Fwd: [arab_nationalist] Iraqi Resistance Report: 14 - 16 June 2004.
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> Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 14 June 2004 through
> Wednesday, 16 June 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu
> Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
> Monday, 14 June 2004.
> Powerful Resistance blast shakes downtown Baghdad early Monday, kills
> suspected US intelligence agents.
> A violent explosion shook downtown Baghdad early Monday morning
> sending clouds of black smoke skywards, according to the Agence
> France Presse (AFP). The Iraqi puppet police reported that an Iraqi
> Resistance martyrdom attacker blew up a car in a crowded street on
> Monday morning as a convoy of cars carrying foreign profiteers was
> passing by. The blast destroyed a nearby building.
> The Egyptian Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that an
> explosives-laden car had exploded in the center of the Iraqi capital,
> destroying a number of storefronts and residences. MENA reported
> Iraqi puppet police sources as saying that the type of vehicle
> targeted in the Resistance attack was the type used by US
> intelligence agents in Iraq.
> The American Associated Press (AP) reported that at least 13 people
> were killed in the explosion, among them one American profiteer and
> four other foreigners working to exploit the Iraqi power industry.
> According to a General Electric spokeswoman, the foreigners killed in
> the blast were three employees of the monopoly General Electric and
> two security contractors (i.e., mercenaries). Three of the victims
> worked for Granite Services Inc., a wholly-owned GE subsidiary, said
> Louise Binns, a GE spokeswoman in Brussels.
> The US military said that the dead included two Britons, one
> Frenchman, one American and a foreigner of undetermined nationality.
> More than 60 people, including 10 foreign contractor profiteers, were
> injured, the military said. An AP report said that two Filipinos
> were also among the dead aliens. The bodies of the foreigners were
> reportedly taken to Saddam International Airport where the US
> aggressor troops have one of their largest bases.
> A hospital source referred to one of the dead as Sudanese and another
> as Iraqi.
> The attack took place near the main thoroughfare as-Sa`dun Street on
> the east bank of the Tigris River. At least eight cars were destroyed
> in the Iraqi Resistance martyrdom attack. One car reportedly was
> still smoldering from the blast on Liberation Square (Sahat at-
> Tahrir) near as-Sa`dun Street, and the Iraqi puppet police closed off
> the area.
> Ambulances and fire trucks raced to the scene of the Resistance
> attack which occurred just after 8:00am Monday, local time. US
> aggressor forces told Reuters at the time that they had no
> information on the blast at that time.
> An officer in the Iraqi puppet police told Agence France Presse (AFP)
> that the Resistance bomb attack came as two US aggressor four-wheel
> drive vehicles were passing by. There were numerous reported deaths
> from the Resistance bombing, and the fa�ade of a building was
> severely damaged.
> Iraqi puppet policeman Hasan al-Mali said that the Iraqi Resistance
> martyrdom car was driving along the road and then exploded. He said
> that there were deaths but was unable to assess how many.
> Reuters reported that local people were trying to extract people from
> the ruins of a building whose fa�ade collapsed as a result of the
> bombing. Local people also attacked two cars that had been damaged
> in the Resistance attack, beat the stricken vehicles and
> chanted "America is the enemy of God!"
> Witnesses said that foreigners had been killed in the attack and
> their bodies were being pulled out of wrecked cars. Puppet police
> fired automatic weapons into the air to break up crowds that had
> gathered in the area.
> Iraqi Resistance car bomb kills four in attack on puppet police in
> Salman Pak.
> An Iraqi Resistance car bomb struck near the town of Salman Pak
> southeast of Baghdad on Monday. Puppet police said a gray Opel drove
> between puppet police vehicles and exploded, killing four people and
> injuring four others.
> Resistance kills five Kurdish chauvinist stooge soldiers near Kirkuk.
> Five Kurdish members of the puppet Iraqi "army" put together by the
> US occupation forces were killed in northern Iraq by Resistance
> fighters. Their bodies were subsequently burned, according to an
> announcement made by a Kurdish collaborator official in Kirkuk after
> the burial of the five stooges.
