Iraqi Resistance Report: 4 August 2005
- Iraqi Resistance Report
Thursday, 4 August 2005.
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr
the Free Arab Voice
Resistance mounts heavy attack on US column leaving 21 Americans dead
or wounded Thursday.
In a dispatch posted at 7:50pm Mecca time Thursday afternoon,
Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters ambushed a
column of five armored vehicles and four Humvees in the al-Jazirah
area on the road that links al-Hadithah with Bayji to the northeast.
Residents of the al-Jazirah area told Mafkarat al-Islam that about 20
Iraqi Resistance fighters detonated a bomb that they had planted by
the side of the road leading to al-Hadithah as a US column was
passing by. The blast destroyed one Humvee.
Resistance fighters then fired eight 82mm mortar rounds into the
column, disabling one armored vehicle and destroying a second
Humvee. The correspondent said that Resistance fighters then
directly attacked the column, with light and medium weapons and pipe
rockets, destroying another American armored vehicle. About 21
American troops were dead or wounded by the end of the engagement,
the correspondent reported.
Witnesses reported that one Iraqi Resistance fighter was martyred
during the attack and another was wounded but was able to withdraw
with the other Resistance men before the American reinforcements
arrived on the scene together with their vehicles and helicopters.
The US forces then encircled the area and hauled away their wrecked
vehicles and the bodies of their dead and wounded.
Resistance martyrdom car bomber blasts US convoy near Jordanian
border Thursday afternoon.
An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove an explosives-packed car
into a US column on the Strategic Road near the Taribil border
crossing on the Iraqi-Jordanian frontier at about 3pm local time
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in ar-Rutbah reported residents
of the city as saying that a Resistance fighter slammed his booby-
trapped car into a convoy of several US armored vehicles on the
highway, destroying one American armored vehicle and setting a Humvee
ablaze. Seven US troops were killed or wounded in the attack.
Resistance bomb blasts joint patrol in downtown al-Fallujah at noon.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a joint US-Iraqi puppet patrol
on the main road in the middle of al-Fallujah at 12 noon local time
Shopkeepers on the main road told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent
in al-Fallujah that a bomb exploded by the side of the road as a
joint patrol was passing near the regional governorate building,
which is currently occupied by US forces who have turned it into a
headquarters. The explosion set one pickup belonging to the Iraqi
puppet forces on fire, killing three Iraqi puppet troops and wounding
one more Iraqi puppet soldier. Three US troops were also wounded in
the bomb attack.
Resistance bomb leaves two US troops dead near al-Karmah Thursday
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a joint US-Iraqi puppet patrol
on ash-Shu`lah Road in the al-Karmah area east of al-Fallujah at
about 10am local time.
Residents of al-Karmah told Mafkarat al-Islam that a bomb that was
planted by the side of the road in the east of al-Karmah blew up as a
joint patrol was passing. The blast destroyed one Humvee, killing
two US troops and wounding two more. One Iraqi puppet soldier was
also wounded in the attack.
Resistance ambushes US column near ar-Ramadi early Thursday.
Iraqi Resistance fighters carried out two attacks on a US column on
the main road in the as-Sufiyah area of ar-Ramadi in western Iraq at
7am local time Thursday morning.
Residents of as-Sufiyah told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent that
a bomb that had been planted by the side of the main road in their
village blew up as a column of two US armored vehicles and four
Humvees passed by.
The blast destroyed one of the armored vehicles, killing or wounding
four US troops who were aboard it. Witnesses told Quds Press that
the vehicle destroyed by the bomb was a Humvee and confirmed that
those aboard were all either killed or injured.
Mafkarat al-Islam reported that less than five minutes after the
blast, Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons
including RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades and BKC machine guns
attacked the column, also blasting it with six mortar rounds.
