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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 12 June 2005
By: on: 13.06.2005 [05:08 ] (9 reads)
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
Sunday, 12 June 2005.
US caught in another lie: claims US forces killed 40 Resistance fighters disputed by Hospital staff, local residents who say only civilians were in the area.
Iraqis who surveyed the destruction left by the US attack in western Iraq on Saturday disputed American claims that the US occupation airccraft killed 40 Iraqi Resistance fighters. There were no Resistance fighters in the area, they told Reuters in a report monitored by Mafkarat al-Islam on Sunday and posted at 11:10pm Mecca time.
An Iraqi who asked not to be identified surveyed the ruins of a house that was hit by the Americans and said that there were no Resistance fighters or any other armed men in the area. He said that the American aircraft fired indiscriminately.
Another Iraqi walking through the ruins of a house blown up in Saturday’s US air strikes said the same thing: there were no Resistance fighters in the houses. One man going through the rubble pulled out a shirt and exclaimed, “these are childrens’ clothes!”
Hamdi al-Alusi, the Director of the nearby al-Qa’im Hospital said that three civilians who lived in the houses in the ar-Rummanah area were brought to the hospital after being wounded in the American attack. One of them was a child of 12 who later died.
An official US propaganda statement on Saturday said that the Americans carried out seven precision air strikes in the town of Karabila in which it killed 40 Resistance fighters, or as they insultingly refer to them “insurgents.” It appears, however, that the American attack killed neither Resistance fighters nor “insurgents”, but only civilians.
Resistance fighters ambush US patrol in southern al-Fallujah.
In a dispatch posted at 4:17pm Mecca time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that three Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with medium machine guns and hand grenades ambushed a US foot patrol as it proceeded down a dirt road in the al-Jubayl neighborhood of southern al-Fallujah.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam wrote that the attack, which escalated into a 10-minute fire fight, left five US troops dead and two more wounded. One Resistance fighter was killed by fire from an American helicopter that arrived as the fighters were withdrawing from the area.
Afterwards, US troops completely surrounded the area and began house-to-house searches for the Resistance attackers, but as of the time of reporting had found nothing.
An Iraqi Resistance group called the Squadrons of the Returners announced its responsibility for the attack in a communiqu, a copy of which was obtained by the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent. The Squadrons of the Returners was the first Resistance group to be set up in al-Fallujah after the last major battle in the city that ended with the withdrawal of most of the Resistance forces in late January 2005.
The correspondent reported that the Squadrons of the Returners was apparently one of the groups of Resistance fighters that received orders to leave the al-Fallujah in January at the start of the third month of that battle.
The communiqu issued by the Returners was full of threats against the US occupation forces, saying in part, “We, the sons of Muhammad, have arisen and will not sit down except on your skulls, you invaders . . . . We have returned and we will not go back unless we bring glad tidings to the prophet of God as martyrs in God’s path, or with a victory granted by God.”
Resistance “welcomes” new puppet “governor” of al-Anbar with mortar barrage.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired six mortar rounds into the provincial capital building for al-Anbar Province in ar-Ramadi at 4pm Sunday afternoon, the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported.. It is there that the puppet “governor” of al-Anbar, Ma’mun Rashid, has his offices.
The attack came as a kind of introduction from the Resistance, as Sunday was Rashid’s first day of work as puppet “governor,” having succeeded the last puppet “governor” who was recently assassinated by the Resistance.
US and puppet forces kept the building sealed off after the attack, making it impossible for the correspondent to obtain information on the extent of casualties and damage.
Resistance attacks US forces west of ar-Ramadi, indiscriminate American fire leaves three Iraqi civilians dead.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US military patrol in the al-Wafa’ area west of ar-Ramadi on Sunday afternoon. US troops responded with indiscriminate shooting around the area in all directions, Reuters reported. According to Mahdi Salih the mayor of the al-Wafa’ area, the wild American shooting left three Iraqi civilians dead. The bodies of the three were taken to ar-Ramadi Hospital.
Resistance attacks three US patrol boats on Euphrates River Sunday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked three American patrol boats on the Euphrates River in al-Hadithah in western Iraq at 8am Sunday morning. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Resistance fighters fired RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades at three US patrol boats, each of which was carrying about five soldiers at the al-Hadithah dam. The attack destroyed two of the boats and disabled the third, causing it to sink. Eleven US military personnel were killed, two disappeared and three were wounded and fished out of the water.
The correspondent met with a member of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” who confirmed that casualty count. The correspondent himself observed US vessels and vehicles, on and near the river, recovering bodies and searching for the wounded and missing.