> Jalal Jawhar, a member of the Political Bureau of the chauvinist so-
> called National Union of Kurdistan lead by Jalal Talibani said that
> the five dead Kurdish puppet troops belonged to both of the
> collaborationist Kurdish chauvinist parties, the NUK and the so
> called Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). Jawhar told Agence France
> Presse (AFP) that the five Kurdish chauvinists were shot to death,
> then their bodies dumped in their car which was set ablaze.
> According to Jawhar the car in which the five were traveling broke
> down. When they went to find someone to fix it, they were attacked
> and killed.
> The funeral for the five chauvinist stooges was held in the
> predominantly Kurdish neighborhood of Rahmawah, north of Kirkuk and
> the Kurdish collaborator police and militias prevented journalists
> from attending the event.
> New Zealand aggressor troops targeted by Resistance mortars in al-
> Basrah. British invader troops wounded in attack.
> New Zealand Radio admitted that New Zealand aggressor troops in an
> engineering unit came under mortar attack in southern Iraq on
> Monday. According to a report by Agence France Presse (AFP) the
> Radio quoted a New Zealand defence department official as admitting
> that three mortar shells crashed into the New Zealand military camp
> in al-Basrah, but caused no casualties among the New Zealanders,
> according to preliminary information. A number of British soldiers
> were wounded, he said, however. A New Zealand spokesman said that
> communications with the camp were difficult, making it impossible to
> give any more detailed information on the attack or the wounded at
> that time.
> New Zealand sent 80 aggressor troops belonging to an engineering unit
> to southern Iraq where they cooperate with British invaders in
> serving the American occupation of the country.
> British Defense Minister Geoff Hoon paid a surprise visit to a
> British base in al-Basrah on Monday. It was not immediately clear
> whether his visit was connected with the Iraqi Resistance mortar
> US said ready for deal with Muqtada as-Sadr.
> The puppet governor of an-Najaf, `Adnan az-Zarafi, announced on
> Monday that the US aggressor forces had expressed readiness to sign
> an agreement with Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr about the
> future of his Jaysh al-Mahdi militia. According to al-`Alam news
> station, az-Zarafi said that the word of the American readiness came
> in a note sent by the US commissioned ambassador Christopher Rols to
> the Shi`i clerical establishment.
> Az-Zarafi said that the Jaysh al-Mahdi on Monday released puppet
> policemen it had taken hostage in an attack on Friday on a puppet
> police station.
> In a press conference on Sunday, US military spokesman Brigadier
> General Mark Kimmitt expressed surprise over the number of weapons in
> the possession of the Jaysh al-Mahdi and offered to buy them from the
> American aggressors arrest aide to Muqtada as-Sadr in Karbala'.
> The US invader troops captured an official in the Jaysh al-Mahdi
> militia loyal to Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr on Sunday.
> The US aggressors made the arrest of Sayyid Ahmad Rida al-Husayni,
> 33, in his office in Karbala', according to al-Husayni's brother,
> Jamil, who spoke to Agence France Presse (AFP).
> The US invaders stormed al-Husayni's home and stole US$2,000 and 2
> million Iraqi dinars (about US$1,380).
> Jamil al-Husayni said that he was unaware of the reasons for the US
> raid and arrest of his brother, indicating that he was being held in
> an American base in al-Ibrahimiyah district on the outskirts of the
> city, which is located some 110km south of Baghdad.
> It was the US arrest of Mustafa al-Ya`qubi in an-Najaf at the
> beginning of April that sparked the uprising of Jaysh al-Mahdi forces
> against the US aggressors.
> American sources have failed to confirm the arrest of al-Husayni.
> Tuesday, 15 June 2004.
> Battle erupts west of Baghdad as Resistance attacks US convoy.
> Americans shoot Iraqi bystanders in response.
> Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US military patrol on Tuesday west
> of Baghdad in al-`Adl neighborhood. The Resistance ambushed the
> patrol as it was escorting a group of non-military vehicles in
> service to the US occupation.
> According to al-Jazeera satellite TV, the battles began when the
> Resistance pounded the patrols with rockets. One of the non-military
> vehicles in the convoy was damaged.
> US aggressor forces immediately closed off the area of the attack and
> deployed their troops on neighboring rooftops to serve as snipers
> firing at local residents. There was no immediate word on American
> invader casualties.
> Al-Jazeera reported one resident eyewitness as saying that the US
> aggressor troops opened fire indiscriminately after the attack � a
> standard American response to Resistance attacks. They shot at Iraqi
> civilian bystanders, the eyewitness said, killing several of them.
> Al-Jazeera reported that at least one Iraqi civilian was killed and
> another Iraqi civilian was wounded.
> A US military spokesman admitted on Tuesday that a group of Iraqi
> Resistance fighters opened fire on a convoy of vehicles in which at
> least three "contractor" profiteers and collaborators with the
> occupation were riding near Saddam International Airport.
> US Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt told the press that the Resistance
> opened fire on the US convoy from an overpass on the road near the
> airport. He said, however, that at the time it was impossible to
> determine if any of the "contractors" had been killed or not. He
> acknowledged that the attack "might have" resulted in deaths among
> the Americans. Kimmitt also failed to identify the "contractor"
> profiteers who were said to be riding in the heavily protected
> Late on Tuesday, US Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, deputy director
> of operations of the US occupation forces in Iraq, told the press
> that a convoy of "contractor" profiteers working with the occupation
> authorities had come under Iraqi Resistance attack near Saddam
> International Airport. Kimmitt acknowledged that several of the
> contractor profiteers were killed, but refused to disclose how many
> had died or what their nationalities were.
> Drive-by Resistance shooting of US vehicle kills driver.
> An American military GMC car came under Iraqi Resistance automatic
> weapons attack in the area of at-Taji on Tuesday morning. A
> Resistance fighter stood up and fired from the moon roof of the car
> in which he was riding past the US vehicle, spraying it with a hail
> of bullets. Mafkarat al-Islam reported the attack.
> The attack left the American vehicle's driver dead. The fate of the
> other passengers in the car was unknown when the matter was
> reported. As usual, occupation troops gathered after the Resistance
> attack and closed off all roads to the site.
> Resistance fires RPG at collaborationist organization building.
> At precisely 5:30 Tuesday morning, Iraqi Resistance fighters fired a
> rocket-propelled grenade at a building in ash-Shu`lah town belonging
> to the so-called "Iraqi communist party," a liberal organization
> whose leader, with a history of working with the American Central
> Intelligence Agency (CIA), was appointed by the US to its
> puppet "interim governing council" and which collaborates with the US
> imperialist occupation of Iraq. A large section of the building was
> damaged according to the report carried by Mafkarat al-Islam.
> Iraqi Resistance bomb explodes on road to Saddam International
> An explosion resounded on Tuesday morning at an intersection on the
> road leading to Saddam International Airport near Baghdad, a site now
> occupied by one of the American aggressors' largest bases in the area
> of the Iraqi capital.
> Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that US invader troops and Iraqi
> puppet police closed off the area from which columns of smoke were
> rising. One US soldier reported that "it appeared that there had
> been a bomb," but provided no information on casualties or damage.
> Iraqi Resistance bomb attack Monday night cuts oil shipments out of
> al-Basrah by 80 percent.
> Shipping sources reported on Tuesday that an Iraqi Resistance bomb
> exploded near the port of al-Basrah, causing enough damage
> to "greatly reduce" the amount of crude oil being shipped out of the
> A deputy in charge of navigation in the area told Reuters that "one
> of the oil pipelines that feeds the storage tank in al-Basrah was
> damaged severely by the blast this time."
