Iraqi Resistance Report: Friday, 1 July 2005.
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 1 July 2005.
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial
board, the Free Arab Voice. http://www.freearabvoice.org
Friday, 1 July 2005.
Resistance bomb blasts US armored column outside al-Hadithah early
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military column on the
highway near the village of Barwanah, northeast of the city of al-
Haddithah, 250km west of Baghdad at 2pm local time Friday afternoon.
Witnesses told the al-Hadithah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam
that the bomb, which was planted by the side of the International
Highway, exploded as a column of 12 US armored vehicles passed by on
its way to the city of al-Hadithah.
The witnesses said that the blast completely destroyed one US armored
vehicle, killig four American soldiers and wounding two more.
Resistance bomb kills a reported five US troops west of al-Fallujah
In a bulletin posted at 10:15am Mecca time Friday morning, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance land mine exploded a short
while earlier by a US foot patrol west of al-Fallujah.
First Lieutenant Kazim Hasan Madani of the puppet forces told
Mafkarat al-Islam that a home-made land mine exploded by a US foot
patrol in the Ta`s Na`umi area, killing five US troops and wounding
American forces then encircled the area as puppet troops began a
campaign of house-to-house raids and arrests among local residents of
the area where the bomb exploded.
Large-scale Resistance assault on US headquarters leaves 14 Americans
dead or wounded early Friday morning.
Fighting erupted near the building where the chiefs of staff of the
Iraqi Army had their headquarters before the US invasion in the al-
`Amiriyah neighborhood of western Baghdad at 6am Friday morning.
A source in the Iraqi puppet army told the correspondent for Mafkarat
al-Islam in the area that more than 40 Iraqi Resistance fighters,
equipped with various medium and heavy weapons, attempted to storm
the headquarters of the US military in the al-`Amiriyah area on the
old al-`Amiriyah Road. The attack destroyed three Humvees and left
14 US soldiers dead or wounded in the observation camp located at the
gate to the US headquarters. The puppet source said that more than
20 Iraqi Resistance fighters were killed in the attack.
The fighting lasted for more than an hour and a half after which
swarms of US occupation helicopters came in.
One of the doctors and an Iraqi ambulance team that entered the area
after the engagement denied the claim that "more than 20" Iraqi
Resistance fighters were killed in the battle. They confirmed to the
Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent that they found bodies of four Iraqi
Resistance fighters who had received chest or head wounds. Other
witnesses reported that most of the Resistance fighters withdrew
after the arrival of the American helicopters and warplanes on the
Resistance bomb in ad-Durah Friday morning leaves four US troops dead.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in the southern
Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah at 8am Friday morning.
Witnesses and a traffic warden who were on the scene at the time of
the bombing told Mafkarat al-Islam that a high-explosive Resistance
bomb that was planted by the side of the road exploded, destroying a
Humvee and killing four US troops and wounding a fifth.
Captain `Ali Husayn of the Iraqi puppet army told the correspondent
for Mafkarat al-Islam that the fifth American soldier, listed above
as wounded, later died of his wounds.
The US military acknowledged the attack but released no details about
it in the course of their radio propaganda broadcast Friday morning.
Deputy of pro-American Shi`i cleric gunned down in Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance fighters shot and killed one of the representatives
of the pro-American Shi`i religious authority Ayatallah `Ali as-
Sistani on Hayfa Street in Baghdad at about 12:30pm local time Friday.
Agence France Presse (AFP), as monitored by Mafkarat al-Islam,
reported a source I the puppet so-called "Iraqi interior ministry" as
saying that Resistance fighters killed Kamal ad-Din al-Ghurayfi, a
deputy of `Ali as-Sistani, along with two of his followers. Three
more were wounded in the attack. The source said that the Resistance
fighters attacked the collaborator cleric as he was on his way to
perform Friday prayers in the Shi`i place of worship known as the
Husayniyat ad-Duriyin in the al-`Alawi district of central Baghdad.
In the Shi`i holy city of an-Najaf, 160km south of Baghdad, a source
in the office of pro American Shi`i cleric `Ali as-Sistani
acknowledged that the attack took place but offered no details as to
the identity of those killed or wounded in the attack. The source
confirmed that al-Ghurayfi was one of as-Sistani's deputies resident
Resistance fighters eliminated the representative of `Ali as-Sistani
resident in the New Baghdad district in the southeast of the Iraqi
capital in the middle of last month.
Resistance martyrdom car bomber targets home/office of puppet "Iraq
prime minister" Ibrahim al-Ja`fari in Baghdad.
