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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 8 November 2005
By: Muhammad Abu Nasr on: 08.11.2005 [23:42 ] (372 reads)
・Powerful nine-hour US assault employing aerial bombardment, artillery, rockets, and tanks, on al-Qa’im fails to break through Iraqi Resistance defenses on Tuesday. US losses said heavy. Resistance prepares for likely US chemical weapons attack. Five US troops reported killed in Tuesday morning truck bombing in al-Qa’im. Delayed Monday evening report says 14 US troops observed dead in fighting as of 7 November.
・US agents infiltrate Syrian territory and blow up Syrian cellular telephone communication tower in bid to cut off al-Qa’im from outside world.
・US Occupation “justice” in practice: Second member of legal team defending Saddam Hussein and other imprisoned Iraqi leaders shot dead in Baghdad by gunmen riding in puppet government vehicle.
・Three US troops reported killed in bombing attack in Mosul.
・American-installed “Assistant Director Of Iraqi Intelligence for Southern Region” killed in Resistance bombing.
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
Tuesday, 8 November 2005
Powerful nine-hour US assault employing aerial bombardment, artillery, rockets, and tanks, on al-Qa’im fails to break through Iraqi Resistance defenses on Tuesday. US losses said heavy. Resistance prepares for likely US chemical weapons attack.
In a dispatch posted at 5:05pm Mecca time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkart al-Islam reported from al-Qa’im that US and Iraqi puppet army forces from 6am Tuesday morning until 3pm Tuesday afternoon had made a stubborn attempt to storm into five neighborhoods of the city under the complete control of the Iraqi Resistance.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the city reported that the American attackers used fighter planes, heavy artillery, and guided missiles in an indiscriminate attack on those neighborhoods, but in the end failed to break in.
Eight military vehicles were destroyed in the first US assault on the Resistance-controlled areas that the attackers mounted on al-Kamaliyat Street.
The correspondent was unable to ascertain the extent of US losses in the second and third waves of the American assault, but could say that their losses in those attempts were greater than they had been in the first. He noted that within a period of 25 minutes more than 50 rockets and artillery and tank shells blasted into the Resistance positions but the Americans were still unable to break through the Resistance lines.
Resistance forces in the city expect the American attackers to make use of poisoned gas or other chemical agents as is their habit after more conventional explosives fail to secure their aims. The Resistance has prepared itself for the American use of chemical weapons.
In a dispatch posted at 8:20pm Mecca time Tuesday night, Mafkart al-Islam reported from al-Qa’im that four powerful explosions had shaken the northern areas of the city, which are under US occupation troops’ control, a short while earlier.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Qa’im reported members of the Resistance as saying that the blasts were part of the ambushes that Resistance fighters had prepared before they pulled out of those areas in the face of the advancing Americans. Bombs as well as booby-trapped shops and houses are among the techniques used by the Resistance.
At the time of writing, thick clouds of smoke were rising over three positions in the north of al-Qa’im, but no further details were available.
US agents infiltrate Syrian territory to blow up Syrian cellular telephone communication tower in bid to cut off al-Qa’im from outside world.
In a dispatch posted at 8:25pm Mecca time Tuesday night, Mafkart al-Islam reported from al-Qa’im that US forces had destroyed a Syrian cellular telephone signal tower on the Syrian-Iraqi border in an attempt to cut communications between Iraq and Syria.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Qa’im reported Syrian Bedouin tribes in the border areas around al-Bu Kamal as saying that US forces used their “lackeys” to blow up the communications tower.
The correspondent reported that the Syrian cell telephone service, which had been widely and actively used by residents of al-Qa’im, was cut off about an hour before he filed his report when unknown individuals infiltrated into Syrian territory and blew up the telephone communications tower.
The report was confirmed by a number of Iraqis who now live near the border having fled from the savage US bombing of al-Qa’im.
Five US troops reported killed in truck bombing Tuesday morning.
An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded by a US military column in the middle of al-Qa’im on the border with Syria at 9:30am local time Tuesday morning.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Qa’im, currently in the fourth day of a savage US attack, reported that a vehicle belonging to the al-Qa’im Municipality that was used to pave streets had been packed with explosives and parked near the Municipality garage. The vehicle exploded as a US patrol was passing by.
The blast destroyed one US troop transport vehicle, killing five US soldiers who were aboard it. Minutes after the blast, Iraqi Resistance forces fired mortars into the scene of the bomb attack, having waited for US vehicles to gather in the area. There was no word on the nature or extent of US casualties from that barrage.