> Another shipping source reported that the explosion occurred late on
> Monday night near a village 25km from the Port of al-Basrah. He
> added that "it appears that this blast halted the flow of crude to
> the storage tank. As a result, the quantities of crude being shipped
> out of the port have fallen by nearly 80 percent."
> Oil pipelines in northern Iraq have been hit repeatedly in recent
> days crippling the efforts of the US aggressors to spirit oil from
> occupied Iraq out of the country via Turkey. The attacks on the oil
> facility in al-Basrah are now threatening to close off the only other
> remaining export route for stolen Iraqi oil.
> Iraqi Resistance shells US-Ukrainian base near al-Kut.
> Two explosions shook the area near the main military base for US and
> their Ukrainian satellite troops west of the southern city of al-
> Kut. Clouds of smoke rose from the base, but there were no immediate
> reports from the occupation authorities.
> Resistance fires mortar barrage at British occupied airport north of
> Iraqi Resistance forces launched a mortar barrage at the occupation
> forces' airport north of al-Basrah. Columns of smoke were observed
> rising from the airport. There was no immediate word on casualties.
> Resistance rockets slam into British headquarters in al-Basrah.
> Iraqi Resistance fighters fired rockets at the British occupation
> base in al-Hakimiyah in al-Basrah in southern Iraq, inflicting
> material damage on the invaders' headquarters there, according to the
> Egyptian Middle East News Agency (MENA).
> Resistance bomb targets Oil of the South offices in al-Basrah.
> A bomb reportedly exploded on Tuesday morning near the Oil of the
> South Company offices in al-Basrah, injuring one Iraqi and badly
> damaging a car, according to Mafkarat al-Islam.
> Later reports carried by the American Associated Press (AP) claimed
> that two oil pipelines on the Faw peninsula of southern Iraq were
> blasted apart by Iraqi Resistance forces on Tuesday, forcing
> authorities to curb exports through the Gulf by half � from an
> average of 1.85 million barrels per day to more than 800,000 barrels.
> The attacks sent ripples through the international petroleum markets.
> Contracts for US light crude for July delivery jumped 81 cents in New
> York, before easing to $37.17 per barrel. July contracts of Brent
> crude rose 41 cents before retreating to $35.78, down 24 cents in
> late trading in London, the AP reported.
> Iraqi puppet officials told Dow Jones Newswires they expected to have
> the damage repaired within a few days. However, petroleum analyst
> Paul Horsnell, the head of energy research at Barclays Capital in
> London, said that as a result of the blasts, the Iraqi puppet regime
> would probably fail to meet its export target of 2 million barrels a
> day for June.
> Translator collaborator shot to death by Resistance fighters.
> An Iraqi collaborator translator working for the British invader
> troops was killed on Tuesday when Resistance fighters opened fire
> upon him, according to a report carried by Mafkarat al-Islam.
> Terrified Baghdad city puppet council calls for martial law to
> fight "explosive situation" caused by Resistance struggle.
> In a desperate effort to stem the rising tide of Resistance attacks,
> the city council of Baghdad, a body appointed by the US occupation
> authorities, on Tuesday called for a declaration of martial law in
> the country. The stooge city council acknowledged that the security
> situation was deteriorating rapidly in Baghdad and generally
> throughout the occupied country.
> A source inside the puppet council said that the city council intends
> to bring the proposal up to the puppet so-called Iraqi "interim
> government" (appointed by the United States occupation), claiming
> that a declaration of martial law is an "urgent necessity" in the
> country due to the growing successes of the Iraqi Resistance.
> The source told Quds Press that countries that have lived through
> much less critical conditions than the Iraqi situation have declared
> martial law and instituted emergency regulations. The source said
> that the puppet city council declared that Iraq today was "in need
> of martial law to get control over the exploding security situation."
> US invader troops open fire on Iraqi civilian car near al-Muthanna.
> American aggressor troops attacked a black Dolphin car on the highway
> leading from the al-Muthanna overpass to al-Qanat at 7:30am Tuesday.
