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Iraqi Resistance Report LXXVIII, April 19-April 21, 2004
Iraqi Resistance Report LXXVIII
Monday, 19 April 2004.
US aggressor troops began pulling out of 'Amiriyat al-Fallujah, a suburb of
the city of al-Fallujah after they had invaded the residential part of that
town. A delegation of the Islamic Party of Iraq, a member of the puppet
so-called governing council of Iraq headed on Monday to al-Fallujah city
to continue negotiations with the US invader forces with a view to reaching
an agreement on a total cease fire around the city.
Eyewitnesses reported on Monday that US troops allowed the 36th Brigade of
the puppet Iraqi "military" to return to their positions. US invader forces
had surrounded the 36th Brigade after it refused US orders to attack the
people of besieged al-Fallujah. Part of the brigade is to return to the
American headquarters in al-Kazimiyah district of Baghdad. Another part
of the unit is to go to the headquarters of the military college in the
US aggressors: cease fire agreement reached in al-Fallujah.
US aggressor forces announced that they have reached an agreement to reduce
tension in the city of al-Fallujah. The agreement reportedly provides for
joint patrols made up of Iraqi puppet police in the city. A spokesman for
the occupation authorities reported that the agreement with the people of
al-Fallujah also guarantees amnesty for those persons who turn over heavy
weapons and provides for free access to the hospitals and for allowing the
dead to be buried.
Member of the Islamic Party of Iraq, Hajim al-Hasani, told al-Jazeera TV
that the agreement would enter into force on Monday, and that it includes
a number of positive points, such as the pledge by the occupation forces
not to attack the city on condition that heavy weapons in the city be
collected. Al-Hasani noted that if any individual or group used such
weapons he or they would be dealt with by the occupation forces and not
by the residents of the city.
Al-Hasani added that the agreement provides for the return of fifty families
every day for a period of three days - families that left al-Fallujah because
of the battles. Then all families will be allowed to return as long as the
cease-fire agreement continues to be observed.
The agreement also provides for opening the city to food deliveries and for
the opening of the hospitals. Ambulances are to be allowed to take out the
bodies of the dead and to transport the wounded for treatment. It also
provides for putting the individuals who abused the bodies of American
mercenaries on trial.
US aggressor troops open fire on mosque in al-Fallujah.
Units of the US military shot at a mosque in the city of al-Fallujah on
Monday, claiming that Iraqi Resistance fighters were inside shooting machine
guns at US aggressor troops. Al-Jazeera TV reported that the US occupation
troops deployed sniper units on roofs of buildings adjacent to the mosque to
observe movements of people they claim are Iraqi Resistance fighters inside
the mosque. Al-Jazeera also reported US troops as saying that they shoot at
windows through which they see any movement of the people they called
US builds wall to inhibit entrance and exit from al-Fallujah.
US Marine invader troops announced on Monday that the engineers from the US
Marine Corps and US Army had completed building a sand wall around the city
of al-Fallujah, the purpose of which is to seal the city's entrances and exits.
A report issued at noon on Monday by the Marine invaders on their website
reported that the wall is aimed at keeping weapons from getting into the
besieged city. According to the website report, the wall was built in two
parts on the northern and southern approaches to the city each part of the
wall extends for two and a half miles. The report stated that although the
wall is not high because its aim is not to prevent people on foot from
getting into and out of the city, but to force everyone coming into or
leaving the city to show himself on an elevated place so that the occupation
forces can see him. The wall is high enough, however, to prevent cars from
entering and leaving. The Marine report said that the US military engineers
were shot at during the first days they were at the worksite on the wall,
but that they replied to the attacks.
US military rations food to aggressor troops due to heavy Resistance
attacks on supply convoys.
US aggressor military forces began rationing food supplies in Marine
encampments west of Baghdad on Sunday out of fear that food stores might
be exhausted as a result of increasing Iraqi Resistance attacks on US supply
convoys. A US military source told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Monday
in ar-Ramadi that "all the camps of the 1st Marine Division began food
rationing on Sunday." He added that some camps will receive only one warm
meal a day; others will get two. The General Command views a warm breakfast
and warm lunch as sufficient after US supply convoys have come under heavy
Resistance attacks since the start of the siege of al-Fallujah. Sergeant
Dennis Ruiz, who is in charge of a military mess hall on the main US base
in ar-Ramadi told AFP that they had not received any additional food supplies
last week at all.