Quds Press: US offensive continues as Americans ban all independent journalists from working in al-Qa’im.
Quds Press reported Tuesday that the American offensive on the border city of al-Qa’im and the nearby Iraqi towns of Husaybah, al-Baghuz, al-Karabilah, ar-Rummanah, and Sa‘dah continued on Tuesday amidst silence in the major international news media, as the US forces have imposed a ban on all independent journalists working in the area ﾐ apart from a few working for US media.
US troops are accompanied by “embedded” reporters from the US-installed Iraqi regime’s al-‘Iraqiyah propaganda TV station.
The correspondent for Quds Press has been outside the city prevented from getting in by the US attacking forces. He could only cover events in al-Qa’im via telephone calls to residents in the city. The correspondent reported, however, that US aircraft and artillery have been continuously bombing and bombarding the city since dawn on Saturday without letup.
Jamal Ibrahim ar-Rawi, a witness inside the city told Quds Press that the Resistance has continued to beat off US assaults on the city, fighting even more vigorously now that most of the civilian residents have fled. Ar-Rawi told Quds Press that the Resistance had thrown back repeated US assaults ant hat the Americans had still been unable to penetrate into the center of the city.
Ar-Rawi said that Resistance fighters were deployed in strength and bombs have been planted by the sides of roads around the city, preventing the Americans from advancing with ease. US aircraft bomb or rocket anything that moves in the city, as well as private houses, if US forces so much as think it possible that Resistance fighters might be inside.
Meanwhile, Muhammad al-‘Aksari , official in the Iraqi puppet government, meanwhile, said the American obombings and attacks would continue until the so-called “elections” planned by the occupation authorities for 15 December, Quds Press reported from occupied Baghdad.
At least 14 American troops seen dead in al-Qa’im fighting by Monday night.
In a dispatch posted at 4:55pm Mecca time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam apologized for the limited quantity of its reportage from al-Qa’im on Monday, a day when US forces advanced into many parts of the city. Mafkarat al-Islam explained that the American advance had forced them to pull two of their three reporters out of the area of the US advance for their protection. The third correspondent was unable to use his satellite telephone because of the danger (their signals are frequently tracked and targeted by US aircraft).
The following is the last report that was dispatched from al-Qa’im on Monday night.
At 6pm Monday night US forces concentrated in the al-Qaws area at the approach to the eastern entrance to the city mounted a powerful attack on the eastern and northern neighborhoods of al-Qa’im. Fighting and bombardment of the American rear lines lasted for about an hour and 40 minutes, the correspondent reported, who obtained permission from the Iraqi Resistance forces, due to the seriousness of the situation in the city, to pursue his journalistic reporting and news coverage from areas they control.
The correspondent wrote that 14 US troops were seen dead in the course of the battle during the day, but that a number of other American soldiers had been killed as well, but the fighters were unable to get a clear count of them.
Thick black smoke could be seen rising over areas that the Resistance mortars pounded and US helicopters flew in presumably to pick up bodies or wounded.
The correspondent noted, that so far the number of Resistance fighters who had been killed in the Battle of al-Qa’im could be counted on the fingers of two hands, contrary to American claims to have killed 36 Resistance fighters.
US warplanes kill four Iraqi civilians in retaliation for Resistance rocket bombardment on al-Habbaniyah base early Tuesday.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired eight medium-range Grad rockets in a heavy barrage on the main US base west of Baghdad known as the as-Saqr airbase in al-Habbaniyah, at 6am local time Tuesday morning.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported residents of al-Habbaniyah who witnessed the attack as saying that eight rockets blasted into the US base setting off secondary blasts inside the US-occupied facility. Pillars of smoke were observed rising over the base.
After the Resistance missile attack, US F-16 warplanes were seen bombarding a number of nearby villages, killing four civilians and wounding five others, among them women and children.
Bomb blasts US column east of ‘Anah.
In a dispatch posted at 10am Mecca time Tuesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US armored column on the main road east of the city of ‘Anah in western Iraq.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported residents of ‘Anah who witnessed the attack as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road near the ar-Rayhanah crossroads east of ‘Anah blew up as a US column was passing by.
The explosion destroyed one American armored vehicle and killed or wounded its five American crewmen. Afterwards, US troops surrounded the area of the blast. An American helicopter was seen landing in the area, apparently to haul away the wrecked armored vehicle and the bodies of the dead and the wounded.
Resistance fighter lobs hand grenade at US troops Monday night.