> The owner of the car was slightly wounded. The fate of the passenger
> in the car was unknown when the report of the American attack was
> posted on Mafkarat al-Islam's website.
> Ambulances arrived at the scene of the American attack to provide
> care for the casualties. An American Humvee towed away the Dolphin
> car. The reasons for the American attack on the Iraqi civilian car
> were not explained.
> British "civilian contractor" killed in Monday martyrdom attack
> former paratrooper.
> The British Guardian newspaper disclosed on Tuesday that one of the
> British citizens killed in the Iraqi Resistance martyrdom bomb attack
> in Baghdad on Monday had formerly been a British paratrooper who
> fought in the Malvinas (Falklands) against Argentina and served in
> Britain's colony in northern Ireland.
> Keith Butler, 46 a former sergeant in the British military, was
> killed by the Iraqi Resistance along with his cohorts, one believed
> to be a Londoner. Butler ostensibly worked as a security guard for
> the foreign contractors said killed in the Resistance attack. The
> Guardian reported that he was employed by Olive Security, a London-
> based company that employs former members of the British special
> forces, and has about 300 staffmembers in occupied Iraq.
> Wednesday, 16 June 2004.
> Resistance burns four US military dump trucks in al-Fallujah.
> Resistance forces set four German-made dump trucks ablaze in the ash-
> Shuhada' neighborhood of al-Fallujah late on Wednesday on the
> outskirts of the city, according to the local correspondent for
> Mafkarat al-Islam. The dump trucks are usually used to transport
> sand and building materials for the American aggressor forces.
> Resistance land mines kill four wound other American aggressor troops
> in as-Saqlawiyah after sunset Wednesday.
> An Iraqi Resistance land mine exploded under US vehicles in a patrol
> in the city of as-Saqlawiyah west of Baghdad after sunset on
> Wednesday. The mine blew up as the American military patrol
> proceeded through the town, destroying one US Humvee and knocking a
> second out of action. The first Humvee carried four American
> soldiers, all of whom were killed instantly in the attack, the
> reporter for Mafkarat al-Islam reported. The troops in the second
> Humvee were wounded and later evacuated by helicopter.
> Resistance rocket attack on US base near Balad kills three, wounds 25
> American invaders.
> The American Associated Press (AP) reported that three American
> aggressor soldiers had been killed and 25 others wounded when the
> Iraqi Resistance attacked an American invader logistical base with
> rockets Wednesday afternoon. The base is in the area of the town of
> Balad, some 80km northwest of Baghdad.
> Fourteen of the wounded aggressor troops were taken a military
> support hospital belonging to the 31st Division. Seven others were
> reportedly treated in an American base infirmary at a camp the
> American invaders call "Camp Anaconda."
> Iraqi Resistance ambushes US intelligence officers near "Green Zone."
> A detachment of Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a column of seven
> American intelligence GMC vehicles at about 1:00pm Tuesday
> afternoon. The Resistance ambushed the column as it was driving
> along the highway adjacent to the so-called "green zone" � the
> Republican Palace compound, where the US invaders have set up their
> headquarters in Baghdad.
> Two GMC vehicles were destroyed in the attack, with all those aboard
> being killed. The other five cars fled.
> The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reports that the Resistance
> fighters used machine guns and BKCs in their ambush on the American
> intelligence spies.
> Just as the Resistance fighters were attacking the US intelligence
> vehicles, another American aggressor patrol raced up to the scene
> from the opposite direction and opened a hail of gunfire on the
> patriots. Nevertheless, the Resistance fighters were able to leave
> the scene.
> After the Resistance fighters had gone, the American troops continued
> random firing in the area for some time, wounding a civilian
> Immediately afterward, US invaders closed off the highway. The
> correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam, however, was able to use a side
> road to approach the scene and there saw two bodies on the ground
> covered in white sheets. One of the two cars was also visible,
> completely destroyed by the hail of gunfire to which it had been
> Four US intelligence officers blown up in ar-Ramadi Wednesday
> Four members of the US intelligence services were killed in the city
> of ar-Ramadi when an Iraqi Resistance land mine exploded under their
> vehicle on Wednesday afternoon.