Swedish embassy in Baghdad takes mortar rounds.
The Swedish embassy in the Barak as-Sa'dun in central Baghdad came under
mortar attack around noon on Monday. Columns of smoke were seen rising
from the scene of the attack. US aggressor troops and Iraqi puppet police
heightened security measures in front of the embassy, and prevented anyone
from approaching it. There was no immediate word on the extent of casualties
Resistance bomb targets US patrol on Abu Nuwas street in Baghdad.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb went off at one end of Abu Nuwas street in downtown
Baghdad on the Tigris River on Monday morning as a US occupation patrol was
passing. No casualties were reported. Egypt's Middle East News Agency
reported that the explosion left a deep crater and caused material damage
as shattered glass from the nearby buildings went flying about the street.
Resistance blasts downtown Baghdad.
Two powerful explosions shook al-Karradah neighborhood in downtown Baghdad
on Monday, one of them near the so-called "Green Zone" which is the American
aggressors' headquarters. There were no reported casualties as a result of
Resistance destroys freight train car.
A freight train was destroyed and burned on Monday afternoon in an Iraqi
Resistance attack using anti-tank weapons that took place in al-Ghazaliyah
neighborhood west of Baghdad, according to an Agence France Presse (AFP)
photographer. There was no immediate word on casualties, if any, in the
Resistance attack. Two US aggressor Humvees prevented anyone from approaching
the scene of the attack.
US mortar shell kills Iraqi family of four near Ba'qubah.
Four members of an Iraqi family, including two women were killed near Ba'qubah
on Monday when a US mortar shell landed on homes in the village of Nawfal,
east of the city. Al-Jazeera TV reported eyewitnesses as saying that the
mortar shells had been fired by one of the US bases near the village.
Journalist and driver working for US funded media shot dead by US
The Editor-in-Chief of an Iraqi television station run and funded by the US
occupation authorities reported that one of his journalists and his driver
were killed by American gunfire on Monday in Samarra'. Naji Khafaji told
Agence France Presse (AFP) that the journalist Kazim al-Asad and his driver
Husayn Salih were killed and their cameraman Jasim Kamil was wounded in the
back by US gunfire. Kamil was taken to Samarra' Hospital for treatment.
Khafaji said that the TV crew were preparing a report when they came under
US fire when they tried to film a US base in the area.
Fighting in al-Kufah.
Fighting broke out in the southern Iraqi city of al-Kufah on Monday between
US invader troops and the Jaysh al-Mahdi ("Army of the Mahdi") militia of
Shi'ite Religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr. Qays al-Khaz'ali, spokesman for
as-Sadr, said that battles took place in al-Kufah on the east bank of the
Euphrates River. The Jaysh al-Mahdi expropriated an American military jeep
that had been abandoned by fleeing Americans. US invader spokesmen denied
all knowledge of the fighting in al-Kufah.
The fighting coincided with a publicized move by the US aggressors to reduce
its military presence in the environs of the nearby Shi'ite holy city of
an-Najaf. The US announced that it was prepared to wait some time before
attacking the city. Troops from the US 3rd Brigade, 2,500 in number, were
expected to replace the 2,000 men of the 1st Armored Division presently on
the outskirts of the city. Meanwhile negotiations are under way with the
aim of averting a clash.
British base in Karbala' attacked.
A local British aggressor headquarters in the center of the city of Karbala'
came under missile attack on Monday. Five blasts were heard.
Muqtada as-Sadr calls a halt to attacks on Spanish troops.
Shi'ite Religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr called on the Iraqi people to help
protect the safety of Spanish troops until they return to their country, so
long as they adhere to not attacking the Iraqi people. The statement was
related by as-Sadr's spokesman Qays al-Khaz'ali and reported by al-Jazeera
TV. It followed an announcement by new Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero
that Spanish troops, which participated in the US aggresson and occupation
of Iraq, had been ordered home.
The events of Monday, 19 2004 through Wednesday, 21 April 2004.
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board,
the Free Arab Voice. (http://www.freearabvoice.org)
Tuesday, 20 April 2004.