An Iraqi Resistance fighter threw a hand grenade at a US foot patrol on a side street in the ash-Shurtah neighborhood of al-Fallujah at 7pm Monday night.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that the attack wounded two US soldiers, one of them extremely seriously.
Resistance bomb blasts puppet police patrol south of Baghdad.
In a dispatch posted at 4:55pm Mecca time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance car bomb had exploded by a patrol of the Iraqi puppet police on the road between the southern Baghdad suburbs of ad-Durah and as-Sayyidiyah.
The local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported a source in the puppet “Rapid Deployment Force” as saying that an explosives-laden car that had been parked by the side of the road blew up as a patrol of six GMC vehicles belonging to the Iraqi puppet police drove by. The explosion destroyed one of the vehicles, killing five puppet policemen.
Iraqi Resistance bomb blasts Iraqi puppet troops in ar-Ridwaniyah midday Tuesday.
An Iraqi Resistance fida’i fighter drove an explosives-laden car into a joint US-Iraqi puppet military column in the ar-Ridwaniyah area of southern Baghdad at 1pm local time Tuesday afternoon.
The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents of ar-Ridwaniyah who witnessed the attack as saying that a Resistance fighter drove a car bomb into a joint US-Iraqi puppet army column on the highway in their area and blew up. The explosion destroyed one Iraqi puppet army troop transport and damaged a US Humvee. Three Iraqi puppet troops were killed and four more injured in the blast. Two US soldiers were also wounded.
Second member of legal team defending Saddam Hussein and other imprisoned Iraqi leaders shot dead in Baghdad by gunmen riding in puppet government vehicle.
Mafkarat al-Islam reported Reuters as saying that Iraqi puppet police had announced that one of the lawyers working on the defense team of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi leaders before a US-rigged “trial” had been killed on Tuesday.
Al-Jazeera satellite TV added that one lawyer had been killed and another wounded in an attack.
The BBC, as monitored by Mafkarat al-Islam, reported that the attorney ‘Adil Muhammad ‘Abbas az-Zubaydi had been killed in an attack, while another attorney, Thamir Hammud al-Khuza‘i, who was with az-Zubaydi, had been wounded. Az-Zubaydi was reportedly defending Iraqi Vice President Taha Yasin Ramadan.
The main lawyer defending Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Khalil ad-Dulaymi, told al-Jazeera that the murder had been carried out by “an armed group using puppet government vehicles.”
It was the second murder of a lawyer working on the Saddam Hussein legal defense team. Sa‘dun al-Janabi, who was defending another member of the Iraqi government in the same US-rigged “trial,” was abducted and murdered on 20 October 2005, the second day after the “trial” began.
Salah ad-Din Province.
Resistance bomb blasts US patrol north of Tikrit midday Tuesday.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol on the main road in the al-‘Alam district north of Tikrit at 12:15pm local time Tuesday.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Tikrit reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that a bomb that hand been planted by the side of the road blew up by a patrol of four US Humvees. The blast damaged one of the Humvees and wounded three US troops aboard it.
Resistance bombards US headquarters in Balad at noon.
Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded the US headquarters in Balad, north of Baghdad, with mortars at 12 noon local time Tuesday.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported eyewitnesses in Balad as saying that three heavy 120mm mortar rounds blasted into the middle of the US-occupied facility, producing explosions and sending plumes of smoke rising into the sky.
Resistance bomb targets puppet “al-Husayn Brigade” column.
In a dispatch posted at 11:20am Mecca time Tuesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb had exploded by a column of puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry al-Husayn Brigade” forces on the main road in at-Tarimiyah, north of Baghdad.
The at-Tarimiyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents of the city who witnessed the attack as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the main road blew up as the puppet forces drove past.
The explosion destroyed one Iraqi puppet force troop transport vehicle, killing or wounding five puppet troops.
Resistance bomb blasts puppet patrol near al-Latifiyah late Tuesday morning.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by an Iraqi puppet “Interior Ministry Scorpion Brigade” patrol west of al-Latifiyah on the road to al-Yusufiyah at 11:30am local time Tuesday morning.
The Mafakrat al-Islam correspondent in al-Latifiyah reported eyewitnesses as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road blew up by the passing patrol, setting fire to one of the “Scorpion Brigade” pickups and killing three Iraqi puppet troops and wounding two more.
Resistance bomb blasts US column southwest of al-Yusufiyah.
In a dispatch posted at 11:10am Mecca time Tuesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US column near Kilometer 37 on the highway southwest of al-Yusufiyah.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Yusufiyah reported eyewitnesses as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road blew up as a patrol of six Humvees drove past. The explosion completely destroyed one of the Humvees, killing or wounding the four US troops who were aboard it.