> The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported from the scene that
> the four were killed when their 2004 GMC vehicle ran over a mine that
> the Resistance hurried to plant while the Americans were stopped at a
> shop drinking soft drinks.
> The ambush took place near the Baghdad Garage, a bus depot that
> transports people to a wide variety of destinations.
> Iraqi Resistance bomb kills four profiteers in ar-Ramadi.
> An Iraqi Resistance carbomb exploded in ar-Ramadi, killing nine
> people, including four foreign profiteers, a BBC dispatch reported
> early Wednesday.
> Later on Wednesday, a US military spokesman reported that six members
> of the puppet so-called "civil defense forces" and one Iraqi civilian
> had been arrested on "suspicion" of involvement in the bomb attack
> that, the US claims, left five wounded in ar-Ramadi early Wednesday.
> Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported a US spokesman as saying that
> American invader troops had taken the seven captive Iraqis to a US
> base for interrogation. Earlier al-Jazeera had reported that three
> foreigners had been killed and a number of others wounded when an
> explosives-laden car blew up in downtown ar-Ramadi.
> Resistance rockets miss US aircraft.
> Iraqi Resistance fighters on Wednesday fired rockets at a US
> transport aircraft of the C5K type that was taking off from a US-
> occupied airfield. The rocket failed to strike its target, according
> to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.
> Iraqi Resistance ambushes US column on highway north of Baghdad.
> A US military column came under Iraqi Resistance rocket-propelled
> grenade attack on the highway north of Baghdad on Wednesday according
> to a report carried by the Samarra' correspondent for al-Jazeera
> satellite TV. The Resistance attack left one US military truck
> totally burned. US aggressor troops closed off the highway for an
> hour following the attack.
> Iraqi Resistance guns down occupation authority's security chief for
> northern Iraqi oilfields.
> The security chief for occupied Iraq's northern oil fields, serving
> the US invaders in their plunder of Iraq's resources, has been shot
> to death by the Iraqi Resistance. Ghazi al-Talabani was gunned down
> in the city of Kirkuk - the third Iraqi official to be killed since
> Saturday. It comes as another blow for the US, seeking to steal
> Iraqi's oil wealth.
> At-Talibani, a relative of the leader of the Kurdish chauvinist,
> collaborationist so called "Patriotic Union of Kurdistan" Jalal
> Talabani, died in a hail of Resistance bullets on his way to work.
> His driver was seriously wounded.
> Resistance fires mortars at US base in Saddam International Airport.
> Iraqi Resistance fighters fired a mortar barrage on US aggressor
> troops occupying Saddam International Airport on Tuesday night. The
> Resistance launched the mortar shells from the nearby al-`Amiriyah
> area and apparently inflicted casualties on the Americans according
> to Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in the area.
> Immediately following the attack, US aggressor troops showed up on
> the scene of the launch, closed it off totally and began combing the
> side streets in search of evidence that might lead them to the
> Resistance fighters who carried out the attack.
> Resistance Katyusha blasts US base at Kirkuk Airport.
> A powerful explosion shook the US occupation headquarters at the
> occupied Kirkuk Airport on Wednesday morning after a Katyusha rocket
> slammed into the base.
> The explosion inflicted great material damage and wounded three US
> aggressor troops. The Egyptian Middle East News Agency (MENA), which
> reported the attack, had no immediate further details of the extent
> of damage or casualties.
> Resistance rockets US headquarters in al-Kazimiyah district, Baghdad.
> The US occupation headquarters in the building formerly occupied by
> Iraqi Intelligence in al-Kazimiyah district of Baghdad came under
> Iraqi Resistance rocket attack at precisely 8:00am on Wednesday.
> Resistance forces fired two Grad rockets from the nearby Madinat al-
> Hurriyah district.
> US column attacked in al-`Amiriyah at midday Tuesday.