Iraqi Resistance Shells US Base, concentration camp at Abu Ghurayb.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired 18 mortar rounds into Abu Ghurayb concentration
camp near Baghdad on Tuesday, according to US Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt.
US aggressor forces claim that 21 Iraqi prisoners of the US occupation were
killed and more than 100 others injured. They made no report on US casualties
in the attack.
Al-Jazeera TV however reported that eye witnesses told a different story of
the attack. The Arab TV station quoted people who were near the concentration
camp when the mortar rounds slammed in. They reported that indeed most of the
shells landed in the prison camp area, but there were at least two shells that
struck the main gate overlooking the highway linking Baghdad with al-Fallujah.
According to the eyewitnesses, those two shells left many American troops dead
and wounded. They had been at the gate on guard duty. The witnesses said
that usually there are between eight and 13 American troops in the observation
center or guard gate supervising all who enter and leave the compound.
Al-Jazeera noted that mortar barrages on Abu Ghurayb are neither new nor
unusual. They are, rather an almost routine and daily event, but these
attacks are seldom reported by the aggressor authorities.
US helicopter shot down near al-Fallujah.
Iraqi Resistance forces near al-Fallujah on Tuesday shot down an American
helicopter. According to al-Jazeera TV, eyewitnesses reported that an
American helicopter crashed in the area of 'Amiriyat al-Fallujah, about
20km from al-Fallujah city itself. No other details were immediately
US aggressor raids on Iraqi patriots.
The American Defense Department has stated that the US Marine invaders
have carried out a series of attacks on the Iraqis suspected of giving
aid to the Iraqi Resistance in the area of besieged al-Fallujah. The
US attacks reportedly involved individuals or a network that extends
from the Syrian Frontier to towns near al-Fallujah.
Al-Fallujah cease fire.
The raids by the US aggressors come after an agreement on a cease fire
was reached between the American invaders and representatives of the city
providing for joint patrols, the surrender of heavy weapons, and the return
of thousands of families to the city starting Tuesday.
Al-Jazeera's correspondent in al-Fallujah reports that no Iraqi family had
returned to the city up to the time of writing his report (posted at 14:11
Mecca Time; 11:11 GMT on the internet, 20 April 2004) since the agreement
went into force. The correspondent writes that the US forces east of the
city had told members of returning families that they had not received any
orders allowing the families to return.
Later in the day, however, some families were allowed to return home.
Reportedly 50 families were allowed to return as per the agreement and
150 others were turned away by the US aggressor forces who told them to
go away and come back on Wednesday.
By midday 200 local puppet policemen had reportedly returned to their jobs.
US troops searched the puppet policemen as they entered the besieged city to
return to their posts under the cease fire agreement.
Meanwhile Fu'ad ar-Rawi, member of the Political Bureau of the Iraqi Islamic
Party, expressed optimism that the Iraqi Resistance fighters would observe
the cease fire for the sake of allowing things to return to the way they
were in the city, where battles have raged incessantly for days.
Before dawn Tuesday, Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on a Marine
invader patrol near the Euphrates River, aggressor Captain Jamie Edge
said. Marine invaders and Resistance fighters exchanged fire for about
five minutes, he added, with no immediate reports of casualties.
Eye witnesses: Two American dead in Mosul bombing.
In the northern city of Mosul, an Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded
as a US military convoy passed, wounding five US aggressor troops, American
Lieutenant Colonl Joseph Piek said. He claimed that three persons whom he
described as Iraqi civilians were also killed in the Resistance attack.
Eyewitnesses reported, however, that two American occupation soldiers were
killed and two others wounded in an attack on their patrol in Mosul. The
correspondent of al-'Arabiyah TV reported the witnesses as saying that an
explosive device planted by the Iraqi Resistance went off as a US military
column was passing on a road in al-Islah az-Zira'i district in the western
part of Mosul.
Explosions heard around Saddam International Airport.
Al-Jazeera TV's correspondents in Baghdad report that explosions were heard
on Tuesday coming from the area of Saddam International Airport, currently
occupied by the US aggressor forces as one of their bases in the area of
the Iraqi capital. Columns of smoke rose over the airport and US helicopter
gunships crisscrossed the skies above.
Five British aggressor troops killed in southern Iraq.