The attack destroyed a Humvee and another US armored vehicle, killing
or wounding eight more American troops, according to Mafkarat al-
Islam. Witnesses who spoke to Quds Press said that four American
troops were killed in that attack and more than six other Americans
After the double attack, US forces encircled the area, preventing
anyone approaching as US helicopters flew in.
Resistance ambushes joint US-Iraqi puppet column late Thursday
afternoon in Abu Ghurayb.
Iraqi Resistance forces mounted an attack on a joint US-Iraqi puppet
so-called "shock troop" police patrol in the Khan Darri area in
southwestern Abu Ghurayb at 4pm local time Thursday afternoon.
Residents of Khan Darri told the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam
that a detachment of about 12 Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with
light and medium weapons, including RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades
and BKC machine guns, attacked the joint patrol. Two US Humvees and
an Ural vehicle belonging to the puppet police were destroyed and
four US troops and three Iraqi puppet police were killed in the
attack. Another five US troops and two Iraqi puppet policemen were
Witnesses said that three of the Iraqi Resistance fighters who
carried out the ambush were wounded but were able to withdraw with
Resistance roadside bomb blasts US column in southwest of Baghdad
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in the ash-Shurtah
al-Khamisah area in southwestern Baghdad Thursday afternoon.
In a dispatch posted at 7:52pm Mecca time Thursday evening, the
Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Baghdad reported witnesses as
saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the main road
in the area blew up by a passing American patrol. The witnesses
shopkeepers on the commercial street in the area said that the
explosion set one of the vehicles in the US column ablaze, killing or
wounding its crew of four US troops.
Two US troops reported killed in Resistance barrage on US-Iraqi
puppet camp in az-Za`faraniyah Thursday afternoon.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired three medium-range Grad rockets at the
joint US-Iraqi puppet headquarters in the area of az-Za`faraniyah
south of Baghdad at 3pm local time Thursday afternoon.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that a source in the
puppet so-called "rapid deployment forces," who asked not to be
identified, said that two of the Grad rockets blasted into the second
checkpoint at the northern entrance to the base.
The source said that two US troops and one Iraqi puppet soldier were
killed and two American soldiers and two Iraqi puppet soldiers
wounded in the attack.
Resistance ambushes US fuel convoy south of Baghdad late Thursday
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US fuel truck convoy in the Jarf
as-Sakhr area southwest of Baghdad on the road to al-Mahmudiyah at
about 11:15am local time Thursday morning.
Residents of Jarf as-Sakhr told Mafkarat al-Islam that Resistance
fighters armed with light and medium weapons and pipe rockets
attacked the fuel convoy, setting two loaded tank truck on fire and
killing the two collaborator drivers of the vehicles.
US soldier reported killed when Resistance ambushes joint US-Iraqi
puppet patrol south of Baghdad Thursday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet force patrol
in theal-Bu `Ithah area west of the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-
Durah at about 10am local time Thursday morning.
Residents of the area told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent that
about 10 Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons
including RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades and BKC machine guns
attacked the joint patrol near the highway leading to the Baghdad al-
One US Humvee in the patrol was destroyed, killing one American
soldier and wounding three more. Three Iraqi puppet troops were also
killed, the witnesses reported.
At the time the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent filed his report,
(which was posted at 12:45pm Mecca time Thursday) US and Iraqi puppet
forces were still surrounding the area where the attack took place
and swarms of US helicopters were in the air overhead.
Iraqi collaborator contractor killed.
Iraqi Resistance forces shot dead an Iraqi collaborator contractor
who was working with the US military on the as-Siniyah base north of
Baghdad, according to a report carried by al-Jazeera satellite TV.
PR chief for Ahmad Chelebi shot dead in Baghdad.
The public relations director working for career CIA agent, convicted
embezzler, and puppet so-called "deputy prime minister of Iraq" Ahmad
Chelebi, was shot to death in Baghdad according to a statement by
Intqad Qanbar, Chelebi's spokesman, as reported Thursday by Quds
Press from Baghdad.