In a dispatch posted at 1:22pm Mecca time Friday the Saudi News
Agency (WAS) reported that an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom attacker
detonated an explosives-packed car by a checkpoint outside the
offices of the puppet so-called "prime minister" Ibrahim al-Ja`fari
and the headquarters of the Shi`i chauvinist "Da`wah Party" in
Baghdad on Friday. Puppet "prime minister" al-Ja`fari is also the
head of the chauvinist sectarian "Da`wah Party."
A spokesman for al-Ja`fari gave a statement to the press saying that
the blast killed one guard and wounded another when it occurred at
the checkpoint located about 25 meters from the chauvinist party
office which also serves as one of al-Ja`fari's residences. The
spokesman said that the US-installed "Iraqi prime minister" was not
home at the time of the attack.
Salah ad-Din Province.
Resistance ambushes US fuel convoy near Balad Friday afternoon.
Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked an American military truck convoy
hauling fuel to the US base in the city of Balad north of Baghdad at
5pm local time Friday afternoon.
Eye witnesses told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Balad that
a detachment of Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with light weapons,
pipe rockets, and C5K rocket launchers attacked a column of eight US
fuel tank trucks and four Humvees. The Resistance attackers set two
of the fuel tank trucks ablaze, killing four American soldiers.
The witnesses said that one Resistance fighters was killed and
another wounded in the attack.
Resistance pounds US base in at-Tarimiyah midday Friday.
Iraqi Resistance fighters fired nine 120mm heavy mortar rounds into
the US base in at-Tarimiyah, north of Baghdad.
The residents of at-Tarimiyah told the correspondent for Mafkarat al-
Islam that Iraqi Resistance forces mounted a ferocious bombardment on
the US base at1pm local time Friday, setting off violent explosions
inside the base and sending plumes of smoke rising into the sky.
Resistance bomb targets motorcade of puppet police chief in Samarra'.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by the motorcade of the puppet
police chief of Samarra', Staff Brigadier General Malik `Awwad
Ibrahim, in Samarra' on Friday, the Qatari News Agency (Qana)
reported in a dispatch posted at 5:04pm GMT Friday. The puppet
police chief reportedly survived the attack.
The Saudi News Agency (WAS) reported a source in the Iraqi puppet
police as saying that after the bomb exploded, Iraqi Resistance
fighters opened fire on the motorcade, shattering the windows of the
puppet police chief's car.
Two puppet troops die in clash with Iraqi Resistance fighters in
Iraqi Resistance fighters clashed with US and Iraqi puppet troops in
the al-Mu`tasim neighborhood of Samarra' on Friday. The Qatari News
Agency (Qana) reported in a dispatch posted at 5:04pm GMT Friday that
two Iraqi puppet soldiers were killed in the battle.
Puppet police worker killed in Resistance attack.
Iraqi Resistance fighters shot and killed Muhammad Kan`an who works
in the local puppet police station in ad-Dulu`iyah on Friday, the
Qatari News Agency (Qana) reported in a dispatch posted at 5:04pm GMT
Resistance bomb blasts US troops north of al-Musayyib Friday
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military column in the al-
Musayyib area at 4pm local time Friday afternoon.
A source in the Iraqi puppet police told the al-Musayyib
correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that a Resistance bomb planted by
the side of the main road in the az-Zaydiyah area north of al-
Musayyib exploded as a patrol of four US Humvees was passing by. The
blast set one of the Humvees on fire, killing one US soldier and
wounding four more one of them said to be in serious condition.
Resistance detachment ambushes joint US-Iraqi puppet column early
Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet patrol in
the ad-Dubbat neighborhood to the south of al-Latifiyah, which is
located 25km south of Baghdad, at 2pm local time Friday afternoon.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Latifiyah reported
witnesses as saying that about 12 Iraqi Resistance fighters armed
with light and heavy weapons, including RPG7 rocket-propelled
grenades and BKC machine guns, attacked the joint US-Iraqi puppet
patrol when it entered the ad-Dubbat neighborhood.
The witnesses reported that the engagement lasted for about 15
minutes, during which time the Resistance fighters set one US Humvee
and two pickup trucks belonging to the puppet forces on fire. Four
American troops were killed and two more wounded and seven Iraqi
puppet soldiers were killed and four more of them injured in the
The witnesses reported that two Iraqi Resistance fighters were
martyred in the combat.
Resistance bomb blasts US column near Huwayjah midday Friday.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military column in the
Huwayjah area southwest of Kirkuk at1pm local time Friday.