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent has reported that five British aggressor
troops were killed on Tuesday when the Iraqi Resistance ambushed two military
jeeps in southern Iraq. The British troops were on the road from al-Basrah
to al-'Amarah. All the troops in the two-vehicle convoy were killed and
both vehicles were destroyed.
An-Najaf and the situation in the south.
In the area of an-Najaf in the south of occupied Iraq, US aggressor forces
are reducing their presence outside the city and have vowed to allow more
time for talks between the US and representatives of Shi'ite religious
leader Muqtada as-Sadr, prior to a planned invasion of the city by US
troops with the aim of killing or captureing as-Sadr.
On Monday a short clash took place in Baghdad between US aggressor forces
and Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen, supporters of Muqtada as-Sadr. The incident
took place in Baghdad where US invaders were gathered in the municipality
building of the area currently called Madinat as-Sadr in Baghdad. Clashes
also erupted in al-Kufah, a twon near an-Najaf, between the US invaders and
Jaysh al-Mahdi men.
Puppet police chief fired by US occupation in al-Kut.
In the southern city of al-Kut a source in the occupation forces reported
that the puppet police chief and his deputy in that city had been dismissed
from their posts by their bosses, the Americans. They were reportedly fired
for being unable to "take control"of the city during the recent battles
between puppet police and the Jaysh al-Mahdi. Twenty persons were killed
in those battles and 63 wounded at the beginning of April.
Iraqi Resistance ambushes Ukrainian aggressors in Wasit.
Ukrainian aggressor troops on Tuesday killed five Iraqis in a district of
Wasit, southeast of Baghdad. According to Agence France Presse (AFP) an
Ukrainian Defense Ministry statement confirmed that there had been a
gunbattle that lasted 20 minutes after the Iraqi Resistance detonated
two explosive devices on the side of a road on which a Ukrainian patrol
made up of three armored personnel carriers was passing.
The Ukrainian statement said that the gunbattle, in which light arms and
automatic weapons were used, resulted in the deaths of five Iraqis and the
wounding and arrest of seven others. The Ukrainians claimed that none of
their number were killed or injured.
Slogans in support of Resistance appear on walls in al-Basrah.
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in al-Basrah reports that slogans have
appeared on walls throughout the city calling on the citizens to act in
support of the Iraqi Resistance. The also call on the people not to rest
but to support their brother in the Jaysh al-Mahdi.
Peshmergah, Badr Brigades fought for America at al-Fallujah.
According to Intiad Qanbar, an official spokesman of the CIA stooge
organization called the Iraqi national congress (INC) whose chief is
American agent Ahmad Chelebi, US Marine aggressors were joined in their
attacks on the people of al-Fallujah by fighters from the INC. Qanbar
said that four other parties contributed gunmen to kill their countrymen:
the so-called National Accord Party led by Iyyad 'Alawi; the Supreme Council
of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) militia the Badr Brigades led by
'Abd al-'Aziz al-Hakim; the Kurdistan Democratic Party Peshmergah led by
Mas'ud al-Barizani; and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Peshmergah led by
Jalal at-Talibani. Qanbar said that the INC was "proud" of its role as
hired gunmen for the American invaders.
'Ali as-Sistani: "those killed by Americans are not martyrs."
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in al-Basrah reports that the office of
'Ali as-Sistani has issued a religious ruling (fatwa) asserting that those
Iraqis, be they Sunni or Shi'ite, who are killed by US occupation forces
should not be considered martyrs. The ruling came in response to a fatwa
issued by Muqtada as-Sadr who has lately be emphasizing unity and solidarity
between Sunnis and Shi'ites.
Honduras withdraws troops from Iraq.
The President of Honduras Ricardo Madoro announced the decision of Honduras
to follow Spain's example and withdraw its aggressor troops from occupied
Iraq. The Honduran President said in a televised address that the Honduran
troops would come home "in the shortest possible time."
Wednesday, 21 April 2004.
Resistance attacks US Marine invaders in al-Fallujah.
On Wednesday, the cease fire agreement between al-Fallujah leaders and
American aggressor troops besieging the city ran into serious trouble.
A heavy battle erupted on the north side of the city where up to 40 Resistance
fighters attacked US Marine invader positions, according to American
spokesmen. During the four-hour battle US Cobra helicopter gunships
attacked Resistance fighters with their Gatling guns from the air.