Qanbar said that a group of armed men raided the house of Haydar
Muhammad `Ali ad-Dujayli in the as-Sayyidiyah area of western Baghdad
and shot him dead. His corpse was taken to al-Yarmuk Hospital in
Fierce fighting between Resistance and puppet police during the night
followed by raids and arrests Thursday morning in southern Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance fighters engaged violent combat with Iraqi puppet
police in the south of Baghdad late on Wendesday night. Witnesses
told Quds Press that intense gunfire could be heard between
Resistance fighters and Iraqi puppet police in the as-Sayyidiyah and
ad-Durah areas to the south of the occupied Iraqi capital.
Following the battles, US and Iraqi puppet so-called "shock police"
forces deployed in the areas where the nighttime fighting raged,
tightening "security" and sealing off the districts and launching a
campaign of house-to-house raids and searches.
Witnesses said that the puppet security men were still carrying out
their raids on Thursday morning and that they had arrested dozens of
local residents as "suspects."
Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked the motorcade of the former puppet
US admits death of five Americans in separate Resistance attacks.
The US military admitted on Thursday that three US troops were killed
when an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded southwest of Baghdad on
Wednesday evening, al-Jazeera satellite TV reported. Al-Jazeera said
that the American acknowledgement of the three soldiers' deaths came
just hours after US occupation spokesmen admitted that one New York
police officer and a US Marine had been killed in ar-Ramadi.
US soldier reported killed in Thursday morning roadside bombing.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military patrol on the
highway northwest of al-Yusufiyah at 8:30am local time Thursday
The al-Yusufiyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported owners
of groves in al-Bu Khalif village, northwest of al-Yusufiyah as
saying that a bomb that was planted by the side of the highway
exploded as a patrol of five Humvees passed by. The blast set one of
the Humvees on fire, killing one US soldier and wounding three more
of those who were aboard it.
Salah ad-Din Province.
US soldier reported killed in Thursday afternoon roadside bombing.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a passing US patrol in the ad-
Dujayl area south of Samarra' at about 3pm local time Thursday
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in Samarra' reported ad-Dujayl
residents as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the sidewalk
on the main road in the middle of ad-Dujayl blew up as a US patrol of
several Humvees was passing by.
The blast destroyed a Humvee, killing one US soldier and wounding
three more, the witnesses reported.
Six US troops killed in double bombing late Thursday morning.
Two Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded by a US patrol on a farm road in
the middle of the village of al-Bu Zurayq, which is east of ad-
Dulu`iyah and south of Samarra', at 11am local time Thursday morning.
Residents of the village told the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent
that the first of the two bombs went off in the middle of the road
when the US patrol passed over it. That blast set one of the Humvees
on fire, killing three US troops and wounding one more.
After that explosion, US forces encircled the area to try to extract
the bodies of the dead and wounded. It was at that moment that the
second blast occurred, killing three Americans who were trying to
guard the area.
Resistance shoots two collaborator engineers working on US base.
Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on a car carrying two Iraqi
collaborator engineers who work on a US military base as they left
work in ad-Dulu`iyah Thursday, according to a report carried by al-
Jazeera satellite TV. The collaborator engineers were killed in the
Resistance bomb blasts US patrol Thursday morning.
In a dispatch posted at 10:05am Mecca time Thursday morning, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US
military column on the al-Khumsanah road in the al-Wahdah
neighborhood of Mosul in northern Iraq on Thursday morning.
Residents of al-Wahdah told Mafkarat al-Islam that a bomb that was
planted under a pile of rubbish by the side of the road blew up as a
patrol of several Humvees passed by.
The explosion set one of the US vehicles on fire, killing or wounding
four American troops.
Three puppet policemen killed in Resistance ambush in Kirkuk.
Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a patrol of Iraqi puppet police in
the 11 March neighborhood of central Kirkuk on Thursday, al-Jazeera
satellite TV reported. Three of the puppet policemen were killed in
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