> A US column made up of four Humvees was attacked at 11:00am on
> Tuesday in al-`Amiriyah district of al-Muhamin neighborhood near a
> former base of the Iraqi Jerusalem Army that the US invaders have
> taken over as their local headquarters.
> The Resistance fighters used rocket-propelled grenades in their
> attack. American sources made no reports concerning casualties
> sustained in the attack, and US forces withdrew into their stronghold
> quickly following the Resistance assault, the correspondent for
> Mafkarat al-Islam reported.
> Iraqi Resistance reports on killing of Chelebi men in attack on al-
> A source close to the Iraqi Resistance has reported that Resistance
> fighters in al-Fallujah killed seven supporters of the so-called
> Iraqi National Congress (INC) Party, a traitor collaborationist
> organization run by convicted thief Ahmad al-Chelebi. They were
> killed in connection with their attack on the security headquarters
> in al-Fallujah several days ago in which 12 security men were killed
> and others wounded.
> The corpses of the seven Chelebi men were delivered to their
> The source close to the Resistance told Quds Press on Tuesday that
> the seven were apprehended after they fired mortars at the
> headquarters of the al-Fallujah security brigade, killing 12 security
> men and wounding and number of others. Following the attack,
> Resistance fighters surrounded the cemetery in which the INC traitors
> had taken cover. Seven of the attackers were captured. During their
> interrogation it was learned that they were followers of Ahmad
> The source told Quds Press that the demonstration in Baghdad that
> took place on Tuesday had been portrayed by the international media
> as a "Shi`i protest" and the killing of the seven INC men reported as
> a sectarian killing by the people of al-Fallujah "just because they
> [the seven] were Shi`i." The source said that such a distortion was
> simply another attempt by the convicted embezzler and CIA agent
> Chelebi to incite sectarian violence between Sunni and Shi`i Iraqis.
> The source close to the al-Fallujah Resistance said, "We refuse to
> dress the matter up in sectarian clothing. Those who were killed
> were followers of al-Chelebi. They attacked us, and we carried out
> the verdict of the scripture and the law upon them. We would not
> have gone any easier on them if one of them had been a Sunni, for
> they all deserve this fate inasmuch as they opened fire on their own
> Demonstrations were put together on Wednesday in al-Firdaws Square in
> Baghdad, in front of the hotels housing foreign journalists.
> Demonstrators carried pictures of seven Shi`i individuals who, the
> organizers of the demonstration claimed, had been killed by the
> Resistance in al-Fallujah. The organizers of the demonstration also
> distributed a statement containing demands of the Rabi`ah tribes and
> southern Iraq that revenge be taken and punishment inflicted upon the
> killers of the "Shi`ah."
> The statement circulated by demonstration organizers claimed that the
> seven Shi`ah had been transportation workers hired by people in al-
> Fallujah. But they were kidnapped and killed by a group of al-
> Fallujah Resistance fighters. The statement claimed that the killing
> was carried out with the agreement of two Sunni religious
> authorities, `Abdallah al-Jannabi and Zafir ad-Dulaymi.
> Shaykh `Abdallah al-Jannabi denied any connection with the killing,
> and explained in a statement to al-`Arabiyah satellite TV that he is
> above soiling his hands with the blood of others. He said he was
> willing to go to court if any evidence were brought forward attesting
> to his involvement in the incident.
> Both Shaykh al-Jannabi and Shaykh ad-Dulaymi are prominent Sunni
> religious leaders in al-Fallujah and were high on the list of targets
> compiled by the Badr Brigades, the armed wing of the so-called
> Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), a
> collaborationist organization that joined US forces in the invasion
> and occupation of Iraq in the spring of 2003. Shaykh ad-Dulaymi was
> held in notorious Abu Ghurayb prison for several months until his
> recent release. Local observers in al-Fallujah fear that the latest
> charges against the two religious leaders might be an excuse for a
> renewed effort by pro-occupation Shi`i sectarians to liquidate them
> and fan flames of religious conflict.
