, puppet
> policeman reported killed.
> An Iraqi puppet policeman reported that one puppet policeman and
> one "civilian" had been killed and nine other puppet police wounded
> when a bomb exploded in at-Tuz, 75km south of Kirkuk in northern Iraq
> on Sunday. Agence France Presse (AFP) reported Major General of the
> puppet police `Abbas Muhammad Amin, the chief of puppet police in at-
> Tuz, as saying that "the bomb was placed by the main road in the
> city, a route frequently travelled by the US troops. The road links
> at-Tuz with the US base in Tikrit."
> Amin added that that bomb exploded as the US column was passing,
> causing the death of one puppet policeman and one "civilian" and
> wounding nine other puppet policemen, five of them seriously.
> There was no mention of US casualties.
> Mercenary driver killed, one US soldier wounded in al-Hudaythah,
> The US military admitted early Sunday that an Iraqi Resistance
> roadside bomb exploded northwest of Baghdad on Saturday killing
> a "civilian" profiteer who was driving a vehicle for the US
> aggressors and wounding one US soldier. The US military told Reuters
> that the attack occurred in al-Hudaythah, 200km northwest of
> Baghdad. The wounded soldier was reportedly a part of the support
> force for the 13th Brigade. The nationality of the mercenary driver
> was not disclosed.
> Translator for US aggressor troops kidnapped by Resistance.
> The American Associated Press (AP) reported that three Resistance
> fighters kidnapped a translator working for the US aggressor forces.
> The translator, Hasan `Abd al-Hadi, was kidnapped as he went to buy
> tea for his aggressor "friends" at a local Iraqi restaurant,
> according to Iraqi puppet police officer Ziyad `Abid.
> The first response from the US Marine invaders with whom `Abd al-Hadi
> worked was that they began raids and searchers of all the houses in
> the vicinity of the restaurant, one after another. The US Marines
> were unable to find the collaborator, however, nor were they able to
> get anyone to lead them to him.
> Resistance kills two Polish profiteers.
> Two Polish contract profiteers were killed when Iraqi Resistance
> forces opened fire according to a report carried by al-Jazeera
> satellite TV, quoting Polish TV.
> Poland, a satellite regime of the United States, has 2,400 troops
> serving the US imperialists in Iraq.
> Polish Foreign Ministry: two other dead profiteers probably American.
> The Polish Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday that it is possible
> that two American "civilian" mercenaries were killed along with two
> Polish profiteers. All were employed by an American mercenary
> company named Blackwater that served the US occupation of Iraq. One
> of their convoys was attacked on Saturday.
> Reuters reported officials in the Foreign Ministry in Warsaw as
> saying that charred bodies of four persons were found in the truck
> that was attacked, and they believed that in addition to the two
> Poles, the other bodies might be those of Americans employed by
> Poland: dead Poles were elite commandos.
> Mafkarat al-Islam reported on Sunday that the Polish Press Agency
> (PAP) reported that the Polish "civilian" mercenaries killed by the
> Iraqi Resistance on Saturday, in fact belonged to a detachment of
> Polish commandos, a unit by the name of Crom. PAP reported that the
> men had been recruited by Blackwater, an American mercenary company
> profiteering in Iraq.
> Iranian arrested for planting bombs in Ba`qubah market.
> A source in the Iraqi puppet police announced on Sunday that an
> Iranian had been arrested in the city of Ba`qubah, northeast of
> Baghdad, as he was trying to plant a number of bombs in a popular
> market in the city.
> According to Quds Press, the puppet police source said that the
> Iranian individual was carrying several bombs in a large bag that was
> placed in a location in the market. A number of Iraqi citizens
> discovered the bombs, the source reported, and informed the puppet
> police of the matter. The puppet police investigated and arrested
> the Iranian.
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