Resistance bombards US base near Hit early Sunday morning.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired 13 Grad and powerful Ababil rodkets into the US ‘Ayn al-Asad base in the western Iraqi city of Hit at 6am Sunday morning local time. Official sources in the puppet so-called “rapid deployment force” told Mafkarat al-Islam that most of the rockets blasted into the western parts of the base where the US barrack sleeping quarters are located.
The source said that numerous US troops were killed or wounded and that heavy material damage was inflicted by the bombardment as well, destroying US vehicles and equipment.
The correspondent reported seeing dense clouds of smoke rising over the western part of the base as large numbers of helicopters hovered above the area and then landed to evacuated the dead and wounded. The aircraft then took off with the casualties in the direction of the American al-Warrar base near ar-Ramadi where a large fortified US military hospital is located.
Puppet regime official admits Iraqi Resistance agents have penetrated to “sensitive levels” of all puppet security and military commands.
A high-ranking puppet officer in the department of monitoring and investigation in the puppet so-called “Iraqi interior ministry” admitted to Mafkarat al-Islam on Sunday morning that the Iraqi Resistance had penetrated the puppet regime’s security apparatus and had reached “sensitive positions” in that structure.
Speaking from the Republican Palace area of occupied Baghdad, in what the occupation forces call the “green zone,” the puppet officer said that the Resistance had penetrated sensitive security positions in the puppet army and puppet police and also in the forces that guard puppet ministers and important collaborationist party officials.
The official claimed that all the agents for the Resistance working within the security apparatus are Sunnis and therefore the security services are going to be purged of “their likes.” He said, though, that people would only be purged after it has been irrefutably proved that they have been passing information about puppet army or police plans or about the posts in which Iraqi puppet officials work.
The official complained that it is such leaked information that has resulted in the high and daily increasing number of losses in the ranks of the forces of the puppet so-called “interior” and “defense” ministries.
The puppet official’s admissions came after the Iraqi Resistance issued a statement saying that the fighter who carried out the martyrdom attack on the Slovak embassy in Baghdad on Saturday was a member of the Iraqi puppet police by the name of al-Hashimi and that he had penetrated into the ranks of the puppet police, enabling him to carry out his mission with ease, since he himself was in the force.
Similarly, a report issued by Baqiri Sulagh, the puppet so-called “interior minister” stated that the Resistance martyrdom fighter who attacked the headquarters of the so-called “wolf brigade” of puppet “interior ministry” forces in ar-Rusafah on Saturday was himself a member of the brigade who put on an explosive belt and killed 10 officers in the puppet brigade and wounding its commander Muhammad ‘Abdallah seriously, according to the statement issued by the puppet “interior ministry.”
(Reports on Saturday put the number of dead in the “wolf brigade” attack at only two or three. See “Resistance martyrdom fighter attacks puppet police ‘wolf brigade’ headquarters in Baghdad Saturday morning,” in Iraqi Resistance Report, Saturday, 10 June 2005.)
US admits four Americans killed in al-Anbar Province Saturday.
The US military admitted Sunday that four American occupation soldiers were killed in al-Anbar Province on Saturday. The US military said that two American soldiers died when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded near their vehicle in the area of al-‘Amiriyah, west of Baghdad on Saturday. Two other Americans died, the US statement said, when their vehicle struck a bomb near Taqaddum, also west of Baghdad. The American Associated Press (AP) reported the official US occupation announcement.
Resistance bombards funeral attended by puppet police commander.
Iraqi Resistance forces mounted a mortar barrage on the funeral of the mother of puppet Major General Rashid Falayah, who commands the elite units of the puppet so-called “Iraqi interior ministry” puppet police, puppet officials said, according to a report by the American Associated Press (AP). The attack, which took place in the northern Baghdad area of al-Hurriyah on Sunday evening left two people dead and 11 wounded according to puppet spokesmen.
Falayah, who is also a “security adviser” to the puppet so-called “minister of the interior” Bayan Jabr, was not injured in the attack, according to puppet police Lieutenant Isma‘il ‘Abd as-Sattar
‘Abd as-Sattar claimed that a Resistance roadside bomb also exploded near puppet police a few hundred meters from the funeral
Twenty-eight bodies unearthed in and around Baghdad Sunday, puppet police announce, a day after Board of Muslim ‘Ulama’ disclosed their discovery.
The Iraqi puppet police on Sunday dug up bodies of 20 bound men who had been blindfolded and shot in the head, according to the American Associated Press (AP) quoting puppet police sources. The bodies had been buried in shallow graves east of Baghdad, the puppet forces said. The AP added that eight more bodies were found in two locations inside occupied Baghdad.
The AP quoted puppet Lieutenant ‘Ayyad ‘Uthman as saying that a shepherd found the bodies of 20 men Friday in the an-Nahrawan area, a desert region 20 miles east of Baghdad. “All were blindfolded and their hands were tied behind their backs and shot from behind,” ‘Uthman said. “The assassins excavated a hole and buried them inside it and seven were found naked.”