Witnesses saw American tanks moving into the al-Jawlan neighborhood
from which the Marine aggressors said the attack had been launched.
The US spokesmen claimed that nine Iraqi Resistance fighters were martyred
in the fighting and that three Marines were wounded. Other Marines claimed
to have killed 36 Resistance fighters.
Al-Jazeera's correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that the battles took
place in al-Jawlan neighborhood and that the Resistance compelled the
Americans to retreat after failing in their attempt to penetrate into the
neighborhood. Al-Jazeera noted that the fighting took place just hours
after US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had stated that the cease-fire
in al-Fallujah would "not last forever."
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in the city reported that the battle
began when the US aggressor troops began shelling al-Jawlan neighborhood
early Wednesday morning. The barrage was an American attempt to soften
up the Resistance defenses prior to an attempted breakthrough by means of
landing troops from helicopters.
The correspondent wrote that the US forces attempted to land troops in
the neighborhood twice. Both times the landing operations were attempted
under intense covering fire from US tank and armored vehicle gunfire. But
the Resistance repulsed both these attempts inflicting heavy losses on the
The Resistance also succeeded in shooting down two American helicopters
during the aggressors' attempts to land troops. Resistance fighters also
destroyed two American tanks and three armored vehicles as well as an
undetermined number of Humvees.
Eyewitnesses confirmed that the only success the Americans had with their
landing operations was when they managed to deploy five troops on the ground,
according to the report filed by Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent that was
posted at 1:10am, Mecca Time on 22 April 2004.
The al-Jazeera correspondent also disputed the US claims to have killed nine
Resistance fighters. He said that he had gone all around the al-Jawlan
neighborhood area, scene of the battle, and around the city hospitals there
were no signs of any dead or wounded being brought in to any hospitals or
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that an official
in al-Fallujah Hospital said that American clames to have killed a number
of Resistance fighters in al-Fallujah over the previous two days was a lie.
The official said that since Tuesday only three wounded people had been
admitted to the hospital, and all of them were treated and released.
After the early morning battle the city returned for a time to the relative
calm it had exhibited in recent days, but there were renewed reports of
fighting by late afternoon. Resistance forces reportedly fired machine guns,
mortars and grenades at the US aggressors. A spokesman for the US Marines
admitted that there had been American casualties but declined to give any
Resistance attacks US column in as-Saqlawiyah near al-Fallujah.
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in al-Fallujah reports that an American
column was attacked on Wednesday by Iraqi Resistance fighters in as-Saqlawiyah,
near al-Fallujah. The correspondent had no information on casualties or
damage that the Resistance attack might have caused.
Cease fire problems.
As of noon on Wednesday, no heavy weapons had been turned in. As a part
of the cease fire agreement, the US invaders demanded that the Resistance
hand over heavy weapons taken from the stocks of the puppet police force.
The American government has a reputation for using diplomacy to disarm its
enemies before perfidiously attacking them.
The Marines, for their part failed to honor the cease-fire provision allowing
50 Iraqi families back into al-Fallujah on Wednesday.
Iraqi Resistance clears al-Fallujah of US snipers.
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in al-Fallujah reports that the Iraqi
Resistance in the besieged city succeeded in forcing American snipers to
abandon most of the positions they had occupied in various parts of the
city. The correspondent reports that the American sharpshooters had
disappeared from the neighborhoods of ash-Shurtah, al-Mu'allimin,
al-Jumhuriyah, and the market.
The American snipers represented the strongest and most dangerous
American troops confronted by the Iraqi Resistance in the city.
They had the active support of the Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah militiamen.
Al-Fallujah refugees demonstrate in Baghdad for right to return home.
Residents of al-Fallujah held a demonstration in al-Mansur neighborhood in
Baghdad on Wednesday to call on US aggressor forces to stop violating the
cease-fire and to allow them to return to the city. The demonstrators
said that the American forces were only allowing a small number of people
back in their native city. Protesters held up signs demanding that the
American occupation forces leave Iraq and praising the steadfastness and
heroism of the defiant people of al-Fallujah.
Al-Fallujah Sunni 'Ulama' to Resistance fighters: Don't lay down arms!