> Iraqi Resistance blast cuts northern oil pipelines again.
> An official in the Iraqi Oil of the North corporation announced that
> an explosion ripped through a pipeline linking northern Iraqi oil
> fields, and said that "most likely it was sabotage" by the Iraqi
> Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported eyewitnesses as saying that fire was
> still raging along the pipeline extending from the Dibs field, some
> 50km west of Kirkuk.
> BBC: Iraqi exports from the south totally shut down due to Resistance
> The British Broadcasting Corporation notes that the Iraqi oil
> industry was "already at a standstill after a series of attacks on
> pipelines," even before the assassination of the puppet security
> chief for the northern oil sector on Wednesday morning.
> Iraqi Resistance attacks in the last few days have cut off all crude
> oil all exports from Iraq's southern terminals in Basra and Khawr al-
> `Amayah, which had been handling virtually all the country's exports.
> The southern terminals were exporting 1.6m barrels of oil a day, and
> the aim had been to increase output to 2m barrels a day by 30 June.
> The shutdown will cost the occupation authorities in Baghdad nearly
> US$60 million a day, analysts said.
> Benchmark US crude prices for July delivery rose 21 US cents to
> $37.40 a barrel on Wednesday on news of the attacks.
> The Iraqi Resistance bombed a pipeline in northern Iraq on Tuesday
> evening, but exports had already been crippled as a result of
> previous attacks.
> The pipeline from the oilfields around Kirkuk to Ceyhan in Turkey has
> barely been in operation since the March 2003 US-led invasion because
> of repeated Resistance attacks.
> Iraqi oil exports are still below the pre-invasion level, even though
> a 14,000-strong Iraqi puppet guard force has been set up specifically
> to protect pipelines and other vital parts of the oil infrastructure
> from which the US occupation seeks to draw profits against the
> patriotic Resistance fighters.
> US-appointed Iraqi puppet so-called "prime minister" Iyad `Allawi,
> says pipeline sabotage has cost the country more than US$200 million
> in lost revenues over the past seven months.
> Three more mercenary companies quit Iraq.
> The Syrian News Agency SANA reported an Iraqi source as saying that
> the Romanian firm "Compania," the South African "Executive outcomes",
> and the British Sandline company � all mercenary firms � have closed
> their doors and left Iraq, bringing to five the total number of
> such "security firms" that have fled the country since January 2003
> in the wake of the rising tide of the Iraqi Resistance.
> Sources told SANA that the rewards and payoffs for providing security
> services were outweighed by the costs involved as the Resistance
> relentlessly pounds the aggressor occupation forces and all those who
> huddle beside them.
> Nevertheless, the mercenary army is still the largest army in Iraq,
> after that of the United States, according to informed estimates.
> Their total number is said to approach 20,000 men, more than the
> regular military forces of any nation occupying Iraq other than those
> of the US.
> Jaysh al-Mahdi battles US invaders in Baghdad.
> Clashes erupted again during Tuesday-Wednesday night between US
> occupation forces and the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia loyal to Shi`i
> religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr in the Baghdad district that they
> have nicknamed "Madinat as-Sadr."
> Al-`Arabiyah satellite TV reported that the battles broke out at
> 11:00pm local time Tuesday and lasted until daylight Wednesday.
> Fighting on the southern and western approaches to the district.
> There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
> Al-`Arabiyah notes that such clashes have gone on almost daily for
> two months.
> Muqtada as-Sadr orders Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen out of an-Najaf.
> Shi`i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr on Wednesday ordered his Jaysh
> al-Mahdi militiamen who were not residents of an-Najaf to leave that
> Shi`i holy city, according to a report posted by Reuters. Muqtada
> Sadr's order called on militiamen to return to their homes to carry
> out their duties there.
> Earlier this month, under pressure from the pro-US Shi`i religious
> establishment, Muqtada as-Sadr agreed to a cease fire after his
> militia had spent weeks battling the US occupation in an-Najaf and
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