The Board of Muslim ‘Ulama’ had reported the discovery of 30 bound bodies in an-Nahrawan on Saturday, noting that they appeared to be Sunni citizens murdered by sectarian forces. (See “Thirty bound bodies found in Baghdad Saturday morning believed to be Sunni victims of sectarian massacre,” in Iraqi Resistance Report, Saturday, 11 June 2005.)
New questions raised on US military casualty count: American war widow suspects more than one person’s ashes are listed as belonging to her husband.
Among the 31 American troops killed when the Iraqi Resistance shot down a helicopter near ar-Rutbah in western Iraq on 26 January 2005 was US Marine First Lieutenant Dustin Shumney of the town of Mesquite in Texas. (For coverage of the downing of the helicopter, see “Iraqi Resistance shoots down US helicopter, killing 31 Marines near ar-Rutbah” in the Iraqi Resistance Report for Wednesday, 26 January 2005.) In February Julie Shumney, the Lieutenant’s widow, received a shipment of her husband’s ashes, which she solemnly laid to rest as his last remains.
But then, as The Dallas Morning News reported on Saturday, 11 June 2005, Mrs. Shumney was stunned to receive a telephone call in May, informing her that a second, 80-pound portion of her husband’s body was being shipped to her. It turned out that the combined sets of ashes were too much to fit into a 400-cubic-inch double urn, a standard-sized vessel designed to hold the remains to two adult individuals. This has led Mrs. Shumney to believe that the remains now in her possession might in fact be those of more than one soldier. “They swear that only Dustin’s DNA is coming up in these remains, and there’s no way,” she told The Dallas Morning News. “There’s something that’s just not right about this picture,” the Dallas paper quoted her as saying.
The Dallas Morning News reported a spokeswoman for the American Armed Forces Institute of Pathology as saying that remains from all 31 personnel killed in the crash had been identified and sent to their respective families. A spokeswoman at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware said that only Lieutenant Shumney’s remains had been sent to his wife.
Still unconvinced, and concerned lest the remains of another soldier not be sent to his own family, Mrs. Shumney said she is hoping to have a medical examiner test bits of bone in the ashes in her possession to see if the DNA of other soldiers might show up.
The success of such testing is very much in doubt, however, given the difficulty involved in trying to extract DNA from bone even under normal conditions, and in particular since DNA denatures in the presence of heat and all the bone fragments amongst the ashes had been cremated at high temperature.
Resistance car bomb targets US patrol near Mosul early Sunday.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded nest to a US patrol in the overgrown area west of Mosul at 8am Sunday morning local time. A source in the local puppet police told Mafkarat al-Islam that a Resistance fighter drove a black explosives-packed Omega car into the US column, destroying two Humvees, one of them armored, and killing seven US troops and wounding an eighth.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam saw fire and smoke rising from the wrecked US vehicles that American forces had surrounded. The US troops were working to extract the bodies of the dead from the shattered steel hulks of the wrecked vehicles.
Resistance opens fire on puppet barracks.
Iraqi Resistance forces unleashed a mortar barrage at the barracks of an Iraqi puppet army detachment in Tall ‘Afar on Sunday, the American Associated Press (AP) reported. The AP quoted puppet police Captain Amjad Hashim as claiming that the Resistance shells missed their target and hit a house instead killing a six-year old child and wounding five other people.
Resistance bomb targets US patrol in al-Hillah Sunday afternoon.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military patrol in the city of al-Hillah, south of Baghdad at 3pm Sunday afternoon local time.
Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the bomb had been planted by a traffic sign in the al-Muhandisin neighborhood in the middle of the city and that the explosion damaged an armored vehicle and killed three US troops and wounded a fourth. All were later taken in a US armored vehicle to the US al-Hadid base. American troops encircled the area and hauled the wreckage of the armored vehicle to that same base.
Resistance bombards Japanese occupation troops Sunday afternoon.
In a bulletin posted at 4:45pm Mecca time Sunday afternoon, the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the southern Iraqi city of as-Samawah reported that a short time before the Iraqi Resistance had fired four missiles into the base of the Japanese occupation troops in the city.
Residents of the area around the invader base told Mafkarat al-Islam that the barrage sent plumes of smoke rising into the sky over the eastern part of the facility as sirens wailed inside. US helicopters were seen rushing to the Japanese base after the attack.
Resistance bomb blasts US troops in an-Najaf Sunday afternoon.
In a dispatch posted at 3:30pm Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded a short while before by a US military column in the az-Zuwar neighborhood of downtown an-Najaf. The blast destroyed one Humvee and killed four American soldiers. At the time of writing, US troops were gathering in the area where the attack took place, closing roads and encircling it as they search for the Resistance attackers.
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