Resistance attacks puppet “Rapid Deployment Force” headquarters Tuesday morning.
Iraqi Resistance fighters equipped with rockets, light, and medium weapons attacked a headquarters of the Iraqi puppet “Rapid Deployment Force” in Ba‘qubah, northeast of Baghdad Tuesday morning.
The Ba‘qubah correspondent for Mafkart al-Islam reported eyewitnesses who live in the city as saying that th attack lasted for about half an hour and left parts of the headquarters destroyed. Fire and pillars of smoke were seen rising over the facility.
Seven puppet “Rapid Deployment Force” soldiers were killed or wounded in the attack. The Resistance fighters withdrew after the battle having suffered no casualties.
Three US troops reported killed in bombing attack in Mosul.
In a dispatch posted at 10:15am Mecca time Tuesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a large-yield Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military column on the main road in the as-Sukkar neighborhood of western Mosul.
The Mafakrat al-Islam correspondent in the city reported residents of as-Sukkar as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road blew up by an American column of several armored vehicles. The blast completely destroyed one armored vehicle, killing three US troops and wounding two more.
US launches mass raids and arrests in as-Suwayrah, southeast of Baghdad.
US and Iraqi puppet army forces backed up by US helicopters stormed into theWestern ad-Diwaniyah area located near as-Suwayran, southeast of Baghdad.
Eyewitnesses told Quds Press that the US and its Iraqi puppet army allies were carrying out extensive raids in the region, where all the males of various ages who live in the area were being arrested.
US forces continued to surround the area cutting off communications with the outside world, as all telephones of all sorts are not working.
Local sources reported that dozens of local youths and men had been arrested in the raids and searches. Local people were surprised at the American sweep since there had been no attacks on US or puppet army forces in the area.
Three Japanese occupation soldiers wounded in Monday mortar attack.
An Iraqi Resistance mortar shell blasted into the Japanese base located in the middle of the southern Iraqi city of as-Samawah on Monday.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in as-Samawah reported an Iraqi source who works on the Iraqi-Japanese Coordination Committee as saying that an Iraqi Resistance mortar shell landed near an observation tower on the camp, wounding three Japanese occupation soldiers, one of them seriously.
The source said that the three Japanese troops were sent back to their country. The Japanese officially admitted that one soldier had been wounded in the attack but concealed the fact that two more soldiers were also injured in the explosion.
Puppet security services arrest 24 Sunnis in sweep Tuesday in al-Basrah.
Iraqi puppet security forces carried out a wave of sectarian arrests among al-Basrah’s Sunni community after an explosion killed Mahmud Shakir the puppet Assistant Director of Intelligence for the Southern Region on Tuesday morning.
The al-Basrah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that 24 Sunnis were arrested in the sweep, 16 of them from the Umm an-Na‘‘aj village in the area of Abu al-Khasib. Seven others of those arrested were from the Hamdan area in which the assassination of Shakir took place. The seven were brothers of a Sunni tribal leader, his son, and three farmers. One other man was arrested from his home in the al-Jaza’ir neighborhood late on Tuesday night.
More arrests are expected as the city is reportedly experiencing a “clearing of accounts” and political struggles between the ruling pro-American Shi‘i sectarian parties
American-installed “Assistant Director Of Iraqi Intelligence for Southern Region” killed in Resistance bombing.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb blasted the car carrying the US-installed “Assistant Director of Iraqi Intelligence for the Southern Region” on the road linking al-Basrah with Abu al-Khasib on Tuesday.
The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Basrah told his editors by telephone that a member of the puppet municipal council of Abu al-Khasib, who asked not to be identified, said that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by the car carrying Colonel Mahmud Shakir, the Assistant Director of the Intelligence Agency for the Southern Region, killing him instantly along with one of his guards by the name of Shakir ‘Abd al-Husayn. Two other companions of the Colonel were wounded in the blast, the source said.
After the area where the explosion occurred was sealed off, a second, unexploded bomb was also found by the side of the same road and disarmed by the puppet “Civil Defense” forces.
Resistance bomb explodes near house of puppet official.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the Balad Mahzam area by the house of Ibrahim al-Mubarak the Secretary of the puppet municipal council for the Abu al-Khasib district but it caused no significant damage.
The Mafakarat al-Islam correspondent reported that this was the second attack on the puppet municipal council for Abu al-Khasib, following the attack on the house of al-Hajj Fu’ad Tu‘mah an official of the security committee who escaped injury because he was not present at the time of the attack.
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