Sunni 'Ulama' from al-Fallujah meeting in Baghdad on Wednesday issued an
appeal to the Resistance calling on them to avenge the aggression against
Iraq and not to lay down arms. Shaykh Hamid al-Ma'didi, one of al-Fallujah's
'Ulama' said, "the Mujahideen are just not going to lay down their arms or
take part in joint patrols with the Americans." He added, "We will fight
to the end! The Americans say they will trample the Iraqis, and we reply
that we will be the ones to pulverize them."
US aggressors threaten to blow up mosques in al-Fallujah.
US aggressor forces threatened the people of al-Fallujah that they would
blow up the city's mosques if they came under Resistance attack. The
American Los Angeles Times reported that the US invaders distributed
leaflets in the last two days warning them against using mosques for
gatherings or for storing weapons. The leaflets also called on the
people not to allow the Resistance to use mosques for Resistance or
they would be destroyed. The claim that the Resistance hides in mosques
is one that the US military has repeatedly made despite regular denials
by witnesses and the Resistance.
Powerful explosions shake US occupation headquarters Wednesday night.
Two powerful explosions shook the Baghdad night Wednesday evening according
to a report carried by al-'Arabiyah satellite TV. The blasts came from the
so-called "Green Zone" - the Republican Palace area where the US occupation
has its headquarters.
US helicopter shot down in Ba'qubah.
Al-Jazeera's correspondent in Ba'qubah reported eyewitnesses as saying that
an American helicopter was shot down in the village of Umm al-'Izam, south
of the city on Wednesday. US aggressor force immediately closed off the
area and removed the wreckage of the stricken aircraft.
Rockets hit Baghdad.
Three rockets hit a residence and a car in ad-Durah neighborhood of southern
Baghdad, killing one and wounding four according to witnesses quoted by the
Mortar shells blasted the area of the occupation headquarters in an-Nasiriyah
on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Iraqi puppet police reported that the mortar
barrage came at about 3:00am local time. Speaking to Agence France Presse
(AFP) the spokesman claimed that the mortar shells struck no buildings and
caused no casualties.
Five martyrdom bombers strike puppet police stations, police academy in al-Basrah.
Martyrdom attackers detonated simultaneous car bombs against puppet police
buildings during rush hour Wednesday morning just after 7:00am in the
southern Iraqi city of al-Basrah, killing 75 people, in the bloodiest
attacks to hit this southern, mainly Shi'ite city since the US occupation
began a year ago.
Four British aggressor troops were admitted to have been injured in the
Resistance attacks on the puppet police academy in the suburb of az-Zubayr.
The injuries of two of them are reported to be serious, according to the
British Defence Ministry. The police academy was hit at the same time as
the puppet police stations, and then an hour later another bomb struck the
same police academy again.
Three puppet police stations and a puppet police academy were struck by a
total of five car bombs, according to the puppet governor of al-Basrah.
Officials, installed by the American occupation authorities, said that some
235 people were wounded in the attacks.
Two school vans that happened to be passing as-Su'udiyah puppet police
station at the time of the attack were also destroyed, reportedly killing
some children from a girls school and a kindergarten. The Iraqi Resistance
has repeatedly warned Iraqis to steer clear of all occupation and stooge
sites because attacks on such targets can be expected at any time.
A crater, six feet deep and nine feet wide gaped in the pavement outside
as-Su'udiyah puppet police station after the blast. The fašade of the
building was also badly damaged. British aggressor troops who showed up
afterward at the police station were met by angry Iraqis who rightly blamed
them for the disruption in the country.
Puppet security claims to have killed four Resistance fighters in Kirkuk.
Iraqi puppet security forces claimed that they killed four Resistance
fighters in Kirkuk and seized three vehicles wired with explosives.
Body of kidnapped Dane found.
The body of a Danish profiteer reported kidnapped five days ago was found
on Wednesday, according to an announcement by the Danish Foreign Ministry.
Romanian "security company" withdraws its mercenaries.
On Wednesday a Romanian "security company" that provides mercenaries for the
US occupation regime in Iraq and whose employees work as personal guards for
occupation officials, announced that it was pulling out of Iraq until the
situation in the country "improves." The company suspended its contracts
and already has withdrawn its employees. The rising Iraqi Resistance movement
has already forced Spain, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic to withdraw
their forces from Iraq.
Terbitan : 26 April 2004