The Kirkuk correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported witnesses as
saying that an Iraqi Resistance bomb planted under a pile of refuse
on a farm road south of Huwayjah exploded as a column of six US
armored vehicles and four American Humvees was passing by.
The witnesses said that the blast disabled one US armored vehicle,
killing two American soldiers and wounding three more.
Resistance bombards US base in Mosul Friday afternoon.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired 10 heavy 120mm mortar rounds into the
US base in the al-Yarmuk area in the middle of Mosul at 4pm local
time Friday afternoon.
Residents of the al-Yarmuk neighborhood who witnessed the barrage
told Mafkarat al-Islam that the bombardment set off violent
explosions inside the American-occupied facility, shaking the base
and sending tongues of flame and plumes of smoke billowing up into
the sky over various parts of the base.
Resistance rocket barrage breaks up meeting of US military with local
notables in Mosul
Iraqi Resistance force fired four medium-range Katyusha rockets into
the Provincial puppet "government" offices in Mosul at 3pm local time
Friday afternoon as a meeting was underway there between US military
officers and local notables from the city.
Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the rocket attack inflicted
serious damage on the building and a US personnel carrier could be
seen on fire.
US forces encircled the puppet government offices and closed all
roads leading towards it, making it impossible for the correspondent
to assess the extent or nature of casualties suffered by the
Americans in the Resistance bombardment.
Two Americans, one "wolf brigade" puppet soldier killed in Resistance
bombing Friday afternoon.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a joint US-Iraqi puppet "wolf
brigade" patrol in the Sinjar area west of the northern Iraqi city of
Mosul at 3pm local time Friday afternoon.
Witnesses told the Mosul correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam that the
bomb was planted by the side of the main road in the town and that it
exploded when the joint US-Iraqi puppet patrol passed by in the
course of a campaign of house-to-house raids and searches that the
invaders and their stooges were undertaking in the northern and
southern neighborhoods of Sinjar.
Witnesses said that the bomb destroyed one US Humvee and damaged an
Iraqi puppet personnel carrier. Two Americans were killed and a
third wounded and one Iraqi "wolf brigade" member was killed and
another wounded in the attack.
Resistance shoots down unmanned drone west of Mosul Thursday night.
Iraqi Resistance fighters shot down an unmanned American spy plane in
the al-Ba`aj area west of Mosul at 11pm Thursday night local time.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the area learned of the
downing from sources in the Iraqi puppet army who were encircling al-
Ba`aj along with American occupation troops looking for the wreckage
of the craft.
Major Sinan Ahmad of the puppet army told Mafkarat al-Islam that the
unmanned US reconnaissance plane was shot down in the area by
Resistance fire. The correspondent was unable to ascertain whether
the Americans had found the wreckage of the craft or not.
Shi`i Religious authority issues fatwa: "a man who commits adultery
in public with his mother in the holy mosque in Mecca and then goes
to fight the Americans in Iraq is nobler than the Shi`i imams who sit
in Qom and an-Najaf."
As sentiment among supporters of Muqtada as-Sadr and Jawad as-Salihi
in southern Iraq's Shi`i population against the US occupation
increases, the Shi`i religious authority Ahmad al-Hasani al-Baghdadi
on Wednesday evening issued a religious opinion [fatwa] in the
southern city of as-Samawah in which he incited the Shi`ah to fight
the US occupation everywhere and to join ranks with the Sunnis in
their fight a battle that al-Baghdadi called a "sacred duty."
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in as-Samawah reported from
the office of the Shi`i religious authority Ahmad al-Hasani al-
Baghdadi that the Shaykh said that "the current situation in Iraq, in
which there are campaigns of Judaisation and distortion and
denegration of Islam and Islamic sacred values, in which Muslim women
are raped and children murdered, impels me today to rule that a
person who commits adultery with his mother openly in the holy mosque
in Mecca and then goes to fight the Americans and wage jihad against
them in the streets and lanes of Baghdad and the cities of Iraq is
nobler and holier in the sight of God than the Imams sitting in Qom
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the fatwa of
Ahmad al-Hasani al-Baghdadi was circulated after US occupation forces
distributed Christian evangelistic leaflets among the Shi`ah of
southern Iraq several days ago, as a part of the Christian missionary
campaigns that the region has witnessed in recent weeks.
Correspondents of Mafkarat al-Islam have previously reported on the
campaign after they had personally obtained copies of the New
Testament that US troops were distributing to Iraqis along with other
methods designed to lure the largest number of Shi`i Iraqis to
convert to Christianity.
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